One of the absolute best things about being a wedding photographer is getting to make a connection with our couples...and Liz & Leo have certainly made their stamp! After a gorgeous afternoon spent getting to know them both at Janets Foss in Malham for their elopement style photoshoot (if you haven't seen the blog you can check it out here) we were SO excited when Emily got to head out to see them finally say their official I do's at Leeds Civic Hall...
They chose to subtly break so many wedding "rules" which we LOVED...here are our favourites...
- They arrived together and had already seen each others outfits (they wore them at our pre wedding shoot!)
- They walked up the aisle together hand in hand
- The bride wore black! Seriously, that black lace wedding dress is an absolute moment! Liz & Leo were so absolutely authentically themselves the whole way through the wedding process and despite so many little set backs along the way remained positive and planned a beautiful day. After the ceremony was over and the confetti thrown (some traditions are worth keeping guys!) they headed to one of their favourite bars in Leeds, Lost and Found, for a cocktail reception and private dining to keep the party going.
We really loved working with this amazing couple and luckily it must have shown because they said these lovely words afterwards that made us do a little happy dance... "Emily of Bailey & Mitchell Photography was our photographer for our wedding day and she was so lovely and flexible. We had some bad luck leading up to the wedding where I fell extremely ill and needed surgery the month before our micro-wedding and she was so helpful and accommodating. She helped make our day run smoothly and was wonderful with our friends and family.
She caught some beautiful photos of our day and captured moments we can always look back on. Thank you so much Emily for helping to make our day so special and for all the beautiful photos you took. We've shared them with our friends and family who love them too! If you are looking for a photographer(s) for your event I thoroughly recommend Emily and Micah!
They're great photographers and their little furry assistant Anna the dog is adorable!"
This wedding was the perfect reminder for us of why we love our jobs...
...but it is also a gorgeous example of how to stay true to yourself, keep the traditions you like and ditch the rest, and most importantly just have fun on your wedding day!
Dress - Polina Ivanova Atelier
Shoes - New Rocks
Hair - Jak @ Renaissance Style, Leeds
Venue - Leeds Civic Hall
Reception Venue - The Lost and Found, Leeds