Newlyweds Sarah and Bradley Stamp have celebrated their nuptials with a trip on the Tyne and Wear Metro.
The happy couple, from Rowlands Gill in Gateshead, decided to ditch the classic wedding car for a Metro ride through the centre of Newcastle.
They stunned weekend commuters by hopping on a Metro train for the short journey from Haymarket to Monument with some of their wedding guests and the photographer in tow.
We were absolutely delighted to welcome the newlyweds on to the Metro network.
After tying the knot at Newcastle Civic Centre on Saturday afternoon, Sarah and Bradley, who live in Bathgate in Scotland, let the train take the strain as they headed for their reception at Lola Jeans bar and restaurant on Market Street.
Sarah, 29, said: “We thought it would be such a cool vibe for our wedding day, we wanted to capture the busyness of the city and the retro vibe of the station suited our aesthetic perfectly.
“We didn’t want a traditional wedding and getting on the Metro to travel through town was so different that it complemented our day perfectly.
“It was so much fun getting on the metro and seeing people’s reaction. The Metro team made a congratulatory announcement and the whole platform erupted in applause. We felt famous!”
Bradley, 31, said: “It was pretty decent to get such a warm reception at Haymarket. The staff were awesome and the other passengers seemed to love it.”
Station Delivery Manager for Nexus, Lynne Dickinson said: “A Metro train isn’t exactly your run of mill wedding car but we were absolutely thrilled to welcome Sarah and Bradley on board for their special day.
“It was a short trip from Haymarket down to Monument but it certainly caught the attention of other customers, who all looked thrilled.
“Our customer service teams really enjoyed it too, being able to play their part in such a nice, happy story.
“It was a busy Saturday for us but Metro kept our newlyweds firmly on track to join up with their family and friends in time for their wedding reception.
“Our heartfelt congratulations go to Sarah and Bradley, and we wish them every health happiness for their future together as man and wife.”
Photographer: Lauren Braithwaite @laurenbraithwaite.photography