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So it’s Friday! Yay for that! I have no weddings this weekend and providing I feel better I will be enjoying the yearly Tramlines festivities which is Sheffield’s own music festival. The whole city will be taken over by a variety of bands and DJs and I intend to make the most of it as possible.
But for today I have a fab wedding for you, and it’s the wedding of a very lovely couple, Selena and Philip who’s engagement shoot I featured HERE back in May, shot by the very talented John Hope Photography
Selena and Philip who were married on 14th April at The Chevin Country Hotel & Spa they had 87 day guest in the day and 150 in the evening. It took 10 months to plan.
They describe their day as ‘It was such an amazing day, that we will never forget. A perfect way to start our lives together’
How they met
We met at salsa classes about 3 years ago
Philip proposed at the top of Whernside with Champagne and strawberries
How did you choose your photographer
John is the husband of a work colleague. We looked at his pictures and met him and we knew he was just what we wanted in terms of personality and the style of Photography.
We went to look around and loved the setting, the log cabins and beautiful scenery around the lake. We enquired about available dates beforehand and they only had Fridays left in April and May which is when we wanted. After looking around the venue we were told they’d just had a cancellation for 14th April……… We snapped it up because it’s our anniversary date! Must have been fate!
Dress Benjamin Roberts. Shoes Benjamin Adams. Necklace my mums pearls from my dad. Hairband from Glizty Secrets
The suit and bridesmaids
Suits were hired from Moss Bros, Bridesmaid dresses from Accent in Leeds, Flower girls dress from Debenhams
Colour scheme was Cadburys purple
Butternut Squash soup with Thyme gnocchi to start
Hot buffet consisting of Chicken a la King/Lamb cassoulet/salmon bake
Vanilla cheesecake with lemon sorbet
Evening reception – Hog Roast and Chocolate Wedding cake
We had an international Latin/Soul/Jazz/Funk DJ (DJ Lubi) for the whole evening with a set in-between from another international Dj, Fabio.
Cream and purple calla lilies
The table decorations were done by us. Goldfish bowls with lighting and purple flowers. Beads and purple heart chocolates on the tables.
We also had personalised chocolate place names as our favours
We had a beautiful blessing after the civil service
Do as much as you can early on so you are not too stressed close to the day. For the bride, make sure you have nothing to do but get pampered like I did the day before so you are relaxed for the big day.
On the day, just enjoy it, don’t let any silly little things stress you out and remember what the day is all about.
The Father of the Brides speech. My dad is a quiet man and wasn’t looking forward to getting up and speaking in front of so many people. It was beautiful, straight from the heart and just perfect.
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I am a Leeds based photographer but cover weddings nationally and internationally. I specialise in a creative, contemporary style of photography for couples that want to do things their way.