East Anglian Railway Museum Wedding Photographer | Brigitte + Rob

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East Anglian Railway Museum Wedding Photographer

I’ve really been looking forward to sharing this wedding. From the moment Brigitte and and Rob got in touch about their wedding at the East Anglian Railway Museum I knew it was going to be an amazing day. Hearing about what they had planned and why they chose the to do the things they did I knew it would be a special and very personal wedding.

Brigitte and the girls got ready in a lovely lodge at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club. The room was flooded with natural light and was a fantastic location to photograph. The availability of plenty of natural light really makes the difference when it comes to bridal preparation and not just for the photography. Make up artists and hairdressers love it too as I’m sure Emma Brooks and Tina Crossley would agree. Brigitte, her bridesmaid and the mums looked absolutely stunning.

Brigitte and Rob had their ceremony in the lovely little Parish Church of their home village of Chappel in Essex. It was a really intimate ceremony in a Church that hosts very few weddings every year. Afterwards it was just a short walk across the road for part one of the reception at The Swan Inn pub where some delicious food was served along with some refreshing drinks. Much needed in the blazing summer sunshine. Brigitte and Rob took the opportunity to walk over to the historic Chappel Viaduct for some portraits. The viaduct is steeped in history. Built by the Victorians between 1846 and 1848 it’s 32 arches span a total length of 1066 feet and is a Grade 1 European Monument. Brigitte especially did a great job of climbing up into one for the brick pillars in heels for some photos. I love it when clients are willing to do a bit of climbing for a photo! Thanks guys.

After the pub it was up the hill for part two of the reception at the East Anglian Railway Museum. This place is amazing. As wedding venues in Essex go it could not be more unique. If you’re looking for a venue with a difference you have to see it. Brigitte and Rob had a traditional afternoon tea served in some of the vintage train carriages at the museum. Afterwards we headed over to the old goods shed for the evening party where Rob’s brother’s band the Decade Live 80s helped us dance the night away. The museum’s miniature railway was operating and guests had a lot of fun having rides on that.

A special mention must go to the delicious ice cream being served by Brigitte’s vintage ice cream van. It’s not every day the bride has her own ice cream van business. Please go and check out Miss Molly Moo Ices, perfect for any summer event. I don’t say this lightly but the ice cream really has to be the best I’ve ever tasted, so good.

A huge thank you to everyone involved with this wedding, you were all fantastic and I enjoyed the day so much. Congratulations Brigitte and Rob, what a wedding, thank you so so much for having me. It was a privilege.

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The Bride’s Vintage Ice Cream Van: Miss Molly Moo
Ceremony: St Barnabas Parish Church, Chappel
Reception: The Swan Inn and East Anglian Railway Museum
Band: The Live Decade 80s
Make up: Emma Brooks
Hair: Beautiful Hair
Vintage Morris Minor Car: Crown Wedding Cars
Flowers: Lily and May
Cake: Apple Tree Cakes & Crafts


  1. joe 17 July 2014 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    So many great photos! I was going to comment about how many great photojournalistic moments you got, then you smacked me with that portrait of them under the bridge! Great work! 🙂

  2. Apple Tree Cakes & Crafts Ltd 17 July 2014 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Fabulous photos, Matthew. Very well done!

  3. Adonye Jaja 17 July 2014 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    absolutely top shelf! Well done Matthew.

  4. tobiah 17 July 2014 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    what a brilliant wedding. your compositions are great and this is such a fun location. loved it

  5. Jon 17 July 2014 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Perfect Mr Long

  6. Paul Krol 18 July 2014 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Love your creativity and b&w’s especially – plus you captured a lot of brilliant moments! Great work!

  7. Alyssa Schroeder 18 July 2014 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Wow so many fun locations here! I love the church ceremony photos and especially all the joy captured afterwards!

  8. Damien 18 July 2014 at 7:51 am - Reply

    What a fun set. Great storytelling and i LOVE the image under the bridge!

  9. Kelly 18 July 2014 at 10:50 am - Reply

    The light is so scrum my. Aceness Mr.Long….Aceness!

  10. Marianne Taylor 18 July 2014 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Really loving your compositions and use of negative space. Such a gorgeous wedding, too!

  11. Judith Vanstone-harvey 18 July 2014 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    so many great photos Matthew very well done

  12. Holly Delona 18 July 2014 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! I LOVE those getting ready shots. So lovely!

  13. Amanda Berube 18 July 2014 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    I really love all the angles and different things you did with these images. So gorgeous and fresh. You are totally one rad photographer! Great work!

  14. Kari Bellamy 18 July 2014 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Awwh… such brilliant work Matt. And what an AMAZING wedding!! That looks like an amazing wedding!

  15. Kat Forsyth 19 July 2014 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Ok, everything about this location is incredible. And then you come along and take incredible photos in it!

  16. Tim Kamppinen 19 July 2014 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Love that backlit shot towards the end!

  17. Janet Taylor 20 July 2014 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    wonderful photos on a great day. well done.

  18. Katharine Peachey 21 July 2014 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love this wedding and the way you’ve captured it – the colours, the energy, the setting. The portraits are particularly good, such an excellent use of location. Awesome.

  19. John 25 July 2014 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Smashed it! Straight out the top drawer Mr Long…

  20. Brian Kraft 30 July 2014 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    What a fun looking wedding! Gorgeous work!

  21. Kirsty 31 July 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    LOVE THE NEGATIVE SPACE…. looks like a super fun day.

  22. Adam Riley 7 August 2014 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Great set of images Matt. Love the use of reflections during prep especially!

  23. Mark White 3 March 2016 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Your photographs are really stylish. The colors are so interesting and unique. I’m seriously impressed.

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