Sheffield Botanical Gardens & Woodthorpe Hall - Dorothy & Lewis

Posted on 5th October 2018 by Mark Tierney

Outdoor summer weddings in the UK can go either way, depending on the volatile British weather, but Dorothy and Lewis’s marriage at was a riot of roses and sunshine. The bride made her picture-perfect entrance through the botanical gardens, her beautiful long veil being held off the path by her bridesmaids.

The ceremony was a moving one, full of smiles and laughter. It was held in the doorway to the botanical gardens with the tropical plants inside the glasshouse providing a striking backdrop. Afterwards, I took some posed shots of family and friends in the grounds, as well as some relaxed reportage photographs of everyone congratulating the newly-weds.

The young bridesmaids were very well behaved, at least until the page boys decided it was their turn to hold the posies. Lewis, Dorothy and I then went for a walk to get some bride and groom portraits. There was plenty of interesting scenery at this venue explore.

At Woodthorpe Hall the reception venue; a huge, balloon-filled tipi, the guests enjoyed a meal, speeches and a cake table, overflowing with delicious-looking fancies. I took a few more photos outside afterwards as the sun started to make its way towards the horizon, causing a dappled sunlight effect underneath the trees.

Lawn games such as bowls, giant jenga and croquet were laid out for guests to enjoy, while the happy couple walked through a field of waist-high grass to admire the view of the sunset over the fields. I was honoured to be part of this idyllic wedding and would like to wish this Dorothy and Lewis all the very best in their married life together.

You can view the full gallery HERE.

Dorothy's Supplier Shoutout:

Dotty Bridal: Wedding Dress (Pronovias)
Make up & hair: Jenn Edwards & Co
WeddingCake/dessert table: The Bake Lab
Caterers: Aperyer (day)
Caterers:The Woodfire Pizza Co (evening)
Flowers: Petalis
DJ was Hi-Life DJ

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About the author: Mark Tierney

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