Like most big city’s, Sheffield on a sunny summer day at the start of the school holidays has a certain happy swing to it which makes it a great time of year to say “I do” and this is exactly what Laura and Paul did with their children, family and close friends watching on at the Town Hall as the emotion flowed.
With the Peace Gardens occupied by the Beach fairground and its photography ban we walked into the peaceful and (still) breathtaking Winter Gardens to capture the formal images before I took Laura and Paul for a quick stroll over to the Crucible Theatre where a striking wall had caught my eye for some couple portraits in the sunshine.
Ponti’s Italian Kitchen
in the Fox Valley hosted their reception. Paul and Laura have become a special part of the restaurant’s history as the first couple to get engaged there. In honour of this, Ponti’s showed a photograph of the loved up couple on their enormous LCD billboard - now that’s a welcome!
With the kids kept happily entertained by finger puppets, bubbles and a few games of noughts and crosses (the classics always work!) Paul had dug his old diary out to frame his speech in great fashion.
Fox Valley’s other fab feature (second to the LCD Billboard) are the multi-coloured fountains, which created a spectacular backdrop for one last couple portrait after the sun had set.