Spencer Arms Wedding - Tara & Kay

Posted on 3rd September 2021 by Mark Tierney

Tara and Kay’s beautiful sunny, spring wedding was held at a unique point in history, with ceremonies restricted in how many people could be present due to Covid. It could be argued that this made the wedding all the more special, especially because the couple managed to make the most of their situation by holding two ceremonies on the same day!

The first ceremony was held at Sheffield Town Hall. A stunning VW camper van took the bridal party into the city centre, where Tara and Kay exchanged vows in front of a handful of close friends and family. I took a few posed shots in and around the elegant building and surrounds, before it was time for ceremony number two, which was held at the Spencer Arms in Barnsley. Although the official knot tying had been done at the Town Hall, the outside ceremony, under the gazebo, bathed in bright sunshine, was no less emotional. This time more guests were allowed to be present.

A reception followed and some very moving speeches, which had everyone present in pieces. I took posed family shots outside on the lawns, before leading the newlyweds away for some bridal portraits together.  While we were doing that, the guests enjoyed drinks in the warm, lengthening shadows.
This was a stunning wedding and beautiful marriage celebration that would have brought a happy tear to the driest eye, even without any restrictions in place. I’m to honoured to be part of Tara and Kay’s big day and wish them all the best in their future life together.

Thanks to my friend Chris and fellow wedding photographer for second shooting for me.

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About the author: Mark Tierney

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