Stone Fox Bride and The Black Tux Present: The Best Wedding Getaway Cars

The Drive partners with Stone Fox Bride and Classic Car Club of Manhattan for a fast/fashion photo shoot.

Wedding Getaway Cars
Rachel Brennecke

Eric Goeres, 44, General Manager

Wheels Up: “My first car was a champagne-gold 1981 BMW 528i. The year was 1992. I was twenty years old, lived at the Jersey Shore, and worked on the boardwalk with my girlfriend. Sometimes I would drive home to West Virginia in the middle of the night. Seven hours on a dark interstate, listening to Philip Glass and Jane’s Addiction.”

In His Shoes: “I would call myself a new traditionalist. I’m usually in army pants and an oxford shirt.”

Style Icon: “Cary Grant was pure class.”

For The Record: “I hate going to weddings in New York City. The last one was on Fifth Avenue. I was like, ‘Great, I’m still here in New York, taking a taxi to a wedding.’” 

Fave Love Flick:Ferris Bueller's Day Off. He was a righteous dude. That movie inspired me to kiss a girl for the first time.”

Fantasy Wedding: “I would love to go to the wedding of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III. I would take my small dog as my date and spend the after party drinking vodka and lighting up the dance floor.” 

Credits: 1989 BMW E30 M3 from Classic Car Club of Manhattan; double-breasted tuxedo and accessories by The Black Tux; The Rita dress by Stone Fox Bride

Edouard Portelette, 43, SVP and General Manager of the Foundry

Wheels Up: “My first car was a Peugeot 205. It was 1991 and I was living in France, studying engineering. I would drive around to villages in the South listening to The Doors and Bob Marley, looking for girls. I was very into hip-hop then—I wore a lot of Girbaud jeans.”

In His Shoes: “If I’m feeling casual, denim sneakers and a Japanese sweatshirt. If I’m in a formal mood, a handmade shirt and jacket from Italy.

For The Record: “I loved my wedding. We got married in an old mansion in Connecticut—there was a lot of dancing to French house and Caribbean music and great Haitian-French food. At two in the morning we hopped into a Chrysler Sebring convertible and drove to a bed-and-breakfast.”

Fave Love Flick: Breathless, of course.” 

Fantasy Wedding: "Jim Morrison’s wedding to Rihanna. I'd wear a bespoke tuxedo, take my wife as my date, and spend the after party drinking good rum.”

Credits: 1969 Porsche 911 from Classic Car Club of Manhattan; tan suit and accessories by The Black Tux; Anita caftan by Stone Fox Bride; pom-pom garlands by Dana Haim

Josh Condon, 38, Deputy Editor

Wheels Up: “My first car was not too interesting: a 1997 Honda Accord coupe. I would drive to school every morning in oversized Abercrombie and Fitch listening to The Beastie Boys, and spend my nights at my girlfriend's parents' house about 40 minutes away. On our first date we saw Sleepers, possibly the worst first-date movie ever—but, hey, we're married now.” 

In His Shoes: “I like classic New England style, but with a Neapolitan twist."

Style Icon: “Paul Newman. Effortless cool.”

For The Record: “One of the best weddings I’ve ever been to was in an orange grove outside of Tel Aviv. There was no formal guest list; people came and went and invited their friends and everyone drank beer and danced to house music all night.” 

Fave Love Flick:Mr. And Mrs. Smith.”

Fantasy wedding: “F. Scott Fitzgerald's wedding to Zelda. My wife would be my date and I'd wear a Harris Tweed suit and spend the after-party trying to sneak a peek into the writers' notebooks.” 

Credits: The Drive's 1988 Toyota FJ; Black Watch tartan tuxedo by The Black Tux (shirt, shoes, hat: editor's own); The Astrid skirt by Honor for Stone Fox Bride

Max Goldberg, 26, Assistant Editor

Wheels Up: “My first car was a 2000 Cherokee XJ. I was sixteen and worked as a lifeguard at a country club. I used to drive it to work listening to Blink 182.”

For The Record: “My brother’s wedding was very sweet. It was at a resort in Maine during the last weekend of the season so we could do whatever we wanted. The night before he got married, all the guests skinny dipped in Sebago Lake until six AM.”  

Fave Love Flick:Love Actually. My mom made me watch it a hundred times when I was younger.” 

Style Icon: “I don’t know that that is.”

Fantasy Wedding: “Paul Newman to Kate Hudson. I would take my girlfriend Connie and wear a dark suit with random hints of camo, for no reason. I’d spend the after party riding dirt bikes.” 

Credits: 2015 Lamborghini Huracan from Classic Car Club of Manhattan; rose shawl-collar tuxedo by The Black Tux; The Coco Slip dress by Stone Fox Bride

Michael Spinelli, 47, Executive Video Producer

Wheels Up: “My first car was a 1966 Mustang. I bought it from the town butcher for $75. I lived in the suburbs and used to drive around from cul de sac to cul de sac listening to Night Ranger on cassette.” 

In His Shoes: “My style is sort of ‘aging failed punk rock.’”

Style Icon: “Jack Black.”

For The Record: “The worst wedding I’ve ever been to was at a beach club in New Rochelle. I was trying to impress my new girlfriend but my friend Ned Flanagan got pretty toasted and tried to stab my prime rib with his steak knife. My girlfriend was so freaked out she said, ‘I never want to see any of your friends again.'”

Fave Love Flick:Say Anything,”

Fantasy Wedding: “Nick and Nora from The Thin Man. I would wear pinstripes and a pocket watch, take Barbara Stanwyck as my date and spend the after party drinking martinis on a train to Chicago.”

Credits: 2016 McLaren 570S from Classic Car Club of Manhattan; low-cut tuxedo vest, pants, and accessories by The Black Tux; The Lucinda dress by Stone Fox Bride

Mike Guy, 44, Editor In Chief

Wheels Up: “My first car was was 1984 two-tone Chevy Celebrity that I bought on the side of the road in New Hampshire for five hundred bucks. I drove my first girlfriend, Cheryl Koslowsky, to prom listening to The Grateful Dead.” 

In His Shoes: “I usually just wear jeans, boots and whatever shirt is closest to my hand when I open the closet.”

Style Icon: “What’s that?”

For The Record: “I once got so drunk at a friend’s wedding that the groom stopped speaking to me for three years.”

Fave Love Flick:Breaking The Waves.

Fantasy Wedding: “Shirley Muldowney to Steve Mcqueen. I would take both my daughters as my date, wear a Slayer t-shirt, and spend the after party drawing unicorns on the walls with crayon.” 

Credits: 1966 Chevy C10 from Classic Car Club of Manhattan; charcoal suit and accessories by The Black Tux; The Jill dress by Stone Fox Bride

Will Sabel Courtney, 30, Senior Editor

Wheels Up: “I’ve never owned my own car. I grew up in Stowe, Vermont and drove my parents’ Honda Civic to school listening to Foo Fighters.”

In His Shoes: “I used to have zero style. But now I’m aware that colors sometimes clash. Mostly I just wear jeans and flannels.”

Style Icon: “Eddie Vedder. Because he always looks like he doesn’t give a crap.”

For The Record: “I used to be a wedding DJ. Once, on a whim, I played Bruce Springsteen's Rosalita. It slayed. Everyone started jumping around.”

Fave Love Flick:When Harry Met Sally.”

Fantasy Wedding: “Alexander Hamilton and Hillary Clinton. I would wear a whole outfit made of crushed velvet, take my girlfriend, Blair, as my date, and spend the afterparty trying to keep her from ogling Alexander.” 

Credits: Mike Spinelli's 2002 Jaguar XJR 100; velvet jacket tuxedo and accessories by The Black Tux; The Glenda dress by Stone Fox Bride, dream catcher by Electric Love

Photography: Bon Jane | Models: Anastasia Klaffert and Pearl Veldwijk | Hair: Amalia Moscoso, Natalia Michele, and Secret Volume | Makeup: Carly Giglio for Stila Cosmetics | Flowers: Aurora Botanic | Prop Stylist: Cooper Vasquez | Stylists: Paulina Castro Ogando and Brice Pattison