Friday, 23 January 2015

Rebecca and Tim's Contemporary City Centre Wedding in Leeds

Rebecca and Timothy were married in Leeds in 2014 and they had the most beautiful day.

From a personal point, this wedding was right up my street and the portraits that I took of them are some of my favourite yet, so I hope you will all enjoy this post! You should also be seeing it pop up on Love My Dress in the very near future. Excited!!

So, the day began with Rebecca and her maid of honour, Sammy getting ready at Doubletree by Hilton, a stylish hotel in the heart of the city.

Rebecca had a floral crown and beautiful bouquet with a handpicked wildflower feel made by Campbell's Flowers.

Rebecca's dress was handmade by the very talented and super lovely Kate Beaumont. It was based on one of Kate's original designs, with a little customisation. 

I love the way Rebecca is looking in the mirror here, knowing how stunning she looks!

Rebecca and Tim's ceremony took place at St Michaels and All Angels Church in Headingley, which is the church they regularly attend. I was very pleased to be working at this church also, as it is just up the road from the first flat that me and my love shared, so this place holds a special place in my heart.

The church was decorated with hundreds or meters of homemade bunting that was recycled from Sammy's wedding earlier in the year.

 The weather was gorgeous on the day, and Rebecca and Tim were able to have the top down on their  Truly Scrumptious vintage car as they were driven through the city to the reception.

Tim's little niece and nephew joined the journey, covering their eyes for dust!

Everyone met back up at the White Cloth Gallery which is a great little gallery right next to Leeds Station. At the point of their wedding, there was a photographic exhibition on, with some fantastic pieces.

The tables were decked with black tablecloths, and plenty of candles, to create a warm ambiance and cute little favours designed by Kate Brougton. There were plenty of handmade details such as the table plan and "Mr" and "Mrs" signs and the cake, which was made by Rebecca's grandma.

Rebecca and Tim opted for a sweetheart table at their reception which was adorable. With the venue being quite small and intimate, it still seemed that they were apart of everything and close to their guests, while still getting that nice little romantic spot and time to chat together.

Before the end of a delicious vegetarian dinner, we headed down to the canal for some portraits. It was only a minutes walk away from the Whitecloth! We were loving the quirky city backdrop!

 On our way back to the party we turned the corner into the most incredible light! I never wanted to leave...

The guests and this wedding taught me a new game: Big Face Little Face. When taking a photo, one person has to make their face as big as possible, and the other as small as possible. Hilarious game, try it!

The evening finished off with a lively ceilidh, by Dogsbody Band. Lots of smiles and laughter ensued!

It has been an absolute honour working with Rebecca and Timothy, and I wish them a lifetime of amazing adventures together!

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