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Claire & Ni’s Story // Wedding Wheels-next-the-Sea

by:   on: 7th November 2014

Lorna & Simon on their wedding day in a blue Hillman Super Minx Convertable

Image: Amy Lewin Photography

The recycling savvy, and style focused Claire & Nigel moved to North Norfolk back in 2011 and never looked back since. This was the beginning for the Wedding Wheels-next-the-Sea – their wedding car hire business with three beautiful 60’s wedding cars and new renovation project to revive the Control Tower and start a small B&B Business. 

Ni and Claire met in 1993 whilst studying for an Environmental Science Degree in London. Together they have kindled a passion for 20th Century style especially modernism and art deco design, a passion that fits very well with their eco principles of reduce, reuse and recycle. They moved to Norfolk when they bought the Control Tower in October 2011 with the aim of setting up not only their home but also a new shared livelihood of a small unique Art Deco B&B alongside their wedding car hire service with their 3 British classic cars of the 60s.

Control Tower Norfolk // Image: Paul Macro Photography

Images: Paul Macro 

This was a dream come true as not only did the Control Tower fit their desire to own a modernist building it also awakened a desire to understand its place in history; they have become as passionate about its past as they are about its future…

Why here.?… neither are strangers to the area as Ni’s Mum is from Sheringham and holidayed here together with their son – Cillian, for 20 odd years. Claire fell in love with North Norfolk since she first arrived in their Hillman Super Minx back in 1994 to a holiday cottage in Binham for Ni it was always like coming home.

One of their greatest rewards is the opportunity of sharing with others what they feel so lucky to have. They also appreciate that what they offer is not everybody’s cup of tea but if you like vintage style, a slower pace and things just a bit out of the ordinary then you have found the right place.

Wedding Car Hire in Norfolk 

Choose Wedding Wheels-next-the-Sea to add a little vintage charm to your wedding. Claire and Nigel has three chauffeur driven 60s British classic cars all of which have a very different look and feel.

HillmanSuperMinx Convertible built in 1964 it has so much style and elegance but is also a friendly car. It will allow you to be nearer your guests as you drive away happily married, it is elegant and looks stunning in pale duck egg blue

Images: Amy Lewin Photography

HumberSuperSnipe Luxury Saloon also built in 64 is pure luxury and style. Its dove grey leather and walnut veneered interior combined with the two tone blue exterior is eye-catching and really stands out.

Image: Lightening Photography

HillmanSuperMinxEstate their youngest car being built in 1966 is white but its red roof and flash will ensure no one forgets your wedding day car… it is a fun and quirky choice.

Image: Rebel Heart Photography 

Based near Wells-next-the-Sea, Claire and Nigel are deciated to offering amazing customer service. They can tailor arrivals and departures to meet your needs. They are also happy to discuss options with you and give you quotes for different scenarios.

On your day they will arrive before time with a clean shiny car (and driver!) with the classic white V-shaped wedding ribbon. If you require any additional embellishments just ask.

Their cars are over 40 years old and are beautifully restored but not so preened that they look new – this is what makes their cars a more unusual option for your special day.

To arrange a viewing or for more information visit Wedding Wheels-next-the-sea listing. 

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Dalia Courridge

Founder and managing director of Norfolk Brides. Social Media and Marketing consultant by day. Obsessed with all things creative and beautiful - form eclectic weddings, to stunning interiors and abstract art. Addicted to working out and weightlifting. Cannot start the day without a strong coffee.

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