Laura & Jamie’s wedding day took place on a sunny Saturday at St. James’ Church, Ravenfield and Rotherham Golf club. They chose St. James’ Church as they “wanted to get married at the church where Laura & her younger brother Mathew grew up.” Heartbreakingly, Laura’s brother passed away in June 2015, so getting married close by to him was priceless.
The day began at Laura’s mum’s home where she had a nice, chilled out morning with her bridal party and pet dogs. Her bridesmaids surprised her with a scrapbook full of memories and messages to the bride-to-be, which was lovely. Laura got dressed into a beautiful and classic white gown, which had lace detail on top. Her blonde hair was swept into a pretty bridal up-do, and topped off with a veil and baby’s breath flowers.
Jamie meanwhile made his way to St. James Church, and greeted guests who began arriving at the Rotherham venue. He and his groomsmen wore handsome matching brown suits, complimented with deep green waistcoats and plum coloured bow ties. Laura and her bridal party arrived in a vintage Voltswagon, before making her way down the aisle with her older brother to Eternal Source of Light Divine. The ceremony was lovely and included 2 hymns. Afterwards everyone made their way outside to take photos of the newlyweds and shower them in confetti.
The rest of the day took place at Rotherham Golf Club, a beautiful venue set in one of Yorkshire’s finest historic parklands. The newlyweds picked his venue at they “are both very fond of the golf club”, as Jamie used to golf, and also for it’s convenient location. There was plenty of outdoor space on this sunny day for guests to relax outside with a drink. Meanwhile Laura, Jamie and I took a little time out to take some photos around the grounds, before snapping a bunch of group photos.
The wedding breakfast room had been decorated in romantic whites, pastels, pinks and gold, and was a lovely blend of tradition and elegance. The table centrepieces featured flowers, candles and rose petals. Speeches took place before dinner was served, and everyone who spoke did such a great job with their heartfelt writing.
Being a summer wedding, the sun shone for hours in to the evening, allowing for a nice al fresco environment. Laura & Jamie began the evening partying with a traditional cutting of the cake followed by their first dance. They danced to John Legend’s All of Me, as it is both “beautiful & personal” to them. Soon after, loads of their family and friends joined in on the fun, and had a great time dancing the evening away. ✨
Notes from the happy couple :
What are you most looking forward to on the day?
Marrying my best friend and spending the day with everyone we love.
Why do you like natural wedding photography?
It captures the day as it unfolds, not too posed/false, and more fun!