Hitchin wedding company unveils 50-year-old VW Beetle - and announces canine photoshoot!

By James Smith

9th Jul 2024 | Local Features

Doug the Bug dates back to 1974 (image by Lyndsey Challis)
Doug the Bug dates back to 1974 (image by Lyndsey Challis)

A Hitchin wedding company has added a 50-year-old VW Beetle nicknamed 'Doug the Bug' to its fleet.

The perfect companied to cream coloured VW Microbus 'Penny', the latest set of wheels have been unveiled by Lucky Penny Weddings.

The company was launched in 2021 by entrepreneur Kate Peto who swapped her pre-pandemic job at a local care home to start her own business.

Started with the vintage 1966 split-screen microbus, Lucky Penny Weddings has since added a 1976 Triumph Stag and a 60-year-old Jaguar MK2 to its garage.

And now Doug - who dates from 1974 - is available to happy couples looking at add a bit of glamour to their special day.

While no longer in production, no vehicle in history has had a longer production run than the Beetle, which was produced for 65 years.

But that does not stop having his own personality, and offering something different to a wedding day.

He is also set to feature in a special canine-themed photoshoot in the coming weeks.