Laura & Dom's DIY marquee wedding in Huddersfield
Laura and Dom are one of a kind. They met whilst Scouting, and had their wedding reception at Bradley Woods in Huddersfield, where it all began. They wanted a super chilled-out wedding with none of the traditional formalities. They hired a marquee and planned an epic DIY wedding, and their dog Gibbs was guest of honour.
The ceremony took place in Huddersfield Town Hall. I've photographed several weddings here and I find the registrars to be super friendly. Dom arrived first, soon followed by Laura who arrived in an epic VW camper. There were a few guests who were stuck in traffic en route to Huddersfield Town Hall and so the wedding was held off until the last minute. Unfortunately for Dom, this meant he had lots and lots of time to get very nervous! Laura and Dom had a reading from FRIENDS - the vows Joey reads for Monica and Chandler. It is safe to say there were several guests (including myself) who found it very funny and an absolutely perfect fit for this couple.
After a very quick confetti throw (no posing on the stairs for these two!) it was time to party! Laura and Dom headed to Bradley Woods in the camper (by the way, I did squeal when I realised the camper was exactly the same colour as my branding and now need to convince Mr Wood that we need to buy one). I managed to beat them to Bradley Woods and get shots of them arriving. Their dog, Gibbs, arrived soon after, so we took him for a walk and had a few photos. Back in the gorgeously decorated marquee, the guests had begun to arrive and everyone was in great spirits. The children were playing fetch with Gibbs in the rain. Yes, it was raining. It's taken me until this point to mention the rain because I promise you: rain is never going to ruin a wedding day, or be the first thing you remember afterwards.
We left the group photos until the evening when a few more guests had arrived. At this point, gathering everyone together into some sort of formation was pretty hilarious, as the beer and wine had been flowing for a while. The ceilidh in the evening was a brilliant ending to an epic day.
Here's a little bit more about Laura & Dom:
HOW DID YOU MEET?
At Bradley Woods... Dom beat me up.. he says it was me... he's a liar
DESCRIBE THE PROPOSAL:
He chickened out and did it at a service station...however, apparently because it was the Tebay Service Station, it is somehow better.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR VENUE?
We used to practically live there on a weekend.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO ABOUT YOUR WEDDING (APART FROM GETTING MARRIED)?
Dom says apparently seeing me (Laura) in a dress... I'm quite looking forward to the kilts.. and pizza. Also, we're excited to show off our inability to dance and the bar sign that we made!
EPIC SUPPLIERS WHO MADE THE DAY POSSIBLE:
Venue: Huddersfield Town Hall and Bradley Woods
Food: Juste Nous and Woodstock Pizza
Tipi - Bar Events UK (these guys were amazing!)
Hair: Toni Sherelle
Cake: DIY & Jenny's Mood Cakes
Band: Dogsbody Ceilidh Band
Transport: Dub Trips