A list of reasons I loved this wedding? Here they are...
I had a good idea of how quirky and fun this wedding would be as I previously worked with Sophie and her Mum, before leaving the NHS to do photography full time. I played the role of photographer during the daytime and returned as a guest for the evening!
The wedding day started out at the couple's home where Sophie and her maid of honour Danielle were both getting ready inside, with the help of make up artist Tamzym and hair stylist Becky, both from Monroe's in Dronfield. Sophie and Dan's daughter Prudence arrived and was desperate to put on her dress! Meanwhile Sophie and Dan's parents were busy getting the vintage VW Beetle ready outside! (Classic Car Hire North and Yorkshire, Leeds)
Sophie wore a stunning backless gown with lace appliqué detailing and a stunning silk train, perfect for a church wedding. Danielle wore a beautiful soft grey, floor length bridesmaid dress. Both Dresses were from Wed2Be, Rotherham. The flower girls wore adorable ivory dresses whilst the pageboy wore a short sleeve shirt with braces and dickie bow which was perfect the rising temperature of the day! (Children's outfits from John Lewis)
Wilde Flowers, Dronfield provided beautiful bouquets full of lilac and ivory blooms, both for the bride and her maid, as well as the table centrepieces. There were also lilac buttonholes and corsages and love heart flower wands for the flower girls!
The bridal party headed to St John the Baptist's Church in Dronfield where Dan and his best man Simon patiently awaited the arrival, dressed in Tweed suits from Rural Threads in Bakewell. Dan and Sophie had met at Simon's wedding a few years earlier at the same church, so there was no question where the wedding would take place!
After the ceremony guests made their way to Dronfield Hall Barn, whilst Sophie's Dad took the newlyweds on a short drive. The barn was full of decorations made by Sophie which added a special touch. This included the wooden palette table plan featuring vintage style frames, with each table name being a song title that was close to the couple's hearts. The beautiful table china from Spot Paper Scissors, Dronfield added to the vintage theme. The guests gathered around the venue and welcomed the couple as the vintage Beetle pulled onto the driveway!
I really liked how Sophie and Dan allowed their love of music to be part of the day, this was continued when the unique, charming (and not to mention delicious) cake was revealed. It was a black chalkboard effect icing with the words 'All you need is love, love is all you need' written across the three tiers. The cake was made by Katie Barton at B.A.K.E.D, Sheffield.