On 11 August, a pair of train enthusiasts who had endured months of disappointment trying to get married finally held their dream wedding celebration on a Pendolino.
Following a unique competition to find a couple, a pair of train enthusiasts – Laura and Jane – were able to host their dream wedding on a Pendolino on the 10:59 Avanti West Coast service from London Euston to Birmingham.
Jane and Laura’s nuptials were put on hold for the previous 18 months due to restrictions and lockdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lucky couple was selected by a panel (made up of Jane Fry, Editor-in-Chief of Affinity Weddings Magazine and Avanti West Coast Train Manager, Paul Austin) out of almost 150 couples who entered.
Before setting off they enjoyed a reception in the Avanti West Coast First Class Lounge, complete with a photo booth supplied by Bespoke Event Services.
The Marriage Carriage was decorated by North London based florist Florette Flowers. A Wedding Breakfast was provided in First Class and a train-themed wedding cake was supplied by The Pudding Compartment based in Flint, north Wales.
To keep with the railway theme, Laura and Jane were wed on board by Avanti West Coast Train Manager and ex-Clergyman, Peter Davis.
You can find the full press release and video highlight of the wedding here.