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Thinking Outside the Box – Covid19 Business Success Stories

Each month we’ll be featuring a local business that has diversified or added to their service(s) due to Covid19 in order to survive the pandemic.  If you have a story that you would like to share with the business community, please contact us:

Drive-in Vintage Camper Van Weddings

Croydon based company, Buttercup Bus Vintage Campers, was set up by Nathalie Selvon Bruce about 11 years ago when expecting her first child.  As well as discovering that family life was tricky to juggle, she also needed a larger, family friendly vehicle – a cream, 1970s, pimped up VW Camper that, as it turned out, also proved to be a popular wedding car. From there the business diversified into holiday hire, campervan photobooths and eventually national, branded vehicle promotional tours. Buttercup Bus was growing and had become a successful business – until Covid hit.

The wedding industry sector bore the full brunt of lockdown restrictions but most companies weren’t forced to shut down so therefore slipped through the net for government support.  With very little financial help on the horizon for Nathalie, she was forced to think creatively and came up with the idea of the drive-in vintage camper van wedding, in collaboration with Lily Jones events and a couple of beautiful Surrey-based wedding venues.  Based on the drive-in movie concept, this new wedding idea ensures that guests are comfortably accommodated using a fleet of vans and can still enjoy the ceremony as well as a socially distanced reception.

If you would like to know more about Buttercup Bus and their range of services, please click here

Please see below for credits linked to the professional photo’s contained within this article.

CONCEPT | @driveincamperwedding
CAMPERVANS, GLITTER & FLOWER BAR | @buttercupbus
PLANNER, STYLIST & DECOR | @lilyjonesevents
VENUE | @stanhillcourt_weddingevents
PHOTOGRAPHER | @tony_pullen_photographer
PHOTOGRAPHER | @ashleighjoyphotography
VIDEOGRAPHER | @jamesdavidfilms
BRIDE & GROOM | @forever.more.couple
BRIDESMAIDS | @kate.richeyx & @frenaychloe
CELEBRANT | @celebrantofsurrey
FLORIST | @moody_blooms
CAKE | @theartisancakekitchen
JUMPSUIT | @bridalflamingo
BRIDESMAID DRESSES | @matchimony
HAIR & MAKEUP | @sjbhairandmakeup
VEIL | @claude_bridal_studio
ACCESSORIES| @everythingbutsprinkles
FOOD & DRINKS HAMPERS | @stanhillcourt_weddingevents
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