‘Get me to the church on time’ - in a VW campervan?

Joe Taylor, Michelle Parry, Charlie the cocker spaniel and Minty the campervan. Picture: Michelle Pa

Joe Taylor, Michelle Parry, Charlie the cocker spaniel and Minty the campervan. Picture: Michelle Parry - Credit: Archant

The VW campervan is a staple at campsites and festivals - but its distinctive looks mean it is also a favourite for wedding transport.

Michelle Parry is now hiring out Minty - a 1973 type 2 Bay VW campervan - for weddings, though the van was initially bought a year ago for a cocker spaniel called Charlie.

“We’re musicians with the band Turntable, so we go away a lot and wanted to be able to take our dog with us,” said Ms Parry. “It’s Charlie’s camper van really, and he gets really excited whenever he sees it.”

Ms Parry and her partner Joe Taylor bought Minty on Gumtree for £8,000, and spent another £2,000 to gut the inside, paint it and add new lights, flooring and cupboards.

Charlie’s instagram account lord_charlie_pup has 3,347 followers, and one contacted Ms Parry with a request to do a photoshoot in Minty for an advertisement for a dog bed.


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“That gave us the idea to hire Minty out for weddings too,” said Ms Parry, of Bury St Edmunds.

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