VINTAGE VW WEDDING CAR HIRE
VW Brides is the leading classic Volkswagen wedding car hire and Photography specialist in Kent.
We have been established since 2008 & are based in Whitstable, Kent. We pride ourselves on our professional, friendly, and exceptional customer service and always strive to meet and exceed our customers expectations.
We are the proud owners of an original vintage 1973 VW Karmann Cabriolet Beetle and 1965 Splitscreen Campervan which are available for wedding, promotional and special occassion hire throughout Kent, the South East and surrounding areas. We also offer a unique and exceptional Photography package, provided by our award winning Photographer, Steve Wood. If you would like to know more about any of the services we offer please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.
Dawnie - Founder, Owner & Chauffeur
Hi there, firstly thanks for taking the time to browse the VW Brides site. I'm Dawn, I'm 37 and live with my partner Steve and children in Whitstable, Kent. In 2008, after a long and successful career in the world of events and exhibition planning I felt it was time for something new, so I came up with the marvellous idea to combine my professional skills and passion for vintage VW's. At the time nobody was offering this type of gorgeous, quirky vehicle for hire in Kent. So I left exhibitions behind and set about establishing VW Brides, first with Belle, my beloved beetle, then with the addition of Marty, my gorgeous camper a year later. Since then I haven't looked back and VW Brides has become Kent's leading VW hire & photography specialist and i'm proud to say every day that "I love my job!"
Steve Wood - Photographer & Chauffeur
Hi I'm Steve, as you have read on Dawn's bio, I live with her and the family in Whitstable, Kent. I served 18 years in the British Army as a photographer where I was extremely lucky to travel the world with my camera. I was a regular contributor to international news agencies with my images, many books and even film. In 2010 I was the galant winner of the 'Best News Photographer' for the British Army. I left the military behind in November 2011 to spend more time with the family & focus on my wedding photography. Naturally it made sense to link my photography with Dawnie's VW hire to offer a unique and fantastic opportunity for our couples to book the whole package at a great rate. I do take bookings and shoot weddings independently but love the opportunity to work as a couple, as part of the VW Brides team.
Ian - Chauffeur
Ian is 33 and lives in Birchington with his partner Hayley and two boys Logan & Riley and crazy dog Duke. Ian is also Dawn's younger brother and will usually be the one to Chauffeur our bridal party's in Marty when Steve is booked as the Photographer. Ian has been Chauffeuring with VW Brides since 2010 so has lots of experience looking after our couples, their family and friends. Ian has all the essential skills and personality required to provide a professional, friendly and fun service to you on your big day.
Here at VW Brides we are very proud to be able to offer our couples a very unique package, combining the hire of our stunning VW cars together with an exceptional and award winning Photographer. Steve left the British Army in 2011 after 18 years of service, where he served 14 years as a professional military media photographer. Since then Steve has fast established himself as one of Kent's most sought after wedding photographers, he shoots in a photo documentary style, capturing natural moments of you and your guests and the story of your wedding day as it unfolds. You also have the convenience of dealing with one specialist company for your photography and car hire requirements and the confidence that you have a great team looking after you.
WHAT THE PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE INCLUDES
If you would like to have a beautiful high quality, professional wedding album made, you can upgrade to this at any time. Album prices start from £350 depending on the style of album you choose, but Steve will be happy to discuss and show the options available to you. This is something that you can decide on at any point leading up to and after your wedding.
*The Photography Package is subject to the photographer and your vehicle/s of choice being available for your wedding date. Car hire and Photography can be booked separately but different rates will apply. Please send us an email enquiry or call to check availability.
To view lots more of Steve's work why don't you pop over to his own website at www.stevewoodphotographer.com
Single Trip (pick up to a single venue)
Belle = £290 Marty = £350 Belle & Marty = £590
Multi Trip (pick up to ceremony venue then onto reception)
Belle = £330 Marty = £390 Belle & Marty = £690
Belle or Marty + SW Photographer = £1450
Belle & Marty + SW Photographer = £1750
For full details of what's included in our Photography Package please visit our Photography page
You will have exclusive hire for your wedding day as it's our policy never to accept more than one booking per vehicle per day, ensuring that you have our full attention and up to 4 hours car hire commencing from the time of your first pick up departure. This should ensure that you have plenty of time for travel between venues, photographs etc. We will provide coloured ribbon and bows of your choice to match your theme together with a garland of ivy and cream flowers on the bumpers. If you have any special requests, no matter how quirky, please let us know and we will always try to accommodate your ideas - we love a bit of originality.
We are more than happy to supply a celebratory beverage for you on your special day, just let us know your requirements upon booking. Alternatively if you would prefer to supply your own drinks that's absolutely fine and we'll be more than happy to supply glasses and a cooler.
Champagne = £15 Prosecco = £8 6 bottles of beer = £8 Sparkling Elderflower/Schloer = £3
If you require Prom, Promotional, Film or any other type of hire please contact us to let us know your requirements and we'll give you a bespoke quote
If you would like to enquire about the availability of Belle, Marty or our Photography Package for your wedding or special event please complete the enquiry form below or give us a call to discuss your requirements on - 07511 916586