Real Wedding: Joe & Emma at the Steam Museum

Real Wedding: Joe & Emma at the Steam Museum

Elizabeth Donovan is a Wiltshire based photographer who is super passionate about weddings and goes about capturing them in a reportage way aswell as group and creative shots. Elizabeth takes time to get to know her couples so they feel relaxed on the day and that allows her to capture gorgeous natural photographs. Here's what she said about this lovely train themed wedding...

"Joe and Emma had a very special day planned and I couldn't wait to see how they were going to combine Joe's love of trains into their day. Joe works with the Swindon & Cricklade Railway team and couldn’t wait to get married at Steam in Swindon.

They had a wonderful day and I started by capturing lots of natural shots of Emma, her mum and bridesmaids while they got ready at the Marriott. They had a lovely room and there was a relaxed vibe as they all got ready together. The bridesmaids wore pretty pink dresses from Little Mistress and Emma’s dress suited her perfectly. It had a very pretty lace bodice and tulle skirt with a jewelled tie around her waist. She matched this with rose gold heals for the day and sparkly Converse for dancing - perfect.

At Steam, Joe and his best man Jordan were busy greeting guests. I took some photographs of them outside the museum while they checked the rings and fixed their buttonholes in place. I loved listening to them chatting and got some wonderful relaxed shots of them together.

Emma walked down the aisle with her mum, who looked very proud and Joe was wowed by his stunning bride. They had a lovely civil ceremony which included readings from family and friends and their guests were all thrilled to be a part of their special day. The room also looked wonderful with the lighting, balloons, chair ties and floral displays.

Drinks followed on the station platform, followed by some canapés and group photographs in front of The Bristolian train. Their wedding breakfast took place in front the Caerphilly Castle train and I loved exploring the decorations and details around the room. There were lots of lovely things to see, their table names were station signs in coal buckets and their cake had a mini train running around it with their names on the carriages. They had put so much effort into personalising their wedding breakfast room and I loved capturing it all.

Joe and Emma had a really wonderful and quite unique day and I had so much fun being there and capturing it all for them."

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