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Vintage Wedding Thursford Garden Pavilion

This was the perfect vintage wedding from start to finish. The nostalgic day of Victoria and Robert is sure to take you fondly back in time! With a vintage bus for transport, a vintage train reception, and vintage vibes running throughout, it was definitely a day to remember in my wedding photography journey.
They started their day with a traditional ceremony at the beautiful St Mary’s Church Burgh Parva in Norfolk but after tying the knot there was nothing traditional about Victoria and Robert’s day.
Victoria opted for a modern vintage dress with a soft off the shoulder neckline and a less traditional but very cool choice of footwear with her yellow check Vans. The groom and groomsmen wore complimentary tweed suits with vintage Liberty print accessories in bold yellow. The bridesmaid wore beautiful soft pink dresses and the explosion of vintage colours throughout this vintage wedding party was brought together in the stunning rustic florals. These were scattered throughout all the locations they had, which created a beautiful cohesive vibe. I, of course, can’t forget their very cute furry friend that joined in with a matching floral neckerchief!
After tying the knot their guests arrived by vintage bus at the beautiful Holt Station where they were transported back in time whilst they enjoyed their fizz and canapes reception on a private platform. This vintage country station steeped in history was the perfect photo opportunity before the couple and their guests were met by a locomotive steam train, which would begin their romantic vintage wedding reception.
All aboard! The steam train reception was most definitely the most stunning and alternative way to host the afternoon. Victoria and Robert provided their guests with a vintage afternoon tea and drinks that they enjoyed whilst taking in the beautiful moving landscape that the Norfolk countryside has to offer. It was a beautiful scenic journey that ran the whole line to Sheringham and then back to Weybourne where the guests departed the wonderful ride.
They ended their vintage wedding day at Thursford Garden Pavilion, with a formal dinner, speeches and the traditional cutting of the cake. With another wonderful venue at their disposal, they made use of the free vintage rides at the Pavilion. The merry-go-round pictures have to be one of my personal favourites of the day. They then danced the night away with their family and friends. It was the perfect modern way to end this vintage wedding.
With so many wonderful photograph opportunities across different locations it was hard to choose a preview! It’s safe to say they made the most of their vintage day and it was definitely a day to remember for both them and their guests. From the vintage steam train to the nostalgic fairground rides, they planned a day that was perfect for the two of them!
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