WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Brightline, celebrated Romance on the Rails with its first wedding since reopening in 2021. The South Florida couple, Megan Michelle + Jean-Philippe, tied the knot surrounded by 34 of their family and friends on a Brightline PREMIUM train car while departing West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale.
Megan, Jean-Philippe, and their families were greeted at the Brightline West Palm Beach station with love potion cocktails and champagne. The groom and guests enjoyed cocktails and light bites in the PREMIUM lounge, while the bride-to-be spent a few quiet moments with her family in a private “bridal suite." The wedding commenced as the train pulled out of the station with a song sung by the groom's sister. The happy couple exchanged vows on the train and were announced by Brightline staff for the first time as husband and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Charles.
The undeniable romance of train travel is something that Megan Michelle and Jean-Philippe have always been drawn to. Megan Michelle and Jean-Philippe met six years ago after Jean-Philippe applied to sublease Michelle’s apartment. Over the years, the couple would take Brightline on their date nights to explore South Florida, always finding it to be the highlight of their romantic adventures.
In deciding on a wedding venue, Jean-Philippe, an artist, and Megan Michelle, a teacher for Miami-Dade County, were searching for a fun and unique way to connect their families from different cultures and backgrounds. What better way to connect people than Brightline?
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Brightline is the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America. The company currently serves Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach with its Orlando station beginning service in 2023. Brightline was recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Innovative Companies in travel, offering a guest-first experience designed to reinvent train travel and take cars off the road. Brightline plans to bring its award-winning service to additional city pairs and congested corridors across the country that are too close to fly and too long to drive, with immediate plans to connect Las Vegas to Southern California. For more information, visit www.gobrightline.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.