Lucy & David, Steam Train & Riverboat Wedding at Kingswear & Dartmouth

February 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Lucy & David, Steam Train & Riverboat Wedding at Kingswear & Dartmouth

 

I was so pleased when Lucy and David contacted me to shoot their train/riverboat wedding in Kingswear/Dartmouth as I had shot a similar wedding in 2013 and loved every minute of it. I guess its the unique combination of riding the scenic steam train and sailing up and down the River Dart in a boat that sets it apart from most weddings. Some people say marriage is 'a journey', well this wedding was certainly that! You'll have to bear with me in this blog and try to keep up with all the various travelling and modes of transport we took throughout the day.

Lucy and David's wedding also included travelling in vintage Rolls Royce's, boarding a car ferry and a passenger ferry, having the Ceremony in Paignton Ticket Hall, the whole wedding party going for a stroll through Dartmouth, stopping for Ice Cream, having a swift pint in a pub and ending with all the guests getting on board an old style London double decker bus, phew!! With all this travelling about, everything had to run like clockwork and thankfully it did.

I arrived in Dartmouth the night before the wedding as there was a very early start, due to the ceremony taking place in Paignton at 11am. I arrived at Lucy's bridal prep at the Dart Marina in Dartmouth, where I found her in great spirits along with her parents, Babs and Ken. Bridesmaids Harriet and Ruth arrived soon after. After initially chatting on the phone to David to arrange the wedding day, I was delighted to finally meet up with Lucy and David for their pre wedding shoot in London's Hyde Park and found them to be such a lovely down to earth couple. The apartment was a hive of activity with everyone getting ready. Soon it was time to get into the Rolls Royces to travel up to Paignton in style.

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As there was a bit of time to kill before boarding the private boat, somebody decided to stop off at a pub for a most welcome drink, not a bad idea given all this travelling about! 

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Well done to all involved for planning this wedding. With so much in the busy schedule, it must have been a bit of an undertaking to arrange, but all credit to Lucy and David and Lucy's parents for organising such an unforgettable day!

If you are looking for ideas for your wedding day and want to do something a bit different with your day then I really cannot recommend this type of wedding highly enough. For more information about arranging a wedding like this click here. And don't forget to book me to shoot it!!!!

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