Wednesday November 16th Silverline Limousines were awarded the title of “Best Wedding Transport Provider in the East of England” by the TWIA (THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS).
This was the third year in succession for this prestigious title, and highlights the growth and success of the company that was acquired by its new owners in June 2012.
Diane Harper and Kevin Kitteridge were offered two stretched limousines and after many days of pondering they decided to accept the challenge that lay ahead and went ahead with the purchase!
The next year was indeed a challenge. The Hummer limousine was licenced with Broadland District Council for hire and reward, this gave more flexibility to the vehicles usage and that in turn increased bookings.
Diane and Kevin studied the wedding transport market and identified the need for a reliable and professional wedding car company in the area, they then set about selecting the right cars to build a fleet.
In February 2013, they introduced their first 1920s style Imperial Landaulette Wedding Car, this they decided was perfect as it was purpose built with totally the bride in mind, a luxurious leather interior, and six spacious seats, boosting champagne ice bucket, bouquet holder and vanity box, this was indeed an instant success with both bride and groom.
As the desire from couples to book this car grew the decision to purchase another Imperial was quickly made, the second Imperial Landaulette arrived in 2014, to be followed by a third vehicle arriving in January 2017, these beautiful cars are lovingly named – Silva, Mary & Margaret.
During 2013 two white Executive Chrysler Saloon Cars were added to the fleet, complimenting the already busy Chrysler Limousine. It was during this time Silverline were awarded the tender to be the Official Chauffeurs to the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, a white Mercedes E class was purchased to perform these duties.
As Silverline grew it was inevitable more cars would be required, two Daimler DS420 limousines, were bought in as well as a the very popular Beauford Wedding Car, Range Rover Revere Sport and Jaguar Saloon, each vehicle offering something different to the existing fleet.
Plans for 2017 and beyond
The current fleet stands at sixteen and with a flourishing diary ahead for 2017/18 and 19!!! Diane and Kevin are constantly looking at market trends and monitoring the need of future wedding couples, and with this in mind – there may be more additions to come ……?
When asked about their success, both said it has been built by listening to what their prospective bride and grooms want, understanding their requirements and offering advice and solutions so that the customers always gets the most out of their chosen wedding vehicle. Offering the services of experienced uniformed chauffeurs, colour coordinated ribbons, bows & petals and a complimentary bottle of bubbly are included in Silverline wedding packages.