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Real Words from Real Brides – Our 5 Star Reviews in Words and Pictures

I’m proud to say that my business is in its 8th year now.  Word of mouth and a great presence on social media mean that I rarely go to wedding fairs or advertise these days.  However, if you would like to meet me and the car in person, I’d love to tell you more. Or you can read more about us both in our Expert Interview.  Don’t take my word for it, scroll down for some rave reviews from recent years and you’ll see some of the awesome feedback I get from couples. I pride myself on top-notch customer service, with the bride and groom as my number one priority, particularly the bride’s dress and hair! I promise that you and your guests will be completely blown away by my Ambassador’s quirky and fun vibe, giving your wedding a tongue-in-cheek nod to the past, whilst also being bang on trend for the vintage look.

Much Kushi Love

xx Suzie xx

 

Having photos in the stunning meadows at sunset has to be one of our most memorable parts, along with taking a drive in the Indian Ambassador car right after the ceremony. Chloe & Jack, Cripps Barn©Geoff Kirby Photography

 

Your calming and friendly demeanor ensured Harriet felt really comfortable and at ease. The car is so beautifully kept. Joel & Harriet, Oxlease Barn© Bigeye Photography

Thank you soooooo much for yesterday!!!!!! We loved the car, and you were soooooo helpful in calming my nerves!!!!!! We had a ball, and thank you, for helping make it such a special day!!!! I hope you got home safely? And that you weren’t too cold on the docks, think I was high on adrenaline, forgetting that you were outside in Baltic conditions hahahahaha. Thanks again for everything, Lots of love, Preetha & Andrew xxx

I needed something really different for my globe-wandering daughter. We found Kushi Cars purely by chance but what a stroke of luck. The car and service were perfect and fitted so well with the bohemian vibe of my daughter’s wedding. Thank you so much. Steve, Father of the Bride, Cripps Barn©Ed Godden Photography

This car is spectacular, inside and out! So unique and full of character. Suzie was an absolute pleasure to deal with and kindly drove my dad and I from our cottage in the Cotswolds to my wedding Ceremony at Stone Barn. It was an amazing experience, one that I will never forget. Thank you Suzie for being part of our day, wishing you lots of success for the future! Naoise and Cam, Stone Barn xxxP1120205

Wow!!!! What a day!!!! ​Thank you for being an amazing lady and making our day so spectacular! Think the car was a definite highlight of our celebrations- and we loved the parking right outside the record shop! Superb. It made a brilliant talking point with our guests who also enjoyed having their photo’s taken during the reception. ​You were so lovely Suzie, calm collected, on the ball, and completely cool! The car attracted so much good will, smiles and positive attention on the day, it was an absolute joy to travel in. We loved it so much I think we would have quite happily spent our first wedding night in the car! The beautiful décor and not forgetting the gold sequins brought old school glamour to our wedding by the bucket load! Can we do it again next weekend? Kate & Dan, The Queens Hotel, Cheltenhamkatesoo

We booked Suzie and her gorgeous car to take us from the church to our reception venue and it was one of the best decisions we made! The car is absolutely beautiful inside and out, and Suzie is so professional and helpful. We were so pleased that we got to travel back to the Barn from Sudeley in it, as it felt like such a special journey and the car was perfect for it! The communication from Suzie was great as well, from booking through to checking details a few days before and then on the day itself – thank you so so much! We just wish we had another special occasion soon so we could travel in the car again! Hannah & Ed, Upcote Barn 332Hannah and Edwards Wedding (1280x854) 330Hannah and Edwards Wedding (854x1280)

Hi Suzie, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for being at mine and Matt’s wedding. We both just had the best day, despite the drizzle! I’ve attached a few photos we took with the car, which looked absolutely stunning by the way! 🙂 Thanks again.” Kirsty and Matt, Wellington BarnIMG_4864

“Thank you Suzie! We had the most amazing time and you were absolutely incredible. Thank you for doing (literally) EVERYTHING to help ensure that our day ran smoothly, absolutely nothing was too much trouble, even lifting me leg down into the car as I was some ‘restricted’ in my dress! It was a real nerve calmer driving with you, my Dad and Stepdad to the church, sharing jokes, laughing and giggling all the way. The car was a massive hit and is beautiful inside and out, just like it’s proud owner! We were truly honoured to have you as part of our day and Isla will be utterly delighted to hear that she has won ‘Flower Girl of the Year 2016’ (to be fair she was a bit good wasn’t she?!). We honestly could not have asked for anymore! xxxxx” Kate & Will, Elmore CourtP1120036

“My wonderful husband Alex booked Suzie and her lovely car to take me to our wedding. I had said I wasn’t that fussed about a car but my word, this was one of the best parts of the day! The car looked incredible and all my guests LOVED it, I felt awesome arriving to Cripps Stone Barn in it. Suzie made it though, she was such a delight and made myself and my parents feel so at ease in a moment of nervous knots. The drive was just lovely! Thank you so much Suzie and thank you for taking some gorgeous photos of us with your gorgeous car too xxx.” Jess & Alex, Stone BarnP1110990

“What a great way to start a wedding by travelling in the Ambassador. My daughter Jess got married on Saturday to her soulmate Alex and my husband Bill and I travelled with Jess in the car. It is a very special vehicle with a magic interior and outside classic lines. Suzie made the journey a joy and took us on the scenic route in the Cotswolds past the beautiful beech tree woods. I cannot recommend Kushi Cars more highly. I’m trying to think how I can get another ride without remarrying – but Mr Hughes might have something to say about that!” Barbara, Mother of the Bride, Stone Barn P1110970

Thank you so much for your wonderful car Suzie! What a fab surprise from my dad; having lived in India it was just perfect! You were so relaxing and lovely, helping me with my dress and bouquet and even having a mirror to hand! Thank you for helping make our day perfect!! Hope to see you around Cheltenham, Clare xxx The Barn at BerkeleyP1110807

What an absolutely fantastic car! Suzie was a pleasure to deal with and went the extra mile to tow my dream car to the wedding venue. It was the perfect carriage to spend our first moments as newly weds and I cannot recommend highly enough. One of the highlights of our special day x Kitzy & Carl, The Ashes Wedding Barn, Staffordshire P1110753

Myself and my husband hired Suzie and her beautiful Indian ambassador car for our wedding day and I can honestly say we were not disappointed! The car wowed us and our guests with its true unique style and the service which Suzie provided was on point! From timings to the bottles of water and sweets for the journey. I would not hesitate to recommend Kushi Cars to anyone wanting to wow on their special occasion. Sheila & Dan, Bristol Marriott Royal HotelP1110694

Hi Suzie! I’ve been meaning to send you this since we got our wedding photos just before Christmas but it just kept slipping my mind! I just think it perfectly sums up just how lovely you were and the extra miles you seemed to go to get me to my wedding safely and with dry hair! Thank You again and I hope you’re well! Fiona & Ash, Cripps Barn.Fi & Ash (65) (1)

We had a great couple of (wedding) days last weekend, really happy with how it all went. Your car was an added surprise that everyone loved! We’ve had so many people asking where the Ambassador was from and will be pointing them all in your direction. Farhana really enjoyed her journey to Bittenham with you, she says you were a really soothing presence. Farhana and Amit, Bittenham SpringsFarhana-Amit-Ace-30

Hi Suzie, just wanted to say a huge thank you for driving us to my wedding on 9th October. The car was amazing and you were so lovely. Nobby’s family absolutely loved the car. Thanks again! Love Jo and Nobby xxx P1110443

Shane and I would like to thank you Suzie for everything! Was a pleasure to meet you and to have a relaxing journey to our venue in your beautiful, little car with my Mum. Suzie, you were so friendly and put me at ease from the moment you helped me into the car with my dress. After the ceremony, Shane and I very much enjoyed our ride in the car. It allowed us some time together and for Sheryl at Oobaloos Photography and yourself to capture some moments of us away from all the excitement. It was just enough time for us to collect our thoughts and enjoy the rush of having just said our vows to one another before returning us to the party. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! You were a significant part of making our wedding so fun, happy and memorable. Mr and Mrs Pargeter, Egypt Mill xPargeter Wedding (180 of 460) (2) (1280x852)

Hi Suzie we loved, loved, loved your photos!!! Thank you so much, your car was one of our favourite parts of the day. If you’d like us to write a little testimonial email me in a couple of weeks to remind me when we’re back. x  Sarah and Dips, Poundon House P1090159

Suzie thank you so much, the photos you took are lovely! You made it such a wonderful experience – it was a pleasure to drive to my wedding in your fantastic car!” Fiona & Ash – Cripps BarnP1110502

THANK YOU! It was wonderful to have you and the car as part of our wedding day. We LOVED IT (and you!) Love Jenny & Mark xxxjenny & mark-618

Hi Suzie, Thank you so much for everything on Saturday. You and your amazing car were just perfect! The photos you took look great, thanks so much for sharing with me. And so sorry again for having to take my chewing gum from me for the photos, you really will do anything for your clients! Thanks again, everyone absolutely loved the car and said how lovely you were too!” Laura & David, Stone BarnP1100698

Hey Suzie, Thanks so much for sending these through. It looks amazing, and we really, REALLY loved the experience. Thanks for driving round to us, we’re so glad we managed to get you and the car for our big day. I had loads of comments on the car and people were really impressed! Susi and AnandP1090388

We’re just back from honeymoon and to see all your fabulous photos from our wedding last month on Facebook. Thank you so much for sharing! We both wanted to send you a huge thank you for bringing your beautiful car to Wilton Castle and Broome Farm. Your calm and patient presence was so invaluable amongst all the chaos! And the photos from the car are absolutely incredible – I’m so glad we went with something a little different. We sent this email as a thank you to all our guests so we thought we’d send a special thanks to you as it wouldn’t have been the same without you! Big love” Ellie + Dan, Wilton Castle P1090467

Hi Suzie, Firstly, can I say thank you so much for the wonderful part you played in our special day. From helping me get into the car, to checking whether I’d removed my engagement ring and taking some of the best photos I’ve seen so far! The car is magical and went down a storm with all our guests. It really did add to the traveling theme of our wedding and I would highly recommend Kushi cars to everyone I know. Everybody warns you that you’ll feel a real low after it’s all over. To be honest, I had such a great time, I still feel elated. The one thing I do feel sad about is the relationships and friendships we formed with all the wonderful people that we met on the journey from he beginning to the actual wedding day, including you, are now at an end! Thank you once again! It would be great of you were able to find a minute to send me copies of those photos. Lots of love, xxx” Lindsay & Andy, Stone BarnIMG_4693

 

 

Hi Suzie! Thank you so much for helping make our day so special, all the guests were very impressed with your car and it was definitely a highlight of the day! The photos that you took are brilliant! I am so pleased that we found you as I didn’t want a ‘traditional’ wedding car and your car was absolutely perfect, it was such a joy to ride in it! We have been receiving photos from guests and your car features heavily in them! Everyone LOVED it! Vin especially loved driving it Thanks so much again for everything (and also for being so kind and bringing me a bottle of water! It was so thoughtful of you). Take care of yourself. Helen and Vin, Winkworth Farm P1090619

 

Liz & Ash’s Sparkler Wedding Exit

As much as we love it, it’s not all sunshine and ceremonies, sometimes we whisk couples away from their weddings too. After a sparkler walk and bouquet throw from the magnificent Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham, Ash and Liz spent their wedding night at Ellenborough Park near Cheltenham. We usually make your entrance but this is how to do an exit! Big thanks to Ian Baker Photography for the photos 🙂

Much Kushi love

xx Suzie xx

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Hannah & Ed’s Spring Castle and Barn Wedding

Here’s Hannah and Ed’s castle wedding service at Sudeley Castle, followed by photos in the castle grounds. We drove them to The Barn at Upcote for final photos before they celebrated with friends and family in the Barn. It was fun, relaxed, full of love and my absolute pleasure to be a small but important part of their wedding day. Here’s what Hannah said… “We booked Suzie and her gorgeous car to take us from the church to our reception venue and it was one of the best decisions we made! The car is absolutely beautiful inside and out, and Suzie is so professional and helpful. We were so pleased that we got to travel back to the Barn from Sudeley in it, as it felt like such a special journey and the car was perfect for it! The communication from Suzie was great as well, from booking through to checking details a few days before and then on the day itself – thank you so so much! We just wish we had another special occasion soon so we could travel in the car again!” 

Much Kushi love

xx Suzie xx

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Jess & Alex’s Autumnal Cosy Cotswold Barn Wedding

When you and your (new husband!) are chefs with your own event catering business, choosing somewhere with excellent food is an absolute must. Stone Barn’s huge indoor BBQ and smokery always looks and smells deee-lish.  Perfect for a cosy Autumnal barn wedding. Big congrats and lots of love <3 to Alex and Jess from Moreton-in-Marsh. You two are beautiful inside and out. Much Kushi love for your many more journeys to come.

xx Suzie xx

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Sophie & Matt’s Cosy Cotswold Barn Wedding

The super sweet Sophie and Matt who were able to marry outside in the gardens of Cripps Barn​ We picked Sophie and her Dad up from The New Inn at Coln St Aldwyns​ – and I’m pleased to say they loved the car! The ever so cute flower girls were our biggest fans too <3 Hhhmm, I really do have the best job, thank you.

Much Kushi Love
xx Suzie xx

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Will & Kate’s Luscious Lux Winter Wedding

Well, this is how to do a winter wedding. Ask everyone to dress in black tie and this is what you get… luscious lux glam. Wow! As you know, we are never knowingly under-sequinned but this wedding blew my sparkly socks off. Massive congrats to Will and Kate (not those ones, durrr) who married at the amazing Elmore Court​. The sun shone, the sequins sparkled and these two absobluddylutely rocked it! Just wait till you see the flower girl. Move over bride, she wants your job!!!!

Much Kushi Love

xx Suzie xx

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Jess & Alex’s Autumnal Cosy Cotswold Barn Wedding

When you and your (new husband!) are chefs, choosing somewhere with excellent food is a must. Stone Barn in the Gloucestershire Cotswold houses a huge indoor BBQ and smokery always looks and smells deee-lish. Perfect for a cosy Autumnal barn wedding. Big congrats and lots of love to Alex and Jess from Moreton-in-Marsh. These two are beautiful inside and out.

Much Kushi Love 

xx Suzie xx

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What’s so great about an Ambassdor wedding car?

To be perfectly honest, as cars go, they aren’t actually all that great.  Compared to a modern car that is.  Thirsty on the petrol, there’s no power steering, so biceps of steel are needed to maneuver.  Sometimes it feels like you have to stand on the brakes to stop, and don’t get me started on the handbrake.  Let’s just say, if hill starts were a sport, I could enter the Olympics! With no air con, on a hot summer’s day, shade from a tree is my only friend when parked.  That and a fan of course.  Yep, driving an old Ambassador is not for the faint hearted that’s for sure. But that’s also why I love it so. It’s quirky, whiny and cool.  It never fails to get a reaction and turn heads, I feel proud to own such a rare beast.  And rare it is, after 56 years of production in India ceased two years ago, the iconic Amby is no more. Well, apart from the 33,000 or so working as taxis in Kolkata! But what’s great about the Ambassador and why does it make a good wedding car? Well, to start with, there’s the ample legroom and roomy backseat that bounces along on the comfy suspension. Its impressive headroom and low front seats give passengers an uninterrupted view. Top it off with my Amby’s bejewelled interior and flowery bumpers, it’s a perfect, one-off, work of art that’s guaranteed to give your wedding the wow factor.

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Much Kushi love

xx Suzie xx

Gordon & Rachel’s Stroud Cotswold Church Wedding

Gordon & Rachel were like the Bear Grylls and Laura Croft of weddings in how determined they were to make the most of the fabulous Stroud views from Rodborough Common. They married at Rodborough Church and had their reception at The Great Tythe Barn near Tetbury.  En route between the two, we stopped the traffic to walk them across a busy road through the mud, puddles and grass, in the ffffrreeeezing March wind for their awesome wedding photos…loved these two!

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Much Kushi Love

xx Suzie xx

 

Laura & Shane’s Stunning Autumn Wedding

This is how to weave warm Autumn glamour into your October wedding as seen at this Egypt Mill wedding in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire​. The colours they wore, their epic fiery red heads of hair, even the awesome idea of using leaves as confetti, these two looked I N C R E D I B L E!  We couldn’t stop lusting after Laura’s Maggie Sottero​ dress and when the sun made a quick 5 minute appearance for their wedding photos…well, it was just the icing on the cake! Bless these beautiful two. And special thanks to Oobaloos Photography for these images. All copyright to this sister.

Much Kushi Love  

xx Suzie xx

P.S. Don’t EVER take that dress off Laura!!!

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Chloe & Tom’s Sunny Cotswold Barn Wedding

Congratulations to the amazing Chloe and Tom who were super lucky to marry in glorious sunshine at Stone Barn near Cheltenham. As Brits we love to talk about the weather, especially as the forecast had changed from rain to thundery showers to sunshine over the course of the week! Chloe’s dress was so pretty and delicate and matched our car perfectly. So much excitement, love and laughter at this wedding, plus a few moments of alone-time when they took Her Outdoors for a spin, all captured by a video drone. Lots of love to these beautiful two!

Much Kushi Love

xx Suzie xx

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Emma & Wim’s Homespun and Fun Gloucestershire Farm Wedding

Another beautiful bride at today’s rustic, creative wedding. Emma wore a 1940s vintage gown and married her musician love at Stroud Registry Office. En route to the farm owned by a family friend, we stopped off for some ethereal photos in a sun-drenched woodland. Emma and Wim, I imagine you are riding that carousel as I type this!!!

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Have the best fun and a happy marriage full of love, laughter and music.

Much Kushi love

xx Suzie xx

Jenny & Mark’s Gloucestershire Church & Farm Wedding – May 2015

Wow, what a stunning wedding day for the gorgeous Jenny and Mark who had a church wedding in South Gloucestershire followed by a reception at Park Mill Farm. The English countryside did what it does best and put on a display of cowslips and buttercups galore. Loved every detail from the flowers to the funky French bar. Oh, and the super cute crochet wedding toppers! Lots of love you beautiful people and enjoy Italy ‘molto’ 🙂

Much Kushi love

xx Suzie xx

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My Expert Interview by SoGlosWeddings

Recently I gave an interview about how I started Kushi Cars.  I’m a woman chauffeur in what is predominantly a man’s world. Want to know why?  Read my ‘back story’ by SoGlosWeddings.

Much Kushi Love    

xx Suzie xx

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Suzie Goodman started up her own wedding car company five years ago when a random web search lead her to spot and buy the car from her own wedding. Based in Cheltenham, her unique and eye-catching Ambassador Classic car is available for couples hoping to bag a beautiful and distinctive wedding car for their big day.

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In this expert interview Suzie talks to SoGlosWeddings about what makes Kushi Cars such a perfect choice for wedding days and how to arrive in style.

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Tell us what made you start up Kushi Cars? I loved the car from my own wedding so much I decided to buy it! It was a huge leap of faith into the unknown and something no-one would ever expect me to do, least of all me. But I like to be different and I needed a business that could fit around my family.

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What does Kushi Cars mean? Kushi means ‘happiness’ in Hindi and sums up our ethos and brand perfectly. We bring happiness to everyone we meet because the car has a nostalgic 1950s look and an interior that is so incredible, it always raises a smile. I also chose Kushi because in English it evokes feelings of comfort and cosiness; something my car has plenty of.

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Tell us a bit about the car itself – what is it and how is it decorated? My car is an imported Ambassador from India based on the Morris Oxford. She is decorated in the Indian wedding style, so both bumpers are festooned with exotic flowers and her interior is lavished with rich fabrics of red and gold. Pretty much every inch inside is covered in sequins, beads and bells for that ‘Bollywood’ look. It is so over the top, it even has a chandelier on the ceiling!

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Do you personally drive the car for wedding hires? Yes, I always drive the car myself. When I first started Kushi Cars I thought that my husband might do some of the weddings but I love it so much that I couldn’t let anyone else do my job.

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Apart from the decorations, what makes Kushi Cars so unique? Not only is it rare to see women chauffeuring wedding cars in what is traditionally ‘a man’s world’, I like to offer an intimate, chatty and quite girly experience. I pride myself on reading my passengers’ moods, as often dad is nervous and quiet so I focus on the bride and her wedding. My job is to keep her calm which is generally achieved with a good old girly natter!

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What does hiring Kushi Cars include? Hire includes me as your driver for up to three hours. A typical wedding will start with collecting the bride and her dad from home and driving them to the wedding venue. I usually wait until after the ceremony so that they can have some photos with the car. I always work closely with their photographer to help them get the best shots. I know my car well and know what makes for the best photos.

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What is the best part of your job? Getting the bride to her wedding on time but in a way that’s fun and exciting. Nerves can play havoc with people on the day so it is my job to focus all my attention on my very important passengers.

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What is the most memorable moment you’ve had since starting Kushi Cars? Probably my first wedding. I was understandably nervous but couldn’t tell the bride that she was my first! It was a beautiful barn wedding out in the Cotswolds and remains one of my favourites. Afterwards they wrote to thank me and let me have their photos with the car. As someone who is paid to provide a service, getting a personal thank you is really special.

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Do you have a favourite Kushi Cars wedding? My favourites are when the bride and groom bring in both sides of their cultures. With Indo/Anglo fusion weddings, there’s an English church service in the morning followed by an Indian ceremony in the afternoon. There are two outfits for the bride and groom and afternoon tea is served between the two ceremonies. At these long weddings, I always get fed the most delicious curries!

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What’s the most unusual request you’ve had from a couple planning their wedding? As part of an Indo/Anglo fusion wedding last year, the priest asked me to drive over a coconut at the end of the Hindu ceremony. This is the final part of the two-hour long rituals and symbolises the removal of obstacles for their first journey as husband and wife. It was a bit of play acting and pantomime, but honestly the most fun.

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What’s the most romantic request you’ve ever had? I think one of the most romantic weddings was a couple who married on a quiet Monday at Cheltenham Registry Office. There was no photographer and no flowers; you could almost call it a ‘naked’ wedding. Don’t get me wrong, I love big all singing and dancing weddings but this one was stripped down to what it is, two people and their commitment to loving each other forever and ever.

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How many people can the car fit? How about brides with big meringue dresses? Easily three bridesmaids in the back and we can comfortably accommodate brides with ‘meringue’ dresses because Ambassadors have comfy, deep back seats. It’s one of the reasons I bought it. Often we have one in the front too, which means most of the bridal party get to experience riding in the most amazing car.

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Have you had any wedding day disasters, such as breakdowns, getting lost, burst tyres or last-minute jitters from the bride? Thankfully not many. I’ve had one bride burst into tears when she saw the church. I think the emotion of the build-up got to her. Luckily there was plenty of family around her to help and after five minutes she was marching down the aisle.

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Do you have any new and exciting plans for Kushi Cars in 2015? I’m planning on replacing the flowers on both the bumpers and having some of the interior re-done this year. It’s important that she looks her absolute best because of her very important job!

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Audrey & Karlsen’s 1950’s Barn Wedding – July 2014

Congratulations to Audrey and Karlsen who married at the beautiful Kingscote Barn near Tetbury. There was a definite nod to the 1950’s with THE BEST SHOES EVER – Melissa Shoes by Vivienne Westwood!!!  You could say that Her Outdoors fitted the brief perfectly!  This couple were so lucky to grab their photos in the sunshine because the weather turned into ‘cats and dogs’ rain later, as you’ll see. After the ceremony we drove them for some quiet time and photos in the beautiful Cotswold countryside near Tetbury. P1090490 P1090494 - Copy P1090495 P1090496 P1090498 P1090500 P1090501 P1090503 P1090504 P1090519 P1090526 P1090532 P1090535 P1090537 P1090551

Some of the official images by the ledge that is Clint from Pixel Photography. Awesome aren’t they?  (Always choose a professional photographer, always).

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Bon voyage you two, have yourselves a magnificent mini-moon!

Much Kushi Love

xx Suzie xx

Martin & Milica’s Scorching Cotswold Wedding – July 2014

Wow! What a scorcher of a day for Martin and Milica’s timeless wedding in The Cotswolds. First we collected Mum and bridesmaids from Garniche at the Puesdown and drove to Aldsworth Church before returning for Milica and her Dad. Wish I had more photos of her dress, it was sooo beautiful, classic and elegant. Just like the bride in fact.

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Lots of love to you two and wishing you all the best for your next journey to Bali and beyond.

Much Kushi Cars love

xx Suzie xx

Lindsay & Andy’s Wedding at Stone Barn – May 2014

Has to be THE best start to my week. Magical words from Friday’s bride that made me well up…

“Hi Suzie, Firstly, can I say thank you so much for the wonderful part you played in our special day. From helping me get into the car, to checking whether I’d removed my engagement ring and taking some of the best photos I’ve seen so far! The car is magical and went down a storm with all our guests. It really did add to the traveling theme of our wedding and I would highly recommend Kushi cars to everyone I know. Everybody warns you that you’ll feel a real low after it’s all over. To be honest, I had such a great time, I still feel elated. The one thing I do feel sad about is the relationships and friendships we formed with all the wonderful people that we met on the journey from he beginning to the actual wedding day, including you, are now at an end! Thank you once again! It would be great of you were able to find a minute to send me copies of those photos. Lots of love, Lindsay & Andy xxx”

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Congratulations to Lindsay and Andy from London who got married at the stunning Stone Barn. These two met travelling so the theme for their wedding was all the places they’d been together. Their honeymoon will take them on a road trip to California. Love 🙂

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Some very on-trend touches to their wedding don’t you think?  Oh, and all photos taken on my old iPhone4. Pretty good hey?!

Much Kushi Love,

xx Suzie xx

Helen & Rob’s Wedding – Malmesbury Town Hall – April 2014

Helen and Rob recently returned from 2 years working in a part of India where Ambassador cars like mine are literally everywhere.

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A quick Google search and we were booked as their wedding transport. I’m so glad they found us because we LOVED being such an important part of their wedding day. A little bit of India in the Cotswolds.

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Congratulations you lovely people 🙂

 

Kushi Love, Suzie xx

 

Katie & Stew – Priston Mill nr Bath

Friday was an epic 100+ mile drive, from Cheltenham via Bristol to Somerset and back again, for a beautiful barn wedding at the stunning Priston Mill nr Bath.

Mum rode up front with me, Katie and her Dad in the back. So much chatter and giggles on the way, helped by Katie being super chilled and very excited about the whole thing! 🙂

Massive congratulations to Katie and Stew and thank you for choosing us as your wedding car.

xx Suzie xx

 

The Magic Within…Take A Look Inside

Everyone notices my Ambassador because seeing an Indian car pootling around the Cotswolds is unheard of.  There’s nothing like it around these parts.  Most people clock the flowery bumpers and realise it’s a wedding car but it’s not until you look inside that the magic hits you.  Gasps of delight, astonishment and “Wow, look at the chandelier!” are often heard.  

It took 7 days to create her bejewelled interior of rich fabrics, not to mention A LOT of glue! Pretty much every surface that could be adhered to, was covered in fabrics sourced from the markets of India.  The inspiration was to recreate a Goan Sunset, hence the use of reds and golds throughout.

There’s two things I love about my car’s interior decor.  When the afternoon sun hits the sequins, they become almost iridescent and shimmer with a Mother of Pearl affect.  The other thing I love is the gentle sound of the beads and bells jingling and jangling over every bump in the road.  Something that brides and grooms often notice, especially when we do ‘Carriages at Midnight’ journeys.

Even the rear-view mirror is lavishly adorned with sequins and beads, perfect for this cute little shot of two bridesmaids.

Finally, no Indian car would be complete without an image of Ganesh somewhere, for he is ‘the remover of obstacles’ who keeps us both safe.  My car’s Ganesh also doubles up as a handy jostick burner.

Hopefully you can just see his outline, next to the ‘mini me’ toy Ambassador on my dashboard.

Put all these opulent surroundings together and what do you get when you hire us as your wedding car?  THE most incredible back-drop for your wedding photographs, guaranteed!

Kushi Love

xx Suzie xx

 

Credits:

Mark Walford Photography

Gemma Williams Photography

Simon Young Photography

Alexa Loy Photography

John Day Photography