I’ve been wanting to capture a wedding at The Venue Bowers Mill in Halifax for quite some time so when Maria and Nick got in touch about me covering their day at that very venue I was really excited. Doubly so as this couple were good friends with a previous bride and groom of mine, so already had a great idea of how I worked.

On the drive to Halifax from Sheffield, one thing was very evident to me; it was wet. Very wet. It’s England, weather happens and thankfully bride, groom and guests rocked it all day long. 

Maria and Nick were both getting ready at a hotel local to the wedding venue with their respected wedding parties lending a helping hand and smiles to the proceedings. Rainbow bridesmaid dresses, all independently chosen, and a flower and butterfly adorned wedding dress brightening the morning. Nick is a bit of a transport fan, so it was soon time to pile onto the classic wedding bus and coach for the journey up through some misty West Yorkshire hills. 

The Venue Bowers Mill is a massive converted mill with a beautiful ceremony room looking over the rest of the historic site. Maria and Nick organised the main function room into three sections complete with train station named tables (all stations that Signalman Nick has worked) and shrouded it behind a massive curtain that added drama for the couple to reveal themselves ahead of the wedding breakfast and Paramore soundtracked first dance. 

The couple met at Sheffield University through the Musical Theatre group so there was never any doubt that friends and family would join them on the dance floor.

This absolutely brilliant day shows that you don’t need the weather on your side to have a beautiful and fun wedding day. 

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