At one point not so long ago, it was expected that the Bride and Groom would exit the ceremony or reception in an elaborately decorated (okay perhaps horribly tacky) car. As a society, it was decided that the new norm was going to be for the Bride and Groom to travel with the wedding party in a limo. I can see how this may have been considered an upgrade by many, however, I see pictures of couples exiting their wedding, just the two of them, in a decorated vehicle and I just think it’s so perfect and quaint. No I’m not talking about streamers, blow up condoms and soup cans on strings. But perhaps a lovely 1950′s classic car adorned with flowers and there’s really nothing wrong with a “Just Married” sign.
Doesn’t it just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?
I remember watching the movie My Best Friends Wedding, with Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulrony and feeling a little confused by the timing of their exit off to their honeymoon. Did it seem to anyone else like the reception happened without the Bride and Groom? Strange but how great was the great escape? Descending down the staircase and off into their very own wedding escape vehicle with a crowd of all their friends and family seeing them off? Wouldn’t that be so much more exciting following your wedding ceremony then the traditional receiving line, photo’s outside of the venue? Then off in the limo with the rest of your party after almost all of your guests have already made their way to location #2. And remember, the receiving line can always happen as guests arrive to cocktails or your could always opt to skip the line itself and mingle with your guests during cocktails.
Okay, if I haven’t sold you on the idea yet, maybe some pictures will do the trick.
We do live in the Heart of the New West, as our city sign states. So perhaps you want to embrace the culture and escape (or enter) on a horse drawn carriage or sleigh! Too Cinderella? I don’t think so, look at how great this moment can be.
Maybe stay away from the pumpkin style carriage
Photo 1: http://postcardsandpretties.blogspot.ca/2011/07/weekly-recap.html
Photo 2: http://postcardsandpretties.blogspot.ca/2011/07/weekly-recap.html
Photo 3: http://pinkpreppylillylover.blogspot.com.br/
Photo 4: http://weddingsparrow.co.uk/2013/07/23/romantic-garden-wedding-lacie-hansen/
Photo 5: http://ubettsrentaldesign.blogspot.ca/2013/08/wedding-inspirations-vintage-wedding_28.html
Photo 6: http://www.mywedding.com/ideas/image/deer-creek-valley-ranch/joy–cody/55967cb8-b991-11e2-8feb-0026b9489ff2?index=3&gallery-id=24541&category-name=ceremony-sites