It’s a truth universally acknowledged that planning a wedding is a faff. But it’s made a lot easier when the happy couple shares a common passion, and in the case of Laura Dale and Jane Magnet, that passion is trains.
So naturally, the couple got married on one.
The rail-mad brides enjoyed a “dream come true” wedding as they tied the knot on a Avanti West Coast train. The Surrey locals were selected out of more than 150 couples who entered a competition to win a wedding on an Avanti West Coast service.
Dale and Magnet had hoped to get married nearly two years ago but were delayed by a combination of the coronavirus pandemic, finances and getting gender recognition certificates.
When their special day finally arrived on Tuesday, they were given a champagne reception at London Euston before boarding a Pendolino carriage decorated with flowers.
The pair walked down the aisle and were wed by Avanti West Coast train manager and ex-clergyman Peter Davis.
Joining them were 18 guests, including Dale’s two sisters, who she had not seen since the pandemic began.
They enjoyed a wedding breakfast, before the couple cut their train-themed wedding cake ahead of speeches given by friends and family.