** This wedding was featured in Rock N Roll Bride wedding blog in March 2018, which is awesome!
I’ve been looking forward to this wedding for nearly two years.
Every since Pippa told me she and Dean would be getting married in the Lantern Theatre in Nether Edge I knew it was going to be something different.
I like different.
Lantern Theatre Wedding Ceremony
Looking around the 1890s theatre, it is such an interesting place that I would probably quite enjoy taking photos there even if there were no wedding going on.
Pippa and her bridesmaids got ready in the changing rooms, naturally.
To be clear this is not the wedding venue for everyone.
The dressing room is quite drafty. Even though it was an unseasonably warm November day there was no getting away from the chill.
Combating the chill was an electric heater which was plugged into one of only 2 power sockets.
Yes, only 2 power sockets.
So, if the idea of getting ready for your wedding in a chilly dressing room with very little power available for hair dryers, straighteners, phone chargers and so on then the Lantern Theatre is perhaps not for you.
If, like Pippa, you can see passed all that then you are in for an absolute treat.
The Courtyard Cafe Wedding Reception
Today was a day of hidden gems.
The Courtyard Cafe in Attercliffe looks, at least from the outside, to be quite small.
Walk through the door and you are in for a surprise.
By day the Courtyard is a cafe serving hot and cold food.
What is unique about it is the fact that it is, quite literally a courtyard.
You dine in the open courtyard area surrounded by interesting little shops.
It’s a lovely outside inside concept and well worth a visit.
What you might not expect is that the Courtyard Cafe by night becomes a magnificent wedding venue.
Heaps of character, beautiful food and really friendly staff.
Rocky and the Stage Dive
Usually its the bride who comes with a photo wish list.
Shots that they really wanted me to try to capture through the day.
This time it was Dean with the list.
Well, I’m always up for a challenge.
First on the list was to recreate the final moment of Rocky III, a scene for which he brought boxing gloves to add to the authenticity.
Then he wanted to to do a stage dive and be caught by his groomsmen.
Followed by a photo of the guys up on the balcony.
And finally a photo of the other love of his life, a Ford Cortina.
I had an absolute blast photographing this wedding.
I think that will come across in some of the photos.
Well, that was my last wedding of 2017, hope you enjoyed it.
Look out for my 2017 retrospective coming soon along with plenty more articles on weddings, advice, photography.
See ya next time.