Julie & Frank’s Day
Julie and Frank were married in their beautiful village of Adwick upon Dearne before their reception at Pastures Lodge. When I was asked to be the wedding photographer for Julie and Frank's wedding in Adwick upon Dearne, I was so excited.
The wedding took place on Boxing Day, and although it isn’t very popular in today’s society it used to be an incredibly busy day for weddings.
Boxing Day Tradition
During the 18th and 19th centuries it was necessary to be married on either Christmas Day or Boxing Day. They were the only days a young working class couple were guaranteed to get off work. These two days are traditional holidays, not bank holidays, which were introduced in 1871.
After spending the morning with Julie and her bridesmaids getting ready for the wedding, we drove to St John the Baptist church. The church itself is beautiful. It’s Norman, with a Chancel, Nave and Bellcote. There are only a few examples of this kind of bell in England! The size of the building made the ceremony incredibly intimate. Being the wedding photographer in this lovely Adwick church was such a pleasure.
We captured a few images in the church yard after the ceremony, and the sun even stayed out for us a little while, before we travelled down to Pastures Lodge.
The Wedding Breakfast began almost immediately, with Julie and Frank greeting all their guests as they arrived at the reception room. We organised the cake cutting straight after the meal, and I left the wedding party to enjoy their evening.
My favourite part of the day was Julie’s bouquet. The colours were beautiful; the mixture of white green and purple really matched her whole wedding theme.