Looking back to Summer on a dreary January day, today I am re-visiting Jess and Luke's July wedding in Sheffield. I met Jess on the morning of her wedding at her and Luke's new home where she was getting ready with her lovely bridesmaids. To help with the preparations were Beth Brooke Makeup Artistry and VIVA Hair & Beauty.
The stunning bouquets and button holes were by 'of the wild.' florists in Broomhill, Sheffield. They were wonderfully simple and so elegant, with a mixture of light coloured flowers and crisp, fresh greenery to create a really organic look.
Jess wore a gorgeous ivory and blush Ladybird dress from Mirage Couture in Kiveton. The bridesmaids wore beautiful floor length dresses by The Dessy Group which were also from Mirage Couture. Each of the four ladies wore a different neutral shade, which helps greatly when two of the bridesmaids are identical twins! I loved the mixed colour choices!
Luke and his groomsmen wore grey three piece suits (Ashley Rodgers, Sheffield) with deep emerald green ties. Luckily Luke remembered his tissues as there were a few emotional moments throughout the day...
The ceremony was held at St. Giles Parish Church in Killamarsh which is a beautiful quaint church and afterwards the guests headed to Rother Valley Golf Club for a wedding breakfast after my own heart, a Yorkshire favourite - Pie and Peas! The sun didn't stop shining for this couple who are FULL of fun which is so evident looking back at the photos - they were always up for having a good laugh!
Jess and Luke opted to make charity donations in place of favours, to a South Yorkshire Animal Rescue Charity called Rain Rescue which is very close to their hearts. Jess and her sister have raised a lot of money for Rain Rescue in the past and Jess does illustrations for them regularly so it was the perfect oppurtunity to get their name out there to their guests who could keep the little cards as keepsakes. Jess said "Instead of spending £100 on some sugared almonds, I wanted our money to be put to good use and I know it would help a lot there!".
Jess created a beautiful 12 tier polystyrene cake, with lots of help from Luke's younger sister and bridesmaid Katie, who decorated the whole thing! The guests could then tuck into a variety of Krispy Kreme donuts instead of wedding cake, which went down a treat!
There was a fabulous team to help out Luke and Jess to cut down on big expenses and make some of the decor and stationary at home. Jess designed and printed her invites and order of service at home and the bridesmaids put them all together. They also crafted the name place settings with twigs and ribbon, decorated little candle jars, made a top table backdrop as well as a number of other details along the way! Jess' Mum was on hand to make the table cloths and lace runners and there were a lot of tables due to celebrating along with so many friends and family! Thank you for choosing me and I wish Luke and Jess every happiness!
Wow Jenny!! I can't even explain how thrilled I am with my wedding pictures! I can't stop looking through them!! I've been trying to pick the best ones to have printed onto a canvas and there are just so many good ones, it's too hard to choose! EVERYONE has commented on how sneaky you was taking the photos so we got the most beautiful natural shots, no one even noticed you taking them! I can't wait to have an event or baby so I can hire you to take more gorgeous photos! Absolutely stunning!! Amazing!! Out of this world!! I can never ever stop giving you compliments on how good of a photographer you are!! And you edited the paint out of the carpet and everything! Superstar!!! Thank you sooo much!!! I could cry with happiness that I get to keep these photos forever and forever!! Xx