Lea Cars Rolls Royce and Mercedes Limo wedding cars in Darwen & Clitheroe

At Lea Cars we film about half of the weddings we provide cars for as well as take photos with our camera and the bride or bridegroom’s camera. This is a challenge when there is only one car and chauffeur but when there are two it becomes a lot easier.

And so it was at the wedding of Angela Rossi to Damien Pickup last July at the superb Clitheroe Castle and later at the lovely Shireburn Arms at Hurst Green. Richard drove the convertible Rolls Royce Corniche whilst Stuart drove the Mercedes Limousine.

Clitheroe Castle affords some lovely photo and filming opportunities as one can wander around the ruins and the ramparts where the views over the trough of Bowland are breathtaking.

First we filmed the men – Damien, best man Lee and ushers – congregating with much jollity in the gardens at the rear of the Shireburn Arms and then filmed Angela being made up and her hair done at the front window overlooking the hotel entrance and front car park.

We had strict instructions not to bring the men to the front of the hotel in case they looked up and saw Angela in the window and took the Limo to the side entrance to collect the men and take them first to the castle.

Then we waited for Angela to be ready and filmed the flower girls and bridesmaids whilst we all waited in the bar area. When Angela came downstairs she looked amazing and we filmed and photographed the bridesmaids leaving in the Limo and then Angela and her dad Mark getting into the Rolls with its hood down.

Arriving at the Castle there was a little congestion but after the usual interview with the Registrar, the ceremony began and was great fun as Angela and Damien were in good spirits and we filmed the whole event.

Afterwards there was a log of mingling in the large patio area of the castle with drinks flowing, confetti fluttering and group photos.

Then the guests left, the bridesmaids and Angela’s parents taken, with champagne and apple fruit shoots for the children, back to the Shireburn Arms. Meanwhile we filmed and photographed the now Mr and Mrs Pickup walking and posing all over the castle.

The drive to the Shireburn Arms had the roof down all the way – it was such a lovely day – and we parked en route for them to have a little private time together.

Arriving at the Shireburn Arms to a large crowd of 100 cheering guests outside in the glorious sunshine at the front of the hotel was tremendous.

On their honeymoon they enjoyed the 114 photos emailed to them by Richard that Richard and Stuart had taken of the whole event on their cameras. Then Richard sent three DVDs to the couple for them to see on their return from honeymoon and they were so thrilled with them. Not only was there a lovely film of their wedding but 114 photos in were there as a slideshow.

“We would like to thank both yourself and Stuart for the first class service you provided on our wedding day. Your efforts in making sure everything went smoothly certainly helped to make sure our day was just perfect.

The cars were stunning and we had lots of comments about how fab they looked.
We were made to feel very special by both yourself and Stuart and we will be eternally grateful for all that you did and the fantastic memories you captured on the DVD and photos on our camera.
We shall certainly be recommending you to our friends who are currently planning their weddings. Thank you again. Take care.”

Angela & Damien Pickup


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 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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