Laura and Simon were married in a beautifully decorated ceremony at Whitley Hall in Sheffield. With a venue-dressing style that could only be described as elegant vintage, their colour scheme consisted of chocolate brown, pale yellow and various hues of orange. Their floral arrangements looked striking and beautiful inside the grand venue.
It was certainly a romantic wedding and not just because of the artfully placed roses and candles which dominated the table displays. The couple shared tears and laughter with one another at various points during the day and they weren't alone. Their emotional guests couldn't stop themselves from joining in. This is clearly a couple who are loved and in love. A great time was had by all.
We were lucky enough to get a few sunny shots in the garden, before the sky turned a little grey, but the weather didn't matter. Thanks to a few thoughtful touches, everybody was kept fully entertained for the whole day. A harpist played the guests into the ceremony and an icy glass of Pimms drew them out. A walkabout magician performed card tricks for the crowd and a red-coated, white-gloved toastmaster kept everybody informed of the proceedings. (He was determined that nobody would miss him. He even had a klaxon horn!) Every little detail had been carefully planned and implemented to perfection.
I should also mention that the wedding attendants did a fantastic job. The bridesmaids managed to keep the bride's long, cathedral veil out of harm's way, their little ring bearer stole everyone's hearts at the ceremony and the best man's speech caused hysterics, even in the speaker himself! This was a fun feast of a wedding which was as much about the guests and what they meant to Laura and Simon, as it was about the couple themselves.