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A Super Laid-Back Humanist Celebration and Rail-Themed Reception at the East Anglia Railway Museum

THE BREAKDOWN

Wedding Location: Essex, UK
Reception Venue: East Anglian Railway Museum (Station Rd, Wakes Colne, Colchester CO6 2DS)
Ceremony Venue: Chappel Village Hall (Orchard House, Colchester Rd, Wakes Colne, Colchester CO6 2BX)
The Couple: Vicky & Matt
In brief: A wedding photographer’s dream location and a playground of opportunities – a wedding at a Railway station!

VICKY & MATT // EAST ANGLIAN RAILWAY MUSEUM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BY DOM & LIAM

Chaos, Love and Perfect Imperfection

What do we look for when taking a photograph? It’s a difficult question to answer – as documentary photographers surely we’re just looking to capture the story, right? Well yes, that may be the end goal but as any author will tell you it’s not just the story you tell but the way you choose to tell it that defines the creator.

So what is it that we are drawn to? What makes one moment stand apart from another and make us want to click that shutter? Well, there is probably a fitting academic term we’re yet to discover but for our purpose lets call them moments of humanity – scenes of human behaviour that we personally relate to. It could be anything from a smile to an emphatic gesture to a moment of connection between us and the subject. Whatever form it takes though it’s always a moment that we don’t just see but feel deep down and recognise from our own lives. Life, however, is not a singular experience and what we truly love is to take these moments and surround them, carefully framed, amongst the chaos of the wedding around them. We want to make that balance of chaos and calm come together to look almost perfectly choreographed, each feeding the other in a spontaneous combustion of life and soul slowing just for a fraction of a second to create a mural of simultaneous perfect imperfections in front of us. Sometimes it’s a scene of joy, sometimes of confusion, humour or beauty but it’s always a scene layered with life and spontaneity that really inspires us.

Vicky and Matt’s wedding was full of these moments we love so much and the happy couple’s brief was simple: no posing, capture the feel and just go do your thing. And so we did, from morning to night, from pre-wedding preparations at home through an emotional ceremony at Chappel & Wakes Village Hall and a unique reception at the East Anglian Railway Museum set amongst incredible locomotives both large and small! The gorgeous pair wanted something they could always look back on and be taken back to their day along with their two beautiful daughters – we hope this proves true for Vicky & Matt, they are certainly moments that we will never forget.

Dom & Liam

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Getting Married At East Anglian Railway Museum?

If, like us, you love finding new, unique and non-traditional venues like this or have fallen in love with the idea of having your wedding amongst some vintage locomotives then do get in touch and talk to us about your own East Anglian Railway Museum wedding photography needs! Click on the link to read more about our street style documentary wedding photography approach or to enquire about booking your East Anglian Railway Museum wedding photography and videography click the button below.