Chris and Mandy's wedding took place on a perfect Autumn day. The sun was shining and the leaves on the trees at Whitley hall in Sheffield were stunning shades of red and gold. Little wonder it was such a smiley ceremony! The couple looked so happy as they exchanged their vows, that we couldn't help but feel joyful for them. There were a lot of heartfelt congratulations as the couple made their way outside for a Pims.
I managed to steal the them away for a while, to a walk through the beautiful grounds and get some photos of the newly-weds together with their daughter. I'm not sure who had the most fun! Back at the venue, where the reception tables were set up in white and silver, there was a show-stealing, three tiered pork pie wedding cake, complete with sparklers. Those with a sweet tooth weren't forgotten however, as an enormous stand of cupcakes and a separate confectionary cart were also provided.
Speeches followed the meal. The groom's speech was touching, the best man's was risqué but funny, but the speech everybody will remember were the few words whispered by the couple's daughter, who was richly rewarded for her efforts with the arrival of a balloon-modelling children's entertainer. Who doesn't like a balloon or two? Seemingly the couple had judged their guests correctly. The children had fun waving around their balloon animals and the later the night got, the more balloon crowns appeared on adult heads!
It was a fabulous, memorable day, enjoyed by everybody present. Chris and Mandy are so clearly great together that it was obvious that this was going to be a spectacular celebration. At the end of the night, everybody let their hair down. Those who didn't fall asleep (you know who you are!) hit the dance floor in style, with the couple's daughter leading the way. Wishing you all the best Mandy and Chris!
Mandy's Supplier Shout Out!
Hair: Lady Annie
Makeup: Rebecca Asquith
Flowers: Plantology, Sheffield
Pork Pie Cake: Turners Butchers,Barnley
Wedding Dress: Glorydays Vintage, York
Mr Twister Balloons
Harpist: Eleri Pound , Leeds