Feature Photo By: Iacob Otneil
The wedding getaway car has been a long-standing tradition dating all the way back to the 1950’s. At the end of the night, guests would follow the newlyweds after the reception to their honeymoon departure and create as much noise and commotion as possible by tying tin cans to the back of the vehicle. Thankfully, the modern era has ditched this idea and started the trend of choosing a unique getaway that will make for a great photo opportunity on the couple’s way to happily ever after. So, cap off your big day with a show-stopping “just married” ride handpicked by our wedding experts here at Rocky Mountain Bride.
1. Classic Convertible
If you’re worried about how your hair will fare in a convertible, don’t be! Drive with the roof down and lowered for your departure photos then simply cruise in style with the top up again.
Photo by Sincerely Jules Studio
2. Antique Car
As the bride, you arrived in style to the ceremony so it’s only fitting that your departure is just as beautiful, iconic and luxurious when you leave. Having a vintage wedding car can also be a fun focal point for some of your portraits! Give your photos that timeless, classic feel similar to what this couple did.
Photo by Jillian Nielsen Photography
3. Sail Boat
Sail away on the open waters with your loved one as you savor and reflect on the oh-s0 memorable night shared with your closest friends and family. Your guests will be totally wowed by this majestic getaway, and so will you when your photographer delivers the photos!
Photos by Paige McKenzi Photography
4. Trolley Bus
A trolley bus is a smart choice if you need to transport your wedding party and any guests from the ceremony location to the reception back to lodging accommodations at the end of the night. This means of transportation might also save you some bucks instead of renting a totally separate ride. If it has a true Trolley look, check with the rental company about taking it downtown to snap a couple classic and nostalgic photos.
Photo by Emily Millay Photography
5. Four Wheel
If your wedding theme is outdoor-focused and adventure-filled, it only makes sense for your getaway vehicle to follow suit. Of all the coolest, most fun choices, an off-road four wheel might fit your needs as well as your personality. Set off into the horizon and find the perfect mountain view with your new honey!
Photo by Nate Shepard Photography
6. Vintage New York City Taxi
Experience an oldie but a classic with a vintage New York-style taxi cab to take you to your honeymoon suite. The wedding festivities might be over, but the guests’ reaction should still remain the same when the bride and groom drive away in a classic and timeless getup like this one!
Photo by Jessie Lyn Photography
7. Horseback Ride
If you’ve dreamed of being taken away on horseback after your nuptials like a true romantic, we got you, girl! Saying farewell on horseback might be an option if you’re having a barn wedding, or at the very least make pretty portraits. So saddle up, and enjoy the ride.
Photo by Wild Earth Weddings
8. Farm Tractor
Ride off in true farm fashion with this unique and adorable tractor getaway! There’s no better ending to a rustic, chic wedding than a hayride on a vintage farming tractor.
Photo by Jana Scott Photography
9. Pontoon Boat
If you and your groom grew up spending summers on the lake then this wedding getaway ride might be calling your name! Cruise around on the water just the two of you under twinkling lights and reminisce about the most amazing day of your lives.
Photo by Adriana Montoya Photography
10. Decorated Golf Cart
Walk hand-in-hand out of the venue into your getaway car, a golf cart outfitted with florals and beautiful calligraphy signage to whisk you away.
Photos by Hillary Lacy Photography
11. Volkswagen Van
Do you fancy the seventies charm of a vintage VW bus? If so, why not rent a nostalgic fun colored camper! We probably don’t need to point out that a vehicle like this will create a darling retro backdrop for photos.
Photo by Lindsay Grace Photography
An epic and romantic wedding escape speaks to the type of couple you are. So, if you like to make a scene and want to keep your guests talking long after the celebration then a helicopter tour might be your go-to choice. Planning an elopement in the Whistler, BC area? Blackcomb Helicopters can help you achieve your elopement dreams! They can fly you to your picturesque elopement spot year-round and offer six glacier, lakeside and mountain-top locations. The sky is not the limit!
Photo by Leanne Sim Photographer
If you are having a lakefront wedding take advantage of the water and take a ride in a canoe once the wedding celebration comes to an end. An all-white canoe is a quintessential rustic symbol so why not add this classic camp style boat into your wedding day!
Photo by Minted Photography
14. Vintage Truck
A 1950’s truck adorned with fresh florals and hand-made signs is something you see on Pinterest. This couple has the right idea, from the rustic red barn and the bride’s romantic lace dress to the cobalt blue GMC, they really wanted to kick their “just married” status into full gear after saying I do.
Photo by Blake Loates Photography
If you’re an adventurous couple or have always had an affinity for motorcycles then why not make an exit on one. A motorcycle getaway isn’t for the faint of heart, but we sure love the edge factor it adds to wedding photos! Pair it with a leather jacket for some added spice.
Photos by Dan Cox Photography
16. Private Airplane
Take your love to the sky and get a bird’s eye view of your wedding location with this one-of-a-kind escape. A private jet or helicopter makes the ultimate jetaway vehicle on the wedding day itself.
Photo by Olea Janes Photography
For more inspiration and resources on planning your Rocky Mountain wedding, be sure to check out our Planning Page and Pinterest Board!