Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids
Mis-match Blush Pink Bridesmaids | Shutter Go Click Photography | The Mansion Grade II listed building, within Roundhay Park in Leeds | Kenneth Winston Wedding Dress | DIY Decor | Naked Wedding Cake | Romantic Handpicked Flowers
Buttonholes
Buttonholes
Buttonholes | Shutter Go Click Photography | The Mansion Grade II listed building, within Roundhay Park in Leeds | Kenneth Winston Wedding Dress | DIY Decor | Naked Wedding Cake | Romantic Handpicked Flowers
Table Plan
Table Plan
Table Plan | Shutter Go Click Photography | The Mansion Grade II listed building, within Roundhay Park in Leeds | Kenneth Winston Wedding Dress | DIY Decor | Naked Wedding Cake | Romantic Handpicked Flowers
Centrepiece
Centrepiece
Floral Centrepiece | Shutter Go Click Photography | The Mansion Grade II listed building, within Roundhay Park in Leeds | Kenneth Winston Wedding Dress | DIY Decor | Naked Wedding Cake | Romantic Handpicked Flowers
Dessert
Dessert
Naked Wedding Cake | Cupcakes | Dessert Table | Shutter Go Click Photography | The Mansion Grade II listed building, within Roundhay Park in Leeds | Kenneth Winston Wedding Dress | DIY Decor | Naked Wedding Cake | Romantic Handpicked Flowers
Romantic
Romantic
Shutter Go Click Photography | The Mansion Grade II listed building, within Roundhay Park in Leeds | Kenneth Winston Wedding Dress | DIY Decor | Naked Wedding Cake | Romantic Handpicked Flowers
Pinwheels
Pinwheels
Pin Wheel Top Table Backdrop Wedding Decor | Shutter Go Click Photography | The Mansion Grade II listed building, within Roundhay Park in Leeds | Kenneth Winston Wedding Dress | DIY Decor | Naked Wedding Cake | Romantic Handpicked Flowers
Nature
Nature
Shutter Go Click Photography | The Mansion Grade II listed building, within Roundhay Park in Leeds | Kenneth Winston Wedding Dress | DIY Decor | Naked Wedding Cake | Romantic Handpicked Flowers
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Keziah & John

You HAVE to look out for the gorgeous moment captured by Shutter Go Click Photography of Groom John during the speeches overcome with emotion and reaching out to his mum, it is simply adorable, just like the top table pin wheel back drop and wooden signs Keziah & John cleverly DIY-ed.

Next your eyes will be drawn to all the romantic blooms, featuring so many of our favourite stems; proteas, anemones and dahlias to name a few, all designed with foliage by Campbells Flowers to give that just picked look.

And the location for this dreamy wedding is the delightful The Mansion. A Greek Palladian style Grade II listed building, set in one of Europe’s largest urban parks, Roundhay in Leeds providing the bride and groom the sweetest place for portraits.

Location

Keziah The Bride: John and I both have both lived in Leeds for the past 12 years and have developed a love for Yorkshire and all the gorgeous scenery. We therefore knew that we had to get married in God’s own county. We’ve spent many wonderful afternoons exploring Roundhay Park and knew that it was the perfect location for our wedding; it certainly makes for a stunning backdrop in all our photographs.

The Proposal

John used to go on many family holidays to Saltburn by the Sea and after meeting, I was lucky enough to be introduced to this wonderful area. Whenever we visit we always do the rounds of the beautiful surrounding areas and this time was no exception. During our visit to Staithes, a picture postcard village where we’d had a picture taken a few years earlier on a hill, John took me to the top of the hill and handed me a small wooden box with our initials and the date engraved into it. It was so meaningful and special and the perfect way to start our journey.

The Decorations

I’m proud to say that everything was put together by ourselves and our friends. We bought decorations as and when we saw things we liked and everything was set up the day before so there was a brief period where I was worried that nothing would match. However, I had nothing to worry about. Our friends did us proud with one of them designing and making all our personalised wooden signs. Our pastel colour palette pulled everything together perfectly. It looked great.

The Flowers

Until we found Ryan our photographer we had found it virtually impossible to find a supplier who could provide exactly what we were looking for. After looking through Ryan’s galleries we came across Tracey Campbell of Campbell’s Flowers in Sheffield. We had a vision for our flowers to have a natural, ‘just picked’ look and she knew exactly how to achieve that. Lots of foliage, different shades of pink and almost wild looking bouquets were the outcome and we couldn’t have been happier. I was even more delighted when Tracey managed to incorporate my favourite flower, anemone.

The Caterer

As we were so set on having our wedding in Roundhay Park, Dine was the obvious choice to cater for our wedding. The Mansion, Dine’s Grade II listed Greek Palladian style building in the Park, provided the perfect venue for both our ceremony and reception. Dine were fantastic and from the beginning we felt so welcomed by the team. The attention to detail throughout and such impeccable organisation made our Wedding Day flow perfectly. The food was outstanding, along with the service.

The Menu

Both being vegetarian it was difficult deciding on a menu. We consulted our families for help with the meat options and settled on an oriental duck salad as a starter, lemon salt-roasted chicken for the main and chocolate brownie for dessert. Our families were delighted. The vegetarian dishes were equally fantastic with Gnocchi Baked with Arabiatta with shavings of pecorino, Micro Basil & Pesto Oil to start, Saffron Risotto with Parmesan, Rocket Leaves & Tomato Compote for main and the chocolate brownie for dessert. It was so refreshing to have such varied choice. The quality of the food was remarked upon several times throughout the night.

The Cake

We always knew that we didn’t want a traditional wedding cake with icing and fruit, and we love the look of naked cakes. It was during a perusal of the ‘explore’ tab on my Instagram that I found Miriam of Wildflower Bakery. I instantly fell in love with the photographs of naked cakes and edible flowers. The colours of the flowers were stunning and when we saw the flavour options available that cemented our choice. After a (very short) deliberation, we also requested cupcakes as you can never have too much of a good thing.

The Photographer

After looking through the gallery on the website we chose Ryan from Shutter Go Click. I don’t know if we even have words to describe how much we fell in love with Ryan’s photography. Every single aspect of it was stunning – the emotion that he captures in his photographs and the way he incorporates nature blew us away.
After our initial meetup, we discovered a mutual love for coffee amongst other things, and this assured us that we’d made the right choice.

The Entertainment

As I’m sure most people can say, music is a huge part of our lives and it was one of the most important decisions we made for our wedding.
Ed Peczek, an acoustic guitarist, provided the music during the day time including when I walked down the aisle. His performance was so beautiful I even snuck halfway down the stairs just before the ceremony because I was so captivated.

Travelling all the way from London, The Courts performed a mix of classic and modern rock, pop and indie chart music for the evening reception. Every song on their set list was brilliant and they had everyone up on the dance floor for the whole evening.

The Dress

After attending several appointments, I was beginning to resign myself to looking further afield. Scarlett Poppy in Pudsey was my final fitting and although at first I couldn’t find a dress that I liked it was my Maid of Honour who spotted the Kenneth Winston. Despite loving the beaded detail and sheer panel I was initially unsure about the skirt and so bypassed it, however she encouraged me to try it on. The top was so beautiful that I couldn’t resist and after having the netting taken out of the skirt to make it less structured I knew I’d made the perfect choice.

The Beauty

I was quite laidback about hair and Julia Jeckell completely understood where I was coming from. After letting my bridesmaids choose how they wanted their hair, Julia remained calm and collected, even when we arrived the morning of the wedding with flower clippings that we’d decided we wanted to include.

Makeup was by Lauren Uttley, a self-employed makeup artist based in Leeds. She did everyone’s makeup perfectly and was calm and professional; we felt totally at ease.

Most Memorable Moment

It’s hard to decide on a most memorable moment because the entire day will stay with me forever. Signing the Register was very special however, especially when we sat down and ‘I Need My Girl’ by The National started playing. It was so apt and perfectly timed. I was completely overcome with emotion and it defined how much the entire day meant to us and how special it was.

Photography by Shutter Go Click Photography
Author: Lorna Shaw
Lorna loves a new posh frock, is a hopeless romantic and is lucky enough to be living her ‘happily ever after’ with her wonderful husband & three beautiful babas.

2 thoughts on “Keziah & John

  1. The Mansion is near to me. I’ve photographed weddings there and it’s a swish, chic venue within the Yorkshire landmark of Roundhay Park.

    The wedding looks fabulous, and great wedding photography really shows it of. I love the colours and the pinwheels too!

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