{Feature Friday} Fifties Chic – Simply Stunning VW Hire…

Happy Friday!

Hope you are all well? Now, this is a feature I’ve been desperate to share with you. I ADORE VW Beetle’s and Campervans – I own a VW Beetle, so they hold a very special place in my heart.  If I was getting married at a location that required me to be driven there, I wouldn’t hesitate to have my Fifi (yes, that’s her name!), be a part of my day.  So, if you are looking for a mode of transport for your 1950’s inspired day, I would recommend Fifties Chic, in a heartbeat!  We met Bethany at the Zoe Lem Wedding Fair and fell in love with her vehicles, she also owns the same car as me, so has to be lovely ;-).  Read on and you will see why…

Belle is my stunning 1958 duck egg blue Karmann Beetle Convertible. She has a white interior and grey hood. She has always turned heads wherever she goes and has proven to be very popular with vintage weddings and gatherings. If you would like to hire Belle for your vintage wedding please contact me through FB or the website www.fiftieschic.co.uk.

Elvis is my gorgeous 1958 vw split screen camper – he’s not officially to be hired out as a wedding vehicle as he is being sympathetically restored to be used as a camper – whether you wish to hire him for a long weekend or a week, I can cater to your needs. He sleeps 2 inside and with his awning, a further 2/3 depending on size!


So whether you are looking for vintage transportation with a difference for your wedding day or a split screen camper to take to a festival or week away in Devon, look know further… Fifties Chic have the oldest selection of VW’s available for hire in the UK. I look forward to meeting you!


See, I told you they were BEAUTIFUL! Go, book one now.. Ok, show your intended first but then go book one before it’s too late! www.fiftieschic.co.uk

Until Next Time xx

Red Glitter Shoes, Kilts & Polka Dots – Felicity & Iain’s Coastal 50’s Be-bop Wedding


I have been so excited to share this real wedding with you and when you see it, you will understand why! The photography by Mark Ammon compliments the wedding perfectly. There are so many things I love about this wedding – the dress, the hair accessory, THE SHOES, the kilt, the bridesmaids dresses, the vinyl placemats, the shoes (oh, I already mentioned that!) Ok, enough of me going on and spoiling what is in store..
The ceremony took at St John the Baptist Church in Southend and the wedding party travelled in style on a vintage bus to   Shoebury East Beach for Pimms and photographs. Following this seaside interlude, the reception was held at The Ashingdon and East Hawkwell Memorial hall near Rochford.  Felicity and Iain personalised the hall with bunting, a period correct bar and vinyl records as placemats! Dinner was fish and chips served from a van adding a real seaside touch and of course no trip to the seaside would be complete without the old ice cream van parked outside serving ice cream cones with flakes for dessert – what a fantastic touch!  The wedding party then danced the night away to the sounds of the 1950’s Be-bop band…
Enjoy my lovelies…
Iain and I met in Wimbledon during the tennis fortnight, neither of us had actually made it to the tennis however, we met at the ATM in the village. The proposal happened whilst on a weekend break in Lille, France. We were doing some window shopping and stumbled upon a jewellers. I saw the perfect ring and we bought it right there and then. After a quick nose powdering, Iain proposed on the steps of Lille town hall.


We built our 1950s styled seaside theme on the attire, music, transport, bunting etc to echo the 50s era…seaside paraphernalia complimented the style throughout, rock, fans, flip flops, postcards, bucket and spades etc. We did a lot of the decorations and ideas ourselves, but were helped by Venus Wedding Planners, a Essex based organisations who had good links in the community.
Jiveswing was definitely our most indispensable supplier – took full control of the entertainment. Our favourite wedding details were the 12″ record place mats, which acted as fans in the searing 32 degree heat, and the cocktail barman.
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See, I told you it was brilliant…and how amazing were those shoes!  This is definitely my kinda wedding.. Please do comment at let us hear what you thought of Felicity and Iain’s coastal 50’s wedding!
Until next time peeps x
Credit Where Credit’s Due

Photography:   Mark Ammon Photography (http://www.markammonphotography.co.uk/ )
Bride’s dress:    Cutting Edge Brides, Bexley (http://www.cuttingedgebrides.com/)
Bride’s shoes:   Schuh
Bridesmaids’ dresses & accessories: Fairy Gothmother (http://www.fairygothmother.co.uk/)
Groom’s outfit:  Kilt – modern Urquhart tartan (some shop in Edinburgh)
Pageboy outfit:  Child’s 3 piece suit by Debenhams
Buses:  1950′s buses (http://blackwaterpreservationgroup.weebly.com/)
Flowers:  Out of the Earth, Southend-on-Sea (http://www.outoftheearth.co.uk/)
Hair:  Legend – Southend on Sea, SS1 2ND
Make-up:  Beauty Basement (http://www.beautybasement.co.uk/)
Cake:  Ice-cream styled cupcakes by Hannah’s Bakery, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2SG
Catering:  The Frying Squad (http://www.thefryingsquad.co.uk/) & Rossi’s Ice-Cream Van (http://www.rossiicecream.com/)
Band / DJ:  All organised by Jiveswing (dancers & DJ) & Ooh Bop Shabam (band) – http://www.jiveswing.com/