Our 10 favourite Astra Brides in vintage cars

Not a very girly post I know but it is one of my favourite photos seeing the bride arriving - or leaving - in the car.  And I am a bit of a sucker for the look of a vintage car!

A 1936 Ford with a rumble seat caught my eye at the wedding of Kylie & Joel.  It was a friends car and is restored to perfection. Photos: Hayley Smith from Creative Grain. See Kylie's full wedding

Another Ford is next, the classic Ford Falcon.  Love the bright red colour of the car used by Lucy and William for their wedding in Taranaki.  Photos: Aimee Kelly. See Lucy's full wedding story

A sixties Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Impala carried both the bride and groom to the first look reveal of Alisa and Nick. Photos: I Do Photography.  See Alisa's wedding pictures.

Vanilla Shake is the nickname of this 55 Chevy.  Such a statement car that the photographer did some really cute pictures with the wedding party.  Photos: Chris Turner. You can read all about Joannes' wedding.

A 1928 limousine from Hudson Hire in Hamilton was used by Claire and her bridesmaids to travel to the ceremony at Southwell School.  Their wedding style was classic so the beauty suited them perfectly.  See more of Claire's wedding style. Photos: Kate Robinson

This bright green Ford Cortina made quite the entrace for Shanelle Simpson. Great little car and great for taking the bride right up to the start of the aisle!  See Shanelle's wedding details. Photos: Paul Howell

This is such a cool car! The Hudson Hornet is a dream car and really suited the vintage feel Jane and Quentin wanted for their wedding.  Photo: David Le.  See the full wedding pictures.

A matching pair of bright blue vintage 1950's Fords were just magic for Shona's wedding. The bridesmaid dresses were the same striking blue.  Photo: Emma Rogers.  See Shona's pics.

A pair of Daimler Consorts we used by Andrea and Darren for their destination wedding in Arrowtown.  Hired from Classic Car Journeys they were the perfect start to this elegant wedding.  Andrea's wedding story is here

Our 10th wedding had a trio of vintage cars, Sofia came in the Impala and the boys had the muscle cars.  Photos by Lynda Gordon.  You can see Sofia's wedding pics.

So just remember how you arrive at your wedding is really important for setting the scene and feel of the day.  It also might be a rare chance to ride in a statement car.  My problem is that I would want to be the one driving the car!