Emily & Mat’s Wedding

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A Family Day

Emily and Mat chose to have a low key wedding in Barnsley, keeping their children at the heart of everything.

For the wedding weekend the couple had booked a beautiful house in Millhouse Green. It had large rooms – including a games room- a patio area and huge garden, perfect for the children. I met them both at the house on the morning of the wedding.

The ladies had the top floor of the house, with the men sticking to the rooms on the second floor. Emily was having her makeup done as I arrived, while her two girls had their hair titivated. All three had matching dressing gowns and adorable personalised slippers. As the morning went on, everyone put the finishing touches to their appearance and we made our way to Barnsley Town Hall together.

Outside the Town Hall we met with the rest of the guests before entering the ceremony room. One of the bridesmaids took her trusted blanket down the aisle while holding hands with her mum. During the ceremony the children all wanted a better view, and so came to join their parents while they exchanged vows. Them being so involved in the ceremony emphasised the theme of the wedding: - family.

The Reception

After the ceremony we all drove back to the house for the wedding reception. Black Cat Bistro catering had been hard at work preparing the meal for the guests while they were at the ceremony. There was just enough time to capture some group shots on the lawn before the starters were served. Again, the children wanted to be involved and so were tasked with handing out the bread rolls!

The speeches came after the meal, with the best man’s topping them all. He’d been allowed to write it in school, and had a photo of him and his dad stuck on the front of it. He stood proudly on the wall of the garden and read it beautifully – with a little help from his dad.

As the day went on the guests made a plan to watch the England match. They’d managed to make it through the whole day without hearing the score, which was rather impressive! I ended the day with the children’s table, playing with photo booth props and making silly faces.

My favourite part of the day was the best mans’ speech. He’d written it all himself, and it was completely from the heart. It was written well and beautifully said. He did a fantastic job.

Bride having her makeup done on the morning of the wedding

Twin bridesmaids with matching robes

Mother of the Bride having her hair done on the morning of the wedding

Bead detail on the wedding dress

Bridesmaid and wedding dress hanging by a window

Bridal gown hanging in front of a window

Personalised bridesmaid slippers

Best Man fastening his waistcoat

Bride, Father, Bridesmaid and son outside house ready to get in car.

Child wearing personalised bridesmaid slippers with socks

Pink and white rose bridal bouquet with gypsophillia

Best man sitting on the steps of the house

Best man pulling a silly face inside the house at Millhouse green

Groom ruffling best mans hair at Millhouse Green Wedding

Groom fixing best man's hair at Millhouse Green accommodation

Groom and best man laughing in front of a mirror with bridesmaid in the background

Bride smiling on the top floor of the house before the wedding at Barnsley Town hall

Bride,helping little bridesmaid with her shoes

Bridesmaids and Brides matching slippers and dressing gown

Bride and Groom with their children in the wedding car

Bride and Groom walking to Barnsley Town Hall for their wedding

Bride with her dad outside Barnsley town hall on her wedding day

Wedding guests looking at the cabinets in Barnsley Town Hall

Bride waiting to go into the ceremony room at Barnsley town hall

Bride and Groom exchanging rings with their twin girls watching closely

Bride and Groom exchanging rings with their children by their side

Best man wearing Grooms wedding ring before the wedding

Bride and Groom exchanging rings at Barnsley Town Hall Wedding

Bride and Groom kissing after their wedding ceremony at Barnsley Town Hall

Bride and Groom signing the register at Barnsley Town Hall

All wedding guests on the steps of Barnsley Town Hall

Bride and Groom with their children at the entrance to Barnsley Town Hall

Bride and Groom with their children at the entrance to Barnsley Town Hall

Bride and groom in the wedding car

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Bridesmaids playing with their dresses in the back garden on the wedding day

Bride and Groom walking through the garden with their children

Bride and Groom walking through the garden with their children

Bridesmaids running through the garden and playing in white dresses

Bridesmaids playing in the garden on the wedding day

Groom and best Man posing for photographs and being silly

Bride and Groom smiling together on their wedding day

Bride and Groom smiling together on their wedding day

Bride and Groom smiling together on their wedding day

Bride and Groom kissing on their wedding day

Wedding Cake with two tiers and a Mr & Mrs banner

Personalised wedding cake knife

Bride smiling during the speeches at Barnsley wedding

Groom giving speech at Barnsley wedding

Groom and best man reading speech, personalised with a photo on the front

Groom and best man reading out speeches

Bread and dips by The black Cat Bistro

best man playing with photo booth props

Kids playing with photo booth props

Kids playing with photo booth props

Staff from Black Cat Bistro cooking int he kitchen

Kids playing with photo booth props

Kids playing with photo booth props

Kids playing with photo booth props

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