Saturday, 13th of July 2019 was my first time documenting a wedding in Sheffield.
It was near-on ten years since I’d last properly spent time in this beautiful city (aside from the venue recce I did the week or so before A&J’s wedding), when I went up with my might-as-well-be-my-sister at the time, Isabel, who is Sheffield born and bred. We drank in Bungalows & Bears and bumped about in the back of an old Defender in the Peak District.
Alice & James’ wedding was far more classy than that day. Alice began the day at home with her family, making sure to have a full avocado and egg on toast breakfast to settle the nerves. Sheffield Town Hall was the backdrop for their gorgeous ceremony and, despite the rain, they wined and dined at Brocco on the Park which is a gorgeous boutique hotel and restaurant near Sheffield University and wide open green spaces.
The first thing I notice about a space I inhabit is the light. At home I prefer it reasonably dark and cosy, with candle or low lamp light. Whilst photographing, anywhere, I need endless amounts of window light and both Sheffield Town Hall & Brocco on the Park provide this generously.
A&J hired the incredibly talented artist, Anja Uhren, to create an illustrated storybook of their day, plus also providing her services for guest portraits in the evening. I’d never seen this before but would highly recommend her to any couple wishing for something a bit different than the normal photo booth style entertainment.
Here are 50 or so of my favourite images from their Sheffield wedding day:
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