Some weddings are not blessed with great weather, but although the sunshine was missing from the sky at Liz and Nick’s Sheffield Town Hall wedding there was enough bright, shining, joyful energy inside the council chamber to make the rain wholly unimportant.
Call me sentimental, but I love a wedding full of smiles and laughter, especially when they’re as infectious as those belonging to the bride and groom on this particular occasion!
As the couple stood side by side in the ceremony room, beaming at one another, I don’t think one person there was thinking about the grey clouds outside. The service was heartwarming and the way the newlyweds were with one another, made us all feel hopeful about the world around us.
Following the ceremony, I took some posed family portraits on the stairs and then some documentary shots while the guests enjoyed their drinks. There wasn’t really much opportunity to take Liz and Nick on a walk around the city at this point as everything outside was just so wet.
Family and friends enjoyed the wedding breakfast, admiring the cheese wheel and listening with delight to the emotionally charged speeches, particularly that of Liz’s father, but perhaps the biggest show-stealer was a video message sent by the actor who plays Karl Kennedy in Neighbours!
We did decide to brave the elements after the meal, however, taking with us a huge colourful umbrella. It was getting a little dark by this point, because of the lateness of the day, but also the inclement weather and by the time we reached them, the dodgem cars at the funfair already had their lights on. We got a few good fairground photos, before heading back to the venue for a couple more speeches and the cutting of the cake.
Sheffield Town Hall got another opportunity to show off what a great wet weather venue this is, when I took the couple for a walk around. The abundant chandeliers and wooden balcony made superbly romantic backdrops.
Finally, after Nick and his new wife had impressed everyone with their nifty dance floor moves, the rain stopped and it seemed too good a chance to miss taking that walk around the neon wonderland that Sheffield becomes at night. We walked down the avenues, with brightly lit shops on either side, before making our way back to enjoy the last hour of the day. Liz and Nick are a fab couple and I’d like to wish them all the very best.
Liz & Nick's Supplier Shoutout:
Wedding dress from Mia Sposa in Huddersfield
Beer mats from Thirsty's
Hair - Bridal Creative in Chesterfield
Chair covers - Opulent Venue Styling
Wedding suits - Youngs Hire at Debenhams
Wedding bands - MG Welch, Taunton
Cheese tower - Godminster
Giant pork pie - Wilsons Butchers
Nails - Bio-sculpture and Beauty by Keeley
DJ - Craig from Sheffield Wedding DJ
Centre piece - bride's own design!