Today I am thrilled to share the stunning Peacock feather wedding theme of Kyle and James at Millennium Galleries in Sheffield.
Images were captured by Captured Life Photography.
Charlotte of Captured Life Photography is a Derbyshire based contemporary wedding and portrait photographer, working across the whole of Derbyshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, South Yorks & destination weddings abroad.
Groom James says of the couples day…
How did you meet?
We met when we were both students studying in Sheffield. Kyle was a 2nd year student studying Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University, and I was a 1st year student studying Software Engineering at Sheffield University.
Tell us about the Proposal…
Kyle had been wanting to propose for a while, but didn’t really know the place to do it.
In 2015, we had a trip planned to London during the weekend of Valentine’s Day, and one of the activities we had planned was a walk over the roof of the O2.
While we were both up on the top of the O2, Kyle proposed to me and I said yes!
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
We ended up having quite a few family weddings taking place in a short period of time, so we wanted to make sure that ours had a completely different feel to everyone else.
We spent a lot of time visiting different wedding venues to get a feel for them. It’s true what they said though – you get a feeling in the first few minutes of arriving if it’s the venue for you!
We visited the Millennium Galleries wedding fayre, and Kyle fell in love with the white concrete walls and complete glass windows – it was the venue for us, and we chose a peacock feather wedding theme for the styling of the day.
Kyle also wanted to try and make the wedding stationery himself, but after a few attempts, we decided to use an online website instead. Papiers designs were really suited to us both.
We had our wedding rings custom made at a local jewellery store with our rings themed so they look similar.
My ring looks like a circuit board, and Kyle’s is a more natural design like tree roots.
Each ring also has a number of small coloured diamonds in it, and the placements match each other.
For our flowers, we spoke to a few different suppliers, but the one we chose did a great job of accommodating the height of the venue and the designs we planned for the tables.
We also loved the suggestions they came up with for our flowers.
We’re both quite different people, so we didn’t want to go with a symmetrical appearance in our suits. We went with different designs, but chose similar colours.
We also didn’t want our best people to look the same as us, so we asked people to choose clothes that matched our “peacock theme”.
Kyle’s best friend went with a 30’s “art deco” inspired dress, for example.
The venue let us offer our guests a choice from a few different options, so it was great to be able to let them have something that they would enjoy on the day.
We also printed our customised menus for each guest, so that they knew what they would be having on the day.
For the wedding cake, we’d tried a few different ones – but our final choice was just right for us (lots of different flavours that we enjoyed) and was designed to match our peacock theme.
We even had a cake topper of us both that looked amazing!
We met our wonderful photographer, Charlotte, during our visit to the Millennium Galleries – and she was one of the only photographers we saw who was showing off same sex weddings on her display.
We chatted to her and she felt like someone who would look after us during the whole process.
We had a lovely pre-wedding photo shoot with her in the Peaks a few months before the wedding, and she was amazing on the day – looking for the best places for us to have photos taken in and around the city centre.
Any special touches?
Before the wedding, Kyle designed a A3 seating plan based on our peacock feather wedding theme that we displayed at the front of the venue. We also printed out individual menus for our guests.
What was the best bit of your day?
It was just amazing to share our special day with all our loved ones.
Is there anything you would do differently?
Looking back, we probably would have got married a little earlier than 2:30pm.
It ended up feeling a bit rushed after our sit down meal in the early evening, and we didn’t get much chance to speak to our evening guests as we went off for some twilight photos around the city centre.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Plan your wedding for yourselves, not those who are attending.
It can be difficult to say “no” to family members who want things to be a certain way, but it’s your special day so make sure what you’re doing is for you both.
Also, make sure to breathe and enjoy the day – it goes by in a flash!
Venue – Millennium Galleries – Sheffield
Photographer – Captured Life Photography
Cake Maker – Honeywell Designs
Florist – Plantology Floral Creations
Rings – William and Julia Shaw Jewellers
Stationery – Papier
Make up/Hair stylist – R&R Hair and Beauty
Entertainment- XTC Discos
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