Romantic and timeless, the classic wedding look is one of beauty and elegance and will never go out of style. But how exactly do you go about putting together the perfect, classic wedding?
Here are just a few pointers to whet your classic wedding appetite and hopefully get you heading in the right direction to that all important big day.
The classic wedding venue
Typically a traditional classic wedding service would take place in a church and we certainly have an abundance of beautiful churches within the county of Essex. Following the service the bridal party would then attend then move on to the wedding reception and again, Essex is brimming with beautiful country houses and tudor mansions, such as Newland Hall or Leez Priory in Chelmsford.
Is there such a thing as a classic wedding dress?
Some might say that there is no such thing as a classic wedding dress, as style will always change, which is very true, but when you think of a classic wedding dress, you should be thinking A lines and ball gowns, something elegant and demur that does not show too much cleavage. A dress that has simple lines with some detail (you don’t want it to be too plain) a bridal gown that does not subscribe to trends, nipped at the waist with a full skirt and some beautiful hand beading or lace perhaps as opposed to a mermaid or sheath dress. Think Grace Kelly and your probably going in the right direction.
Classic wedding cars in Essex
Most couples opt for classic wedding car hire for their classic wedding and your mode of wedding day transport plays an important part in achieving the overall look of a classic wedding. The vehicle of choice for the Royal family, with the most recent royal wedding being that of Prince William and Kate, is the Rolls Royce wedding car and here at Bennetts Wedding Limousines in Brentwood, Essex you will find a stunning choice of chauffeur driven vintage and classic wedding cars for hire to choose from, all at very affordable prices. And don’t forget your choice of classic wedding car will be in many of your photographs along with the smartly turned out chauffeur, so its very important to choose wedding car hire wisely.
The classic wedding food
So what are you planning to feed your guests? Barbecues, hog roast and street food are all very popular these days and perfect for a load back summer celebration or if you are working to a tight budget but these food choices are not typical of traditional classic wedding fare. So, if you want your menu to have a classic feel to it you perhaps should be looking at a sit down meal of 2 or 3 courses, starting with fish, then meat and finally a desert (don’t forget to cater for any vegetarians). Popular food choices include, salmon, prawns or lobster, which can be presented in many ways, then perhaps roast beef, lamb or duck followed by a delicious Eton mess, a rich chocolate torte or zingy lemon tart. If you are watching the pennies, then what could be more English, than a scrumptious afternoon tea? Jammy scones, sweet and savoury pastries and delicately filled sandwiches, washed down with a glass of something fizzy!!!
Of course there are many other aspects of a wedding to arrange and we have only just scratched the surface today, however, if you want to plan a truly classic wedding then the above mentioned points are probably the most important ones to follow to achieve the traditional wedding look. You will also have to take into account:
- The invitations – keep them simple, elegant and stylish
- Flowers – Roses, Lilies, Peonies, Sweet Peas the list is endless…
- Vintage wedding car hire in Essex for other family members
- The wedding cake – fruit or sponge or both?
- The photographer – try and get someone who has been recommended and ask to see their work
- Music for the reception
- Hymn choices for the church – and don’t forget you will need music to enter and to leave the church, namely the processional and recessional songs.
Classic wedding car hire in Essex – let us help plan your perfect day!
Bennett’s of Brentwood, Essex have many years classic wedding car hire experience, working with couples right across the Essex County, who have high expectations of what they would like from their wedding day transport hire. The experience we have gained over time, allows us to help make their special day, that extra bit special. If your organising a traditional vintage wedding then call us we are long established and highly knowledgeable in the provision of elegant wedding limousine hire. Specialising in Chauffeur driven Rolls Royce classic wedding cars.