Lea Cars Morris Minor wedding car near Preston in December

Richard Lea was a main photographer and chauffeur of the fabulous Morris Minor at the wedding of Vikkey Draycott to Ben Chaffe at Winmarleigh Church near Garstang and afterwards at the Barton Grange Hotel on the A6 north of Preston.

Richard did three trips to the church taking the bridegroom’s party, then bridesmaids and lastly the bridal party.

There were 50 guests and a lot of fun. On the way from the church ceremony Richard served Schloer and gave the couple some quiet private time in the car before taking them on a scenic route to avoid the main roads. The couple was welcomed by a crowd of guests at the Barton Grange Hotel.

Richard took 122 photos on his camera and sent them to the couple by email and on a USB stick afterwards.


“My wife and I recently used Lea Cars for our wedding and from start to finish the service we received was excellent. When we went to choose the right car for us, Richard was there waiting and gave us the time and advice that we needed in order to make the right choice. All of his cars were beautiful and well looked after and the one we chose was perfect for our occasion.

The booking process was straight forward and stress free and Richard was well organised and kept in touch (when needed) all the way through, which made making the final arrangements for the big day very easy. There were no difficulties in getting exactly what we wanted and Richard made sure that all of our requests were made possible in terms of trips and timings.

On the day, he arrived in plenty of time, the car was immaculate (it was even polished again when it arrived to pick us up) and Richard was a calming influence for all involved. As part of his service, Richard also took some photos for us on his camera and our phones so that we would have some pictures to look at before we receive the official photographer’s shots. These were a wonderful extra and we had a memory stick waiting for us at home before we even returned from honeymoon.

The service we received was exceptional and we would definitely recommend Lea Cars to anyone who is thinking of hire for any occasion.”

Ben Chaffe

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Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. If you are interested in our Wedding Car Hire services please visit the website Leaweddingcars.co.uk.

Our beautiful fleet of cars include the Bentley Arnage, Mercedes Limousine, Jaguar Sovereign, Jaguar XK8 Sports, Range Rover Overfinch 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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