Anna + Jamie
Saturday was the final day of an exceptionally beautiful June. The Kelham waterways burst with life and colour and the mid-morning sun warmed the bricks of our iconic chimney. Clear blue skies over the island had us in the mood for some good old fashioned romance.
It was a total delight to host Anna and Jamie’s beautiful day. Anna - Birdhouse Tea aficionado adores all things leafy and Jamie - an Antiques Auctioneer has a keen eye for authentic finds, especially ones that have a story to tell. After taking their time to find the right venue, this style savvy pair fell in love with The Chimney House at first sight.
“We started planning our wedding not long after we got engaged and we’re both so picky that we thought it would be an impossible task finding somewhere that we both thought was perfect but when we visited The Chimney House we just knew that it was the one!”
The day started with an intimate ceremony at Sheffield Town Hall, before their guests boarded a beautiful old classic bus (borrowed from the transport museum!) and headed down to the Island. The newlyweds were greeted from their VW split screen with a glass of fizz and a healthy dusting of confetti, courtesy of elated friends and family!
Whisked off for a couple of snaps in their wedding day finery by Ellie Grace Photography, they strolled by the river, over the bridge and found some beautiful Kelham doorways as the light dropped to dusk, capturing a perfect day.
“We also loved the industrial feel of Kelham Island and knew we’d have some fabulous wedding photos around there.”
Anna and Jamie share a mutual love of Roald Dahl’s ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, of the Wes Anderson variety. We saw beautiful small details and a nod to their favourite childhood tale throughout the day. From a beautifully illustrated table plan, homemade ‘Fantastic Mr & Mrs Ferris - Wedding Whisky” favours in the teeniest kilner jars, the most beautiful wild flower bouquet to a gorgeous cake topped with summer berries and a couple of familiar foxy faces!
Guests took their seats in fine spirits to an early evening Yorkshire feast of delicious proportions! Our beautiful little cake table at it’s most beautiful, adorned with photographs of Parents and Grandparents on their wedding days, a treasured antique leather suitcase for cards and of course, the most stunning vegan cake by The Bake Lab.
It’s such a pleasure catching a glimpse of these really precious moments on a day like Saturday. Filled with love, family, friends and great vibes all round.
“We can’t put into words how wonderful it was. The Chimney House was our absolute dream venue to to be able to celebrate our wedding there was so amazing.”
Thanks to Anna & Jamie for sharing their beautiful day with us and all the best for a wonderful future together.
Drop us a line to arrange a viewing or to discuss your event! A short walk alongside the waterways of the River Don connects The Mowbray in Neepsend and The Chimney House on Kelham Island. Get married at The Chimney House and host your reception at The Mowbray or for conferencing - use both venues for an impressive host venue and breakout location.