Christina & Cathal’s beautiful Left Bank wedding in Leeds, with Matt Sim Photography

Published by Claire Gould on

An amazing party atmosphere for this stunning DIY wedding in a converted church in Leeds! We are in LOVE with Christina & Cathal’s day – and the gorgeous pics by Yorkshire wedding photographer Matt Sim. Head over to our instagram to see our favourites!

Wedding photographer’s website

Leeds wedding photographer Matt Sim

Wedding photographer review

Matt was absolutely amazing on the day! He made us feel comfortable and captured the day perfectly with lots of natural shots.

Your best moment or memory

Being surrounded by all our family and friends on the altar at Left Bank for our first dance. This was a really special moment after rearranging our wedding several times for covid.

Tell us anything you did differently – we love hearing about NEW traditions (or none at all!)

The majority of the wedding was prepared by us and our family! From the decorations, flowers, cake and make up, we had a real DIY wedding.

Venue name + review

Left Bank, Leeds. This is a converted church with so much character found hidden in Headingley in Leeds. The venue was stunning in the day, with a real altar, a pulpit for the speeches, pillars and original stained glass. The staff were incredible and it was truly amazing to dance the night away on the altar.

Tell us a little about your outfits – both of you!

We had traditional wedding outfits. Although the wedding was in August, Christina wore the dress bought for the original wedding date that was supposed to be in December. Although slightly warm for a summer wedding, she loved it so much that she just had to wear it!

Dress or suit shop name + review

Dress- Wed2B Suit- Moss Bros

Florist name + review

Christina’s auntie Susan- all made the day before the wedding at home!

Cake maker name + review

Christina’s auntie Teresa- again completely homemade and totally stunning!

Stationery maker’s name + review

We made all the stationary ourselves.

Any crafty projects or homemade styling touches?

All of the venue decorations were made by us- including floral hoops, table decor, a home made photobooth, table plans and sweetie table

Wedding readings?

These were done by Cathal’s sisters, Roisin and Triona, and Christina’s brother Patrick.

First dance song? Playlist recommendations?

Shut up and Dance with Me- Walk the Moon.

Hair + makeup name + review

Christina’s cousin Mary who has a natural flair for hair and make up and does these as a hobby.

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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