11th May 2017
No matter what you might think of the British weather, if you’re going out for the weekend in a motorhome or caravan you’ll usually make sure to pack your wellies along with some sweaters. But for Darren, General Manager of Bailey Parts and Accessories, this time was different.
Darren, Kelly and their three children packed their hair straighteners, best bib and tucker before heading off in the Advance 665 for a family friend's wedding in Weymouth, Dorset.
“We had the opportunity to really make an event of it” said Darren. “As the Bailey Click & Collect Centre is open 7 days a week, I’m working many weekends so I find I don’t get out that much. We thought that taking a motorhome would give us the down time everyone needed and it would also give us so much more flexibility than booking a hotel. It was considerably cheaper too.” He went on to say that the fact he also loves the outdoors life, the motorhome was a much more attractive prospect than bricks and mortar.
The wedding itself was a wonderful day, and staying in the hotel car park overlooking the coast not only gave perfect convenience for Darren and his family, but also gave a view to make even the honeymoon suites envious – in fact, at one point there were more guests nosing around the portable penthouse than on the dance floor.
Next morning, a brisk walk around Weymouth Harbour and the seafront was just what the doctor ordered to blow away the cobwebs from the wedding the night before. As if this wasn’t enough, they even managed a trip to Sandworld, something that needs to be seen to be believed.
A fish and chip lunch was followed by a tearful send off, and as the happy couple made their way to Gatwick and jetted off into the sun, the Chapples unplugged, took off the handbrake and pottered back home to Bristol.
A weekend of wedding bells not wellies.