Pete and Jemma’s wedding in Leeds clashed with the cricket 5 minutes away in Headingley, but it definitely wasn’t overshadowed by it. The ceremony took place at St Chads Church before we moved down to the Left Bank Leeds for the reception.
After getting ready, the bride and bridesmaids arrived at the church in a lovely old vintage bus. Despite heavy traffic from the cricket, they made it to the church on time…just.
After the ceremony we spent a bit of time doing some group shots. Once these were done, Pete just asked me to ‘do whatever it is you do!’ This is typical of many couples I work with, who just want a relaxed and laid-back wedding. As a documentary wedding photographer, that’s exactly what I want to hear. This means I am able to get on with photographing in an unobtrusive way, just capturing the day as it unfolds. Everyone else is free to relax and have fun.
After the ceremony, we headed down to Left Bank Leeds for the reception. Left Bank Leeds is an organisation that connects people with arts and culture. The organisation is based in a converted Grade II listed church that was restored in 2007.
This was my first time at Left Bank Leeds and it blew me away. It’s a stunning place for a wedding reception and for wedding photography too. There are beautiful high ceilings and in bright weather, amazing beams of light stream through the windows. There are a few pictures of the venue itself below, to give you an idea of how nice this place is.
After some lunch courtesy of Salvos, the dancing really kicked off…and didn’t stop for ages.
I spent about 13 hours photographing this fantastic wedding and there are some pictures below to give you a flavour of it…