What an absolutely amazing year it’s been so far. My busiest yet! My little blog really has taken the back seat in recent months. Shooting weddings most weekends and editing mid week has meant I’ve not had much chance to come up for air – plus September saw the return of wedding fair season meaning things around here just don’t stop! With Christmas just around corner doesn’t mean things are slowing down any time soon either. December is one of my busiest months this year. Trust me, I am not complaining – I just feel a little bad that I’ve not shared as much as I’d have liked to, the amazing weddings I have been super lucky to have been a part of.
My wedding blogs are not published in any particular order, they are mainly a refection of what I am thinking about in a particular week. So this week I am missing summer. The nights are really drawing in now, and whilst I love Christmas, I am not a fan of it starting so early, and I miss those long balmy evenings we had during the sunnier months. With that in mind, I want to share Cara and Chris’s awesome city wedding back in June.
I met up with Cara and Chris for a coffee and a chat at the The Tiled Hall at Leeds Art Gallery back in March this year after initially meeting at a wedding fayre. They were both excited about their upcoming day, it was only three months away, but they seemed so relaxed about the whole thing. A good outlook to have I think!
They had met through a mutual friend and were friends for about a year before they realised there was more to their friendship and it grew into more. Chris popped the question a few years ago, but Cara wasn’t sure they were ready as hadn’t been dating long. A couple of years later however, Cara proposed to Chris at home and he said yes!
Despite living and working in Leeds for some years, I had until this summer not shot a wedding at the Town Hall. With it’s impressive pillar facade and clock tower, the building is iconic of Leeds itself. Cara and Chris opted to hold their reception at Shears Yard, a restaurant and bar located not too far from the river bank. They choice Shears Yard because the food is yummy and it’s just so darned pretty! As you will see further down, the set up was beautiful and their hand made table decorations just finished the whole thing off superbly.
The big day
Cara and Chris’s day was just fabulous from start to finish. Everything was taking place centrally, and within walking distance (kinda – I may have cheated a bit and hopped in an Uber to get to the reception. It was one of the hottest days of the year, I didn’t want to be a sweaty mess by lunchtime!). So I got the bus to bridal prep. I love getting the bus, it means I don’t have to worry about parking. Also, my stop was literally outside the apartment where Cara was getting ready.
Their ceremony and afternoon reception were followed by a sunny walk in the city and a quick pop into the Leeds Corn Exchangebefore heading back to Shears Yard for the cake chop and a boogie to the musical stylings of Hailbails.
I left with a spring in my step to the distant sounds of town revellers singing ‘Three Lions‘ after the England game (England were still doing pretty well at this point). I love summer in the city…
The suppliers’ list
A little shout out to some of the suppliers who helped to make Cara and Chris’s day amazing: