Some weddings are just naturally glamorous and that was certainly the case with the very elegant marriage of Buket and Alex. The day began taking a few photos of the bride and her attendants getting ready in a room with a spectacular view. It was clear from that point onwards that this wedding day was going to be blessed with good fortune.
Following a very touching ceremony at Sheffield Town Hall, with bride and groom surrounded by their closest friends and family, there was a moment when Alex and Buket stared into one another’s eyes, and with a grin, acknowledged the enormity of their promises to one another.
Still covered in confetti, I took a few shots of friends and family on the town hall steps, before whisking the newlyweds off for a walk around Sheffield to get some urban bride and groom portraits. The light was beautiful, transforming an often grey and industrial-looking Sheffield into an exciting, modern metropolis. The Winter Gardens one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years always makes a great backdrop.
The reception took place at Sheffield’s Mercure Hotel. I took a few informal photos of the wedding guests before the meal, but before we knew it was time to cut the wedding cake, which was decorated with delicate purple butterflies, and the first dance. Dancing is obviously one of the bride’s favourite pastimes and she remained on the dance floor longer than everyone else, during the disco and while the band played.
I did manage to persuade Alex and Buket to come for one more walk outside with me and the timing was perfect. Under the Sheffield skyline in the given light, there was a definitely Manhattan vibe. It was a glorious end to a beautiful day and I’d like to wish Alex and Buket all the very best in their future together.