The MOST ICONIC celebrity WEDDING CARS
14 Apr 2022
Revisit the most iconic classic cars featured at these five celebrity weddings
When Brooklyn Beckham received a 1954 Jaguar XK140 as a wedding present from his dad, David, attention turned to the price tag of the lavish gift.
The car cost a staggering £383,502 and this isn't the first time a celebrity has demonstrated their extravagance in the vehicle they drove on their wedding day.
Mark Wilkinson, managing director at classic car insurance broker Heritage, says: "Classic cars offer a timeless appeal, and they are a great choice because they offer some fun, flair and nostalgia to the day's celebrations, allowing the happy couple to fuse flamboyance and tradition."
"Choosing the right vehicle for your wedding should be a fun experience that allows you both to express your style. The bride's arrival at the ceremony is perhaps the first time many of her friends, family members, and photographers will see her on the day. Months and sometimes years of planning go into this first moment that plays such a big part of the wedding day."
Taking a trip down memory lane, Heritage reveals five of the most iconic celebrity wedding cars.
Kate Middleton and Prince William
It was hard not to be impressed when Prince William arrived in a Bentley at his 2011 wedding to Kate Middleton. It was a Bentley State Limousine belonging to Her Majesty the Queen, herself. The car is one of only two ever made, making it one of the rarest on the planet.
Kate Middleton also made an entrance to remember, arriving in a Rolls-Royce Phantom VI, given to the Queen on her Silver Jubilee in 1977 and one of only 18 made for heads of state.
They left their wedding in a stunning Aston Martin DB6 Volante convertible. It belongs to Prince Charles, the father of The Duke of Cambridge, who received it from the Queen on his 21st birthday. The cost of a standard design starts at £200,000.
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews
This pair also went with a classic for their wedding. When the Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister married her fiancé in May 2017, her choice of wedding car was a stunning and very classic vintage 1951 Jaguar MK V.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Speaking of royalty, the queen of American reality TV and pop culture, Kim Kardashian, chose a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe as her wedding car to her short-lived marriage to Kris Humphries. Of course, she didn't just hire one car but a whole fleet of them to transport her and her wedding party to the venue.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
When the Hollywood actor married his fiancée last year in a secret ceremony on the Isle of Wight, the happy couple chose a stunning Mark VII Jaguar as their wedding car.
Nevertheless, when the car was pictured pulling up to the venue without either the bride or groom, some have speculated whether it was really used, or it was just a clever ruse to divert attention. A mystery worth involving Sherlock Holmes himself.
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince
Kate Moss used a fleet of six Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows to transport all 15 bridesmaids to their Cotswolds wedding before being whisked away to her honeymoon in a helicopter.