A Boxing Day Wedding

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Julie and Frank were married in their beautiful village of Adwick upon Dearne before their reception at Pastures Lodge.

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.

During the 18th and 19th centuries it was necessary to be married on either Christmas Day or Boxing Day as 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.

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.

Bridesmaid with hairdresser barnsley photographer

White husky with blue eyes sitting on red leather sofa

White rose with diamante centre in the bridal bouquet

Purple thistle in brides bouquet surrounded by green leaves and white roses

Bride with black hair having hair curled by the hairdresser

Father of the groom opening a bottle of champagne in a green kitchen on the morning of the weddng

Groomsman in white shirt with pink cufflinks pouring champagne in the morning if the wedding

Bride with hairdresser putting in sparkly tiara in curled hair in brides home adwick upon dearne

Groom with his father, best man and mother drinking champagne in their kitchen Adwick upon Dearne

Page boy playing with toy chicken in his wedding suit

Bridesmaid with tiara and pink glasses with mouth open leaning towards camera in her white bridesmaid dress

Bridesmaid and mother of the bride fastening brides dress black and white image

The Bellcote of St John the Baptist church, Adwick upon Dearne

The decorated Pews at St John the Baptist chuch Adwick upon Dearne

The altar and stained glass window at St John the Baptist church Adwick upon Dearne

St John the Baptist church Adwick upon Dearne full for the Boxing Day wedding

The three bridesmaids inside the wedding car arriving at the church ceremony

Bride and father of the bride looking at each other inside the wedding car before arriving at the ceremony

Father of the bride helping bride out of the car with purple and white bouquet Adwick upon Dearne

wedding party walking towards St John the Baptist church Adwick upon Dearne

Bride looking at Father of the bride at the altar black and white photography

Bride groom and father of the bride singing a hymn at the front of church

Bride looking at groom and smiling during the wedding ceremony St John the Baptist church Adwick upon Dearne

Bride and Groom exchanging vows during the wedding ceremony

Groom signing the register while bride looks at him smiling

Bride Groom and both sets of parents at the altar in St John the Baptist church Adwick Upon Dearne

Bride and groom singing a hymn during their wedding service St john the baptist church Adwick upon Dearne

Whole wedding party in boxing day sunshine at St john the Baptist church Adwick upon Dearne

Bride Groom with Bridesmaids and Groomsmen in the grounds of St John the Baptist church Adwick upon Dearne in black and white

Groom smiling at bride in the grounds of St John the Baptist church Adwick upon Dearne

Bride and groom kissing in the doorway of St John the Baptist church Adwick upon Dearne

Newlyweds walking together holding hands with groom holding brides bouquet

bride and groom in front of St John the Baptist Church Adwick upon Dearne looking at camera

Bride and groom hands on top of one another showing their wedding bands next to the bouquet on a stone wall in black and white

Brides bouquet on stone wall in front of St John the Baptist church Adwick upon Dearne

Green table flowers against a twinkle backdrop on the top table Pastures Lodge Mexborough

Tea lights decorating the top table with green table runner and chair sashes Pastures Lodge Mexborough

Mr and Mrs cups on the top table against green and white flower arrangement Pastures Lodge Mexborough

Bride and groom walking into Pastures Lodge on boxing day with wedding and Christmas decorations

Boy sitting at table smiling Pastures Lodge Mexborough

Bride and groom cutting cake Pastures Lodge Mexborough

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