The Mansion Leeds wedding Photography

Amavir & Charlotte

The Mansion Leeds wedding Photography  – Charlotte & Amivir’s wedding was at the exquisite Mansion, Leeds.

The Mansion is situated in Roundhay Park where Amavir & Charlotte had their engagement shoot 

The Mansion is a grade II listed building is set in over 700 acres of gorgeous parkland, in Leeds  overlooking lakes and woodland.

 

 

Amavir & Charlotte say ;

We got engaged on holiday in Mauritius in August 2016. Amarvir’s proposal was very romantic! He had planned ahead a special dinner at a beautiful restaurant – champagne, rose petals on the table etc. After our romantic dinner we went for a walk along the beach and sat on a jetty, dipping our feet into the Indian Ocean under the moon and stars and that is when Amarvir asked me to marry him! It was the most perfect evening.

We got married on 19/08/17 – we chose this date as we wanted a summer wedding on a Saturday.

We got married at The Mansion in Roundhay Park, Leeds. We chose this venue as the location is beautiful in the park, and we had exclusive use of the venue on our big day which was important to us.

We chose a summer theme – lots of pinks, gold, rose gold, cream to create a lovely summery floral atmosphere which fitted the time of year and location of the venue in the park.

I bought my wedding dress from Abigail’s Bridal Boutique in Leeds. It was a Maggie Sottero gown with diamante embellishment on the top half and a full length gown. I love sparkles so it was the perfect gown for me.

Amarvir hired his morning suit from Moss Bros. He wore a black tail coat with grey striped suit trousers, light pink cravat and dove grey double breasted waistcoat, and held a grey top hat for our photos. For the evening reception Amarvir changed into a white tux jacket, black tux trousers, black bow tie and his black and white dancing shoes!

Bridesmaids worse a full length, light pink dress with lace detail to the top half which I bought online from www.stacees.co.uk which complemented my wedding dress and the overall theme.

Groomsmen wore morning suits like Amarvir hired from Moss Bros – they had gold cravats.

I travelled to the venue in a white vintage Rolls Royce with my parents and my 2 bridesmaids. I hired the car from Cupid Carriages based in Sheffield.

The Mansion Leeds wedding Photography – Our photographer was Bethany Clarke and her husband Matthew. We would definitely recommend them – they are lovely, friendly and very professional photographers. Their photos are very natural and they seamlessly fit into the whole day. The photo album they have produced for us is wonderful – really special memories for us to cherish forever.

My bouquet was made up of beautiful roses and a variety of seasonal flowers provided by Twisted Willow Floristry based in Ripon. They were very professional and provided flowers for the whole venue on our big day to complement our colour scheme.

We had 2 large statement pieces at the end of the aisle, small arrangements in vases on the registrar table which we then used for our top table. For the guest tables we had lovely arrangements of flowers and candles in glass votives. For the cake table we had my bouquet along with the bridesmaids bouquets in vases. My bridesmaids had bouquets made up of white gypsophila.

We used Tahlia at Function 54 for our chair covers and table swagging – we chose antique rose pink for our chair sashes which were tied with beautiful diamante brooches, and the same colours for the table swagging.

We had a beautifully designed post box for wedding cards, table plan and guest book all handmade for us by Ann Butler of Pawprintz based in Leeds – she did a wonderful job and handmade all our invitations too. Her creations are beautiful and we loved all our stationery she made for us.

We put out small pink and gold favour boxes on the tables which contained a mixture of pink and gold coated chocolates.

Our cake was made by Zoe’s Fancy Cakes in Leeds and it was amazing! It was 3 tiers, the sponge flavours were chocolate and Victoria sponge. It was decorated with white icing with a paisley design to the bottom tier, our initials written in gold decorative script and our cake toppers were personalised bride and groom made by Zoe which actually looked like us – she had even designed my dress and Amarvir’s morning suit to look the same as what we wore on the day!

Our catering was provided by Dine at The Mansion and it was delicious. Canapes were thai chicken satay, filo wrapped king prawns and caprini goat’s cheese served with prosecco/soft drink. For our wedding breakfast we had tartlet of lightly curried haddock to start with, followed by duck confit with honey & thyme and eton mess for dessert. Coffee and chocolates were served at the end of the meal. In the evening we chose bacon sandwiches, fish finger sandwiches and mozzarella pesto paninis. The wines to accompany the meal were dine house sauvignon blanc and merlot. We had a tasting of the menu prior to the big day which helped us confirm all our choices.

We had a string quartet for the wedding ceremony and drinks reception – we chose High Row Music who were great – it provided a lovely atmosphere to start off the day.

In the evening we hired a 4 piece jazz band – “The Jazz Prescription” led by Jeremy Sassoon – they were great at getting the party started with jazzy classics such as Frank Sinatra etc.

To end the evening we hired dine’s DJ and pre-chose our playlist for the evening.

We also hired a photo booth from Smile Big Booth Photography which was great fun and highly recommended.

Videographer: Midgley Wedding Cinematography – we would highly recommend them to capture everything from the big day. They are very friendly, very professional and have produced a wonderful feature film and separate highlights film from our big day which means we can re-live the whole day over and over again!

North Leeds Dance Academy (NLDA) – our wedding dance instructor was Nicola Cullen and we worked with her to create a special first dance. We would highly recommend NLDA especially Nicola if you would like to learn to dance for your big day!

The Mansion is a gorgeous venue for a wedding and its location in Roundhay Park makes for some beautiful wedding photos. Also the exclusivity of the venue for your wedding day. The catering for The Mansion provided by dine is top quality.

I think my favourite part of the day was just after our first dance. We had taken dance lessons in the lead up to our wedding as we wanted to dance a special first dance (and neither of us could dance before this!). It went really well and we ended it with a dip and a kiss and at that moment I truly felt we were husband and wife!

My top tips:

  1. Carry some tissues on you or have someone on hand nearby who has some tissues – I was completely overwhelmed during our ceremony when we were saying our vows to each other and I could not hold back the tears!
  2. Wear comfortable shoes – I wore a lovely pair of white heels with diamante design and they were comfortable. Your are on your feet for a long time so it’s important to be comfortable so you can enjoy the day and not be in pain!
  3. Savour every moment of the day – everyone told me how fast the day would go and it really does fly by! Before I knew it it was midnight, I couldn’t believe how fast the day went. So really enjoy every moment of your special day! –      The Mansion Leeds wedding Photography
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