Hannah and Nick decided to plan a 'p*ss up in a brewery' for their wedding day. Yes, those are their words, not mine and I'm pleased to report they pulled it off perfectly and with real style too. LOVE that Hannah incorporated her pretty botanical prints from home with the on-the-day decor. We always recommend looking to your belongings to work out how you'd like to style your wedding day as it results in a look that is completely true to you. The best thing about marrying in an industrial city building is the incredible photo opportunities and this wedding is just brimming with them. The shots of Hannah and Nick on the roof of The Tetley building are SO dramatic. Ryan of Shutter Go Click has captured the essence of the couple and the venue perfectly.

The Bride

Hannah The Bride: The Bridal Emporium is a treasure trove of vintage, handmade beautiful wedding dresses, bridal accessories, bridesmaid dresses and general wedding lovely things. I bought my dress from here, and had it adjusted to suit my style and altered to fit. The sequinned waist belt was handmade by their in house designer Claire Amelia and the vintage hair ornament I wore were all from this boutique.

The Groom

Suit from Moss Brothers and ties TM Lewin. Keeping it simple. Personal touches where borrowed from family members, such as his cufflinks.

The Venue

We had full use of the ground floor gallery at The Tetley, which was a simple blank canvas, which we could use any way we liked. The room uplighting provided by the Tetley really made the room come alive. The venue is also host to an art gallery, bar and kitchen, terrace area and gardens all on the former brewery site. The building had some lovely interesting features such as the stunning art deco lift and some unusual art exhibitions featuring large vegetable sculptures which made for great photos. The venue for us had a mix of awe, Leeds old industrial heritage and a really relaxed feel that on our first visit we have been crazy about this place and knew from the off that our wedding should be a p*** up a brewery.

The Decor

Botanical theme based on old royal horticultural society botanical drawings. I had a stack of these at home, which I had been framing and I thought they would be great to base our theme around. In terms of colours, the bridesmaids wore celadon green to tie in with the entire flower theme. Each table would be a different colour flower, with lots of bright colours. All the table decorations, place settings, table confetti, seating plan where designed and made by myself and my wonderful helpers in bridesmaids, mother of bride and groom and grooms Nana. My star buy was a 400 piece flower jigsaw puzzle from a charity shop, not all the pieces where there but we had enough that came very handy. Local honey Horsforth Blossom Honey provided small jars of honey for wedding favours.

The Reception

We had games out on the terrace at the Tetley like Jenga. Evening entertainment provided by DJ friends, including the groomsmen and the groom mixing all night. Food was all from the Tetley kitchen. Starters where a shared platter of cheese, meat and fish deli. Dessert was ice cream from Northern Bloc served on the terrace and we had a BBQ for our evening meal. Our vegan cake was from That Old Chestnut, a Vegan bakery in Leeds.
Fern Godfrey

Written by Fern Godfrey

Bride: The Bridal Emporium | Groom: Moss Bros | TM Lewin | Venue: The Tetley | Florist: Shutter Go Click | DJ: Ninety Nine 99

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