[Melissa at Ruby Press always posts about products and places that I never see anywhere else - she's introduced me to so many wonderful things that way. And even though these days she's busy with the newest addition to her family, she very sweetly agreed to write up a fab guest post for me.]

When my husband and I got married 7 years ago, we booked a gorgeous white vintage Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce with aqua blue leather interior that was just dreamy {see it here}. I think the get-away car shouldn’t be an after-thought…in fact, it could dictate the style of the entire wedding!

This classic, cherry-red Mercedes would make the perfect exit at an intimate Brooklyn wedding, with a jazz brunch catered by Sunday Suppers and a table set with vintage silver, an antique white linen table runner and calligraphed place cards on a long farm table big enough for the bride, groom, and only their very closest friends and family.

This sleek Citroen begs for a bride with a deep, smoky eye, a pale nude/pink lip, a killer vintage dress, and antique crystal rhinestone earrings. The reception would include a Francois Hardy tune for the first dance, champagne served in vintage glasses, and espresso-flavored French macaroons instead of cake.

This vintage mint green Wagoneer calls for a preppy picnic wedding in Vermont, complete with big comfy plaid blankets instead of tables, classic cokes with red and white paper straws, and individually-sized cherry pies for dessert.

A tangerine VW bus would be perfection at a barefoot, outdoor Mexican beach wedding with mouth-watering local food {think fish tacos, chunky guacamole, and watermelon agua frescas!}, classic pinatas for the kiddies, and flowers tangled into the bride’s hair.

If a BMW 2002 is your get-away car, then wouldn’t a sunny, afternoon Palm Springs wedding held at a chic mid-century modern home with floor to ceiling windows, a lemon-yellow vintage cocktail dress in place of a traditional wedding dress, and a pool party reception with candy-colored cocktails be super chic?

{images from here, here, here, here, here and here – in that order}

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  1. A.Co

    SO FUN!

    The getaway car – such sweet ideas.

    I got married … omg, almost FOUR months ago and while the planning was oh-so-stressful, the day was perfect, perfect, PERFECT!!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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  2. sylvie of silver lining

    my fashion career started working for the marvelous melissa as her assistant and her lovely & amazing style has made a lasting imprint on my life lens ever since!

    that superchic citroen has my name written all over it…and if we weren’t tying our knot on a beach in paradise, we’d love to zip away in this beauty!

    bravo, melissa!

    xo,
    sylvie of silver lining

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    • melissa davis

      Oh Kathryn, it was so fun to put together! ;) Thanks so much for inviting me!!

      And Sylvia- you are TOOOO sweet. I think I just blushed.

      xxM

  3. Kate {DomestiKatedLife}

    That mint green car is delicious! My favorite color, of course that’s how I’d pick a car…

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  4. Helen

    Ooh, you’ve featured our wedding car. We had a gorgeous white Citroen DS. Sitting in it was like riding on a cushion of air and was definitely one of my favourite things about our wedding. I loved it!

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  5. Tasty Fare, Pretty Wear

    I’ve always dreamed about slipping away in a sleek, shiny, antique Rolls Royce, but I love the whimsy behind the VW van, or even an old bug. So fun and unexpected!

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  6. Jeanette

    Wow I love love love this post, Thanks!

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  7. Rachel - theWeddingVine

    I love vintage cars, so its going to be a must at my wedding!

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  8. Morgan Trinker

    I am IN LOVE with this post. Melissa, you absolutely NAILED the inspirations for every car. Once I read your descriptions, and then looked at the photo again, I was all, yes… yes…. YES! Perfection.

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  9. Christi

    What a FUN post! I love the idea of picking something (like a Great old car) and using that to dictate the feel of an entire wedding. All of the ones you described sound like such fun parties.

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  10. Rose

    Ohhhh… I really want that citroen…
    And I really want to be the bride you described in it!!!

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  11. colleen

    My husband and i threw a lakeside wedding this summer and we took a brief “getaway” ride in the wooden Chris Craft boat my father-in-law spent the entire winter restoring. It was such a blast to go with our parents! Scroll down through the link for some boat pics. Our photographer is absolutely brilliant, by the way!

    http://www.ryanbrenizer.com/blog/2010/09/colleen-and-steve/

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  12. Julia @ Brides Up North

    Beautifully put together Melissa!

    BTW I am adding snippet & ink to my Links I Love on my blog, Brides Up North xx

    Julia x

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  13. Jennifer

    I love these car photos! They remind me of a wedding cake we just made for a NYC bride with a yellow checkered taxi cab as a topper…who knew transportation could be so trendy!

    http://hudsoncakery.blogspot.com/2010/11/nyc-just-married-checkered-cab-wedding.html

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  14. Becca

    Love this M! Beautiful cars are just so much fun…

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  15. efffetti

    OMG! these shots are fantastic and the cars!!!

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  16. Michael and Anna Costa

    Perfect for a vintage-styled wedding!

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