I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to photograph this vintage inspired wedding! Rebecca and Paul chose to marry in one of Hampshire’s most unique vintage venues, a disused Victorian Train Station on the outskirts of Romsey in Hampshire. It’s mellow yellow buildings make for a summery backdrop and the couple’s lilac and purple wildflower theme complimented this perfectly.
Multi-coloured fairy lights strung up throughout the garden hinted at what was to become a magical venue at night, but during the day the glass bulbs caught the August late sunlight and threw patterns across the fruit trees. The Marquee was bright and beautiful with bunting strung up and a rustic theme throughout.
Horsebridge Railway Station’s ceremonies take place on the old vintage platform and a Rebecca and Paul’s wedding they chose for the guests sit slightly lower on the grassed over tracks. Therefore the guests could watch the wedding unfold as if it was on a stage. Paul and his Best Man went in for their interview under the grapevines that entwined around the old platform rafters.
The guests took their seats as ‘Acoustic Jass’, a vintage inspired quartet, played their classical take on popular songs and everyone eagerly awaited the Bride. Paul watched Rebecca walk down the railway platform with such pride in his eyes, as he saw the woman he would soon be calling his wife coming towards him. The registrars welcomed everybody and ceremony had started, Paul had to check behind him to make sure none of his guests knew of any reason they couldn’t marry today, but all went swimmingly; up until the vows where he said the wrong words! Fortunately everybody found this as funny as Paul did! Paul’s son and ring bearer for the day watched on from the side as he became a step-son for the first time. Once Paul kissed his Bride and sealed the deal.
The guests enjoyed selected canapés and champagne in the gardens while I whisked our newlyweds away for some romantic photographs in the August sunset.
Thank you Mr and Mrs Sparks for letting me capture your incredible wedding ceremony, it was an utter privilege.