Friday, August 31, 2012

Not just for Weddings

1st Wedding Cars are available for Special Occasions such as Engagements, Anniversaries and Birthdays.

Why not share our stunning Baby Bentley for your birthday party transport, or office bash.
Low prices from £70 for car hire, champagne and lady chauffeur.

Contact Helen on 0114 2364216.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sheffield Council

Sheffield City Council - shame on you !!
SCC are planning to fine motorists up to £130 for 'blocking' box junctions. Sometimes this cannot be helped if the traffic is not flowing fast enough and drivers in front cannot move!!

Looking for a Model

1st Wedding Cars are looking for a model and a photographer to model with my Wedding Car on the afternoon of Wednesday 26th September in Sheffield.

Please contact 0114 2364216 for more detials.

All photographs will appear on my Website together with credits of all participants.

OK !!

Ok God, you can turn the tap off now !!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dont tell

Just love this programe and the Groom is so totally off the mark this week !!

Your Dream Starts Here

Wedding Fayre - 09 / 09 / 2012

Your Dream Starts Here.

Wedding Fayre 09.09.12It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to planning your big day.  From booking venues and registrars, deciding on your meal choices through to the finishing touches like hiring a photographer and designing table decorations - it can all seem so overwheming!

Our first wedding fayre has been arranged to take some of the stress out of your planning, to help you to get organised and concentrate on looking forward to your big day.

The event is a must for anybody who is planning a wedding, whether you are at the "newly engaged" stage or looking for the finishing touches to make your day perfect, our team of specialists and guests will be on hand to help.
We have assembled our favourite local businesses, covering everything from photography through to car hire, to help you plan your big day.  As well as our recommended local specialists there will also be some nationally recognised names attending the fayre, bringing with them their own invaluable knowledge and experience.

The Norfolk Arms itself will be set up as if it was your wedding day.  The Mayfield Room will demonstrate the breathtaking scene of your ceremony, while the Marquee on the lawn will be presented in the style of a beautiful wedding breakfast.  Charlotte, the Norfolk Arms wedding co-ordinator, will be on hand to help with any venue-specific queries that you may have, 

All are welcome, entry is free and there will be a glass of bubbly for everybody on arrival, so whether you are at the critical planning or informal browsing stage of stage of wedding planning, come along and say hello, get some help and have some fun!

Wedding Car Hire - Sheffield

1st Wedding Cars can offer low prices for your Wedding Car Hire.
A Registry Office Wedding typically takes 2 hours car hire from start to finish in Sheffield.
We collect the Bride or Wedding Party some 50 minutes before the time of the Wedding Ceremony to give the Bride time for some photographs, then drive to the Registry Office in Sheffield Old Town Hall, where the couple have to arrive 15 minutes before the ceremony.
After the Wedding Ceremony, the photographer will usually want to take photographs of the Bridal Party at Sheffield Old Town Hall, which has a spectacular staircase. The Bride and Groom then have a bottle of champagne in the Wedding Car and some more photos taken at the car and in the wonderful Peace Gardens.
After the photographs, we drive to the reception venue and again are available for the photographer to take some photos of the Bride and Groom.

We can offer this service for just £155.00.

Contact 1st Wedding Cars on 0114 2364216 for more details and to book your car.

Callow Hall Hotel in Ashbourne

Callow Hall is a unique country house hotel with an unrivalled setting and renowned restaurant, situated at the gateway to the Peak District National Park, close to the lively market town of Ashbourne. We cater for all weddings either in one of our intimate dining rooms, all with an individual style and atmosphere, or perhaps a marquee in our grounds; you can also hire Callow Hall Exclusively.
Surrounded by acres of private garden, fields and woodland overlooking the Bentley Brook and vale of the River Dove, this ivy-clad Victorian hotel really is a haven of peace and tranquillity, the perfect setting for your perfect day.
As you step into the elegant hall, it's like stepping back in time with elaborate ceilings, heavily draped curtains, oak staircases, fine antiques and fireplaces, and other wonderful touches.

How to organise a civil ceremony

Anyone wishing to get married in England or Wales and have a non-religious i.e. civil ceremony, will need to register their intent to marry at each person's local resistry office.
You can't register any more than a year in advance of your wedding date, but it is advisable to do so as soon after this date as possible because there are only so many registrars per borough and you can't afford for them to be booked up. You must allow 22 days before your wedding day though.
First you need to find details of your local registry office.

Organising the Registrar

Give them a call and you'll then have to provide details about yourself and fiance/ee as well as those concerning the venue or location. The registrars' office will then send out a booking form stating what formal documentation you need to provide when you come to provide 'notice of marriage'. You need to arrange a date to come in and see the registrar of the borough that each of you live - you both still need to go if you live in the same one. The fee is £30 each (usually paid by cheque).
The Documents
You will need to produce some or all of the following documents:
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Decree Absolute (if divorced)
  • Translation of divorce papers
  • Proof of address e.g. gas bill
  • Dead poll/change of name
  • Parental, court or guardian permission (if aged 16 to 18)
  • You also need to declare your nationality - in case any further documents need to be considered to enable you to be recognised as 'married' in your home country.
    You also have to answer some questions about your partner without them speaking and vice-versa - it is usually only job title and their full names.
    The notice is then completed by a registrar whilst you are there and you sign it, witnessed by the registrar who then also signs it. This now goes on display for 15 days within the registrar office. Authority for your marriage will then be issued and you are able to get married between 16 days and a year from the day you give your Notice.
    21 days after giving your notice, you must collect your 'Certificate on No Impediment' - a legal document allowing the wedding to go ahead.
    If you are a visitor and are planning to wed in England or Wales you need to be resident for 7 days and wait a further 15 days before you're eligable to marry. Visitors to Northern Ireland need to be resident for 7 days plus wait a further 21 days before you can marry. In scotland you only have to give 15 days advance notice.
    By licence - or 'special licence'
    Only takes 3 working days and is more expensive. You must have lived in a registration district for at least 15 days before giving notice. Your partner needs to be resident or present in England or Wales when the notice is given. The marriage can take place 1 day after notice (excluding Sunday, Christmas Day or Good Friday).
    Registry Office Weddings
    You book the date with the Registrar as soon as possible. It is possible to get married in a registrary office of your own choosing.
     For civil venue weddings
    Once you have chosen a licensed venue check the availablity of the Registrar at your local reigster office. Then you must book them both. If you book your venue more than 12 months from the wedding day you must wait until 12 months or less from the date to do this. Otherwise many venues won't take your booking if you haven't got a provisional booking with the local Registrar.
    Before The Cermony
    Depending on where you are getting married this may vary, but as a guide you will need to contact the Registrar around 6-7 weeks before your wedding day to arrange time for an interview. You will then meet up with the Registrar who will conduct your ceremony and have the opportunity to discuss arrangements for your big day. You will be expected to pay for the marriage certificate - £3.50 of which you can buy as many as you choose.
    It is usual to have some readings during the service, these must not contain any religious elements or connotations though and a copy of them and information on who is reading them must be given to the Registrar at this time. There are 'declaratory words' that must be included in the service, then you have the option to add in any extra vows or promises. The framework and content is therefore agreed plenty of time in advance with Registrar who will be performing your service. Most ceremonies will last 15 - 20 minutes and no longer than 30.
    On the day of the marriage it is normal for the bride and groom to be seen by the Registrar separately before the ceremony.
    Then it's time for the ceremony to begin - good luck!

    Beautiful Wedding Venue- Sheffield

    Whirlowbrook Hall was built in 1906 as the family home of Sir Walter Benton-Jones, a leading industrialist in the city. It’s located around five miles south west of Sheffield city centre, on the edge of the Peak District National Park on the Sheffield-Hathersage A625. It stands in 39 acres of landscaped gardens which are open to the public, as is the CafĂ© attached to the Hall.
    The venue has a reputation for premier quality weddings, conferences and events, at an affordable price. On the outskirts of a major city and only a stones throw from the Peak District, Whirlowbrook Hall offers the best of all worlds – ease of access, combined with style, tradition, award-winning food and a tranquil location.


    Make sure the biggest day of your life lives up to your expectations, and allow one of our dedicated team handle every last detail for you. Totally remove all the hassle and let us deal with everything from menus to theming, from flowers to music…to whatever you really want on the day.
    Then you can relax and enjoy the experience, with family, friends and loved ones.
    A dedicated member of our friendly weddings team will guide you through every step of the wedding planning process. We will leave no stone unturned, ensuring nothing is left to chance and that there are no unexpected ‘surprises’ on the day.
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    Monday, August 27, 2012

    Follow your dreams

    This would look wonderful as 'confetti' at a wedding.

    Love Poem

    I'm Blest

    Of all of God's creation
    I love you foremost
    Tower of inspiration
    And kindness utmost

    Providing motivation
    Giving me support
    Helping ease frustration
    With friendly comfort

    I'm frozen by your beauty
    Melted with your touch
    In your arms I long to be
    I love you so much

    Even after many a year
    The love of my life
    You're the one I hold most dear
    Blest you are my wife

    by Udiah

    Sunday, August 26, 2012

    Best Wedding Car Prices

    For the very best wedding car hire rates in Sheffield and Derbyshire.

    Call 0114 2364216 for a no obligation quote.


    Because the rise of bridal boudoir photography wasn't cringe-inducing enough already, the latest latest trend in wedding photography is “morning after” photography, professionally shot photo albums of postcoital newlywed bless, the Daily News reports.

    “Sexy shoots featuring rumpled beds and steamy showers are a hot new trend within the wedding business… these intimate photo shoots take place in newlyweds’ bedrooms or even the hotels where they’ve spent their first night as husband and wife.”

    Gross. But is it grosser than boudoir photography?

    blogged by serverdigi on Bride Tide

    Guiness World Record !

    Trains on wedding dresses are often long and normally require a couple of bridesmaids to keep them in place.
    But this bride takes things to a whole new level.
    The 17-year-old model named Emma was pictured showcasing the 1.85-mile long train now regarded as the world's longest. The ivory train billowed out over a main boulevard in Romania's capital Bucharest as she rose over the city in a hot air balloon.
    The Guinness Book of World Records declared the item on the silk and lace gown as the longest train, beating the previous record held by a Dutch designer.




    Stuff for Grooms to do

    Plan the very best honeymoon ever !!

    This is the Maldives - Stunning.

    Hollywood Stars Wedding

    Jennifer Aniston is planning a "low-key" wedding that could take place on a beach, insiders claim.
    There is speculation that the actress and her fiancé Justin Theroux want a relaxed ceremony, and sources have tipped the stars to choose a romantic beach wedding.

    photo courtesy of

    Green Weddings

    Plant a Tree

    Giving back to nature isn't limited to your wedding day. When you return home from your honeymoon, plant a tree in your garden or the neighborhood where you got married (get permission first!). The best part is that you can track how old the tree is by your anniversary !
    What a sweet and very sustainable idea.

    Thursday, August 23, 2012

    Gettin' giddy

    Just because it's a bank holiday very soon !!

    Wedding Car and Lady Chauffeur

    1st Wedding Cars - fantastic service and unbeatable prices !
    Call Helen - 0114 2364216

    1st Wedding Cars: Wedding Car Shoot

    1st Wedding Cars: Wedding Car Shoot: Wedding Car available for photography shoots for Weddings. An ideal opportunity to promote yours and 1st Wedding Cars portfolio as there wil...

    Wedding Car Shoot

    Wedding Car available for photography shoots for Weddings. An ideal opportunity to promote yours and 1st Wedding Cars portfolio as there will be no charge for the car.
    Photos and credits will be displayed on my web site of all participants.

    My web site is on page one of google searches.

    Please contact Helen - 0114 2364216

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    Getting Married on a Boat

    This looks like a beatiful boat to get married on.

    The Worlds Longest Limo - tasteful ???

    This is the worlds longest stretch limo-and not very tasteful methinks ! :-(

    Luckily, I have a very tasteful Wedding Car for Hire with Lady Chauffeur.

    1st Wedding Cars: Check out the Beauchief Hotel - Sheffield

    1st Wedding Cars: Check out the Beauchief Hotel - Sheffield: Check out the Beauchief Hotel Sheffield Wedding Showcase Evening on Wednesday 26th September 4 - 8 pm

    Check out the Beauchief Hotel - Sheffield

    Check out the Beauchief Hotel Sheffield.

    Wedding Showcase Evening on Wednesday 26th September 4 - 8 pm

    1st Wedding Cars: Wedding in a Castle - wow

    1st Wedding Cars: Wedding in a Castle - wow: A cross the plains of time Scotland's castles have stood as guardians of her heritage and identity. Their great walls ...

    Wedding in a Castle - wow

    Across the plains of time Scotland's castles have stood as guardians of her heritage and identity. Their great walls have witnessed the coming and going of Lords and Lairds of great warriors and noblemen. Names such as Borthwick, Dalhousie, Dundas, Edinburgh and Stirling, bore witness to magnificent armies, to poets and lovers.
    The experience of getting married in one of these Scottish Castles, of walking down the isle in the footsteps of Kings and Queens is second to none as you become part of history. Imagine the banquets, stately dinners and balls that have taken place in the great halls of these Scottish Castles. In olden times this was where Dukes, Earls, Lords and Lairds of the land entertained Royalty and the aristocrats, it's where our kings and Queens were born and raised and where today some of our nobility, aristocrats and many of our leading families in the country still reside.

    courtesy of Scottish Castle Weddings

    1st Wedding Cars: Wet, whacky and looks like fun !! Take a look

    1st Wedding Cars: Wet, whacky and looks like fun !! Take a look: Just wonderinghow many couples opt for this option !! photo courtesey of ...

    Wet, whacky and looks like fun !! Take a look

    Just wonderinghow many couples opt for this option !!
    photo courtesey of

    1st Wedding Cars: Affordable Wedding Car Hire - Sheffield

    1st Wedding Cars: Affordable Wedding Car Hire - Sheffield: Looking for a luxury affordable Wedding Car in Sheffield ? 1st Wedding Cars will not be beaten on price - give us a call on 0114 2364216. ...

    Affordable Wedding Car Hire - Sheffield

    Looking for a luxury affordable Wedding Car in Sheffield ?
    1st Wedding Cars will not be beaten on price - give us a call on 0114 2364216.

    Hourly Wedding Car Hire from only £95.
    Exclusive three hour Wedding Car Hire fron only £180.

    We also provide Car Hire with Lady Chauffeur for:
    Anniversaries, Graduation, Proms, Birthdays, Engagements, Airport Transfers, Business Hire and personal Chauffeur Service.

    Saturday, August 18, 2012

    Luxury Wedding Cars in Sheffield.
    1st Wedding Cars provive a professional, friendly and bespoke servive for you on your wedding day. We will not be beaten on price.
    We offer our Luxury car with Lady Chauffeur for
    Weddings, Anniversary, Engagements, Christenings, Graduation, Prom, Race Days, Spa Days,
    Corporate Hire, Business Travel and Personal Chauffeur Hire from one hour to a full day.
    check us out at

    phone Helen on 0114 2364216

    Wow - how about this !

    This couple celebrated their wedding in a flight in a hot air balloon.

    Victorian Tradition

    This is a good luck saying which dates back to the Victorian era and many brides will try and ensure that they have something of each in their wedding outfit. Something Old is meant to represent the link with the bride's own family and the past particularly mother or grandmother or even most distant relations. Something old is symbolic of continuity. To symbolise this link brides may choose to wear a piece of antique family jewellery which belonged to the relative or a locket with photos of parents or grandparents. Alternatatively they may select something from the mother's or grandmother's wedding gown. Other things that may be chosen include a handkerchief, a scarf or a piece of lace.

    Something New represents good luck and success and the brides hopes for a bright future in her new married life. The wedding gown is often chosen as new item but it could be anything that is purchased new for the wedding such as the wedding flowers or the wedding rings. Wearing a new item on your wedding day conveys the message that you and your husband are creating a new union that will endure forever.
    Something Borrowed is to represent to the bride that friends and family will be there for her on the special day and in the future when help is needed. "Borrowing" is especially important, since it has to come from a happily married woman, thereby lending the bride some of her own marital happiness to carry into the new marriage. Anything can be borrowed but it must be returned afterwards. Another way to incorporate a borrowed item into your wedding day attire is to borrow a friend's piece of jewellery. If you have a close friend who has worn the same necklace for as long as you have known her, you might consider borrowing this particular necklace for your wedding day as a reminder of your friendship. Perhaps she wore the necklace on her own wedding day.
    Something Blue in ancient times is the symbol of faithfulness, purity and loyalty. Often a blue item is the garter and in olden times the couple wore blue bands on the border of their wedding attire to denote, love, modesty and fidelity. Another way to wear something blue is to include a blue flower in your headdress or theme your wedding flowers in blue. Today some brides even get a blue tattoo, wear blue nail polish or wear blue shoes.

    courtesy of


    1st Wedding Cars: Take a look for ideas for your wedding vows" (...

    1st Wedding Cars: Take a look for ideas for your wedding vows

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    Take a look for ideas for your wedding vows

    " (name)  , today I take you for my husband/wife. Now we will feel no rain, for each of us will be shelter for the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of us will be companion to the other. There is only one life before us, and our seasons will be good and long. I promise to love, honor, and cherish you, no matter what lies before us, for as long as we both shall live."

    lots more to read including romantic vows, civil weddingvows and non traditional vows.

    50 good luck and bad luck wedding trvia- check this out !

    Good Luck and Bad Luck

    1. Hey, brides, tuck a sugar cube into your glove -- according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten your union.
    2. The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. Yikes!
    3. In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the "best day" to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health.
    4. The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below.
    5. Saturday is the unluckiest wedding day, according to English folklore. Funny -- it's the most popular day of the week to marry!
    6. Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry.
    7. Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck, according to Hindu tradition!
    8. For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day. Ouch!
    9. Middle Eastern brides paint henna on their hands and feet to protect themselves from the evil eye. Find out about Muslim wedding rituals.
    10. Peas are thrown at Czech newlyweds instead of rice.
    11. A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she'll never do without. Learn more about Swedish wedding traditions.
    12. A Finnish bride traditionally went door-to-door collecting gifts in a pillowcase, accompanied by an older married man who represented long marriage.
    13. Moroccan women take a milk bath to purify themselves before their wedding ceremony. See more Moroccan wedding customs.
    14. In Holland, a pine tree is planted outside the newlyweds' home as a symbol of fertility and luck.

    It's Got a Ring To It

    15. Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.
    16. About 70% of all brides sport the traditional diamond on the fourth finger of their left hand.
    17. Priscilla Presley's engagement ring was a whopping 3 1/2-carat rock surrounded by a detachable row of smaller diamonds.
    18. Diamonds set in gold or silver became popular as betrothal rings among wealthy Venetians toward the end of the fifteenth century.
    19. In the symbolic language of jewels, a sapphire in a wedding ring means marital happiness.
    20. A pearl engagement ring is said to be bad luck because its shape echoes that of a tear.
    21. One of history's earliest engagement rings was given to Princess Mary, daughter of Henry VIII. She was two years old at the time.
    22. Seventeen tons of gold are made into wedding rings each year in the United States!
    23. Snake rings dotted with ruby eyes were popular wedding bands in Victorian England -- the coils winding into a circle symbolized eternity.
    24. Aquamarine represents marital harmony and is said to ensure a long, happy marriage.

    Fashionable Lore

    25. Queen Victoria started the Western world's white wedding dress trend in 1840 -- before then, brides simply wore their best dress.
    26. In Asia, wearing robes with embroidered cranes symbolizes fidelity for the length of a marriage.
    27. Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits. Brides have worn veils ever since.
    28. On her wedding day, Grace Kelly wore a dress with a bodice made from beautiful 125-year-old lace.
    29. Of course, Jackie Kennedy's bridesmaids were far from frumpy. She chose pink silk faille and red satin gowns created by African-American designer Ann Lowe (also the creator of Jackie's dress).
    30. In Japan, white was always the color of choice for bridal ensembles -- long before Queen Victoria popularized it in the Western world.
    31. Most expensive wedding ever? The marriage of Sheik Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum's son to Princess Salama in Dubai in May 1981. The price tag? $44 million.
    32. In Korea, brides don bright hues of red and yellow to take their vows.
    33. Brides carry or wear "something old" on their wedding day to symbolize continuity with the past.
    34. In Denmark, brides and grooms traditionally cross-dressed to confuse evil spirits!
    35. The "something blue" in a bridal ensemble symbolizes purity, fidelity, and love.

    Food and Family

    36. In Egypt, the bride's family traditionally does all the cooking for a week after the wedding, so the couple can…relax.
    37. In South Africa, the parents of both bride and groom traditionally carried fire from their hearths to light a new fire in the newlyweds' hearth.
    38. The tradition of a wedding cake comes from ancient Rome, where revelers broke a loaf of bread over a bride's head for fertility's sake.
    39. The custom of tiered cakes emerged from a game where the bride and groom attempted to kiss over an ever-higher cake without knocking it over.
    40. Queen Victoria's wedding cake weighed a whopping 300 pounds.
    41. Legend says single women will dream of their future husbands if they sleep with a slice of groom's cake under their pillows.
    42. An old wives' tale: If the younger of two sisters marries first, the older sister must dance barefoot at the wedding or risk never landing a husband.

    Show Off at a Cocktail Party

    43. In many cultures around the world -- including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian weddings -- the hands of a bride and groom are literally tied together to demonstrate the couple's commitment to each other and their new bond as a married couple (giving us the popular phrase "tying the knot").
    44. The Roman goddess Juno rules over marriage, the hearth, and childbirth, hence the popularity of June weddings.
    45. Princess Victoria established the tradition of playing Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" during her wedding processional in 1858.
    46. The bride stands to the groom's left during a Christian ceremony, because in bygone days the groom needed his right hand free to fight off other suitors.
    47. On average, 7,000 couples marry each day in the United States.
    48. Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve are the two busiest "marriage" days in Las Vegas -- elopement central!
    49. The Catholic tradition of "posting the banns" to announce a marriage originated as a way to ensure the bride and groom were not related.
    50. Stag parties were first held by ancient Spartan soldiers, who kissed their bachelor days goodbye with a raucous party.

    Friday, August 10, 2012

    Getting there !!
    We travelled to Cyprus from Manchester Airport.
    On the way to the airport, we drove through the Peak District and the small back roads, passing through Sparrowpit and Chapel En Le Frith.
    On arriving at Manchester we found ourselves at the back of a very long check in queue.
    There were lots of very glam scouse girls all heading for Ayia Napa. All wearing full makeup including the longest eyelashes and scouse brows, and their hair in up-doos at 7 am !
    The plane could have taken off with just a few flutters of said eyelashes !

    1st wedding Cars have been on holiday to Cyprus to the E Hotel and Spa which is a luxury boutique hotel just outside Larnaca.
    It was so luxurious we didn't want to leave.
    The Hotel is totally fab, fantastic rooms, biggest buffet breakfasts ever, wonderful staff and service, we even had buzzers to hail a waiter around the pool !!
    Dinner in the evening was different every night, so much choice and complimentary drinks with dinner.