Wedding party on Eurostar: Summer Loving!

7 Aug 2009

Eurostar, the provider of high-speed, carbon neutral rail journeys between the UK and the Continent, today welcomed on board newlyweds Suzanne Goodall (28) and Tom Croft (28) from Greenwich, together with their full wedding party.
Suzanne and Tom tied the knot this morning at the Chelsea and Kensington registry office before moving to St Pancras International to enjoy a glass of champagne with their guests at the Champagne Bar, the longest in Europe. They then boarded the Eurostar to Brussels for further celebrations.
The party travelled in style: the beautiful bride was wearing her full wedding dress accompanied by her bridesmaids in full length dresses, together with the groom and his groomsmen wearing their morning suits. Travelling in Leisure Select, they enjoyed more champagne on board the train and received a meal served at seat.
Suzanne & Tom are a true symbol of the Eurostar generation, whose relationship developed thanks to Eurostar's fast city centre to city centre journeys. Many couples have met on Eurostar, or proposed on the train or at the Eurostar destination. The convenience and seamlessness of travel has played a huge role in changing the social and cultural relationships between London and Paris / Brussels over the past 15 years.
Everybody at Eurostar wishes them every happiness for the future.
***ENDS***
Background information:
Suzanne and Tom met seven years ago, as they were both studying in London. Although they are both British, Suzanne's parents moved to Genval, close to Brussels, in 1984: Suzanne therefore grew up in Belgium and spent most of her life on the continent.
She came back to the UK for her studies, and spent her time this side of the Channel for term times. She was however very frequently back in Belgium to visit her parents and friends.
Eurostar has enabled thousands of friendships and love stories for citizens from both sides of the channel and has been creating a Eurostar generation over the past 15 years.
Notes to editors:
1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon and the French Alps.
2. Travellers can buy connecting fares to the Continent from more than 200 stations across the UK. Return ticket prices range from £63, including Brighton from £71 and Edinburgh from £92. Eurostar's lead-in fare of £59 return from London to Paris/Brussels has gone unchanged for six years. To book tickets or for more travel information, please visit www.eurostar.com or call 08705 186 186.
3. Under its Tread Lightly environmental plan, Eurostar has set a target of reducing CO2 emissions by 35% per traveller journey by 2012, compared with 2007. Because emissions cannot yet be eliminated, Eurostar is also the world's first train operator to make all journeys carbon neutral, at no extra cost to travellers. Based on comparisons of actual load factors and specific energy data, a Eurostar journey generates just one-tenth of the carbon dioxide of an equivalent flight.
4. Eurostar and Friends of the Earth are working together in the UK on Eurostar's Tread Lightly plan and Friends of the Earth's climate campaign. To find out more about Friends of the Earth visit www.friendsoftheearth.co.uk.
5. Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, an alliance of Europe's leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding, European high-speed rail network.
6. Eurostar is an entirely separate business from Eurotunnel. Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel's biggest customer.
7. To book tickets or for more travel information, please visit www.eurostar.com or call 08705 186 186.
For more information contact:Eurostar Press OfficeEurostart: 0044 (0)20 7843 5500e: press.office@eurostar.co.uk