Yesterday the lovely S and I took a road trip. Not one of those Hollywood trekking across America in a Mustang road trips (I wish!) but down to Poole to pick up a new (for us) vintage hand cart for our couples to use at their weddings here.
Having checked that we could actually fit the cart onto our trusty trailer, we drove down and loved it on sight!
S loaded it onto the trailer, roped it on and off we went back home with our lovely new acquisition. The trailer had been used by local builders R Short of Upton, Poole, Dorset.
There was a painted wooden sign in the cart with the builders name and phone number, “Phone Lychett Minster 365” which matches the signwriting at the end of the cart. The cart is probably Victorian and although we don’t know much about its origins, we’re looking forward to putting it to new uses here for our wedding couples.
The next job is to re-paint the cart in our livery colours so I’ve taken plenty of photos because I want to reproduce the coach lines which I think make it look so smart. I’m wondering how to decorate the handy little box underneath the cart which says, “Ever After”.
I’m thinking we could use it for arrival drinks, gift table, reception drinks, dessert station, tea and coffee service, sweets trolley, table plan display, bar – lots of way we could use it!
I’ll be back with photos of the newly painted cart so all our couples booked for next year can start thinking of the ways they want to use it in their wedding next year.