Joy Ride

The flowers, the dress, and the venue all play a role in setting the tone for your wedding. So it stands to reason that how you arrive to your wedding—and how you depart it—is just another piece of the wedding-day puzzle



Cinderella had her horse and carriage. You should have yours, too—even if that “carriage” happens to be a pedicab.

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WEDDING STYLE THE RIDE WHY IT WORKS WHO TO CALL THE PRICE
Vintage luxury Antique car From a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud to a sleek Bentley, rolling up to your wedding in one of these vintage cars exudes sophistication and class—the perfect pairing for a classic bride and groom. Royal Rides. Their antique 1955 to 1965 Bentleys and Rolls Royces come in a variety of colors and styles. A nice touch: couples get a personalized European license plate as a keepsake. From $480 for two hours, theroyalrides.com
Fairytale Horse and carriage Sometimes a limo just won’t do. And in the case of a princess bride, a horse-drawn carriage is the only way to travel.  Southern Breezes Carriages. Arrive in one of 10 authentic, Amish-made carriages pulled by stunning draft horses complete with parade harnesses. Better yet, bring the whole wedding party: SBC offers multiple carriages and surreys for large groups. From $250 per hour uptown; from $400 outside of uptown for two hours, southernbreezes.com
Country casual Vintage tractor Make your post-reception getaway Southern-style by hopping on a vintage John Deere. Old South Vintage. Owner/stylist Samantha Campbell Mason scours the country for her vintage finds, which include a classic John Deere tractor, perfect for a casual fete. From $400 for two hours; additional fees may apply for venues outside of Charlotte,
oldsouthvintagerentals.com
Quirky Segways Imagine this: newlyweds scooting away together post-ceremony on … Segways. It doesn’t get quirkier than that. Magic Carpet Glide. This Queen City Segway tour operator allows couples to rent Segways for themselves (and their bridal parties).  $175 for two Segways for up to two hours; additional fees may apply for venues outside of Charlotte, queencitysegway.com
Fun-loving Rickshaws This eclectic mode of wedding-day transportation is made even more fun by a hand-made  “Just Married” sign fastened to the back of the cart. R&R Pedicab Company. This one-year-old biz boasts one white pedicab (and seven others in yellow for bridal parties or family members) adorned with silk flowers and vines for newlyweds.  $140 for one hour, plus additional fees for venues outside of uptown, rrpedicabcompany.com 

 

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