Today’s wedding inspiration is fun and retro with *Buttercup Bus* and their beautiful vintage VW campers available for hire.
The range of vehicles that *Buttercup Bus* has to offer is just fantastic and this would be such a quirky feature at a wedding. I am already thinking about how pretty the photos would be! *Sparkle Pearls and Lace* adores the unique photo booth idea too – what a lovely backdrop for some fab and fun wedding photos! The self-drive campervan also sounds delightful and this would be the perfect mini moon escape after your wedding taking in some of the beautiful English countryside. My husband and I already want to book a little mini moon break with *Buttercup Bus*
For more information on any of the services that *Buttercup Bus* offers, please click the categories below:
The lovely Nathalia of *Buttercup Bus* has kindly provided today’s *Pearls of Wedding Wisdom*
*How did Buttercup Bus begin?*
It all started when I was expecting my first child. I drove a 2 seater car which would not fit the family and a buggy. I had to sell the car for something “sensible”. I came home in a pimped up 1970s lush mobile (Pushka the cream camper). The Husband’s jaw hit the floor – I convinced him that Pushka’s cream paint and good looks would get us some wedding bookings to support the maintenance costs – she turned out to be rather popular… and the business grew!
*Please describe Buttercup Bus in 3 words*
Loveable, passionate and quirky
*What different styles of vehicles do you have?*
*1970s VW Campers x4
Pushka in cream | Belinda in duck egg blue | Buttercup in primrose | Billie who is currently wearing a funky wrap by International designer, Orla Kiely | Retro cream beetle soft top (Beatrix) | Modern cream beetle soft top (Betsy)
*In what ways can Buttercup Bus feature at a wedding?*
*Wedding Car Services dolled up with ribbons and flowers, with our smartly dressed drivers
*Retro Campervan Photobooth with instant prints, 22” touch screen, studio lighting and funky props
*Self-Drive Honeymoons in the campervans (Belinda and Buttercup)
*How can your service be personalised to each couple?*
*Ribbons in your choice of colour, hand tied. My neighbour is a florist and she taught me how to make professional bows. I can even do mixed colours if required. It’s a fun task to make them!
*We can provide pretty little drinks hampers – perfect for a photoshoot and you can even bring your own champagne which we can chill in a cool bag and supply glasses for the occasion.
*With the photo booth, we can personalise the instant prints with your name / wedding date or any other message you would like
*Could you please tell us about your wedding packages?*
With the wedding car service, we offer three different packages, operating 40 miles from Croydon:
* Single trip (bronze)
* Two trips eg for onward travel to a reception (silver)
* Up to four trips eg to accommodate additional bridesmaids, and includes free champagne (gold)
*Ribbons in your choice of colour
*Up to 3 ½ hours service from initial pick up (leaving plenty of time for post ceremony photos)
*Cute, hand painted wooden “just married” sign
*Silk flower garland on the bumper
*Smartly dressed driver
*Option to bring your choice of CD to listen to on the journey
*If you book a campervan and beetle combo, we offer a discount package price with free champagne hamper*
*How can Buttercup Bus enhance your wedding photos?*
With the wedding car service, we can:
– work with your wedding photographer to position the car for any photos. We are happy for you to sit behind the wheel to pose for pictures (the VWs love posing for pictures!!)
– We can stop off at a specific location with your photographer on route to the reception, to capture some photos if required
*Your retro VW campervan photo booth sounds fantastic – how could this feature at a wedding?*
– We can set up the campervan photo booth at your wedding venue. The campervan comes with a photo studio set up inside. This includes a 22” touch screen, professional printer to produce instant, personalised prints, studio lighting and funky music. We include lots of crazy props and your friendly booth operator. After the event, you get a digital copy of all the images and guests can also download their images for free on our password protected online gallery.
We can offer a guest book service, where we provide our high quality, white, hard back guest books, with a table, glue and scissors. We print double images so that guests can stick one copy into the guest book with personalised messages. We then send this to you after the event.
The booth runs for three hours, at a start time of your choice.
For outdoor venues, we are able to bring our own generator supply if required. If a power supply is available, then we are fully PAT tested to allow our equipment to be safely used at the venue.
If you book our campervan wedding car service combined with the camper booth, we will offer a discount to show our appreciation.
*Which areas do you cover?*
We operate 40 miles from Croydon on the London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent borders.
*How far in advance of the wedding should couples contact you?*
We tend to get booked 6 to 12 months in advance. Book early to secure your date – Fridays and Saturdays get booked up quite quickly in the summer!
*We love the idea of the self-drive mini moon, could you please tell us more about this?*
Buttercup (yellow camper) and Belinda (duck egg blue camper) are also available for self-drive hire across England. Drivers must be aged 25 yrs+ with a clean UK license. Please note that their top speeds are 50 mph when planning your travels! These campers have pop top roofs, and pull out beds. They come with a gas hob and camping gas and basic kitchenware, discretely tucked away in a pretty wooden cabinet. Imagine the smiles you will get as you pootle by in one of these!!
*Apart from weddings, what other occasions could Buttercup Bus feature at?*
Our campers can be hired for promotional events, TV commercials and photo shoots.
Recently we were sponsored by Britvic to do a national festival tour with Billie Bus as a photobooth branded with Lipton Ice Tea. (I even got to hang out with De La Soul!!)
Orla Kiely and Brabantia hired us for a promotional event next to the Mayors office in London.
We have appeared in Marks and Spencers magazines, fashion magazines and TV commercials. These VWs get a better social life than I do!!!
We have provided photo booth for corporate and hospitality events and birthday parties.
A huge thanks to Nathalie of for sharing her wonderful retro wedding services with us – *Sparkle Pearls and Lace* just think they *Buttercup Bus* is fabulous!
*Buttercup Bus – http://www.buttercupbus.com/
*Laura Radford – http://www.lauraradford.com/