We are John and Patricia Taggart and we own and run Gold Choice Wedding Cars, based in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire. John always jokes that it is the perfect business for us because he loves cars and Patricia loves weddings.
Like many other people who start their own business, the idea came about because we could not find what we wanted and so decided to fill the gap ourselves.
In this case it was because nobody could find a gold Rolls-Royce for a family wedding even though we scoured the internet for hours.
The idea of a Gold Choice in cars was born. Our Rolls-Royce Shadow is a beautiful champagne gold. Its cream leather interior was refurbished in autumn 2015 maintaining the car as a magnificent vehicle that turns heads. It can be supported by a 6 seat Mercedes Limousine in gold and a gold 4 seat Mercedes saloon.
The first support cars we had and still have are Mercedes. John just loves Mercedes.
As our business grew, we added a selection of white cars. The romantic Beauford is the lead in the white package and is beloved particularly by summer brides. We have a white 6 seat Mercedes Limousine and a white 4 seat Mercedes saloon for the brides who want white.
As a family-run company, we really like to provide a personal and high-quality service so there is a lot of work done behind the scenes to make the cars arrive for you on time and looking great.
We pride ourselves on offering the kind of service that we wanted for our own daughters’ wedding days and have many testimonials thanking us and also complimenting our drivers on their “wonderful” and “superlative” service.
It takes a lot of time to achieve our high standards so John, always the gentleman, says to me, “You’ve done enough. You don’t need to drive. Take an afternoon off. We’ll get a driver.”
My answer is always the same. “What? You’re joking. The wedding day is the best bit. I want to see the bride’s dress.”
We really mean it when we say it is a pleasure for us to be part of your wedding day.