To your wedding…in a Land Rover

Posted by Oakhurst Farm Cottage - 28 Jan 2021 | Blog

Oakhurst Farm has become an increasingly popular spot for couples to tie the knot. The rural setting, historic chapel and variety of farm accommodation make for a all-in-one wedding package, where family, friends and of course the newly weds themselves can celebrate this special occasion in style.

Oakhurst Fram's classic wedding car for hire
Home, James! The 1978 Series 3 Land Rover ready for wedding services at Oakhurst.

Along with our newly completed wedding venue, which is shaping up nicely and just about ready to host its first wedding, we’re always wracking our brains for fun ways to further enhance the Oakhurst wedding experience.

What about wheels?

The arrival of the bride is such a pivotal moment in any wedding. With this in mind, we decided on offering a classic wedding car as an optional extra to hire for Oakhurst weddings. That said, The choice of vehicle had to cut through some key criteria: 

  • Oakhurst is all about farming and the outdoors, therefore it had to be a farm vehicle, something which looked right in the Oakhurst setting.
  • It had to be a classic, something at least forty years or older.
  • It had to be photogenic – second to the bride of course, it had to turn heads!
The 43 year old Landy in the final stages of restoration.

The best 4×4 for weddings x Far

What better candidate for the Oakhurst wedding car than a classic Land Rover. So the hunt began and little did we know, right here on a nearby farm, a 1978 Series 3 short wheel base was nearing a complete restoration and was looking for a good home.

The little Landy was the perfect fit. Authentically restored to the finest detail and looking much like she did the day she rolled out of the factory, 43 years ago.

She has stolen the hearts of everyone at Oakhurst (The Oakhurst hounds included…they love a ride around the farm in the back), and is bound to add the cherry on top of any couples’ wedding pics and memories.

Drop the top

The Land Rover was developed in the late 1940’s by British car company, Rover. The concept was aimed at farmers who would be able to use the vehicle as a more versatile alternative to a tractor. This made the original Land Rover a super-practical piece of equipment. 

Not a whole lot changed between the first Land Rover’s (Series 1’s) and the 1978 Series 3 model that now graces the Oakhurst farm roads. But, what makes this Landy a great wedding car is that you’ve got the choice of roof on or roof off, as the canvas soft top and pick up canopy can be removed or fitted back in a doddle.

How cool is that? It’s up to you how you want it.

The Oakhurst hounds: Always game for a spin around the farm.

Book this ride

The landy is ready and waiting for hire at any Oakhurst wedding. She comes spotlessly clean and can be used to carry the bridal party to the Oakhurst chapel or wedding venue.

Wedding couples are also welcome to use the vehicle in their wedding photographs should they wish.

To find out more about the full Oakhurst Weddings package, head over to our wedding website : www.oakhurstweddings.co.za

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