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8 Wedding Getaway Cars

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When Prince William and Kate Middleton drove away from their Buckingham Palace reception, they opted for a chariot that was old, partially new, borrowed and blue. They left the palace in Prince Charles's 1969 Aston Martin DB6 (a 21st birthday gift from the Queen), which was recently converted to run on 100 percent bioethanol fuel distilled from surplus British wine. Below are options that will fit with any wedding theme, whether the bride and groom want a vintage option or something new.

Glamorous

When the word budget doesn't even come into consideration, daddy's little girl will love to be whisked away from the reception with her groom in a Bentley. A couple that loves vintage touches should opt for an S-Series Standard Saloon, while a more modern couple would look fabulous in a Continental GTC Convertible with its leather, chrome and walnut detailing. This $200,000+ vehicle has a top speed of 189.5 mph just in case they want to make a speedy getaway.

Bohemian

If the barefoot bride's wearing flowers in her hair, a vintage VW bus could be the best way to make a mellow exit. Look for a camper style Transporter and hit the road for the honeymoon. Still love the idea of VW, but need a modern option? Try the Tiguan SEL, which has a cooled glove box for snacks, a DVD player and a rear panoramic glass-sliding sunroof.

Modern

What could be more symbolic than a vehicle built for two? The fuel-efficient two-seater smart fortwo, fits the modern urban couple. Her dress is frill-free, he wears a simple suit; they can drive off through the city in marital and minimal bliss.

Vintage

It doesn't get more any classic than a Ford Model T or Model A, which you can rent through many transportation companies around the country. Other makes to consider: a 1920s Buick droptop or Hudson Super 6, which was one of the first affordable sedans starting back in 1919.

Power Players

The power couple can roll like celebrities in a chauffeured black Range Rover with black tinted windows. The cold box can hold a bottle of champagne to enjoy from a vista point. The optional rear seat entertainment system and seat recline are musts for this multi-tasking couple.

Traditional

Yes, there's something to be said about fitting into a chauffeured car with lots of legroom, like a classic limousine. Looking to pass on the obvious? Try a roomy 2011 sedan with a long wheelbase: BMW 7-Series (120.9 inches), Audi A8L (122.9 inches), Mercedes S-Class (124.6 inches), Lincoln Town Car L (123.5 inches) or the long wheelbase Jaguar XJ (124.3 inches). Want something more classic? How about a 1950s Vanden Plas.

Beach

What fits better than a '30s or '40s woody station wagon after you've said your vows with sand between your toes followed by a festive luau? For a modern equivalent, go for the Ford Flex, which is inspired by the woody wagons best known as the vehicle of choice for surf bums on the California coast.

Earthy

Whether an earthy wedding equals outdoorsy or eco-friendly, the GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid is a fitting getaway vehicle. The smooth ride will please the couple that rides away in the bed. Looking for a classic option? Try a Land Rover Defender, whose rugged appeal lets the world know that you're ready for the bumpy ride ahead!

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