I hadn’t met Gavin or Sian prior to being their Buckinghamshire railway centre wedding photographer. I can say now though that these two are wonderful human beings.
From my arrival at The Hundred of Ashendon for bridal prep I was made to feel so welcome with a range of high pitched ‘hellos’. The rooms here were perfect for light and the bustle of bridal prep seemed to fly by. We set off for the railway centre. Sian herself had mentioned previously that- “I never expected to be riding on a steam train the day I got married. Can’t wait!”. What a lovely location though, so much character and you certainly don’t have to be ‘into trains’ to appreciate it.
Gavin and the groomsmen were waiting with the guest under the main centre platform. The ceremony was to take place between the carriages, this along with the dried flowers and the extra touches added by Gavin and Sian made their wedding feel so unique. These two showed plenty of emotions throughout their ceremony, there was even a tissue thrown across to Sian’s sister so she could free up her hands for the exchanging of rings! As the guests made their way out we did a few family photos and the bridal party pictures right by the train lines on the old brick station. It was then it was steam train time. Gavin and Sian took a ride on their own first, the window light in the older carriages made some great pictures, then there was the steam on the platform. As they were there I took a few pictures, with it being a steam train and with their styling there was a real timeless/vintage feel.
We were about ready for the speeches and meal. Each guest had a penguin book as a placeholder and favour, this suited the theme of the day perfectly. The speeches were fantastic, there were a lot of them. I do think the highlight of these were the best men, they rebelled against Gavins no PA system rules and brought their own battery pack mics and speakers…which looked dashing.
As the evening approached and the band got set up and it really livened up. Gavin and Sian took to the floor and danced like pro’s, that really set the tone for what was to come. They were all still going wild when I left, what an atmosphere!
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