Churnet Valley Railway Wedding Photographer – Martina and Chris

047 - Churnet Valley Railway Wedding - Marti and Chris

I’ve photographed weddings from Scotland in the north to St Ives in the south but this is the first wedding I’ve been to that featured a steam train. Marti and Chris married a couple of weeks ago at Kingsley and Froghall Station on the Churnet Valley Railway near Stoke-on-Trent in north Staffordshire.

The wedding ceremony was held in the beautiful Victorian period waiting room before an intimate gathering of family and friends. Once the formalities were completed the wedding party hopped onto TKH 2944 “Hotspur”, a stunning train which was originally built in 1952, and steamed out onto the Staffordshire Moorlands. On the train the guests were treated to an afternoon tea wedding breakfast served in the dining car as well as stunning views of the Churnet Valley as the train made the return journey to Cheddleton.

Here’s a few photographs from Martina and Chris’ steam powered wedding . . .

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  • Amy-Rose

    on 09/11/2015  21:37

    Oh my word Simon, you've done it again! Fantastic edit, I especially like the framing and the symmetry with the old typography, made me swoon! Lovely, wonderful shots

    • Simon Brettell

      on 10/11/2015  08:30

      Thanks Amy-Rose . . . it was a real different and unique day, great fun to capture

  • Darren Gair

    on 11/11/2015  08:25

    What a unique wedding to be a part of, you absolutely nailed this with that killer eye for recognising a moment as its about to happen. Great Work Simon.

    • Simon Brettell

      on 11/11/2015  08:31

      Thanks for the kind words Darren, it certainly was one of the most unique wedding experiences I've had the pleasure to photograph. It was such a different and fun day . . . choo choo!