When I got the enquiry from Andrea saying that her wedding was on The Severn Valley Railway, I got way too excited. I LOVE the Severn Valley Railway and it definitely goes down as one of the most unique wedding venues I have been to.
Having their wedding on the Severn Valley Railway was perfect for them as the train carriage only holds 23 people, so is designed for more small intimate weddings, which is just what they wanted. This was actually only the 14th wedding that the Severn Valley Railway has held. Andrea & Mark were surrounded by close family and friends, which made the day extra special and so much fun.
The guests boarded the steam train at Kidderminster, which then took them to Highley where the bride was waiting. The wedding itself took place in engine house in Highley, in between two full size steam trains – it was quite the experience. There was then free time to explore the engine house, followed afternoon tea.
It was then back on the train for a leisurely ride up and down the train line taking in some amazing sites, including seeing the elephants and other animals at the West Midlands Safari Park. There were also further stops off at Kidderminster and Bridgnorth to stretch the legs.
The uniqueness of the day didn’t stop there. The evening reception was held at a micro bar owned by the best man, The Shell-ter. The Shell-ter is a quirky Micro Bar with a theme of the First World War, which showcases some of the history of the area in which the bar is located – Shell Corner. It is named Shell Corner due to an unexploded shell that was dropped there during the war and was later placed on the town’s roundabout as a feature.
I love the whole uniqueness of the day and I really hope I get to photograph another wedding on The Severn Valley Railway in the future.