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- Vintage Plymouth: Nothing would look more darling than a vintage-clad newlywed couple stepping into this vintage Plymouth as they journey off onto their honeymoon. Tip: ask your photographer
- Water Taxi: Getting married near a pier? Then be sure to book your night after the wedding bayside and wave farewell to guests from the back of a water taxi.
- Vintage Bug: The classic Beetle shared the spotlight in Herbie Fully Loaded and is ready to shine again on your wedding day. There's also a red-and-white option in case lime green doesn't go with your col
- Cable Car: Only in SF would a historic cable car (replica, for you sticklers) feel as appropriate. With enough room for over a dozen folks and with 20 cable cars in the fleet, there's plenty of room to take th
- Rolls Royce: Modern day Rolls Royces are a dime a dozen (err, at least in the rental market). How great would this vintage number fit with a carefully crafted, DIY wedding. Rent one here.
- Mission Bicycles: Custom order bikes for the big day at Mission Bicycles. White with a touch of blue seems just about perfect. Don't forget to attach a little basket for the bride's bouq
- Hackney Horse & Carriage: What girl didn't dream of a horse-drawn carriage at her wedding? Novato-based Hackney Horse & Carriage makes those dreams come true.
- For a more low-key look, choose the smaller marathon cart—still old-timey but with way less kitsch.
- Golf Cart: For the avid golfers, a golf cart seems most appropriate. To spruce up the classic two-seater, ask your bridal party to decorate the cart with fresh flowers and a hand-written sign.
It seems appropriate for the final post of Weddings Week to be about getaway cars, doesn't it? Gone is the trend of prom-like limos (perhaps a blessing in light of recent safety issues). Instead, newlyweds are bidding farewell to their reception in out-of-the-ordinary modes of transportation. So let go of those old conceptions of a post-party ride and kiss wedding planning goodbye in style.
Traditionally, the getaway car comes out to play at the end of the reception, as the newly minted man and wife run off to their long-awaited honeymoon. And we love seeing those beautiful, tearful (happy tears) goodbyes—even moreso if sparklers are involved. But why wait until the bitter end—ride one of these beauties from ceremony to reception as well. By land or by sea, check the gallery for a getaway car that suits you and your honey's sensibilities.—Esther Hahn