Blog / Relaxed vintage wedding at East Anglian Railway Museum {Nick + Becs}

Village Church Wedding;

This was an amazing, relaxed vintage wedding at the wonderful East Anglian Railway Museum this summer.  Nick and Bec’s booked me over a year in advance of their big day, and I just couldn’t wait!  I have photographed at this incredible Essex venue once before and I was utterly thrilled to be returning.  Bec’s got ready at her parents lovely Essex village home, before walking down the road to the beautiful church.  During the getting ready photographs, I’d been able to pop down to the church to see Nick and the grooms men getting everything ready and guests arriving.  Nick and Bec’s were so excited for their big day, they positively fizzed with excitement!  The wonderful emotional ceremony was everything they had dreamed of, and as ever a tear may have come to my eye!

Vintage treats;

After the ceremony, the guests were immediately treated to delicious icecreams from an amazing vintage Ice cream van, Molly Moo’s Ices.  What a way to start the celebrations!  After some relaxed group photos, the bride and groom were showered in confetti as they made their way to their wedding transport, a fab VW Campervan. The vintage theme at this fabulous Essex wedding was strong!

Viaduct love;

One of the great things about the East Anglian Railway Museum is it’s close proximity to Chappel Viaduct.  A photographers dream.  Not only are their the delights of the whole railway museum in which to photograph the couple, the viaduct is a stunning location creating an amazing backdrop for wedding photos.  I’d been to check out the access a few weeks before, and had a step ladder at the ready.  These guys were such good sports, dodging the drips and dog walkers to climb up onto the viaduct.  The result was worth is and I think for them just that little bit of time alone was pretty special too!

Railway Museum Reception;

And so back to the wonderful wedding reception.  Guests had drinks on the platform while the bride and groom headed back from the viaduct.  After mingling and chatting, we all headed into the amazing railway shed where long trestle tables were set up in a rustic, vintage style.  They had picnic hampers for a fab picnic style wedding breakfast, rustic flowers in jars and watering cans and individual  jam jars and beers for each guest.  The wedding cake was an amazing table full of cakes of all shapes and sizes that guests have baked and brought along.  The non-traditional couple didn’t do a cake cutting a such, just after the food they led the way by helping themselves to delicious cake. All other guest soon followed suit.  Fun and emotional speeches topped of the meal time, which then led to drinks and relaxing at this amazing venue.

Relaxed party;

Guest chatted, laughed, ate cake and had drink from the amazing horse box bar.  A little later pizza was served from another mobile food van, soaking up any extra booze!  The wonderful skiffle band played to entertain the guests.  Once again, this non-traditional pair had no first dance, but those who fancied it stepped up to the dance floor to dance the night away.  During the early evening the miniature railway was running, a load of fun for all the guests, and the bride and groom had a special ride just for themselves.  What a wonderful way to spend your wedding day!

 

If you’re thinking of having an alternative, vintage wedding at East Anglian Railway Museum, or somewhere equally amazing, I’d love to hear all about it.  Please contact me to find out more. Thank you x

 

East Anglian Railway Museum

Newmarket Hampers

Duck and Pheasant Horsebox Bar

Nell’Amore Bridal Halstead

Bijoux Toots Band

Woodleys Pizza

Molly Moos Ices

bride hugging father as she gets ready for wedding, mini champagne bottles wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses hanging up at window, bridesmaid smiling, bride having hair done bridal party in floral dressing gowns at home beore wedding wedding flowers at home before wedding bride and bridesmaids cheers with personalised mugs before wedding emotional bride reading letter from groom at home details of bride getting ready before wedding at home, canvas personalised shoes bride getting ready before wedding at home, smiling in natural window light pageboy stanging on wooden cart, bride and father walking to the church bride and father outside suffolk church before wedding bride and flower girl arriving at church for suffolk wedding wedding ceremony singing in church, bride and groom walking down the aisle, kissing at the church door bride and groom just married outside church, with ice cream van and laughing guests. children eating icecream outside church at wedding in suffolk bride and groom serving icecream from vintace icecream van outside church at their wedding bride and groom in vintage icecream van at their wedding, groom eating icecream and walking through confettii. bride and groom having confettii thrown over them outside church at their wedding bride and groom portriats at Chappel viaduct, sitting in viaduct curve, bridge going off into distance just married couple at Chappel viaduct with it in background, with vintage VW camper van wedding table set up and decoration at East Anglian Railway museum, jam jars and long tables table decorations rustic, flowers in watering cans on trestle tables at railway museum wedding cake table at wedding, all different cakes guest have brought laughing bride and guests at east anglian railway wedding during speeches laughing guests and bride and groom cuddling during railway museum wedding laughing guest during wedding receprtion in train carrages happy faces of guests during best man speeches at wedding, bride and groom dishing up wedding cake guests with hats and wigs on for photo booth at wedding reception bride and groom wedding portraits at railway museum, on bench, in doorway and on bridge bride and groom portriat on signal box and railway tracks at East Anglian Railway Museum wedding bride and groom on the miniature railway at their wedding groom and friends with silly wigs at wedding reception bride and groom on mini railway, skiffle band playing in railway shed dancing to skiffle band at railyway museum wedding

Categories

Archives