Bride Travels to her Wedding in an Apollo Blinds Van

A bride-to-be has found a unique way of saving money on her wedding – by being driven to the venue in the groom’s new Apollo Blinds van.  Helena Hamblett decided to make the short trip to her wedding venue in the van because she liked the flowers on it and it would enable the couple to save around £200 by not having to hire a posh car.

“When Matt turned up in his new van I loved it and asked if he’d let my dad drive me to our wedding in it and he said yes,” Helena says.  “Like a lot of other families right now money is tight because Matt has just started the Apollo Blinds franchise but we didn’t want that to get in the way of having the happiest day of our lives so we found a few ways to keep the costs down.

“The van also symbolises that Matt’s business will be a big part of our lives and, as his new wife, I’ll be right beside him as he gets Apollo Blinds off the ground in Wolverhampton.”

Matt admits he thought his bride-to-be was joking when she made the suggestion.  “I was gobsmacked - which for anyone who knows me is a rarity - but it has saved us valuable cash by having her dad drive her to the wedding in the van,” he says.  “It’s also a good opportunity to keep advertising the new business because the van is very distinctive and I’m sure lots of people will do a double take when they see a bride being driven to her wedding in it.”