Sheffield is a city famed for its industrial revolution, but there’s a fair bit of revolutionary wedding action there too. It’s home to alternative wedding dress designer Kate Beaumont, who specialises in bridal outfits with vintage inspiration and a modern twist, and she brought us this beauty of a relaxed city wedding from Kelham Island!
Cat and Marvin got married at The Chimney House, after Cat had lived nearby it for years and always wanted it as her wedding venue. When Marvin popped the question, they enquired straight away only to be told that they unfortunately didn’t have the right capacity. Luckily, the owners were renovating an industrial chic blank canvas space around the corner, called The Mowbray. Alongside the alternative venue box that it definitely ticked, it fulfilled another of Cat’s dreams: to walk somewhere ‘normal’ whilst wearing a wedding dress.
And now, let’s talk about that dress – or two, to be more precise. Cat chose Kate Beaumont’s ‘Astilbe’, which is a silk slip and lace overlay on top. She chose the silk slip in an off-grey “Chinchilla” colour, which muted beautifully with the creamy coloured, buttery soft scalloped lace. As homage to the dress name, Cat asked the team at Swallows & Damsons to incorporate astilbe into her bouquet, alongside other fronds and blooms in champagne and copper.
They really wanted an alternative wedding, with no overarching ‘theme’ or scheme – just a focus on good fun. The favours were custommade badges with a graphic of their faces on, suiting the illustrative, industrial nature of their venues; they made a cocktail during their ceremony, and the food was a seasonal “Yorkshire grazing table”, provided by the kitchen at The Mowbray. Plus, they had Tim Dunk on hand to capture the day from prep to party, effortlessly combining his laidback, non-intrusive approach with an eye for interesting light and shape; the photos radiate emotion and love, framed in a way that makes them look like an (award-winning) indie album cover.
See said gorgeous industrial wedding photos below!: