Today I am thrilled to share this stunning Yorkshire Marquee Wedding with pretty peach, navy and green details.
Matt Sim is a Wedding Photographer based in Leeds.
Many of the weddings he shoots take place in Yorkshire, although he loves to travel and has photographed weddings all over the country as well as abroad.
His work has a natural and unobtrusive approach and his passion is creatively capturing every moment during a wedding day.
He feels everything from the monumental to the unnoticed can make for a truly extraordinary image.
He says of the couples Marquee wedding…
Abi & Nick’s wedding was a glorious affair in the heart of Yorkshire.
The ceremony took place at Emmanuel Church in Shelley, near Huddersfield and just around the corner from Abi’s family home.
She got ready with her parents and bridesmaids at the house (and looked incredible might I add, check out that dress!!) while Nick was busy at the church greeting their arriving guests.
The church had been beautifully decorated with flowers and bunting galore and it looked incredible.
Their’s was a religious service and I found a great spot at the end of the aisle for capturing the incoming light from the huge church windows beautifully, it really was an ideal spot for a beautiful ceremony.
After the I Do’s there was a huge confetti line down the church’s path which was made for the job before getting in their beautiful vintage car to take them to the reception.
Also provided was a fab vintage red double decker bus for their guests, what class!
And what a reception it was! We drove to Huddersfield’s Fixby Hall where a beautiful marquee had been erected thanks to my good friends at Will’s Marquees in the stunning grounds of the hall.
I’d be lying if I said we had the perfect weather all day long, but the rain spells were mostly few a far between so I still managed to take lots of glorious photos in the sunshine; we even managed to make use of a rainbow background towards the end of the day and it was just stunning (if a little fortunate!)
We danced the night away to the incredible band Hand Fulla Soul and much fun was had as day turned into night
Bride Abi shares their love story…
How did you meet?
We met at University in 2008, while both studying music. I still can’t believe it took him almost 10 years to actually propose though!
Tell us about the Proposal…
Nick is always full of surprises. He had convinced me we were going to Amsterdam to visit his family for a long weekend. Little did I know he was actually taking us to Italy.
I just went along with the ride, no clue that he planned to propose.
He proposed in the courtyard of a beautiful restaurant in Florence on our first night there.
I remember him acting quite weird and stressed leading up to it, but it was so beautiful. Obviously I said yes!
Tell us about your wedding planning journey …
We decided to get married quite quickly after we got engaged and when a free date came up at one of our top choice venues, we decided to go for it.
When you only have 9 months to plan and pull it all together, you don’t really have much time to stress about it, you just have to get on with it.
Nick is an event manager, so I left a lot of the logistics to him, while I chose things like colours, dresses and styling.
We were lucky to know a lot of people who could help deliver our dream for the wedding, and so between us, we managed every detail, to get it all just right.
It was a pretty smooth ride and the actual wedding day was just amazing.
Any special touches/DIY?
We designed and printed the invitations ourselves then created our own theme and branding across all of the stationery.
We even created a special Abi & Nick rhubarb gin for the wedding, bottled it ourselves and then designed some branded labels for the bottles.
We loved all of the little details, that just brought it all together.
In the 2 weeks before, we decided to add more flowers to the venue, so we learned how to make huge flower rings and filled them with a mixture of real and fake flowers. They looked stunning.
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
The colour themes were peach, navy and green.
We wanted to create quite a sophisticated look, that also felt quite summery. We had flowers everywhere!
What was the best bit of your day?
The most surprising and emotional part of the day was walking into the church and seeing all our friends and family together, celebrating our big day with us.
The most enjoyable part was dancing the night away, to a fantastic soundtrack from our band – we had booked a band that mainly consisted of friends we went to uni with, which just added a wonderful touch.
Is there anything you would do differently?
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
It’s easy to lose sight of what the day is about, when you have so many choices to make early on and so many suppliers vying for your attention.
Remember that your friends and family are there to celebrate your special day with you, and don’t care about how many canapés they will receive or what colour the napkins are.
Just remember to enjoy yourself!
The other big bit of advice is go with the flow and try to be present – you can’t get the moments back, so take time to enjoy everything that happens on the day.
Photographer – Matt Sim Photography
Bridesmaid Gowns – JJs House
Suit – The Groom’s Rooms – Horbury
Cake Maker – Family friend / Wilton’s Cake shop – London (we had two cakes)
Florist – The Flower Shop – Ossett / Couple
Marquee – Will’s Marquees
Rings – Deans – Ossett
Stationery – Bride and Groom / Nick Westerman Design
Band – Hand Fulla Soul
To Contact Matt Sim Photography
Website – https://www.mattsim.co.uk
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org