Dodworth Church & Wentworth Castle Wedding Photography - Terri & Steve

Posted on 3rd March 2014 by Mark Tierney

It's not often that the memory of a 2013 wedding is associated with the English Civil War, but this could well be the case for many of the guests who attended Terri and Steve's wedding in Barnsley last Summer. At this fun-filled marriage not only did the guests witness the happiest bride and groom of the year dancing down the church aisle on being declared husband and wife, but also a full scale battle re-enactment with an authenticity reminiscent of a film set! During the couple's reception, an accompanying fully-costumed cast of thousands blasted their cannons into the sunshine-filled grounds of the elegant Wentworth Castle, while the wedding party looked on. It was obvious to everyone from the very beginning that Terri and Steve's wedding was going to be a joyful event. With bridesmaids in pink polka dots, the bride beautiful in tulle and everyone in baseball boots, there was a uniquely stylish feel to the whole event. Terri even arrived in style, on a vintage double decker bus. She clutched a hand-tied bouquet and looked radiant as she joined her very dapper groom, Steve, at the altar. The wedding ceremony took place at St John Baptist Church in Dodsworth. It was here that the delighted bride and groom shared many laughs and looked so pleasingly thrilled at their matrimony, that you couldn't help but be impressed by what a brilliant match had been made. The couple's infectious sense of fun continued into their reception at Wentworth Castle, where rubber ducks sat under pink and yellow bunting at the top table, as well as on top of the polka-dot covered cake. With everybody wound up by the events of the Battle of Tankersley Moor and some giant outdoors board games, the night was rounded off with a display of chaotic dancing. It was an energetic and entertaining wedding on a grandly historical scale.

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About the author: Mark Tierney

Mark Tierney is a Yorkshire based Contemporary Wedding Photographer covering the UK and beyond.