Sheffield Town Hall Wedding Ceremony
Gemma and Alex’s wedding was actually split over two days, and I had the privilege of capturing both days.
Day 1 was on the Friday and involved a small legal ceremony at Sheffield Town Hall, with only their closest family and friends in attendance.
It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon in Sheffield city centre, the kind that makes you feel self conscious walking around in a suit when everyone else is in shorts and flip flops.
After the ceremony we had originally considered having a walk through the food festival that was going on that day in the Peace Gardens, but sadly that had not yet opened, so we went with our backup plan of the Winter Gardens.
After a few snaps of the party in the Winter Gardens, and a few more of Alex and Gemma, I left them to go for a quiet drink, to get myself ready for the following day.
Marquee Wedding at Foxholes Farm, Bradfield
Saturday was soon upon us, and I arrived nice and early at Foxholes Farm.
Most of the party from yesterday had stayed overnight, either in the lodgings or camper vans.
As the morning went on, more and more guests arrived, pitched a tent and then put on their wedding attire.
When the time came, we had a gentle wander down to the marquee which was beautifully decorated by Gemma and Alex themselves, with a lot of floral support by the very talented Limewood Flowers.
For me, Gemma and Alex’s wedding day was so relaxing. With the ceremony out of the way on the previous day, I didn’t need to keep such a close eye on the time. From my perspective it made things much easier on the couple too since they didn’t have all the pressure of the ceremony in the build up to the day.
Now, I don’t want to come across as saying there was no structure to the day. There was still a sit-down afternoon tea served by the always brilliant Hazel’s Catering.
After the afternoon tea there was a fantastic Ceilidh hosted by Roger the Badger, which I’m pretty sure was as exhausting to photograph as it was for those dancing.
We were then treated to an amazing pizza by Wood Fired Pizza Co.
And then, the biggest surprise for me was just how much fun a silent disco could be. The range of the headphones meant that the guests could be outside in the field dancing to the music, without having to pollute the tranquil countryside with noise. My one comment though is that, whilst the music cannot be heard, so long as you have drunk people trying to talk to each other with headphones on, it will not be a truly silent disco! Shoutout to the Silent Disco Company for supplying the hardware.
So, that’s the story, let’s see some of the photos.