Jane and Trist's beautifully romantic wedding in the heart of Sheffield's oldest industrial site was a truly remarkable occasion. There's something about the unlikely combination of red roses and Bessemer Converter that really sets the pulse racing. As the bride made her way over the wooden bridge that separates modern Yorkshire from the Kelham Island Museum, and its joyous celebration of the history of the city, it was obvious we were about to witness something special.
Married beneath strings of lights and bunting that lent a 1950s air to proceedings, the couple couldn't have looked happier. The ceremony was simply electrifying in a way that had nothing to do with the power generated here for so many trams over the years. I think it's fair to say that there were few dry eyes, but plenty of smiles!
Following the marriage, while the guests were wondering around the exhibitions, I took a few shots of the newly-weds outside. The outside architecture and the context within which it was constructed was almost as fascinating as the museum contents themselves. Both Jane and Trist looked stunning in the industrial landscape, with the sun setting behind the tall chimneys. (Although to be honest, they'd probably have looked stunning anywhere!)
For the reception the large hall inside the museum had been transformed with dining tables and chairs. I was impressed with the intricate detail of the table plan and charmed by the array of sweets and bottles of Sheffield's Hendo's Relish. After the meal and the speeches the room underwent its third regeneration of the day - into a disco! I think it's fair to say that everybody had an historically good time! I'd like to raise an industrial glass of bubbly to the happy couple and offer my congratulations once again.