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Heather and Matthew

Taking us back to another story from last year, I really wanted to share Heather & Matthew’s colourful city-centre wedding…

These guys managed to create a pretty huge event to celebrate their marriage, but at the same time still kept the whole day really personal to them by adding creative and collaborative details and paying homage to some of their historical connections to the city of Leeds.

To begin with Heather took a very progressive approach to her transport plans by taking the familiar X99 bus service into town! Embracing the opportunity to start conversations with fellow travellers, swap stories and even make friends, all whilst adding some eco-credentials to their day. Meanwhile, Matthew began to piece together a bouquet for his bride, from the eclectic mix of individual flowers each of their guests were invited to bring. Lots of colour was the only specification, to tie in with the bright patchwork train of Heather’s dress, which was also tailored together from pieces of material chosen by their guests and sent with each of their RSVPs!

The ceremony followed on against the backdrop of Leeds Cathedral – a significant place for Matthew as he had been confirmed there – and it filled beautifully with the sound of their talented friend’s singing; Rebecca Lea & Kathryn Woodruff. (Yep, that’s my mum!)

Walking up through the city afterwards, we found the reception kicking off in the Refectory at Leeds University, where Heather had studied and her father has worked for many years. The place felt completely exclusive for their party, out of term time, and everyone mingled inside and out, with a live band playing steel drums into the evening.

All in all it was a bright and lively day, as I’m sure you’ll see.


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