Lea Cars Bentley Arnage Wedding car at a Sikh wedding in Newcastle

Like all Sikh weddings this was a long day especially as the bridegoom’s family had to travel to and from their home town of Preston in Lancashire to the bride’s home town of Newcastle upon Tyne. But the wedding of bride Gurkiran Lalli to her fiancé Mandip Jhaj was a huge, fun and colourful event in August.

At 6.00am the Bentley arrived at Mandip’s parent’s house and was soon joined by a coach, mini-coach and a people carrier to take over 60 members of the family to Newcastle. The Bentley took Mandip with his brother Sukdip and cousin Amadip leaving around 6.45am and arrived at the Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) in Newcastle around 9.15am.

When all had arrived at around 10.00am Mandip emerged from the Bentley to be escorted by his family to the accompaniment of drums to meet the bride’s family in the road outside the Gurdwara – 120 people in colourful clothes – the women anyway.

After the ceremony at around 1.00pm the Bentley took Mandip and Gurkiran to the Rainton Meadows Arena at Houghton le Spring – a 30 minute drive – where 500 guests ate a banquet and had dancing and other celebrations until 6.00pm.

Then the Bentley took Mandip to the bride’s parent’s house where he had to negotiate with the women to allow him in. After various celebrations the couple emerged to a very sad occasion as Mandip was taking his bride away from her family home to live with him and there was much sadness and all members of Gurkiran’s family took it in turns to say goodbye.

Then the Bentley took the couple with Sukdip back to Preston arriving around 11.30pm.

“We used Lea Cars and Richard for my wedding in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 10th August 2014. I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of service or the car throughout the course of the day. Richard was polite, helpful and friendly – as well as flexible! We had a very long day from 6am till midnight and Richard was a delight and ever helpful for anything we needed. The car itself was kept in an excellent state. It looked brand new and I was shocked to find out how old it actually was! I would recommend Lea Cars and Richard to anyone who is looking for a chauffeur without hesitation. The pictures were also great!”

Mandip and Gurkiran Jhaj.


Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. If you are interested in our Wedding Car Hire services please visit the website http://www.leaweddingcars.co.uk.Our beautiful fleet of cars include the Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible, Bentley Arnage, Mercedes Limousine, Jaguar Sovereign, Jaguar XK8 Sports to our Classic Morris Minor. We are based in Preston, however cover the North West of England, we also offer additional services i.e. Video, Serving Champagne and happy to do multiple trips for the Bride or Groom.

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