Standedge Tunnel Wedding Photography
A rainy day wedding in Yorkshire
Anne and Tom got married in July at the spectacular Standedge Tunnel, which is a quirky venue in Huddersfield. It was one of the most fun weddings I’ve shot and even the rain didn’t dampen the day!
Anne got ready a small barn close to Standegde Tunnel. All her bridesmaids had made the trip from Amsterdam to be with her, and the atmosphere was so calm. The wedding party then took A canal barge to get to the ceremony. A few logistics to get the bridal party safely on to the barge, and away we were. Tom got ready across the village with the groomsmen. He travelled to Standedge Tunnel with the whole wedding party on the barge too.
The ceremony was an intimate affair in the main hall. This was a DIY wedding and the bride and bridesmaids along with the lads had spent the previous day decorating the venue. During the ceremony they had family and friends perform orchestral music on their violins. It was one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard, an absolute show stopper. It was so unique and a beautiful way of involving everyone in the ceremony.
After the ceremony
The reception was in a private room at the venue. They chose Standedge Tunnel because its so quirky and they just fell in love with it. It was a a big wedding, which included their nearest and dearest and friends who had travelled across the world to enjoy their special day. I love shooting quirky weddings because the surroundings are so unusual.
The couple met whilst travelling in China and have been together for years. They got in touch with me when I was shooting on behalf of Claire Basi Uk and their enquiry sounded perfect for me. They said they didn’t care about anything except having an epic party, and I loved that they just wanted to party and eat cake. The day was perfect, despite the persistent rain. The speeches were hilarious and they ended their amazing day with a great live band and loads of dancing!!
The couple says that if you’re planning your wedding, the biggest piece of advice they could give you is find a fantastic wedding venue, the quirkier the better.
Anne and Tom’s wedding was everything I love about weddings and just the happiest occasion. Here’s their wonderful wedding!
If you’re having a Standedge Tunnel wedding, get in touch!
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