Katy and Sean’s day
Katy and Sean had a small wedding surrounded by their closest family.
On the morning of the wedding I met Katy and her mum at the Holiday Inn Barnsley. Their hair and makeup was well under way and although they were both excited, they were incredibly calm. As hair and makeup was finished, the ladies helped each other get into their dresses and had a few minutes to spare.
Meanwhile in the atrium the Holiday Inn Barnsley staff were helping Sean and his family fix their buttonholes. When everyone was ready, they were led into the ceremony room to wait for the bride.
Katy and her Mum walked down the aisle together with petals along the red carpet and lit pillar candles at either side. After the register had been signed, everyone congregated at the secret garden gates for the family shots.
The steps up to the gate of the secret garden were full with Katy and Sean’s family. When they had been photographed they went back to the bar area, eventually leaving Katy Sean and I to go into the secret garden.
The garden itself is beautiful, with stone fountains and benches, and a huge canopy at the far end. It makes a stunning backdrop for all the couples’ photographs.
We spent a while enjoying the sunshine and photographing together before going back inside to start the line-up. Everyone wished the newlyweds well as they filed into the wedding breakfast room. The favours in each place were made of chocolate and had each person’s name iced on them, doubling up as place cards.
As the day went on the evening guests began to arrive and we were taken into Scarlett’s bar for the reception. The DJ was already playing songs for the children and the adults were enjoying the decorations and the bar. The cake was cut just before the first dance, giving the staff enough time to cut it into pieces to be served with the evening buffet. Everything ran like clockwork and Katy and Sean were enjoying dancing with their family as I left.
My favourite part of the day was the chocolate place cards and favours. They were really inventive and well presented, and chocolate!