Secret garden Wedding

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Karen & Steve’s Day

Karen and Steve had a beautiful September wedding at The Holiday Inn Barnsley, surrounded by their closest family and friends.

When Karen and Steve told me they were getting married, I was incredibly happy for them both. I’d known them for a few years and when they asked me to be their photographer I was so excited to be a part of their day.

I met Steve and the wedding guests in Blakes Bar just before the wedding ceremony. Along with his best man, he led everyone into the wedding ceremony room to wait for Karen’s arrival. She looked stunning as she walked down the stairs with her bridesmaids. Her dress, bought from Cupid Connections, fitted her beautifully. The bridesmaid dresses were a gorgeous lilac colour and perfectly matched the wedding flowers. When they walked down the aisle everyone commented on how lovely they all looked.

After the ceremony we had the opportunity to use the Secret Garden. I love exploring this spot with couples. It’s not the biggest place but every time I go through the gates I seem to find something new. We spent some time exploring together and used almost every inch of the garden.

The wedding breakfast was waiting when we got back into the Holiday Inn, and most guests had already found their seats at the tables. Karen and Steve had opted to have five round tables for their wedding breakfast. Rather than a traditional straight to table, they sat at the centre table so they could easily speak to everyone on it.

In the corner of the room was the cake table, holding a mouth-watering chocolate cake. When the speeches were over we quickly did the cake cutting so everyone could try some. At the end of the wedding breakfast everyone headed into Scarlett’s bar for the evening reception.

My favourite part of the day was Karen’s hair and makeup. It had been done by Quest hair and beauty, and she looked stunning from walking down the stairs through to the end of the night.

Young Groomsman with white rose corsage holding the wedding rings

Groom talking to a toddler as the guests come into the ceremony room

The Bride and Bridesmaids waiting on the stairs of the Holiday Inn Barnsley

Bridesmaids waiting at the bottom of the stairs waiting for the bride to walk down

Groom and best man talking before the ceremony

Bride and groom at the front of the ceremony room

Wedding guest smiling at the front of the cermony room after doing a reading

Bride and Groom laughing during the wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom looking at each other and holding hands during the wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom signing the register at Holiday Inn Barnsley

Bride and groom standing at the altar facing their guests at the end of a red carpet

Canapes by Holiday Inn Barnsley

Wedding party shot outside the Secret Garden Holiday Inn Barnsley

Page boy photobombing a confetti shot at Holiday Inn Barnsley

Bride and Bridesmaids in front of the Secret garden Holiday Inn Barnsley

Bride and Groom walking up the steps to the Secret Garden at Holiday Inn Barnsley

Bride and Groom looking at each other under the stone gazebo in the Secret Garden Holiday Inn Barnsley

Bride and Groom looking at the camera from under the stone gazebo in the Secret Garden Holiday Inn Barnsley

Bride and groom showing off their wedding bands with the bride leaning over the grooms shoulder

Bride and Groom sitting on the stone water fountain in the secret garden Holiday Inn Barnsley

Bride and Groom kiss in the Secret Garden Holiday Inn Barnsley

Chocolate Wedding cake by Melanies Cakes on plastic cake stand

Best man giving his speech at the Holiday Inn Barnsley WEdding

Guests laughing during speeches at Holiday Inn Barnsley wedding

Groom giving speech during Holiday Inn Barnsley wedding

Groom talking to young girl during the wedding breakfast

Bridesmaid in lilac dress opening her wedding gift at the table and laughing

Purple butterfly decoration around text on the card box

Bride walking down the corridor in the Holiday Inn Barnsley

WEdding guest reapplying brides false eyelash at the wedding breakfast table

Wedding guests laughing around the wedding breakfast table

Wedding guests admiring brides ring in scarletts bar Holiday Inn Barnsley

Young boy being kissed on both cheeks by two ladies

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