As you know we at Little Wishes Hire have a Sweet Cart to Hire out. In this blog we would like to let you know more about how it came about!
In 2013 my husband and I tied the knot in Great Billing Church and had our reception in a marquee in Overstone, Northampton. We decided on a theme fairly quickly, we went for a country feel as we wanted a fairly relaxed day and the evening reception was going to take place in a field!
It was when I attended a local wedding fair in Milton Keynes that I first spotted a sweet cart and decided I wanted one at our wedding. The problem was that a lot of the Sweet Carts I saw looked a bit too flimsy and almost flat packed. I pictured a sweet cart being as sturdy as an old cart from years ago! Simon, my husband to be, decided he could knock one up easily....it wasn't as easy as we thought, but it was well worth it.
We got the wood from old beds, flooring and tables that were going to be thrown out in the tip and bought the wheels, Simon decided cutting wheels might be a little out of his skills range this time!
Simon did most of the building of the sweet cart. He took great care in making sure everything was perfectly sawn and sanded. I was at the time 5 months pregnant so took a bit of a back seat. The sweet cart was big and we had to make the roof removable to even fit in the van!
While Simon was building the main structure I took charge of finding all the little extras. I wanted it to be very traditional with a red and white roof. Our wedding colours where all country pastel shades so I got some bunting to match this. I looked at various jars and decided to pay a little more for glass as the plastic just looked a little cheap and disposable when we were taking such care to build a quality cart! Of course we had to have some lights too and a Mr & Mrs sign.
Once the main structure was ready we painted it in a gloss white so it could be wiped clean and used silicone and filler around the edges to give it a good finish.
The Sweet Cart still has some imperfections, such as the little nooks in the wood, but this is why we love it so much.
The Sweet Cart has a lot of care and love involved in it and we hope you love it just as much as we do!
We are now offering 4 different packages from Cart alone to The Personal Package where we will personalise it to suit your colours or theme.
So if you are looking for a Sweet Cart to Hire in Northamptonshire and beyond, get in touch and let us help!
Little Wishes Hire
Little Wishes Hire
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