30 years ago on a hot July afternoon I was standing at the Church waiting for my sister to arrive at her wedding, she pulled up at the church in a gleaming vintage Rolls Royce. I thought wow that looks so good this is what I want to do. At the time I was a taxi driver. The next week I bought my first Mercedes, sprayed it white and used it as a taxi but also doing airport runs, theatres and of course weddings. Very soon I had added a Rolls Royce Shadow and a Daimler Limousine to my fleet.
I was off on a journey of a lifetime. What started as a hobby quickly became a full time business, taking me all the way from my local registry office Langtons House right up to Buckingham Palace. Brides kept asking "do you know any good photographers" when they came round to book our wedding cars. This was in the days before the internet , so instead of just sitting in the cars at the wedding I looked to see how the photographer was doing. If they had a great way with the brides and groom and looked to be taking good pictures I would discretely ask for their business card and ask them to join our team. I soon built a team of the best wedding photographers in Essex.
Word soon got around and wedding shops and wedding venues in Essex asked us to supply them as we had a ready made team of top professionals .We added wedding videography and DJ's along the way turning the business into one of the best and biggest wedding companies in Essex. We have probably now attended about 6,000 weddings.
Based in Romford , near the A12 and M25 has been a big advantage as we can travel to Hertfordshire, Kent and London very swiftly.We are the preferred wedding suppliers to Crondon Park Wedding Venue Stock, De Rougemont Manor Hotel, Marygreen Manor Hotel, Woolston Manor, The Old Rectory and The Kings Oak High Beach Essex and many other venues.
To see videos of all our wedding cars please go to "garyatabbey" on YouTube, we have 170+ videos with over 1.2 million views. To see the latest pictures please view our gallery. We supplied the silver Rolls Royce Phantom for BBC Panorama "The fake Sheik" (search for it on Youtube) and the chauffeur cars for Channel 4 Dispatches, "Say yes to the dress" as well as the cars on the only ever live BBC "Don't Tell the Bride" (no pressure there then!)
We also supply top quality wedding photography, videos and DJs for great money saving packages see our main website www.abbeyweddings.co.uk.
Let us take the stress out of your wedding day by booking everything in one place!
All cars can be secured for a £75 non-returnable deposit payable by cheque, cash, bank transfer or PayPal, balance due 14 days before the wedding or cash on the day by prior arrangement.