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A trip like no other. Weddings on the Orient Express.


“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

Robert Louis Stevenson. 

The great affair. Dashing through the countryside, the sound of the world rushing by, flashes of colours, textures and shadows catch your eye to the rhythmical sound of the tracks, surrounded by opulent luxury, you are aboard a magnificent train…Romantic, breath taking, extraordinary.

Imagine THIS is your wedding day….




The chink of the fine bone china, the scent of a perfectly created menu wafting in the air, the opulence of the carriage surrounding you. To be aboard the Northern Belle, is to be wrapped in swathes of beautiful, luxurious moments. Precious and unforgettable.




As I stepped aboard this exquisite train for the first time, I tried to imagine being a bride, how it must feel to take those first few steps and enter the magical world of Orient Express. How incredible it would be to celebrate a marriage on board, surrounded by those you love most, and travelling on board one of the most romantic forms of transport on earth. And you can….

Wedding celebrations can be booked on board The Northern Belle – it can be yours on the most romantic day of your life.

Helen Davies, The Wedding Concierge, and I sampled it’s delights a couple of months ago.





 For Helen and I are on our own very special journey. In the next couple of weeks we are to create some extraordinary, romantic images for Orient Express to help promote the experience you can have on the Northern Belle on your wedding day. We have been working behind the scenes for months and have enlisted the help of some of the industry’s most creative people, to make this something quite extraordinary. We want to immerse you in the beauty, pageantry and drama of this most spectacular of venues. 

Our team for the shoot are;

Headpieces by Jane Hardman Ferris from HF Couture

Floristry from Sarah Richardson of Leafy Couture

Bridal gowns and extras from Hayley Hoyle at Harrogate wedding lounge

Make up by Ashley Tyrrell 

Hair by Chloe of Blonde Fury.

Videography from Emma Massey at Story of Your day


This alone is incredibly exciting but there is more…

Helen is to become the wedding planner for wedding celebrations aboard the train, and I am to become her recommended photographer for those events. We are both honoured, excited and looking forward to the incredible journey we will no doubt be headed on.

Come away with us all, close your eyes tightly and reach out for your dreams. The Northern Belle is about to whisk you away to where your imagination dwells….


blog.cathepplephotography.com – The UK wedding blog of Cat Hepple Photography – Leeds Wedding Photographer covering the UK, with weddings in Italy and France

I”m a wedding and lifestyle photographer, based in Yorkshire and Hampshire and available across the UK and worldwide. My style is fashion influenced, movie inspired, editorial and romantic. I’m available for weddings, boudoir, bumps, babies and family shoots across the UK and can be booked for your destination wedding too. I especially love anything glamorous.


  1. Posted 5 Sep at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Amazing! I cannot wait to see that shoot… or the real weddings onboard. What an incredible location for a wedding, so romantic!

    • Cat Hepple
      Posted 5 Sep at 7:21 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much Katy. It’s an honour and very exciting. The train is exquisite, the perfect wedding venue xXx

  2. Posted 5 Sep at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    How amazing!! You are the perfect photographer for this, and it’s a fully deserved accolade for the effort and passion you put into your work. You and Helen will be an unstoppable team!

  3. Posted 5 Sep at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! shots Cat

  4. Posted 5 Sep at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Wow! I saw this retweeted by somebody and had to look…what a fantastic job and what a romantic way to get married, I absolutely love it! Had no idea they did weddings on Orient Express., marvellous :)

  5. Posted 6 Sep at 10:47 am | Permalink

    How fantastic – what an opportunity!

  6. Posted 6 Sep at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    such an amazing set of images taken by am amazing person….good luck with this Cat, thoroughly deserved and totally perfect for such a wonderfully sensitive photographer.

  7. Posted 6 Sep at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Great photos and a great venue for a wedding!!

  8. Posted 19 Sep at 9:34 am | Permalink

    No other person could fit the job more perfectly than you! You deserve every success. The most romantic of photographers, for the most romantic of settings. Huge hugs and love for you lovely lady and looking forward to seeing my lovely friends for the collaboration.

    • Cat Hepple
      Posted 19 Sep at 11:36 am | Permalink

      Thank you so much for such lovely messages, I’m completely blown away
      By people’s kindness and compliments.