A gorgeous Cambridgeshire Wedding with pretty railway aspects and a hint of Art Deco

Today I am thrilled to share the gorgeous Cambridgeshire Wedding of Maren and Matthew with pretty railway aspects and a hint of Art Deco.

Images were captured by Helen England Photography.


Helen England is a Wedding obsessive.

She takes beautiful, creative photographs that faithfully capture the story of your wedding day. But more than that, she creates photographs that make people happy!

Through her work, you’ll be able to relive the romance, excitement, energy and happiness of your wedding day – not just for now but for many years to come.

She loves to capture people who love to laugh. She photographs people who are completely nuts about each other, and people having a brilliant time.

It’s her job to capture the full story of your day: the big moments as well as all the not-so-big in-between moments that matter just as much.

Her style is relaxed, natural and authentic, and captures real moments as they unfold. she embraces natural light and bright colours with a soft, gentle and romantic edge.


Bride Maren says of the couples beautiful relaxed Cambridge Wedding …


How did you meet?

We lived next door to each other as students at university, and our romance evolved from there.

Tell us about your wedding planning journey …

Our first decision in our wedding planning was deciding on the location.

We considered Norway (where I am from), but in the end cost and the realisation that most of our guests would be UK based led us to choose to have it here.

Then Matthews sister suggested we could get married at their dad’s house, and once we had convinced my father in law to allow us to use his house many pieces fell together.

But as it’s a private venue there was a large amount of work involved, we had to think of every piece, from fridges to portaloos to speakers at the ceremony, there were a lot of spreadsheets involved!

Any special touches/DIY?

We hired most of the larger pieces needed, but for all the details there was a lot of DIY involved, and by the end my now husband was so tired of spending his weekends spray-painting decr.

We also created our own invites, stationery, decorations, cake stands, chairbacks, etc. We also repurposed some old charity shop furniture, and as it was a private venue we supplied the drinks, so there was a day trip to France involved..

What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?

The wedding was at an old railway station, so we decided to embrace the theme and incorporate trains throughout the wedding.

Neither of us are particularly interested in trains, but my father in law is, and the setting made for the perfect excuse do something slightly different.

Initially we didn’t have any more specific theme in mind, but once I found the dress it made sense to add some 1920s touches, so we included items such as Art Deco fonts on the invites and stationery.

We also created a gin bar in one of the railway carriages on site, decorated to try to give the feel of a speakeasy.

What was the best bit of your day?

The best aspect of the day was seeing all our friends and family together for a whole day.

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

If you decide to use a private venue be prepared for a lot of planning and focus on the details.


Take a look at the beautiful wedding film by mwjackiewicz…



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Photographer –  Helen England Photography

Venue –  Private home

Wedding Dress –  Amanda Wakeley

Suit – Suit Supply

Cake Maker: Cupcakes made by friend and a traditional Norwegian Kransekake

Florist – Bohotanical

Videographer: mwjackiewicz

Rings – 77 Diamonds

Stationery / Decor – DIY


To Contact Helen England Photography

Website – https://helenenglandphotography.co.uk/

Email – helen@helenenglandphotography.co.uk

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