Different cultures use various modes of transportation for their brides and grooms. Yet no matter how the couple gets to and from, it is always a special touch and a great opportunity for photographs. Here are some historical mode of transportation for previous royal weddings.
This is Princess Diana’s Horse Drawn Coach that she used to get to the St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1981.
Princess Diana and her father Earl Spencer on her wedding day going to St. Paul’s Cathedral – image courtesy of www.media.photobucket.com
Princess Diana and Prince Charles after the wedding ceremony leaving Westminister Abbey in an open carriage – image courtesy of www.kansascity.com
The Wedding Carriage used in 2002 at the Wedding of Prince Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands – image courtesy of www.lovetripper.com
Sweden’s Royal Couple Crown Princess Victoria, heir to the Swedish throne, to commoner Daniel Westling who will now be known as Prince Daniel, Duke of Vaestergoetland on their wedding day – image courtesy of www.wireimage.com
Apparenlty Sweden’s Royal couple had a four-day wedding celebration included several events in Stockholm including today’s wedding ceremony at Stockholm Cathedral. The hour-long ceremony included what the church of Sweden said was a sexiest traditions that the bride insisted on. The future Queen of Sweden decided to have her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, walk her down the aisle and give her away. Most Swedish brides and their grooms enter the church and walk down the aisle together to show the equality between them. After the ceremony the couple stepped into a horse-drawn carriage and rode through the city to the cheers of thousands of people lining the streets. The carriage took the newlyweds to Stockholm’s harbor where they boarded a gilt longboat driven by 18 naval oarsmen.
Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones in an open carriage – image courtesy of www.ukpress.com
Britain’s Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones wave to the crowd from an open carriage after being married in St. George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle Saturday, June 19, 1999. They are to be known as The Earl and Countess of Wessex.
Japan’s Royal Couple wed on April 10, 1959, when Akihito was crown prince – image courtesy www.gpdhome.typepad.com
In the Greater Toronto Area, you will not likely have access to the above carriages. However, there are a handful of horse drawn carriages or wagon available for hire if this is really desired for your Greater Toronto Area wedding.