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Monday, July 14, 2008

Bride & Groom Travel to Wedding by Tube

One happy couple clearly didn't let
Saturday morning's Oyster card problems get in their way, as in full white wedding gear they got on the London Underground to get to their wedding. They also took the whole bridal party along with them from Dollis Hill to Baker Street Tube station. They then walked to their ceremony at the registry office in Marylebone.

London couple take the Tube to their weddingThe bride Stefanie Schmiedel who wasn't an anorak or Tube fan, said 'It is important for both of us to have an environmentally friendly wedding. I have been encouraging my relatives to travel over from Germany by Eurostar or by coach, as opposed to flying the short distance.'

Her dress was made from reusable material, her engagement ring was second-hand and the menus and order of service were all printed on recycled paper. The catering at their reception used local produce and the wedding cake was organic.

Her husband Robert Gray added: "We didn't feel that we needed a stretch limo to get to their register office when we have got an Oyster card and the Tube"

The couple are members of Brent Friends of the Earth.

Penny Hazell, Jubilee line General Manager, said: 'We're delighted that this bride and groom have chosen to go to their wedding by Tube. Public transport is a sustainable way to travel around the Capital.

'London Underground is not only convenient for commuters and tourists but also for people on their way to a very special event like a wedding. We wish them all the best.'

Many thanks to Katie from Bridalwave for letting me know about this.

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