With so much attention focused on weddings, how you arrive on the day is surely almost as important as who you are with or marrying. Which is why Natalie Turner’s stylish choice of two Citroen Traction Avant (TA) cars made for an impressive choice on her big day.
The bride travelled in a 1936 TA limo with her bridesmaids following hot on her heels in a 1949 TA Light 15.
Natalie explained: “It’s impossible not to be enthusiastic about classic cars working at Footman James Insurance and it seemed only fitting that I should honour this on my wedding day! We had so many comments about them on the day; they were definitely the right choice for such an occasion. We were absolutely delighted with the continental touch and the photos will have pride of place in our new home!”
The 1936 Traction Avant Limousine is a French classic car, manufactured by Citroen from 1934 to 1957. Natalie’s car was one of the earlier models, having been made in 1936 at the Quai de Javel car plant in Paris. A left hand drive, the limousine version means extra classic luxury for the driver and up to five passengers.
Natalie’s bridesmaids were transported in the Citroen Traction Avant Light 15 model, manufactured between 1934 and 1957. Their car – a right hand drive – was built in 1949 at the UK Slough factory and is highly sought after because of its stylish design, red leather seats, wooden dashboard and trim.
Both cars were hired from Avant Wedding Cars, based in Swindon and the wedding between bridegroom Chris Turner and Natalie took place at St Mary’s Church in Kingswinford, followed by a reception at the Mercure Kidderminster in Bewdley.
Club members wanting to arrange a classic Citroen car for their wedding should contact the FOXY Lady Drivers Club Helpdesk for advice and contacts.