Today I am excited to share this stunning DIY Lollipop inspired Yorkshire Wedding at The Engine Shed, Wetherby.
Images of the day were captured by Colin Murdoch Studio.
The Colin Murdoch Studio are Colin and Heather, a husband and wife photography team based in North Yorkshire.
Working closely together, they take photographs that tell the story of your wedding day in an unobtrusive, natural style; capturing moments as they happen, as well as creating some beautiful, natural portraits of the two of you to treasure in the years to come.
Based in Skipton they’re well placed to cover weddings throughout Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria but they’re also happy to go further afield – all you have to do is ask!
Colin and Heather say of the couple and their day…
“We first met Amanda at one of the Engine Shed’s wedding fairs, which we exhibit at twice a year.”
“We chatted for a bit and she got in touch afterwards to book us.”
“She told us that she didn’t like having her photo taken (which is something we hear quite regularly from couples) so we were on a mission to help her and John feel comfortable in front of the camera for their big day.”
“We had a pre-wedding shoot with them down by the river in Wetherby (which is where they wanted to have some wedding photos taken as well) so it was a good rehearsal for the wedding day and by the end of it they both said they’d enjoyed themselves much more than they expected, and felt much more comfortable about having their photo taken.”
“It’s why we pretty much insist on having a pre-wedding shoot with all of our couples – we really believe it helps them to feel relaxed, particularly if they’ve never had professional photos taken.”
“It also helps us see how couples react in the front of the camera so we can iron out any potential problems before the wedding day, and it’s a good bonding session for the four of us too; after all, we’ll be spending most of the day with you on your wedding day!”
“I vividly remember that Amanda didn’t stop smiling for the entire day, and there is nothing prettier than a happy bride!”
“She was glowing and so obviously happy, as was John, so it was an absolute pleasure to photograph their day.”
“Amanda and John put so much effort into the details for their wedding.”
“Instead of flowers, Amanda made her bouquet and their table centrepieces out of huge lollipops! And you know what? It worked fabulously!”
“I didn’t even notice there were no flowers on the day and their bright colour scheme with red and purple really worked perfectly inside the Engine Shed.”
“Proof that you can do things your way and that you don’t have to adhere to the supposed ‘rules’.”
“The other fun thing I remember about the day is the bouncy castle.”
“When Amanda and John first told us, we sort of assumed it was a fun family thing for a wedding, but in actual fact it was purely for the adults – yessss!”
“As we were taking photos, John managed to rip his trousers mid-somersault, which I can imagine would have had some grooms running for the hills in embarrassment, but not John.”
He just laughed it off and carried on with the day like a pro!”
I now pass over to beautiful Bride Amanda…
How did you meet?
“We met through friends the Summer I left school.”
“I started living with some friends who lived near where John and his friends lived, and we just became one big group and have been that way ever since.”
When did you get engaged?
“In October 2013, John took me on a surprise trip to New York for finishing my exams, he gave me clues for weeks before but I didn’t know where we were going until we got to the airport.”
“He then proposed one night on the roof of the Rockerfeller centre.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“It involved a lot of DIY, which John has made me promise he never has to do again, and a lot of getting strange looks for things like the bouncy castle and lack of flowers!”
When did you get married?
“We got married in August 2014, it was the bank holiday, and surprisingly the weather was perfect!”
What was the best bit of your day?
“It was all fantastic and we’d both do it again in a second, but one favourite part was right at the very end, there were just some of our closest friends and family left and we were all dancing in a big circle to one of our groups favourite old songs, it was a perfect way to end the day.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Do whatever you want, ignore everybody else and any traditions you don’t like, it’s your day.”
“Making things yourself can help get what you want on any budget, as long as you have enough time!”
“Also if you get a bouncy castle, make sure the groom wears loose trousers!”
Thank you so much to Colin and Heather for sharing this fabulous Yorkshire Wedding.
I love the vibrancy of the red and purple colour scheme and the fact that the couple were not afraid to plant their own stamp on the day.
The lollipop centrepieces and bouquet are unusual and colourful and definitely a great way to keep wedding costs down.
I love too that the focus was on having a really great time and the bouncy castle certainly made for lots of really fun moments.
And isn’t that Marks and Spencers Chocolate Ribbons Wedding Cake just lush!
Venue – The Engine Shed
Photography – Colin Murdoch Studio
Food – The Travelling Pig
Dress – Dan Kerr Preston
Cake – Marks & Spencers
VW Campervan – Timeless Classic
Suits – Greenwoods
Chair covers – West Yorkshire Chair Covers
Bouncy Castle – Fun Bounce
Centre pieces, bouquets and pretty much everything else – DIY!
To Contact the Colin Murdoch Studio
Phone: 07754 566122