I was super excited to be photographing Shelly and Ryan’s Victoria Hall Saltaire wedding and visiting my favourite church, Saltaire United Reformed Church, especially as I am so local for a Victoria Hall wedding.
Ryan and the boys started the day with a visit to the grounds of Bradford City football club in the morning before heading to the Church in Saltaire. Shelly, her bridesmaids, and mum got ready at their house in Saltaire village. The lovely Anita Ashby did the ladies makeup, and Ash from Blues hair workshop gave the bridesmaid’s victory rolls to complement their rockabilly dresses as well as styling Shelley and her mum’s hair. Shelly chose Adventure Time Doc Martens as for her footwear as she doesn’t do heels. Love Blossoms Flowers supplied the bouquets and buttonholes; the bridesmaids had gypsophila and Shelly’s bouquet was a festive mix of green, white and red to match the bridesmaid dresses and her velvet cape.
Saltaire United reformed Church is my favourite Church as it is so beautiful and Minister Caroline is such a warm and caring person. She truly embraced who Shelly and Ryan are, from the Christmas carols during the service to having Rufus, the dachshund as the ring bearer.
Rufus was particularly interested when it came to signing the register and joined the bride and groom.
We were blessed with a bright and dry but very chilly day and some beautiful light. The group shots and couple shots took place in the church grounds before heading up the road for their Victoria Hall wedding reception.
Victoria Hall was lovely and warm when we arrived! The hall was extremely festive, reminiscent of the ‘Great Hall’ at Hogwarts at Christmas and Victoria Hall have recently provided the option of offering their couples strings of fairy lights which looked terrific, especially fitting for the time of year.
Guests were served a section of curries with every dietary requirement catered for by the Kerala Restaurant. The vegetarian curry was delicious with the lemon rice.
The evening’s entertainment, Glamstar Band covered rock hits from the likes of Bon Jovi and Queen. The first dance went with a real bang as the confetti cannons showered Ryan and Shelly with confetti and covering the dance floor, exciting the smaller guests amongst the party!
There was a bit of cape fun before saying goodbye and some night photography outside Victoria Hall.
Thanks to Ben for second shooting and manning the photobooth.
It was so much fun photographing Shelly and Ryan’s Victoria Hall wedding. And a huge thanks to Caroline at the United Reformed Church for a wonderful service.