The images definitely tell a story from Rich & Hannah's special day at The Leopold Hotel in the centre of Sheffield. It was a lovely summers day in August and there were smiles all round!
Hannah Atter was Hannah's make up artist on the day, she looked beautiful as ever and her reaction when she saw herself in the mirror was priceless. Her soft, pink and rose gold look completed her accessories and flowers perfectly.
Hannah wore a breathtaking gown by KMR Bespoke Bridal Designer which was a lace and satin floor length circle dress with an off-the-shoulder lace bodice which she removed after their first dance for a different look in the evening. Hannah traditionally wore a veil from KMR over her face as she walked down the aisle, and to read her heartfelt handwritten vows to Rich - and of course shed a little tear when he read his too!
Hannah & Rich thought of every detail for their day - they had an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding breakfast of Afternoon Tea. Their table names were named after places in Berlin where Hannah & Rich got engaged and also went on their Honeymoon!
Hannah & Rich opted for a table for two at their wedding breakfast, which was really unique and special as they could spend a bit of time as a newly married couple!
Today on the blog I am heading back to sunnier days again, for this beautiful Sheffield wedding last July. Lindsay and Andrew chose to marry in the iconic Crucible Theatre in the heart of Sheffield City Centre before heading to their Tipi reception.
The day began at St Paul's Hotel where Lindsay and her bridal party got ready with the help of make up artist Laura Gingell from CRAFT. Lindsay wore a satin strapless gown with beautiful embroidering and had a beautiful bouquet full of ivory flowers which complemented the neutral bridesmaid gowns perfectly.
Lindsay and her party headed in through the stage door and made their way to the ceremony which was held in the Adelphi Suite of The Crucible Theatre with a unique view overlooking Tudor Square.
After the ceremony the guests enjoyed a drink in the Crucible bar and showered the happy couple in Confetti before heading off on the stunning 1950's bus which took them to Worrall where the Tipi stood waiting, full of gorgeous decoration and ready for the party ahead!
The ladies were greeted with a very practical favour of flip-flops, you don't last long on a field in heels after all! The men received special edition bottles of Henderson's Relish, featuring the Crucible Theatre!
More information about the suppliers:
Dresses & suits: La Bella Bridal/Kudos menswear
Make up: Craft (Laura Gingell)
Field rental in Worrall: Stoneybank Weddings
Tipi rental: Timber & Canvas
Bar rental: Bar Hire Solutions
Wedding breakfast: Hazels catering
Evening food: Sunshine pizza oven
Florist: Flower Bowl, Hillsborough
Bus hire: South Yorkshire Transport museum
Wedding ceremony: Crucible Theatre
Wedding cake: Cakes by Allyson
DJ: Jackson Lee at Hi-Life
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