Lauren & Brent’s Wedding: Red Rocks Park & Trading Post – 8/25/2012

The Hippie Limo - Denver & Boulder's Premier Retro-Mod Vintage RideWhen Lauren contacted me she told me that her beau-to-be was a lifelong fan of VW buses and that he wanted more than anything to own one. In anticipation of that day she wanted to give him a ride in the Hippie Limo for their special trip from the ceremony at Red Rocks to the reception at the Boulder Country Club. Of course, I jumped at the chance to give another VW lover a taste of the very best VW had to offer in the 60’s.

When I arrived at the venue I tucked our Samba discretely behind a catering truck to await a text from Lauren’s mother that would signal my surprise arrival. The couple’s big day coincided with the 2012 edition of Reggae on the Rocks, a music festival showcasing the best of legendary and upcoming artists in the genre. There was no shortage of good music to listen to or shouts of appreciation from the crowds as I waited. When the time came I rolled up to the large event space with The Beatles song Love Me Do reverberating from the sound system. A wave of smiles washed across the faces of Lauren and Brent’s wedding guests and several of them broke out into dance.

On hearing the music, Lauren ushered Brent around the corner of the Trading Post to see the surprise she had arranged. From the driver’s seat of the Hippie Limo I could see his eyes widen and jaw drop. Brent then drew Lauren in for an embrace and a kiss, obviously deeply touched. Brent had to content himself with simply adoring the Microbus from afar for a bit longer as their photographer, the very personable and obviously talented Penny of Penny [O] Photography, had to pull them away for some group photos. The time passed quickly for me as I was very busy answering their departing guests’ questions about the couple’s sweet getaway car, but it must have been an eternity for Brent.

Finally we were off to the Boulder Country Club via a beautiful ride down Highway 93. Lauren and Brent split their attention among the lovely Foothills scenery outside and the music and conversation they shared on the inside. Lauren requested a custom playlist of Rock and Motown hits for their ride, which I gladly provided for them. The trip passed all too quickly and soon the couple found themselves entering their reception (but not before several poses with the Hippie Limo ). I bid them farewell, their smiling but exhausted faces full of appreciation. Best of luck to them on the ride of their lives – marriage!

Lauren & Brent's Wedding - Red Rocks Trading Post Venue - The Hippie Limo

Lauren & Brent's Wedding - When Noses Meet - Boulder Country Club - The Hippie Limo

Lauren & Brent's Wedding - The Kissing Path - Boulder Country Club - The Hippie Limo

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One response

  1. Lauren (Eller) Hornett

    We had SO much fun with Hippie Limo at our wedding! Brent was truly surprised, and I couldn’t think of a better way to travel from our ceremony to the reception – it was a beautiful drive from Red Rocks to Boulder, and we had a great time! It was honestly the only hour of time we had together, just the two of us, all night – which was perfect 🙂

    Thanks Richard & Hippie Limo for making our day so memorable!

    September 7, 2012 at 9:28 AM

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