A rail-crazy couple have tied the knot of their “dream” place – onboard a prepare.
Laura Dale and Jane Magnet travelled on the West Coast Foremost Line after they first met, so successful a contest to have their wedding ceremony on a prepare was a “dream come true”.
The newlyweds, from Surrey, beat 150 different entries for the chance to say “I do” on an Avanti West Coast service.
They’d hoped to get married almost two years in the past however have been delayed by a mixture of the COVID-19 pandemic, funds and logistics.
After gathering for a champagne reception at London Euston, the pair and 18 visitors boarded a Pendolino carriage adorned with flowers.
Two of the visitors have been Ms Dale’s sisters, who she had not seen because the pandemic started.
A marriage breakfast was laid out for individuals to take pleasure in earlier than the couple lower their train-themed wedding ceremony cake, and speeches got by family and friends.
“As an enormous prepare fan, in the present day has been a dream come true, having Jane and our family and friends with us as we celebrated our wedding ceremony at excessive velocity”, mentioned Ms Dale.
“Trains are an enormous a part of my life. The primary time Jane and I met in individual, we travelled on the West Coast Foremost Line to a online game conference in Telford, and we regularly journey onboard with pals to Birmingham Comedian-Con.
The 29-year-old added: “Jane used to journey to Birmingham New Avenue to see her nan, so this route has an actual place in her coronary heart, and in the present day will perpetually take us to our completely happy place as we expect again to the ceremony.”
Avanti West Coast’s govt director of buyer expertise Natasha Grice mentioned serving to the prepare fanatics have a good time their special occasion was “extremely thrilling and heart-warming”.
She added: “This wedding ceremony has been a spotlight for our workforce and will probably be fondly remembered for years to return.”