Roaring Twenties – Wedding Vendor Feature

Ah the style and utter glamour of the 1920s!  We’ve all fallen in love all over again with this fabulous era after Mr Gatsby graced our screens and it still remains a fabulous inspiration for sophisticated weddings.  For arriving in style at such an affair there really is no alternative than to step out of a restored 1920s vintage vehicle and we have just the very car for you! (well those lucky brides who are marrying in the South East QLD area!).  ROARING TWENTIES offers one of those oh so very fabulous vehicles that I would love to arrive in and I’m so very excited today to share with you a little bit more about the wonderful vehicle, Bonnie!

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY Katharine Maree Photography

 

Can you tell us a bit about ROARING TWENTIES and your fabulous vintage vehicle?

Certainly, we are a passionate couple who enjoy sharing an authentic vintage experience with bridal couples.  Our vintage vehicle is called Bonnie. She is a 1928 Series 62, Chrysler Sedan and easily puts a smile on your face.

Roaring Twenties Vintage Wedding CarRoaring Twenties Vintage Wedding Car

PHOTOGRAPHY Katharine Maree Photography

 

Did you restore the vehicle yourself or discover it already fully restored?

Our vehicle was restored in the past, and then acquired as part of a luxury car collection where she was rarely driven. We believe as movable heritage, historic vehicles should be enjoyed.

We fell in love with our stylish Bonnie for different reasons. Moe saw her as a great project since he  has had a life long pre-occupation restoring classic cars. He has painstakingly undertaken a complete re-conditioning, so she is a dream to drive. I was drawn to her history and Renee from Thimble & Co sourced fabric with period motifs to complement her art deco interior.

Roaring Twenties Vintage Wedding Car

PHOTOGRAPHY Samantha Shellard

 

Roaring Twenties Vintage Wedding Car

PHOTOGRAPHY Katharine Maree Photography

 

Where are you based ? what areas do you service? Can couples come and check out your vehicle before hiring?

We are based in the historic seaside suburb of Sandgate and service all of Brisbane. Yes, come visit us on the foreshore. We encourage couples to see Bonnie for themselves as images don’t really do her justice.

 

Can you tell us a little bit about what you offer and what is included?

We currently have a “ready and roaring to go” offer for weddings of  $550 all day (from 11am to 6pm) rather than an hourly rate. Our offer ensures a leisurely ride to your ceremony, ample time for photographs and filming, then a romantic drive together to greet everyone at your reception.

Roaring Twenties Vintage Wedding Car

PHOTOGRAPHY Katharine Maree Photography

 

It is always a concern of couples that chauffeur companies have all of the correct licences and insurance – can you please confirm that you currently hold all of the necessary requirements?

Yes, of course we pride ourselves on our professionalism. Bonnie holds a special limousine license, it is essential to undertake regular 6 month inspections with Queensland Transport to retain this registration. Moe is a accredited limousine chauffer and owner operator. Roaring Twenties has complete public liability and motoring insurance so couples can rest assured.
Roaring Twenties Vintage Wedding Car

PHOTOGRAPHY Katharine Maree Photography

 

How early should couples book your vehicle?

It is worthwhile just giving Moe a call with your date, because although 2016 is filling fast, we have found midweek weddings are proving extremely popular. Typically grooms usually book us, at least 3-6 months beforehand. We ask for a deposit to secure the date and then full payment, 4 weeks before your wedding day.

Roaring Twenties Vintage Wedding Car

PHOTOGRAPHY Katharine Maree Photography

 

What advice do you have for couples when it comes to choosing the perfect vehicle for their arrival?

Have fun, our car can be individually styled so that it is an extension of your wedding theme and colour scheme. So you can easily decorate Bonnie with a similar floral design as your bouquet. We have a full array of bridal ribbons with 3 styled heart-shaped wreaths to choose from. Our luxury service includes red carpet on your arrival. We offer a unique experience to create lasting memories.

Roaring Twenties Vintage Wedding Car

PHOTOGRAPHY Katharine Maree Photography

 

What do you love most about being a wedding chauffeur?

Moe enjoys chatting with each bridal party. He has several outfits depending what the couple would prefer ranging from a 1920’s chauffeur uniform to a relaxed vintage outfit. We also have a blue tooth speaker; so it is possible to have your own music or choose from contemporary or vintage tunes to accompany your journey.

Roaring Twenties Vintage Wedding Car

PHOTOGRAPHY Katharine Maree Photography

 

Apart from weddings, what other services do you provide?

We love participating in school formals and anniversary joy rides. We help promote vintage events such as; Collectorville Fair, Sunday 15th May at the Rocklea Showgrounds.

We are sponsors of the Steampunk Ghostbusters Charity Ball, Saturday 23rd July at the Tattersalls Club, which raises funds for the Queensland Cancer Council.

And later this year we will be involved in the events for the National Trust Phryne Fisher Murder Mystery Costume Exhibition at Old Government House, Brisbane.

 

When you’re not driving around in style for weddings what do you love to spend your time doing?

Oh that’s easy, we love taking Bonnie for vintage picnics and being part of historic vehicle rallies.

 

Styling by Jodie Ladhams from Hello Duckie

 

Ways to contact ROARING TWENTIES Vintage Wedding Car Hire:

WEBSITE   www.roaringtwenties.net.au

FACEBOOK   Bonnie’s Adventures