Louise and Jonathan had been together for a whopping eight-and-a-half years before tying the knot in July 2017. They wanted a simple wedding ceremony, so decided to get married at Sheffield Town Hall, followed by an alternative reception at Hagglers Corner.
The big day began with bridal prep at the Leopold Hotel in Sheffield city centre. Louise wore the cutest mid-knee length white dress with a bow around her waist, mint shoes and flowers in her hair. Conveniently, because the hotel is so close to the Town Hall, Louise was able to simply stroll over when the time came in a matter of minutes!
She walked down the aisle to Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – one of her favourite Motown songs – and it really added to the joyful atmosphere. Louise’s sister Jo is very talented with words and wrote her own reading, which was one of the most touching moments of the ceremony.
Louise and Jonathan had chosen Hagglers Corner as an alternative reception venue because of its chilled, relaxed vibe and promise of a great party! They particularly wanted somewhere that could be flexible with food and decorations. The venue did a really good job on the decor, with wonderful pops of colour, glitter balls and twinkling fairy lights.
The couple decided to have a BBQ rather than a formal meal, which meant people could pick & choose to sit where they liked, something I thought was a great idea. Speeches soon followed, including a brilliant one from the bride, and Jonathan’s was exceptional too. The best man’s was also hilarious. He didn’t have a bad word to say about Jonathan so instead, read out some amusing Facebook statuses & tweets of his, which had everybody laughing.
My favourite memory from the day is when the band came on upstairs and everyone started dancing and really having a great time – there was so much happiness in the room. I especially love the photos of Jonathan and Louise at this point; they look so happy and in their element. As Jonathan plays piano, he joined in at the end on the keyboard, and dedicated a song to his wife.
This wedding was so much fun to be part of, all day long. Lots of love and laughter in the air, and the way Jonathan looked at Louise ALL day was so sweet. They’d wanted a natural wedding photographer to really reflect the day and capture some lovely memories, so that’s exactly what we did.