COLOGNE, Germany – It’s been a busy summer for the Mustang. Horse-drawn carriages and vintage vehicles might be the traditional choices to transport couples to and from the church on their special day, but Ford’s iconic car is proving increasingly popular.
Ford followed five nuptials this summer in Germany, Belgium, France and U.K., where Mustangs from different eras played a starring role.
“A Mustang wedding was the obvious choice for us,” said Jake Batty, who, along with new wife, Lucy, chose a 1967 Mustang Coupe in suitably cheering Springtime Yellow for their big day in Stanton Lakes, Leicester, U.K. “We wanted a car that was not only beautiful and timeless, but also powerful, wild and adventurous – hopefully how our marriage will turn out!”
Even though marriage rates across Europe are declining, the number of newlyweds shunning traditional wedding cars in favour of the Ford classic is on the increase. Companies such as Ford Mustang Wedding (FMW), www.fordmustangwedding.co.uk, have driven more than 750 U.K. couples to their wedding venues since launching in 2009.
“Couples getting married today don’t want an old-fashioned wedding car,” said Frazer Rhodes, FMW’s director. “They want something cool that will look amazing in the photographs as well as being comfortable. The Mustang ticks all the boxes.”