How amazingly beautiful was Jenny and James’ wedding day at the marvellous industrial wedding venue, The Arches! It was such a pleasure to witness and capture all these fabulous moments as their wedding photographer. Read on for more details from our bride, Jenny, about this stunningly stylish wedding day.
James and I first crossed paths via a dating app. For our first date we went to the Market Porter pub by London Bridge. I thought it was a sweet suggestion as James’ granddad had worked as a market porter himself and once frequented the very same pub. This area became even more special to us after James proposed to me on London Bridge, followed by celebratory drinks at the very same pub.
We chose to get married at the industrial Yorkshire mill venue, The Arches in Halifax (just a stones throw from Leeds and Huddersfield). I fell in love with the unique architecture as soon as I saw it!
Whatever your style you can make it work at The Arches, it’s such a versatile wedding venue. I am lucky to know an amazing florist and stationer and felt from this starting point the whole style of our day would simply fall into place.
Louise of Fox Tail Photography came highly recommended by The Arches and was worth her weight in gold. As she has previously worked as a wedding photographer at The Arches, she knew all the best spots and when the light would be perfect. Louise put us at our ease and took control when needed to ensure we had all the images we requested. Her beautiful, natural photography really captures our day perfectly!
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I wanted a wedding dress that was quite modern and came across Rembro Styling on Instagram. I spotted their Byork dress and never thought it would suit me as it was simple and modern and not a dress others would expect me to wear. However, to my surprise when I tried it on, I just fell in love with it!
James wore a dark grey Hugo Boss suit for our wedding with Alexander McQueen tie and looked very handsome.
I am good friends with Nik, a very talented florist and owner of Grace & Thorn. She has shown at the Chelsea Flower show and created floristry displays for Alexa Chung and Anna Wintour – I just bloody love her floristry!! Nik magically combines beautiful bright colours of flowers in such a natural way and I was ecstatic to have her getting creative with my wedding flowers!
I’ve worked with talented stationer Hollie from Betsy Design in the past, so knew she would do an amazing job of creating our wedding stationary, which of course she did. Once we had sorted the look, I left the rest up to her and everything turned out beautifully.
The marbled paper effect that was chosen for the paper of our stationary then inspired the design of the wedding cake. This was created by my aunt’s best friend, Sharon, and was coated in a marbled effect icing to tie in with the stationary. James’ favourite task in all our wedding planning was undoubtedly cake tasting, so he picked out the flavours for the cake; chocolate, lemon and Victoria sponge.
We were in fear at the idea of a slow dance so chose to go with more of a Pulp Fiction vibe and do the twist to Chuck Berry’s ‘You Never Can Tell’ for our first dance. We’re no Thurman and Travolta on the dance floor but it certainly got the party going!
If you’re planning to get married in an industrial mill wedding venue and in search of a photographer, I would love to hear from you!
Industrial wedding venue photography – Fox Tail Photography
Industrial wedding venue – The Arches at Dean Clough, Halifax, Yorkshire.
Wedding coordinator – Abi from Mode for Events.
Bride’s dress – Rembro Styling, Bjork.
Groom’s outfit – Hugo Boss suit with Alexander McQueen tie.
Florist – Grace and Thorn
Makeup – Sarah Hammond
Hair – Anna Stephenson
Brides nails – HOLM, House of Lady Muck.
Stationary – Holly of Betsy Design.
Cake – Cakes by Sharon R
Catering – Eat Me Drink Me
Entertainment – Bad Habits band.
If you would like to see an example of another wedding at the same industrial Yorkshire mill venue, then take a look at Kate & Mark’s 2016 wedding at The Arches here.