Until next time...Sara and Symeon xx
Thanks to the comments and votes from all our Wonderful Wedded Wonders we have reached the finals of the Best Transport Category in the South West Wedding Awards 2019. We are attending the Awards ceremony in Plymouth in January 2019. Although we feel like winners already thanks to all our Couples.
Until next time...Sara and Symeon xx
Well it’s the end of our 1st Season as new Directors of Honey Bugs Cornwall and Owners of Handsome Hank.
We have had the best time being a part of such Happiness from beginning to end!
It’s been a privilege to be Chauffeurs for every Bride and Groom who booked with us, to be involved in their most special day and to start their journey into married life in the very coolest way. Knowing we are forever in their memories gives us such a warm fuzzy feeling, we can’t thank them enough.
We threw ourselves in at the deep end with gusto, even though this wedding malarkey was totally new to us we have thoroughly enjoyed every single minute of it including all the in beteeen bits ie Wedding Fayres and Showcases including Royal Cornwall Show.
Hank just draws the crowds and all just fall in love immediately upon setting eyes upon him. We are very Proud of him and ourselves.
We have just updated our Website to include pics of all our weddings from this year 2018, it’s looking so good.
Until next time...Sara and Symeon xx
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As a business, we are always looking to evolve and improve our services and this year we have made a few changes to our Honey Bug family.
At the end of the Summer we took the decision to retire our modern Primrose Yellow convertible Beetle, Miss Molly. Molly will still remain with us in the family, however she will now be performing family car duties and shopping runs. We realised that as with anything, over time everything is subject to wear and tear. Molly is still a beautiful car with her leather interior, however as we like to keep our vehicles tip top, we knew that it wasn't easy to maintain a duel purpose car.
However, its not all sad news. As we say goodbye to Molly, we say hello to Sandy!
Sandy is a red and white .splitscreen camper who is able to seat up to 5 passengers. Sandy recently came 2nd at the CVWOC show and shine for the best standard splitscreen camper. In addition, due to her marvelously original 1960's camper interior and charm, Sandy has been magazine featured in Camper and Commercial Magazine (not an easy feat!). We look forward to taking Sandy to a few wedding fayres over the winter period!
It seems like quite a while since i updated our blog. Wedding season officially started early April 2016 and ever since then we have been busy, busy, busy.
Hank, Bella and Lucky have been incredibly busy pootling around Cornwall, carry lots of happy newly weds. From St. Ives, to St. Kew, Newquay, Mawgan Porth, Falmouth (to name but a few)... we've been everywhere and its still only June and there are many many weddings still to come and we cant wait!!
Here is a snippet of April, May and June's highlights so far
Last Sunday, Rich and I were invited along to the Southwest Bridal Show at the Royal Cornwall Showground. Unfortunately, due to other commitments, we were unable to take our cars however, we loaded up our trusty Honey Bugs suitcase and went none the less. This was the first show of its kind in Cornwall and we were intrigued to see what it was all about.
The huge hanger/ room was filled wall to wall with wedding suppliers. There was everything you could possibly need for planning and organising your wedding, with venues, cars, chocolate fountains, dresses, live entertainment and catwalk shows.
It was a great day and Rich and I got to meet old faces and new, along with a couple of our current brides who are already booked in with us for 2016 and 2017 weddings.
The wonderful I do Film Weddings, who do fabulous wedding videography and marryoke made a short 'fairoke' with all the wedding suppliers (including Rich and myself). It was such a laugh and would make a great memento for any wedding. Check out he video below:
As the wedding season kicks off,I'm finding that it's taking me longer to regularly update our blogs (SORRY).
Over the last couple of weeks, there has been so much going on at the Honey Bugs HQ, that its hard to know where to start! So lets start with a windy day and a photo shoot......
A couple of weeks ago, Hank was used as part of a photo shoot for Jolly Brown Clothing.
The shoot had been planned weeks in advance, but unfortunately when the day came, it turned out that Cornwall was experiencing one of those epic storms that are given a name (the name escapes me at the moment). With horrendous winds and stormy seas, our beach location was completely out of the question! In fact it was just too dangerous.
The show must go on and thankfully our friends at Coastal Valley Campsite offered their services and their lovely sheltered campsite for the shoot.
The model for the day was the marvelous Melodie Shakespear (model and sponsored surfer). Melodie was a true pro and despite the freezing weather, she managed to smile throughout. The crew may have been wrapped up in scarves and woolly hats, but Melodie modeled the clothes like it was a summers day.
Along side Jolly Brown Clothing, other amazing individuals who contributed to the shoot were, Shooting Elements Photography and Natasha Flower Make-up artist and not forgetting Coastal Valley Campsite in Newquay.
We are in love with every single photo! They are amazing! In fact there are just too many amazing photos to show on just one single blog post!
A big thank you to everyone involved!!
Photography by: Shooting Elements Photography
Hair and Make up by: Natasha Flower Make-up Artist
Clothes by: Jolly Brown
Rich and I are over the moon that Honey Bugs wedding cars has reached the finals of the South West Wedding Awards 2016!!
We really do want to thank all the couples who voted for us. Its such a cheesy cliche when I say that Honey Bugs really does mean the world to us. We have so much passion and enthusiasm for the business and everything we do behind the scenes only has one purpose in mind, which is making every couple's time with us extra special.
Although I am the first point of contact for enquiries and correspondence, I very rarely get to meet our couples (unless we get to meet at a wedding fayre). When Rich comes in following a wedding, I love hearing all the details. Knowing our couples have enjoyed themselves is one of the highlights of my day. I especially love hearing from our customers after the event and seeing their wedding pictures.
Rich and I are now looking forward to the awards ceremony in March. It will be a great opportunity for us to meet some of the other finalists.
Watch this space, but thank you once again!!
Over our quiet winter period, our vehicles hit the workshop in preparation for the new wedding season.
Rich and I pride ourselves in ensuring our vehicles are kept tip top and wedding worthy. We spend a lot of time, money, blood, sweat and tears into maintaining our vehicles. Over the last couple of months Bella and Hank have both had work completed, ensuring they are kept at their best.
Bella the convertible beetle was treated to new underseal, protecting her from salt on the roads. In addition, she has had a new stereo fitted and a little touch up to her paint work.
Hank the camper also got the VIP treatment. His wedding curtains and bunting were taken down and Hank hit the Westcoast workshop. In this time his new engine got its first 500 mile service and he was treated to some new shiny wheels and deluxe trim. However, more importantly Hank was fitted with a new front beam to provide a smoother ride when he is travelling at full capacity.
Congratulations to Nicola and Paul who got married in Newquay on the 24th October 2015.
The happy couple traveled to Cornwall to get married and chose St. Michaels Church for their ceremony and the beautiful Bohdi's on Fistral Beach for their reception.
On the day of the wedding Rich and I had feared that the weather was going to be too wet for Bella to go topless, so armed with brollies, we loaded up Hank and Bella preparing for wet weather. Luckily, shortly before leaving to collect the bride and groom the rain cleared and the sun came out!
Dressed in Autumnal red ribbons Bella set off to the Hotel Victoria to collect the groom and best man and Hank went to Trenance Tourist Park to collect the bridsmaids. Hank and Bella then returned for the bride and remaining bridesmaids.
Following the ceremony, Paul and Nicola went for a litttle spin around Newquay before heading for photos near Little Fistral.
Thank you Paul and Nicola for letting us play a small part on your very special day!
We always get super excited when we receive bookings for two cars, as it always makes for a head turning sight. So when Sarah got in touch and booked a camper and two beetles for her wedding cars we knew it was going to be a fab journey.
On the 15th August Hank, Bella and Bradley (driven by the two Daves and Rich) collected Sarah and her bridesmaids from the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay. All three cars drove in convoy to Crantock church for the ceremony. It was a hot and sunny day and perfect VW wedding weather. Following the service, Sarah had arranged for a white double decker bus (to the match the wedding cars), to take all her guests from the church to the reception at Lusty Glaze in Newquay.
Rich and the drivers let the guests go ahead, whilst the beetles and Hank went for a lap of honor through Newquay town centre! As you can imagine there were lots of waves and smiles as Sarah, Andy and the three cars dove through town. There was also a lot of cheerful claxon horn blowing and beeping (from us) as we announced our arrival! We even had the bridesmaids singing along to Hank's wedding tunes!
When we eventually reached Lusty Glaze, Sarah and Andy had photos with each of the cars, and although they traveled in Bella, they also jumped into Hank for Photos.
This was a really lovely beach wedding, with beautiful beautiful wedding colours and a fantastic couple. We wish Sarah and Andy lots and lots of future happiness.