Today it is my absolute pleasure to bring you this gorgeous vintage inspired engagement shoot. Emma Newman (Signature Flowers by Emma Newman) and her lovely fiancé James joined the fabulous Wendy Grant at The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, in Quainton, Buckinghamshire and shared a magical day…
Emma said: “Back in March we met up with our photographer Wendy Grant for a bit of a venue reccy and our pre wedding shoot. We didn’t want to theme our shoot too heavily as we wanted it to be really about us – so a couple of suitcases, a blanket and coats to keep out the cold were the order of the day.
We knew back when we got engaged, Wendy was the photographer we wanted to use for our big day. I have been fortunate to work alongside Wendy as a supplier and love her style and the images she gets. Her slightly vintage style works really well with our venue Buckinghamshire Railway Centre and they were kind enough to let us go for photo’s. The venue really excited Wendy as she has a fondness towards trains that goes back to her childhood!
Not being particularly camera confident, this gave us both the opportunity to get used to having our photo’s taken, in the environment we will be in on our big day. James cracked some cheesy grins quite quickly much to Wendy’s delight! The venue is ideal for lots of different photo’s as there are many places both inside and out that really work!
We got engaged just under a year ago when I had been out delivering wedding flowers to Bisham Abbey; it wasn’t a great day … delivery was a nightmare and when I got home I got a phonecall from James… he needed me to go straight to the farm where he lived as he had hurt himself and nobody else was around. So I rushed down – not getting changed, etc… to the surprise of my life.
On stacked bales was a collection of photographs of our times together with balloons and champagne and the most gorgeous ring – I was completely overwhelmed when he sneaked around the front and asked me to marry him! I said yes and was thrilled that the ring fitted perfectly and was just like the one I hinted about.
We had a great day and were really pleased with the images we got – they will be treasured!! We’ve got just over 6 months until our big day and can’t wait to work with Wendy again and celebrate our marriage with family and friends – some coming from as far away as America!”