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

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