Happy Friday Peeps!

Today I am so excited to share with you the awesomeness that is Buttercup Bus VW Camper Hire. These guys have been supporting Festival Brides from day dot and we are very proud to be running a feature on their very special campers: Pushka, Belinda Bus and the baby of the family, Buttercup.

What better way for a Festival Bride than to rock up to her wedding in one of these super cool campers!

Nathalie, the brainchild of Buttercup Bus VW Camper Hire, shares her story:

Buttercup Bus are a small, vintage VW Camper wedding and holiday hire business based in Croydon.

The owners have immense fun running the business, meet amazing people and are passionate about their campers – considering them to be part of the family!

Nathalie – the “Croydon campervan lady” with her daughter at a VW show


It all started a couple of years ago, when Nathalie (the owner) found that her baby’s pram was not designed to fit in a Smart car (try as she might). The small car had to go, and she rocked up with her dream set of wheels – a beautiful cream coloured vintage VW Camper, called Pushka. Her husband’s jaw hit the floor… but with Pushka’s good looks and using the rationale of her doing the odd wedding, he was soon won over.


Pushka turned a few heads when she rocked up to St Paul’s Cathedral!


Sure enough, the wedding bookings came in thick and fast, and Pushka turned heads wherever she went.  She went to the beauticians for new cream leather seats, and homemade cute checked curtains, and wore her hand painted “just married sign” with pride!

The Campers come with a hand painted “Just Married” sign

The optional chilled champers is presented in a decorated hamper basket

But  Pushka needed a friend – so after months of searching, along came Belinda Bus, in vintage blue and cream

Belinda Bus goes cross country whilst hired for self drive


… and this old girl was made available both for weddings and self drive holidays. Belinda’s colour has been popular for vintage weddings, but  she has also been busy doing tours of all the festivals to include Glastonbury and Latitude.  One bride has booked her for a honeymoon tour, and Belinda  has even graced the TV with “Juan Sheet” from the Plenty adverts! (Such fame!!!)

Nathalie, Belinda Bus and the cheeky “Juan Sheet” from the Plenty adverts (and yes, he does have a cute bum!)


Buttercup Bus have enjoyed the last year, and are chuffed to have just won the 2012 Wedding Industry Awards London and South East transport category, based on feedback and nominations from brides and grooms who have met their campers. Times really must be changing as couples look to pack personality into their wedding day, with tributes to their own escapdes, rather than traditional Bentleys and Limos.

Pushka poses by the Beach huts for a Brighton Wedding. Loving those 50s inspired dresses!


Looking forward, this company is excited to have engaged with the “Sounds of the Campervan”, who record acoustic sessions with established UK Bands in the back of a campervan. Last week, Pushka played host to Art Brut, and looks forward to meeting many more artists in months to come!

They are also thrilled to announce the addition of another four wheeled friend to their family, called Buttercup. This rusty, ugly duckling was rescued and is currently under restoration – a labour of love – and will be available in pale yellow and cream for holiday and wedding hire from March 2012.


Buttercup, just before she was purchased by Nathalie

Buttercup having a major facelift – look at all the rust that needs to be removed – this is a large and expensive operation... but all for love!


Festival Brides will be providing you with updates on the restoration of the gorgeous Buttercup so make sure you check the blog in a few weeks to see how she’s getting on!! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for her next!

Thank you so much Nathalie for sharing your story with us – ‘sounds of the campervan’ sounds awesome!

If you would be interested in hiring one of these very cool and very special buses for your wedding or self drive hire, contact Nathalie at enquiries@buttercupbus.com |Tel  0789 996 5903 | www.buttercupbus.com

I think Buttercup might be my favourite – I have always dreamed of owning a yellow camper, and mixed with cream she is going to be one good looking lady!

Big Love

Festival Brides x

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