Crystal & David’s Wedding: Black Bear Golf Course – 9/6/2013
This weekend the Hippie Limo left its usual Denver-Boulder routes for a long ride down to Parker, CO for Crystal & David’s wedding at Black Bear Golf Course. David found our one-of-a-kind service while searching the web for a unique getaway car to round out the couple’s big day. Crystal, David, and their families all share a love of classic cars, and vintage VW buses in particular. This made our Samba an obvious choice.
As I pulled up to the very swank and secluded Black Bear Golf Course I saw three of Crystal and David’s guests taking a break from the festivities and enjoying a few moments of quiet conversation in the cool night air. I had just hopped out of our Samba and began opening the doors for the couple when one of the female guests yelled out, “I’m like a real good friend of the groom. He would sooo want me to take a ride in that!” I smiled and suggested that she might need to wait until I let the couple know I had arrived, and that even then I might need a signed permission slip from the couple. Taking me a bit more seriously than I had expected, the woman leaped up and dashed into the main building where I could hear 90’s music reverberating through the windows.
In moments the bride and groom emerged along with select members of the wedding party. Far from being ready to leave, the couple and their entourage simply wanted to be the first to take in the splendor of our Wayback Machine without the distraction of guests and photographers pressing about them. David asked me if it was okay that the couple not depart immediately, but rather that he send their friends and family out to take a look at the Hippie Limo and to have their pictures taken with it. “Of course!” I said. “Wonderful!” he replied, and then turned to his brother (who was doubling as his best man) and said something before turning back to me and announcing, “My brother Mark will stay here with you to help be sure none of our guests accidentally damage your super van.” He then winked, waved his hand indicating all of those present, and said, “In our family, we know how to take care of beautiful vehicles like this.!”
The next hour and a half saw a steady stream of guests emerging from the portico of the country club and travelling down the long, dramatically lit path to the roundabout where we were parked. I had a great deal of fun talking to everyone who wanted to learn more about our Samba or about vintage VWs in general, and as always it was a blast helping each person or group find just the right pose to make their pictures with the Hippie Limo that much more memorable. When the bride and groom were ready for their grand departure, the maid of honor and the best man took up positions on either side of our main doors to help usher the newlyweds into their carriage.
Off we went down the dark countryroads on the other side of the club’s gates, a fanfare from their friends and family still ringing out behind us. Soon Crystal and David were melting into each other’s arms in the back seat, the wind and unobstructed stars rolling over them courtesy of our five-foot, open-air canvas sunroof. A requested mix of The Beatles serenaded the couple from our 1000-watt sound system, a concert occasionally overridden when the couple turned down the volume again and again to exclaim, “This is the BEST end to our day!”
The Hippie Limo is proud to say that Crystal and David’s wedding was also the BEST way to end to our season! Our most sincere well-wishes for their future together!
More Wedding & Commitment Adventures!
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- Hop over to In the Press to see what the media and blogosphere are saying about us
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