When Lizzie got in touch a few months ago to say she and her fiance were planning a railway wedding at the East Anglian Railway Museum, and would I be interested in featuring it, I of course said yes! Well, the pictures are in, and it looks like one of the best railway weddings I’ve ever seen – take a look for yourself….
Lizzie and Jonny both wanted a cool, quirky venue, and once they’d seen the East Anglian Railway Museum (EARM), it was pretty much love at first sight. They didn’t originally have a theme as such, but the vintage look of the station quickly set the tone of the whole day.
They adorned the railway bridge and Goods Shed with bunting, and decorated the tables with tea lights, picture frames and DIY lace-covered jam jars full of lavender. Lizzie’s dad (a lifelong miniature railway fan!) also made them a beautiful set of vaudeville style marquee lights in their initials. The wedding invites were also in the style of train tickets.
As the museum doesn’t have a wedding licence, Lizzie and Jonny had their ceremony in nearby Braintree Town Hall, then hired a vintage Routemaster bus to transport their guests to the reception at EARM, which added to the (unintentional!) vintage/transport theme.
Once at the venue (which they had sole use of), the guests entered through the ticket office, crossed over the bridge and had drinks and canapés on platform 2. That was followed by rides on the miniature railway and ice-creams from a retro ice-cream bike – perfect for a hot August day! Later on there was dinner and dancing in the Goods Shed. There were also train carriages along Platform 2 and in the Goods Shed that were open to guests throughout the day.
All in all it sounds like the perfect cute, quirky railway wedding – we hope Lizzie and Jonny are always as happy as they look in this wonderful picture!
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