Champagne Carriages

Whitfield Farm, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Contact: Barbara Zietsman
Telephone: +27 (0)82 854-5698

Barbara Zietsman has long had the dream to drive a wedding carriage and add to the love and joy of this momentous occasion. After moving to the Midlands, and securing a farm, she commissioned a bespoke carriage from a carriage builder in the area. After an extensive research period, the carriage kept getting wider and wider in order to accommodate the large wedding gowns and not have them crumple.

The carriage

The end result is a beautiful canopied vehicle, painted dark burgundy – almost black – with red burgundy wheels and black button quilted upholstery. It truly makes a fantastic entrance drawn by our very special Shire horse, Miss Molly Potts, who is a wonderful dark, shiny chocolate brown. With roses and ribbons in her mane, it makes a wonderful picture.

Included in the cost of the Carriage service is transport (within a 40km radius of Nottingham Road), as well as an allocated amount of time.


Molly is a competition horse and used to noise and crowds, she is absolutely dependable no matter what. She has a well developed sense of occasion and certainly enjoys all the pomp and ceremony.

About Barbara

Barbara and her husband Rex, live on their “little bit of paradise” in the Midlands Meander called Whitfield Farm. Along with managing this small, lush and beautiful farm, Barbara also has a small stable yard. Besides her own horses, she also takes in retired horses as well as rides and carriage drives competitively.
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