Sometimes I feel incredibly spoilt… I’m treated to the most amazing, ridiculously gorgeous real weddings and photography imaginable and I get to spend my days sharing them with you. Today is no exception, and I have another favourite wedding of the year – already – to show you. Grab a coffee and settle down for this one, it’s exquisite.
Colette and Scott were married at Sheffield Botanical Gardens. It’s one of those venues which is unique and so full of history: a Grade II listed pavilion and incredible place to be married. Their reception is just as impressive: Sheffield’s industrial Chimney House… which I’ll leave you to discover through the glorious images below.
Colette is knock-me-down-with-a-feather beautiful – a super sophisticated bride in a timelessly elegant gown. Scott’s her perfect match and there are such lovely images of them both here today – which brings me to their awesome photographer Mark Tierney. Mark is based in Sheffield and you can check out more weddings by Tierney Photography and get in touch at:
The English Wedding Blog interview: Colette & Scott
Wedding photographer’s website:
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Botanical Gardens Sheffield and The Chimney House, Kelham Island, Sheffield
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
Sophisticated and relaxed with lots of love and fun
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
Wow! Everyone looked so happy.
Your wedding style or theme:
Where did you find your suppliers?
Searching the internet
Best bit of budget advice?
We used an excel spreadsheet (very geeky) however it worked very well as everything we needed to pay for was listed and it ensured we didn’t miss anything. Do this at the earliest opportunity then you have plenty of time to change what really is and isn’t required.
Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes very much
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
New York Bride, Eckington, Sheffield
Glitz and sparkle – the bride’s accessories:
Diamante hair slide and matching diamante necklace, earrings and bracelet.
Suited and booted – the groom wore:
Hugo Boss suit, waistcoat and shoes. Ted Baker Shirt
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Purple/plum dress from Coast and ivory dress from M&S for the baby bridesmaid
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Professional at Angels and Freckles Salon at Beighton, Sheffield
A petite, natural unstructured bouquet in shades of purple, including flowers such as helebores, lilac, clematis, ranunculus, deep purple veronica, anenomes and lots of grey toned foliages such as eucalyptus. Tied simply with vintage lace
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
The room for our reception was candle lit and was made up of quirky flowers placed in champagne bottles and vases.
DIY – tell us about any handcrafted elements of your wedding…
All the girls had gorgeous Temple Spa products as their favours which were in pretty purple organza bags.
Name places were on vintage hearts decorated with purple diamantes and these were placed on wine glasses .
The bride and groom’s chairs had purple lace and gypsophilia entwined.
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
Stunning cupcakes made by a friend who was honoured that I had recognised one of her many talents and provided these as our wedding gift. Sponge with ivory butter icing topped with purple shades of glitter, a pearl and an edible sparkly purple butterfly.
String Quartet and also the main entertainment was the speeches by the bride’s father, the groom and the best man….they were all amazing and the guests smiled, laughed and cried from beginning to end.
On the day tips and advice:
Make contact with all your suppliers the week before to ensure everything is in place then you can relax and enjoy the day.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Being together forever
Quick supplier list for other brides and grooms:
New York Bride in Eckington
Swallows and Damsons
Me Myself & I
Based at Sothall S20