• Fiona Bielby

TERESA & JONATHAN'S | WEDDING, A GRAND DAY OUT, ON THE NORTH YORKSHIRE MOOR'S RAILWAY.

Updated: Aug 4, 2021



That's right, they got married at Pickering Railway Station, on the Platform and then they hopped on the train to Grosmont, for a food-filled trip surrounded by stunning scenery.


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During a holiday in Yorkshire Teresa and Jonathan had seen a wedding taking place at the railway station and had thought how amazing it looked. When they came back the following year to visit NYMR again, there was yet another wedding in progress, it was something that they both loved the idea of. Ethan, their son, loves the place too and they thought, what a fun idea for a wedding; it's something different and something that the whole family would enjoy plus it would be a new experience for their guests.


It wasn't a venue on their doorstep, Teresa and Jonathan live in Essex, so it was quite the distance for people to travel. Luckily, they liked the idea of keeping it small and intermit, even before Covid, they just wanted to do something unique and provide a great day out for their guests, to make it worth the travel time.


It was definitely something that everyone enjoyed; after the ceremony on the platform they, boarded the train with their tickets and were treated to afternoon tea, the savoury on the way out and the sweet stuff during the return journey. Whilst everyone wined and dined they chatted to one another and appreciated the views that were to be seen from the train.


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Pickering Railway Station, with the train waiting for the off.
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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography

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The guests mingling on the platform before the bride arrived.
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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography
Val, the wedding coordinator, prepared these train tickets for the guests, a fun keepsake from the day.
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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography
Ethan watching the trains as he waited for Mum to speak to the registrar.
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Here she is, sneaking in the back entrance.
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These two loved every minute of the day, their two children.
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They waved off the train as they waited for Teresa to change her shoes. 🥰
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They surprised their guest with a bagpiper!
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Unfortunately, he wasn't to Aurora's musical taste 😂
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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography

Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography
The music added a lot of atmosphere to the brides arrival.
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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography

Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography

Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography
Once up on a time, Teresa and Jonathan stood in their shoes, watching someone else's wedding. Last weekend it was their day.
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Their train had their names on it!
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They got to take this headboard home!
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The bridge made a fun place for the whole wedding party to have their photo done.
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Kenny did a great job with the bagpipes.
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All aboard everyone!
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The tables were set out ready and waiting for the guests to arrive.
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The little, personalised suitcases were also made by Val and were filled with treats for the guests!
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Getting ready for the off...
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Cuteness!
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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography
Teresa's bouquet was made by Gemma at Dales Florists of Pickering.
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One of the many stunning views we got to enjoy!
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When we got to Grosmont they grabbed the name plate for photos!
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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography

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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography
Whilst they waited for their departure journey, the guests entertained themselves in the quaint, Yorkshire village.
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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography
Some went to the pub,
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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography
whilst other just soaked up the sun and enjoyed the view from the platform.
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Ethan checked out the train!
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With Aurora closely behind.
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And then it was time to go back to Pickering.
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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography

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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography
Our carriage was right at the front so I got to see the driver hanging out of the window, I tried for a inconspicuous photo, but was spotted!
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There was a breakdown on the track ahead, so we were lucky and got to explore Gothland station too!
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Where we got a couple of cool shots!
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Jenny's son Calum, (I believe) managed to get the fan stuck and tangled in her hair, sorry Jenny I just had to capture this moment! 🙈
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Arriving back at Pickering, here's the superb engine drivers, do you call them drivers?
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Planning their day was pretty tricky at times, they'd rearranged their day and had postponed the wedding by 13 months in the end. Plus the run up to the wedding wasn't plain sailing either, they'd had a few occurrences of children having to isolate, so much so they decided to home school them both for the last 7 days. Here more from Teresa:


"It was a worrying time for the weeks leading up to the wedding due to the COVID numbers increasing again and also having to self isolate due to a case at my sons school 4 weeks before the wedding. We finished up pulling my son out of school and daughter out of nursery 7 days earlier so we didn’t have the worry of getting that dreaded phone call again to isolate. I was also worried about catching COVID just before the wedding and then losing our wedding day all over again which is something we didn’t want to happen as we wanted this day to go ahead so much!!" Rearranging for these two was no easy task as they had to think of their guests rebooking hotels and accommodations, along with them securing the time off work as their wedding was on a Friday. Not only this, they had to know they would be able to fit in with The Forest and Vale, in Pickering too as that was where they were having there evening part of the day.


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They walked between the station and the hotel to save faffing with transport.
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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography

Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography
Then they enjoyed drink in the gardens at The Forest and Vale.
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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography

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They did a bubble tunnel which worked out fabulously!
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Natural & Relaxed Wedding Photography

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Then they cut the cake before they sat down to dinner.
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Kati's Cakery made this amazing cake!
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MOMENTS FROM THE COUPLE What was your highlight of the day?

Jonathan: Seeing Teresa Finally walking down the aisle and knowing that we had finally made it after all the worries with COVID.

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Teresa: Getting ready, walking to the station from the hotel and finally being able to say I do and be married after all the worries with COVID. The train ride was amazing and the whole experience was fantastic. Also having the relaxation at the hotel with our guests afterwards was great.


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The Dress and how Teresa chose it.

"I went to the bridal shop and had approx 6 dresses to try that I liked but finished up choosing the first one I tried on. Also being a sample gown and being reduced in price by 50% persuaded me to buy it." Jokes Teresa.



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Teresa's hair piece was beautiful, she found it on Etsy.
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Paula did a great job of both the hair and makeup.
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Aurora chilled in the room too.
Relaxed and informal wedding photography

Relaxed and informal wedding photography

Relaxed and informal wedding photography

Relaxed and informal wedding photography
Build a bear had he/she's own outfit.
Relaxed and informal wedding photography

Relaxed and informal wedding photography

Relaxed and informal wedding photography

Relaxed and informal wedding photography

Relaxed and informal wedding photography

Relaxed and informal wedding photography
Wedding ready!
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Spotting her mum at the top of the stairs 🥰
Relaxed and informal wedding photography

Relaxed and informal wedding photography

Relaxed and informal wedding photography

Relaxed and informal wedding photography
We couldn't pass the steps to the church by without taking a pic or two.
Relaxed and informal wedding photography

Relaxed and informal wedding photography
Checking the coast was clear, Teresa peeked around the corner.

TIPS TO OTHER COUPES FROM THESE TWO


"Enjoy your day and make the most of it!"


 

Credit's to the suppliers because I love to do shout outs for them! The Dress: Grace and Lace, Colchester | Auroras Dress: Monsoon | The Shoes: Rainbow Club | The Hair piece: Maggie Lyn Jewellery (Etsy) | MUA and Hair: Great Hair by Paula Flowers: Gemma @ Dales florist, Pickering | Suits: hired from Anthony’s in Colchester

Shoes Jonathans: Marks And Spencer | Ethans shoes: Next |Ties: Anthony’s | Catering: From NYMR but I believe some of it if not all was supplied by Bothams | Venue 1: NYMR Pickering | Venue 2: The Forest and Vale | Cake: Kati’s Cakery | Wedding Favors (Suitcases on the train) and train passes were made by Val Holmes from NYMR | Bagpiper, Kenny Williams



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