Getting Ready at the Red Caboose Motel
Lerin and Brian’s sweet train wedding wasn’t exactly what they’d planned. Their original reception venue cancelled due to Covid and the two were left scrambling trying to come up with an alternative for their vintage inspired, Strasburg Railroad wedding. The ceremony was to take place on the train after a ride to Paradise, Pa. The Red Caboose Motel stepped up and was able to provide cars for everyone to get ready in, as well as providing an open air tent for the reception. The Strasburg Railroad, the Red Caboose Motel and the couple did a fabulous job at keeping everyone as safe as possible. Why a train wedding, you ask?
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Strasburg Railroad Train Ride and Ceremony
The Strasburg Railroad was a suprisingly great way to keep guests as socially distanced as possible. The entire train, which has open air cars, was reserved for wedding guests. There were plenty of individuals cars, so guests could stay in small groups of close family. The cars were large and spacious. After a ride to Paradise, Lerin’s walk down the “aisle” was from the back of the train through each car to the front. Then guests all got off the train to watch the ceremony.
Couples Portraits at Strasburg Railroad
It was such a treat to have a few minutes for portraits at the Strasburg Railroad. It is America’s oldest continuously operating railroad, and a really unique background for portraits.
Red Caboose Motel Reception
The Red Caboose did a FABULOUS job keeping everyone as Covid safe as possible. The most important factor in guests staying safe and responsible is the couple setting a great example. Brian made a speech asking guests to please wear masks if they left their family’s table and the couple really modeled that behavior. I’ve never seen so many guests masked on the dance floor. It was really wonderful. They also had seats set up outside the tent, for people who wanted to stay farther distanced, and as a vendor, I really appreciated a spot to go sit away from other guests for some fabulous BBQ.
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