A hot, summery July day welcomed the wedding of Emma & Rob at Sheffield’s Whirlowbrook Hall. This truly stunning manor house venue is set on the outskirt of Sheffield, a stone’s throw away from the Peak District. After 7 years together and a Christmas Eve proposal, this beautiful couple tied the knot at Bradfield’s St. Nicholas’ Church, before moving over to Whirlowbrook Hall for the remainder of the day. They chose St. Nicholas’ Church for its “beautiful surroundings” which overlook vast acres of Yorkshire countryside, and because it is local to them. Whirlowbrook Hall for it’s “lovely grounds” and “nice light room”, which “just felt instantly right.”
Emma got ready at home, alongside her bridal party and mum. She actually did her own makeup, and did such a beautiful job, enhancing her natural beauty. Opting for a down bridal hair style, her dark brown locks were loosely curled and topped off with a pretty veil. She wore a beautiful floor length, strapless, white gown with a puffy, ruffled bottom and looked simply stunning.
Rob rocked up to St. Nicholas’ Church looking handsome in a blue suit, complimented by a pastel pink tie and brown brogues. His best man happened to be his identical twin brother, who wore a similar outfit of a slightly darker shade. Suffice to say, I was confused on several occasions throughout the day 😆😩.
The church ceremony was beautiful, as family & friends gathered to watch the happy couple officialise their love for one-another. There was a reading named Walled Garden, which touches upon the importance of having quality time together. Afterwards, guests lined up along the cobbled streets outside, ready to shower the newlyweds in confetti, before moving on to the next venue.
The staff at Whirlowbrook Hall were ready to greet guests with Prosecco and canopies, and everybody soon made their way over. The wedding breakfast room had a very classic and elegant look, which is just what Emma & Rob were going for. The tables had been named after their past holiday destinations, and had old snapshots of their trips displayed on them. A string quartet played outside in the garden, adding to the elegant atmosphere.
After a handful of group photos out on the lawn, everybody made their way inside for a hot wedding breakfast meal. Speeches soon followed, and Rob’s brother especially had the room in fits of laughter. The father-of-the-bride had prepared a Powerpoint presentation about his daughter, which had plenty of touching moments.
Only after dinner did Rob, Emma & I go out for some couple photographs, which were a lot of fun as the newlyweds were a little merry after all the toasts 🥂. We had a nice stroll around the grounds of Whirlowbrook Hall, as Emma & Rob took a bit of alone-time out together, and even had a run-through of their first dance.
Kickstarting the evening do, Emma & Rob enjoyed their first dance together as hubby & wife to Craig David’s cover of Use Somebody. Guests soon after joined it, and a saxophonist joined the party to really get things going. What an awesome way to begin the end of their special day 🎷.
Notes from the happy couple :
What are you most looking forward to on the day?
Celebrating with everyone we love 🙂 We are also excited for a few surprises we have planned – as we are having a string quartet for the ceremony and drinks reception, and a saxophone set later at night!
Why do you like natural wedding photography?
It just captures the real moments… laughter, emotion, relationships… which are what weddings are truly about.
Kind words (from the brother of the groom!) :
Sasha photographed my brother’s wedding and she was amazing! So professional, courteous and discreet. She managed to capture some amazing moments and went above and beyond to make sure all the day was covered. I can not recommend her highly enough.