The Pumping House Joseph & Naomi

Joseph and Naomi are a wonderful couple and I had the honour of capturing their wedding last Summer.

Originally they were due to celebrate their big day at another wedding venue, but sadly their plans were forced to change when the original venue ceased trading, but call it fate, or good luck but they found their date available at the nearby Pumping House in Ollerton, which is an incredible Grade II listed, Victorian water pumping station,  which in the last decade has been refurbished and turned into one of the finest wedding venues in the area.

The couple chose to exchange their vows at Wales Church (Wales near Sheffield, not the other one)!

The church also has one of the coolest Reverends I have met and during the ceremony he performed an actual magic trick which had a great reaction by the congregation. He even used an iPad during the ceremony! This was one cool Rev!

The wedding was momentous for all the right reasons and after a fabulous wedding ceremony, the newlyweds joined their guests in the grounds for a little mingling time prior to their confetti exit.  

As there were two of us capturing this wedding day, we managed to get far more perspectives and some of my favourite examples of what two photographers provides come from examples at this wedding.

After the service, guests were driven on the vintage bus, care of Sheffield Transport Museum the short distance to Ollerton where staff at The Pumping House were ready with a champagne welcome drink and the couple had even supplied award winning ale which was freely available on tap.

There was plenty of time before the wedding breakfast for the remaining group and couple photographs and whilst guests wandered through the themed rooms in the upper tier of this incredible building, (including a games room, a sweet room, a nostalgia room, where family photographs and albums were on display, a photo booth room and even a gin and tonic room), I took the couple for a little walk in the grounds.

Speeches followed the meal and given the Groom’s connections to the performing arts, his speech was very polished and followed the theme of a play. It was very entertaining.

The evening band were setting up and whilst there was a little time we all ventured over to the nearby woods to capture a few more photographs of the couple together. When we returned the evening celebrations were officially started with the couple cutting their incredible cake from The Pantry Door.

The first dance followed after which the dance floor filled quickly and remained full all night.  There was then a little time remaining and the couple requested a dramatic photograph which would be a perfect ending to their photography coverage, so we utilised the gates to the venue for these final shots of the day.

It was a truly wonderful wedding day and so many great memories were made.

I am delighted to share this blog and showcase just how fabulous it all was.

Suppliers for the wedding included the following:

Make up - Tara WileyHair

Hair - Luxe Room Salon

Dress - Jayne’s Bridalwear

Bridesmaid Dresses - Holmes and Co Bridal Couture

Wedding Car - Classic Occasions Vintage Hire

Guest Bus - South Yorkshire Transport Museum   

Flowers - Sweetpea and Thyme

Cake - The Pantry Door

Venue  Decor - Save The Date Event Stylist

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