Sunday, 30 January 2011

Vintage Carriages Trust and our Vintage Wedding Gown Photo Shoot.

I'm that excited I'm simply fizzing! and no, Mr D is not driving a steam train, but we had a very exciting meeting with the man in charge, Mr Paul Holroyd.

The Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel is owned by Vintage Carriages Trust and as Paul said, "is nothing to do with them lot out there," pointing at the Worth Valley Steam Railway, so is to be the venue for a forthcoming photo shoot to showcase our small vintage collection of wedding gowns available to buy late February.

It's a very exciting time for us as we generally focus on bespoke wedding gowns,but now seems as good a time as any to launch the new vintage line.

We felt that the vintage theme needed a vintage setting and when Mr D quite aptly suggested the Vintage Carriages trust Museum, who better than to take the photos than my favourite photographer, Mr Rob Booker and supply the vintage headwear than HF Couture Accessories.

Rob sent Mr D and myself to check out the venue and asked for some sample shots of our all access areas to get a general idea of how he was going to work.

Paul Holroyd, who accompanies his beloved carriages all over the country while on location for films such as The Railway Children with actors such as David Suchet and Nicole Kidman and supplying memorabilia for train mad Roy Cropper of Coronation Street was an ever ending supply of knowledge and sheer fascination.

We really do have an access all areas which means we can sit in the carriages and even use the authentic suitcases lined up alongside the wonderful trains.

Our props!

It really is going to be super amazing and if you would like to come along and watch the professionals at work and also have a chat with photographer Rob Booker, accessories and bespoke jewellery maker Jane of HF Couture, makeup artist Leanne Anderson and super florist Leafy couture, then please do feel free to join us for what will be a fun and vintage themed gathering.
You are more than welcome to join us afterwards for a light lunch of sandwiches, cupcakes and lashings of ginger beer and of course, more wedding chat.


When - Sunday 20th february 2011 at 12noon.

Where - Vintage Carriages Trust Museum Ingrow

Vintage Frocks

Accessories and headwear



Makeup artist Leanne Anderson 01274833608/07862713910

Hair stylist Donna Judson

Venue Vintage Carriages Trust

Please do be aware that there may be a small fee for the upkeep of the museum and a warm coat may be necessary as the shed doesn't have heating. The light lunch is free!

Very much looking forward to seeing you there!


  1. Hi Linda, what a wonderful day we all had yesterday at the vintage carriage museum Ingrow. The bespoke gowns created by yourself were absolutly beautiful, as were the flowers accessories and hair. Not to mention a big thankyou for the girls that showed off the gowns and the whole vintage 40's look, who looked stunning despite the cold weather.Also Rob the photographer who also worked hard in the cold weather, i'm looking forward to seeing the pictures you took. And finally a massive thankyou Linda for asking me to apply the makeup,the whole day was most enjoyable. xx

    Leanne Anderson (

  2. Couldn't have achieved the look without you! Very much look forward to recommending and working with you again very soon. x