Maresa and Richard’s Wedding Venue was the gorgeous Severn Valley Railway with the ceremony taking place at The Engine House at Highley with an evening celebration party at The Rugby Club in Kidderminster. The whole day had a fabulous vintage feel enhanced by Maresa’s choice of dress and the beautiful unique venue of the classic train itself!
We met online on eharmony and I’d had a couple of bad dates so I had decided he was the last person I was going to meet and couldn’t be bothered anymore!!
It wasn’t exactly how he’d planned it 😳! We were sitting on our balcony on holiday in zante and we got a bit tipsy & during the conversation he asked if I’d marry him? I thought he was joking so refused to give him an answer! He then got down on one knee and when I realised he was serious I said “yes!” We chose the ring when we got home but the style we chose was what he had planned to buy anyway, so it all worked out right in the end!
We chose the Severn Valley as we wanted a unique and fun wedding and nothing too formal as Richard has worked in hotels throughout his career so we wanted something a bit different.
I had known for a long time that I wanted a shorter style dress & then fell in love with my shoes so that was it…..the colour scheme was chosen! I loved the shoes so much I wanted to introduce it into the dress so the ladies at The Wedding Rooms found the perfect match of fabric for a belt which added that splash of colour I was after! As soon as the colour was decided it was easy to find a matching bridesmaid dress in The Wedding Rooms too for my daughter Libby.
Maresa’s dress was by Special Day and Libby’s bridesmaid dress was by Kelsey Rose. The shoes are Smartie Pants in mint by Irregular Choice.
The Wedding Day:
Myself & Richard got married on Monday 22nd August 2016. We started at the Kidderminster station of Severn Valley Railway and traveled to Highley in the train with all of our guests and our ceremony itself was in The Engine House amongst the Steam Trains. It was a perfect setting as we wanted a very informal wedding and something a little bit different and special to us as a family. We all walked down the aisle to the registrar together and there was not a dry eye in the house when Richard read out his “promise” to Libby that as her step-dad he would always be there for her and treat her as his own.
After the ceremony we celebrated with a toast and canapes before boarding the train back to Kidderminster. Once we arrived back at Kidderminster we changed trains and travelled to Bridgnorth enjoying our three course wedding breakfast in the dining car. We carried on our vintage theme by decorating the dining car with homemade bunting.
We really wanted a big party to celebrate in the evening and The Rugby Club in Kidderminster was perfect! We danced the night away with a DJ and The Lady & The Sax playing. I must also say a huge “Thank You” to Holly J Mills Photography as she did an amazing job capturing the day!