When a family friend of ours, Steve, approached us for a surprise Wedding Car we didn’t think much of it… It’s become quite common for our cars to be hired as surprise gifts for our Brides and Grooms to Be.
We sent him the usual booking form, contract, etc, put the date into the diary and before we knew it, a month before the wedding arrived.
Personalised Ribbon and a Surprise
He requested a NEW PERSONALISED RIBBON for his chosen car, the Daimler State Limousine, then we agreed the collection time… It was only then that Steve disclosed the car was for the Bride, his Mother!
That’s right, his Mother was to be Wed at the golden age of 80 years young! The couple were not always destined to be wed, Pat and Stan were at one point a very unlikely couple, and this is why this story is so beautiful.
Pat was happily married to Steve’s father for many years until he became terminally ill and sadly passed away just before Christmas 2017. He had left a letter to his family explaining his last requests and final goodbyes. It was within this letter that he wrote the most selfless suggestion for his wife Pat…
…Pat you’re no spring chicken anymore, I think you should marry my best friend Stan for company, so you don’t get lonely…
And that’s what happened…
We picked Steve up first on the sunny morning of the 1st of May and began our journey to pick up his Mother. Pat was very shocked but delighted when she saw us arrive in the beautiful Daimler (Facebook post from day). We arrived at Hexham Registry Office and helped Pat out the car. She was walked down the isle by her son and married Stan. It was heart-warming to witness.
The amazing Bride & Groom at Hexham House and Gardens, Northumberland
Let the partying begin…
We then drove the newly weds to The George at Chollerford and left them celebrating.
The fact Pat never thought this day would take place and we were able to play a part in making it a reality really warms our hearts. Lanchester Wedding Cars are proud and honoured to have been able to share such a beautiful story.