Nikki Paxton Photography
In line with couples’ wishes for big day celebrations that reflect them and their passions, we’re always keen to see options expanding beyond the traditional and the expected to deliver something out of the ordinary.
We’re therefore super excited to be introducing you to a new Sponsor of ours on the blog today who is doing just that through an alternative wedding transport company.
Introducing Yorkshire Vehicle Hire (YVH), a family-run business set up by husband and wife team Tom and Sophie Waters, in 2017 after they spotted a gap in the market for wedding cars with a difference when planning their own big day.
Covering their home county and beyond, the motor enthusiasts offer a convoy of cool Land Rovers for that most important journey as well as awesome photo opportunities. Their fine fleet also includes a stunning 1952 Bedford Bus and Defender Beer Wagon, with more vehicles on the way soon.
And its not just about style, as we discover by inviting Tom to the blog to tell us about the firm’s personal service, high standards and USPs, that are helping to steer YVH apart from others…
Little Sixpence Photography
Can you give us an overview of Yorkshire Vehicle Hire and how it came to fruition?
Tom says: We founded Yorkshire Vehicle Hire in 2017 after we couldn’t find what we wanted for transport for our own wedding day. We did not want the traditional vintage white car to take us to and from the church, we wanted something ‘different’. We ended up having a convoy of different Land Rovers – this gave us the idea and YVH was born.
Tell us about your fleet of vehicles?
We specialise in Land Rover wedding cars, from your Vintage Series Land Rovers right through to the iconic Land Rover Defender. We also have a stunning 1952 Bedford Bus, perfect for transporting the bridal party.
And why have you chosen these vehicles in particular?
Land Rovers have always been around in my family, the passion has been passed down from my grandad, onto my dad then down to me. The first car I drove was a Land Rover Defender, since that day they really have been in my blood.
Can you tell us about the services you offer to brides and grooms?
We offer a very personal service and our ultimate promise is to get you there on time! We pride ourselves on being professional yet with a relaxed and stress-free approach. Those final moments before a wedding can be incredibly tense and emotional and so our purpose is to deliver a friendly and seamless service, putting all at ease and assisting in any way that is needed.
From the initial enquiry through to the final journey, we aim to deliver the very best. Couples often ask “how long can we have the car for” and our answer every time, is “until you have finished with it!” – it’s their day, they have chosen YVH and therefore we will ensure we give them the time they need to make the most of the car – whether it’s for photo opportunities at a favoured location or just have a drive around and relax a little after the ceremony before the partying begins.
In your opinion how can the transport a couple pick for their wedding enhance their big day celebrations?
Even though your wedding day can be a long day from the early morning makeup routine right through to dancing into the night, there are not many opportunities to spend a precious moment with your new husband or wife. Having wedding transport, be it a few miles or further, gives you both the chance to breathe, enjoy the moment and take in one of the biggest days of your life. Plus, Land Rover wedding cars look totally awesome on your photos!
Ginger Snaps Photography
Can you give us an overview of the Yorkshire Vehicle Hire team?
We are a family run and operated company, both myself and my wife, Sophie, drive our vehicles, along with my father. We have a number of trusted and experienced drivers who also drive for us.
You have recently added a Defender Beer Wagon to your offering – can you tell us a little about this?
Yes, we are so excited about this new part of our business – OneTen On Tap – The Defender Beer Wagon. We have brought together two of our favourite things in the world, Land Rovers and craft beer! It is well suited to an outdoor tipi wedding vibe, but really…who doesn’t want a beer poured directly from the Land Rover Defender?!
Little Sixpence Photography
Holden & Jones Wedding Photography
What is the feedback like from your wedding couples?
We always ask our couples for feedback so we can keep improving and maintain our high standards. Our personable and relaxed feel is something which our couples often compliment us on. They love our personalised hampers we can offer which makes their YVH experience extra special.
What sets you apart from other wedding hire car companies?
We are not your traditional wedding car company; we like to do things a little differently. We love bespoke, unique and unusual!
What areas of the country do you cover?
Even though we are Yorkshire based – and very proud to be – we do cover a lot larger area, we often have weddings in the Midlands right through the North up to the Scottish Borders.
If you could chauffeur any celebrity to a wedding, who would it be, and why?
That’s tough! Most probably, Sir Winston Churchill, not only is he a British legend but he also had a love for Land Rovers and had a Series 1 given to him for his 80th birthday.
In addition to Land Rovers and weddings, what are your other passions?
Travelling, we love seeing more of this amazing world we live in! Visiting different countries and experiencing different cultures – and if you can do it in a Land Rover, even better!
Joel Skingle Photography
Aaron Jeffels Wedding Photography
What would you say was your business highlight from 2019 and what are you most looking forward to about 2020?
Our business highlight of 2019 was winning The Wedding Industry Awards – ‘Transport Provider of the Year for Yorkshire & North East’. We are adding some new vintage Land Rovers to our fleet, which we are really excited for.
How can our readers get in touch or find out more about Yorkshire Vehicle Hire?
We love the visual aspect of Instagram, we feel it gives future couples the opportunity to see how amazing our vehicles can look on their big day. Check us out here. Also, our website has all our vehicles and contact details on.
Anything else to share with our readers?
We can also offer certain vehicles with the option to Self Drive. So, if the groom, best man or even the bride want to drive one of our Defenders on their big day… we can make it happen!