A magical way to travel

Left to right, Deborah Langley and Andrew Mullen, with Steve and Angie Howe, from Magic Moments
Left to right, Deborah Langley and Andrew Mullen, with Steve and Angie Howe, from Magic Moments

DEBORAH Langley was on top of the world when she set eyes on her wedding car.

As soon as she saw the gleaming white Rolls Royce which will be providing some of the transport on her big day, she fell in love with its sleek style.

“It does not get better than this,” said Deborah who became Bride of the Year in a competition run by the Mail in conjunction with Robert Usher Photography.

“That car is absolutely beautiful,” said Deborah, 44, who admitted: “I have heard so many good things about this wedding car company and when you get to meet the people behind it, you can see why.”

Deborah’s wedding cars are being provided by Seaton Carew-based Magic Moments, run by Steve Howe and his wife Angie.

Deborah added: “Steve bends over backwards to make your day special and that takes all the worry out of it.”

Magic Moments started in 2001 when the couple were inspired to go into the wedding business after their own big day in 2000.

Since then, it has catered for couples galore at venues across the region.

Steve said: “We are pleased to be able to offer our services once again as we do every year to the winners of the Bride of the Year competition.

“We wish the couple every happiness in their future together.”

Years of experience are paying dividends for Steve and Angie who run the firm.

Steve said: “It gives us the knowledge as well as the experience to provide our clients with an outstanding service that they have come to expect.”

It is the extra touches which make Magic Moments a class above, such as the red carpet which is laid out for a bride.

Steve said: “It enhances their photographs on their special day.”

But that’s not the only beautiful touch.

Steve also carries an emergency travel bag for the bride (filled with safety pins, Velcro strips, pins, cotton, needle and thread, and sticking plasters) to cater for every last-minute hitch.

Steve checks every route to the wedding venue before the big day itself, to make sure a bride or groom isn’t held up by roadworks.

He includes a release of balloons from the boot of the car to add that extra touch.

“Every wedding is as individual as the person and that is why we have various packages to suit everyone.

“We have taken couples to many different venues and churches across the North-East which has made our job very exciting and interesting.

“Knowing that you have helped make someone’s day extra special makes our job very rewarding.”

Deborah won the Bride of the Year competition after she was entered for it by her fiance Andrew Mullen, 39.

In early September, the couple will say “I do” on board HMS Trincomalee.

A devastating health condition has left Andrew mostly confined to a wheelchair.

But as a thank-you to his “lovely princess” he entered her into the Bride of the Year competition – and won.

Deborah has been there for him ever since he first developed the string of related conditions – degenerative spinal disease, facet joint arthritis, chanical back pain and nerve damage.