You can always tell the vibe a bride and groom are going for by the way they arrive and my first glimpse of Alice & Sam as they entered Sheffield Town Hall for their civil partnership was of them walking together with friends and big smiles on their faces. To be honest that was actually the second thing I noticed as Alice’s stunning white wedding jumpsuit was the first! Awesome or what?!
Despite arriving together, Sam was still struck with all the feels when Alice was walked down the aisle by her Dad. I’d been warned he’s not a smiler, but I’ve got photographic proof that it wasn’t the case on this special day! The ceremony with their immediate family was followed by a tour of some of Sheffield's greatest urban wedding venues.
First up was the wedding breakfast at The Lescar where family and friends were ready to greet the newly weds as they arrived (after a quick detour to pick up Penny who wasn’t going to be left out!). The breakfast flew by, fueled with chatter and laughter before the guests headed towards The Hide for the evening's festivities.
Meanwhile, Alice, Sam and Penny took a stroll around the unique photo spot, Sheffield General Cemetery for some couple portraits on the steps of the Samuel Worth Chapel. A cemetery isn’t the first location that springs to mind for wedding pictures, but the Victorian architecture and beautiful trees it worked really well. This had also been the bride and groom’s first choice of wedding location but renovation works had meant it hadn’t been possible.
Now, The Hide is a venue I’ve wanted to shoot at for a while. Despite the fact that I’m more usually being found on a Peak district moorland, I love a warehouse venue. The Hide’s food trucks, floor space and friendly staff really gave the evening a festival atmosphere as more guests arrived to help the couple celebrate.
And celebrate they did! From the serious cakeage, to the even more serious shapes being thrown on the dancefloor via some very competitive hoopla (1000 points if it lands on the camera lens), the bride and groom were at the centre of it all!
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