What a day this wedding was, supposedly my last wedding of 2021 so I was all up for a really good final wedding; little did I know a couple of weeks later I would be covering another as covid cover, onto that another time though.
Don’t get me wrong, I work hard at all my weddings and I like to cover as much as I can but I had already decided this was my last one and because Jo and Graham had had to postpone a gazillion times I decided I would add on some extra dance floor coverage. I am so so so glad I did because these guys knew HOW TO PARTY and anyone who has booked me knows I love the party part of the day! But we’ll talk about that further down.
The day started off with a nice dollop of rain (and it kind of continued for a large part of the day) but it didn’t change a thing. I rocked up to Jo and Graham’s house full of enthusiasm looking forward to greeting the bridal party who were all having fun getting ready juggling 2 little kids between them all like seasoned pro’s.
Filled with all the ooh’s and aah’s as everyone got their Sunday best on and some laughter, especially when kids jump in dog crates dragging bridesmaids with them (have a look below).
I hot-footed it down to The Chimney House after Jo and her dad had done their first look, it was such a lovely thing to witness and especially with mum and the bridesmaid’s reactions as well, so much love in one room. Dodging the raindrops I met Graham and the boys at The Chimney House so we could use some nice sheltered areas of Kelham Island to get them some nice portraits too. I love it down at Kelham Island for wedding photography and especially for portraits, there are just so many areas to use to grab great wedding portraits and group shots in a fantastic industrial space oozing with creativity.
The ceremony was gorgeous, opened up by the kids who clearly stole all the spotlight from anyone else, that is until Joanna and dad walked in beaming a smile at Graham. Drinks reception and a few short family portraits after the ceremony and it was all time to sit down to a delicious meal before the speeches kicked off. One of my favourite things about weddings at The Chimney House is the way the tables are laid out in lovely long banquet style, it makes the room feel really full and allows some dynamic shots of everyone from around the room. Especially useful when the speeches start including capturing all the laughter and emotion on peoples faces, and oh boy did these guys get some laughs – including one of the funniest and most unique best man speeches I have heard this year, had me giggling behind my camera!
Then it was time to head up to lovely Thornbridge Cross Scythes pub for the cake cutting and party. Sadly the weather had put a hold on us doing confetti so I suggested we do it at The Cross Scythes (sorry guys) on the dancefloor and I think it worked a treat in the resulting images. I am so glad I stayed on longer for the party as well, everyone was having an awesome time and I know Joanna said she loved a boogie but I think she only left the dancefloor twice and not by choice. Absolutely epic and I have to say I feel like I have walked away from this wedding having grown my friendship list – adding two lovely people to that in Joanna and Graham.
Anyway enough from me, have a watch of their photo highlights video below or you can always scroll through the images underneath. Enjoy.
Venue | The Chimney House & The Cross Scythes Pub
Wedding dress | Brides of Bakewell
Bridesmaids | Monsoon
Suits | Next
Make up | Harris Makeup
Hair | Beau Hair
Cake | SJ Cake Studio
Florist | Flourish
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