Yesterday, we joined Emily + Ben (AKA: Bemily!) to photograph their funky, colourful wedding around Leeds in good ol’ Yorkshire!
After relaxed bridal pampering at Leeds’ Quebec Hotel, and dudey preps at their pals’ fancy city centre apartment, the gang convened for an early (11am) ceremony in the conservatory at The Faversham on the edge of Leeds Uni. Afterwards, bacon sarnies (& pre-noon booze!) were distributed, while we whistled through family groups and wedding party teamshots. Then everyone headed in a vintage bus & a VW campervan called ‘Summer’ to the reception at the Thorner Victory Hall, just outside Leeds.
Team Bemily had put plenty of hours into dressing up the village hall, with hand-made origami flowers and a Mexican style ‘papel picado’ latin bunting theme (with tequila shots to match!). A brilliant one-course, help yourself meal was supplied in the shape of Hayley & Clifford hampers, bursting with gastro picnic goodies, and after speeches there was so much day left to enjoy the free bar & cocktails! An afternoon singer got a crowd dancing (and stripping in one case!) and an amazing burrito bar popped up as the sun set to soak up the booze! Genius.
I hope you enjoy our pics from the day!
Top day all round hey!? This is the third group of friends I’ve shot of this crowd, and it was fab to reunite with Matt + Simon after their big day earlier this year!
We had such a blast at this one, and thoroughly enjoyed the DIY touches throughout the day!
Here’s wishing Bemily massive congratulations on their happy union, and may you guys have a fab life together!
Barnaby + Hamish
The suppliers involved in Ben + Emily’s wedding include: Hair & Makeup: Natalie Willingham & Carol Hooper | Flowers: bouquets by Chloe McGenn (and the rest of the origami flowers made by the Emily!) Dress: The Bridal Boutique (bride), The Bridal Emporium – handmade (bridesmaids) | Car Hire: V W Wedding Hire Music: Duo Dynamic