Cool, creative and urban styling for this Sheffield wedding, the theme was sequin disco rave and even the brides dress suited perfectly. Melissa & Dave married on stage in front of their friends at The Lantern Theatre, after saying 'I Do' the band crashed the ceremony and joined the couple to kick off the festivities. They partied the night away at their very cool, industrial styled warehouse reception which featured amazing tropical flowers, festoon lighting and neon signs. Zero traditions, no white dress and no cake just a wild party with friends and family filled with personal touches and a night not to be forgotten!

What Made Our Day Unique

We put on a massive party! We knew from the minute that we started planning the wedding that we wanted to throw traditions out of the window and have a day that was really personal to us, that truly reflected us as a couple and would also be a massive celebration of our 17 years together! From the unusual venues, neon lights, a colourful sequin wedding dress, to a brass band ‘interrupting’ the ceremony, our wedding really was a personal, unique and special day for us, and all of our friends and family. There are so many favourite moments. From Katie’s (Celebrant) hilarious storytelling through the ceremony, to the speech highjack by 2 of the bridesmaids & starting an impromptu mass- sing-along of ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’, to the bear head props at Viva Le Booth getting worn by everyone dancing on the dance floor, to Explorers band learning some cover songs to play especially on the day including one of our favourites by LCD Soundsystem! The whole day was an absolute blast and we were so sad at the end of the night as it had flown by so quickly! The best part was definitely having all of our favourite people in one place.

Melissa & Dave

Sheffield Wedding

Fern leaves, anthuriums and other tropical plants created gorgeous hanging floral decor at this Sheffield wedding. The tables were decorated with pink pillar candles, tropical arrangements and disco balls which paired perfectly with the festoon lit ceilings at this warehouse reception. The bride wore a beautifully embellished Alice Temperley dress, teamed with an epic tropical floral bouquet by Plantology, the groom also looked very dapper in a Marc Darcy suit paired with a bow tie.

Inspiration & Styling

Sequin neon disco rave! A festival in a day. A massive party. My dress inspired a lot of the theme. I knew I didn’t want to wear a ‘traditional’ white dress. I tried a few on and although some of them were beautiful, I knew they weren’t ‘me’. As soon as I saw the sequin Alice Temperley dress, I knew it was ‘the one’. So, without giving anything away about the dress, I was able to plan the theme with Dave. Luckily Ellie at Inner City with her shared enthusiasm for disco balls, Katie the Celebrant’s shared love of colourful clothes and her fun personality, and our love of neon lights, meant the vibe was definitely party-fun! As Dave & I both work in creative / tech professions, we ended up developing our own branding and logo for the wedding based on the amazing neon light we hired from Vowed & Amazed - Til Death Do Us Party & that theme than ran through the whole day.

Melissa & Dave
This couples advice is to be a bit selfish, go with your heart and do what you want to do. It is your day, it only happens once, and it goes so quickly, so make sure you only do things that you want to do and have the most fun with your friends and family. If you are just starting out your search for suppliers check out our handpicked directory for everything from flowers to a photobooth! rock my wedding forum
Olivia Smith

Written by Olivia Smith

Wedding Venue: Lantern Theatre | Bridal Dress Designer: Alice Temperley | Bridesmaid Dresses: Debenhams | Grooms Suit: Marc Darcy | Bridal Shoes - Day: Dune | Bridal Shoes - Evening: Steve Madden | Grooms Shoes: Hudson | Food - Day: PJ Taste | Food - Evening: Hip Hop Chip Shop | Florist: Plantology | Hair Stylist: Chelsea @ The Blo Lounger | Makeup Artist: Amanda Humphreys | Stationery Printing: Top Foil | Printed | Entertainment - Day: Back Chat Brass | Entertainment - Evening: Explorers | DJ: Paul McGuire @ Wedding Jam | Celebrant: Katie Matthews | Planner / Stylist: Ellie @ Inner City Weddings | Reception Venue: Trafalgar Warehouse | Photo Booth: Viva La Booth | Neon Lights: Vowed and Amazed | Bespoke Neon Lights: Light Up North

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