Couples portraits outside The Engine Shed
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The Engine Shed, Wetherby wedding | Emma and Ed

A slightly belated happy new year to you all! I hope you had a fantastic festive season and you’re all raring to go for 2018! OK, so the weather is a bit rubbish and I wish the sun wouldn’t set so early, but spring is just around the corner and there’s lots of exciting weddings to look forward to over the next 12 months.

For my first post of the year, I thought I would look back at Emma and Ed’s wedding from last September at the converted Grade II listed The Engine Shed in Wetherby.

The Engine Shed, Wetherby wedding
Steph White Photography | The Engine Shed, Wetherby wedding

I arrived at a local hotel for bridal prep, but Emma and her best friend were pretty much ready when I arrived. Many of the guests were also getting ready at the hotel and they popped by to say hi whilst I was there. Not bothered about any superstition about seeing the bride ahead of the ceremony, even Ed swung by beforehand.

After taking a few photos – including some of light-up champagne glasses, (fancy!) I headed down the The Engine Shed ahead of the bride and groom to be and their guests arriving.

Emma and Ed’s wedding was one of the most relaxed weddings I have photographed. Opting against traditional outfits – they simply chose what they felt most comfortable in. Brilliant!

So many elements of their day were handmade by them. Everything was bright and fun – so much colour! They set up homemade games on the mezzanine level of the venue, including, Duck Shoot and Plinko. Lots of stuff to keep guests entertained all day.

All the guests were given a wedding running order of the day, designed by the talented Emma, and bubble mixture before they took their seats ready for the ceremony to begin.

After the ceremony, guests headed up to play games on the mezzanine level while we went outside for some group and couples’ photos while the venue staff set up for the wedding reception.

I took the opportunity to take some photographs of their wedding cake before everyone sat down for the speeches and wedding breakfast. It was the most amazing cake I had ever seen! A multicoloured cake with a disco ball and an elephant on the top. It looked so tasty too.

Soon everyone was sitting down for the speeches followed by food.

Not too long, after everyone had finished eating, it was time for the night do. It kicked off with chap-hop (hip-hop in a received pronunciation) entertainment from the super talented Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer accompanied by his banjolele. If you haven’t yet had the chance to see Mr. B yet, I urge you to attend one of his gigs – I, along with everyone else at the wedding had a great time, and I may have stayed a little longer than I normally do to see the end of the set! Oooops!

I did eventually say my goodbyes, and I left everyone to have a great time on the dance floor at the, in Emma and Ed’s words, ‘sexy disco’.

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