I do love a good wedding at Brooklands Museum. I’ve shot four weddings there now and it’s one of my favourite places to shoot. It’s quirky, retro, colourful and fun and there are so many photo backdrop possibilities! If you’re even slightly into vintage cars or transport it’s a brilliant day out as well, so check it out.
Wedding at Brooklands Museum
Neil and Ant had chosen to have their wedding at Brooklands Museum because of their love of old cars and vintage transport. Both of them are transport enthusiasts and regularly make the trip down to Brooklands from up in Birmingham where they live.
They hired a vintage Jaguar and Aston Martin to use as their wedding transport. Everyone gathered outside in the car park to see them pull up in their super cool vintage cars. As they stepped out I noticed they were both bravely wearing 3-piece tweed suits despite the 30 degree heat and looked fantastic.
Neil and Ant chose to get married on the Concorde which made for a unique ceremony location. We were even able to get photos of them signing the register in the cockpit. However, it was one of the hottest days of the year, so not a day to hang out for too long in an un-air-conditioned metal tube! After the ceremony everyone was glad to find some shelter underneath the plane with some canapés and a cool drink.
Vintage travel theme
As well as their vintage cars and the ceremony on the Concorde, Neil and Ant also incorporated their theme into the decoration and details of their wedding at Brooklands Museum. Their table centrepieces were Brooklands branded jugs filled with flowers and a model aeroplane (or other form of vintage transport) balanced on top. I noticed one had a Titanic ship! There were also mini model cars, vans, buses, trucks, etc circled around the jug. The centrepieces really were so clever and well thought out.
Before the wedding I had received a badge in the post from Neil and Ant. I love interesting post and this was very intriguing indeed! I learned they had sent them to all of their guests and they were modelled on the badges used when Brooklands used to operate as a race track. Back in the day the colour of the badge would represent the areas of the track to which the wearer had access. Neil and Ant had used their badges in a similar way to indicate which area of the Concorde the guest would be during the ceremony. Such a creative idea! They had also used the same badge design on their wedding cake which looked very effective and classy.
Couple portraits at Brooklands Museum
One of the great things about a wedding at Brooklands Museum is the wide variety of places to take photos. After the ceremony we started off up at the race track with the vintage cars. Sadly we were not allowed to actually race them! Then we made our way down through all the planes to the bus museum where we were given access to some beautiful vintage buses. We also made our way to the stratosphere chamber, which houses an enormous engine which makes an epic photo backdrop.
Neil and Ant’s wedding at Brooklands Museum was a brilliant day, and they had made so much effort to create something unique and personal. I’ve loved looking back through the photos and seeing all the colour and creativity that went into the day.
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