Livi and Sam had their eco-friendly wedding in June at The Holt, which is a tiny warehouse style cafe in Sheffield City Centre. They had their ceremony at The Church of the Nazarene, which is their local church. It was the most beautiful wedding, so much warmth and emotion and was such a happy occasion for all involved. Livi got ready at home with her bridesmaids and the atmosphere was full of excitement. She then jumped into a super cool vintage car to get to the ceremony.
Sam got ready at home with his groomsmen. Livi wore a stunning silk gown and Sam wore a super cool suit and they looked so incredible. Livi’s flowers were tiny wild flowers and Sam’s buttonhole matched beautifully. It was so simple yet beautiful and really reflected the theme of the day.
The ceremony was an intimate service at a beautiful church not far from Sheffield City Centre. The atmosphere at the church was one of nervousness and happiness as he waited for his beautiful bride to arrive. The Church of the Nazarene has great light and lots of space for me to roam around to get really great shots without really being seen which is my favourite way to work. During the ceremony the couple had several beautiful readings from friends and family. It was such a personal service and so emotional. It was so clear to see just how in love the couple were and how happy their family and friends were to see them get married.
The reception was held The Holt, a really nice café bar in a trendy urban area of Sheffield city centre. They chose the venue because Livi and Sam really wanted to put their own spin on the traditional idea of a wedding and they could totally personalise it. It was a colourful, vibrant wedding which had so much joy. I love shooting personal weddings like these because they’re always so individual and I do so like to be surprised – it’s just so cool when I go to a wedding where I see something I’ve never seen before.
For dinner they had a zero waste meal served by a catering company that only use food that would otherwise be wasted which was I thought was so awesome and quite honestly one of the best meals I’ve ever had. I thought it was great that Sam and Livi had taken this approach as they really wanted their celebration to be eco-friendly, from their meal to their decision to serve lots of cakes baked for them by their friends. The first dance was a romantic slow dance, and they finished off the evening with a really great party with lots of hugging and dancing.
The most memorable part of the day was taking the couple out to Owler Bar for some amazing couple portraits out in the countryside, because it gave the couple some valuable moments alone to soak up all the just married bliss. I also managed to whisk them out at sundown for some urban portraits against the many graffitied walls of Sheffield City Centre.
Livi and Sam’s wedding was everything I love about weddings and totally epic. Here’s their wonderful wedding! If you’re planning a eco friendly wedding, get in touch!