My last blog post was about Severn Valley Railway becoming a licensed wedding venue, so imagine how pleased I was to hear from a couple who held their reception there recently! Here’s Michelle and Andy Bevon’s real-life railway wedding story:
Andy (36) and Michelle (34) had been together for 8 years – after being friends for a long time before that – when they decided to get married while taking a trip on the Severn Valley Railway one day. “There was no romantic proposal,” says Michelle. “We just both enjoy the nostalgia of a steam train so decided this was the perfect setting for our reception.”
And perfect it is – just ideal for a vintage wedding.
Michelle and Andy chartered a vintage steam train and carriages for the event. “Chartering our own steam train made it extra special as we had the whole thing to ourselves,” says Michelle. “All our guests loved it and months on they’re still talking about it!”
A silver service, 3-course wedding breakfast was served on the beautifully decorated train, and the guests made good use of the station pubs at each end of the journey too!
The journey ran from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster and back (journey time around 3 hours), with a stop at Kidderminster for drinks at the station pub and entertainment on the concourse from vintage singing group String of Pearls, for that extra touch of retro glamour!
I think these pictures are incredible – and I’m sure you all do too! It looks like a wonderful day, and definitely shows Severn Valley Railway as a good choice for anyone wanting a railway-themed wedding. And I wish Michelle and Andy a very long and happy marriage!
Train decoration by Melissa at Bow Beautiful Events and wedding photography by Camilla Watkins at Camillarosa photography. Flowers by David Austin Roses.