Necessity is the mother of all invention, they say. Oprah says to find your passion and make that your work. If she only knew. If she only knew the journey that has brought me to this place…A Bride’s Ride. A smile crosses my face as I write that. I have these buddies from way back in my college days who have had to endure countless (I really do mean countless) business ideas. Heck, even my newer friends have had to sit through a few too many spiels. The "necessity" part of that quote above happened when my Two Fishes Artistry bridal clients kept asking me for vintage car referrals. I wanted to find someone in my area who could help these ladies. After all, planning a destination wedding isn't exactly easy.
Sadly, the search wasn’t as much fun as you would think. The websites were so man-ly! They weren’t laid out nicely and they certainly did not cater to brides. So, here we are at the "invention" part. I saw a need and then I found a partner, Bridget, and now we’re driving off into the sunset. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Actually we’re not. We’re super busy finding interesting getaway car topics and beautifully photographed weddings with vintage cars and trucks.
You’re in for such a treat with Bridget’s blog posts. She’s a funny, talented writer with a wonderfully sweet spirit. She’ll be doing a lot of research and posting on the blog, whereas I will be taking care of administrative duties.
We’ll be adding drivers in every state as quickly as we can find qualified drivers and vintage cars. In the meantime, call us if you don’t see your state listed. We’ll do our very best to help you!
For brides looking for the coolest Car Decorating Kits around--click on Shop. We have an Etsy artist making super neat flower garlands, word banners and painted cans exclusively for A Bride's Ride. While there are lots of goodies to choose from, custom requests are most welcome.
Warmest wishes brides-to-be,
Back in October 2007, my then-boyfriend of 6 or so years proposed to me on the top of Whistler Mountain. (He’s an avid skier – I’m not. I realize now this was likely to ensure future ski vacations would be seen as “romantic”.) Our timing has been a bit unconventional; after spending a few years apart for medical and dental school we were about to embark on three long years of very long distance for residency and graduate school. We decided to plan our wedding for September 2010, when we can finally start a life together.
Obviously, it’s been a long engagement. Wedding planning (and blogging) has been my happy distraction in the meantime. I feel lucky to have chronicled our planning, and to have had great input from readers along the way. You can catch up on our journey to the alter (with puppy in tow) at And Stanley makes three…!
When Renee asked if I would be interested in helping with A Bride’s Ride I couldn’t imagine turning down the chance to be part of such a clever and rewarding endeavor! I really believe that the details you put into your wedding can help to personalize your day. I hope that we can help unite creative, fun couples with classic, fantastic cars! As my vintage-VW-bug-obsessed fiancé will tell you, the best wedding photos always involve a great car.
I can’t wait to bring you more information on finding, photographing, decorating and making the most of your vintage car! If there is one thing I’ve learned about wedding planning it’s to enjoy the ride!