The Bride & Groom's Love List
Venue :: The Mowbray
Ceremony :: The Chimney House
Photographer :: Christopher Lewis Photography
Film :: Sky Weddings Videography
Flowers :: Moss & Clover Kelham
Stationery :: By Sarah!
Gown :: Heidi Hudson
Shoes :: New Look & Dune London
Makeup :: Holly Cooper Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist :: Kelly Hanks Hair Design
Tailoring :: Hugo Boss
First Dance :: Zac Brown Band - Loving You Easy
DJ :: Pat Mulligan
Cake :: Sarah's cousin, Mel
Wedding Wheels :: South Yorkshire Transport Museum - 1961 Vintage AEC Bus
Happy New Year!
There were no January blues this year for us as we had the delight of hosting this beautiful couple’s wedding on the third of January 2020.
January 2020 proved to be a super popular time to get married... We must admit - we adore a wintery wedding... Both The Chimney House and The Mowbray are supremely cosy during mid winter and nothing makes cosy into total romance than acres of candles burning, dreamy florals and a hearty wedding feast.
Sarah and Josh were an absolute joy to work with to plan the ultimate Winter Wedding. Their relaxed & positive attitude made the planning process such a pleasure - and Josh is no stranger to weddings - as he heads up Sky Weddings - so he has an eye for all the details that go into making a wedding incredible.
We were proud to welcome 52 guests for Sarah & Josh's ceremony at The Chimney House and then over to The Mowbray for feasting, speeches, toasts and 50 evening guests who joined us slightly later on for dancing, cocktails and Mowbray Made Burgers.
After coming along to one of our famous Italian Canteen Supper Clubs, Josh & Sarah knew that they would like the same Italian inspired feast on their big day. For The Mowbray Kitchen this was an excellent chance to add in some tasty new details to really impress.
The Ultimate Capture
The whole day was shot by Christopher Lewis Photography and filmed by Sky Weddings Videography who captured the most beautiful moments and dazzling winter light that so often dances through the windows of The Chimney House & The Mowbray. Sarah & Josh were blessed with the most epic of days and the natural light displays that The Mowbray is famed for put on a real show.
We really love this light capture in the photography for this wedding... They've really embraced it rather than trying to dodge it - and the light patterns give a sparkling dimension and ethereal quality that suits Sarah & Josh perfectly!
We couldn’t have hoped for a better start to the year!
The Wedding Feast
The Italian Family Feast
Italians are the real masters of sharing joyful, soulful food with family and friends. The Italian way of eating and relaxing represents everything we strive for at The Mowbray, and is a personal inspiration to our chefs.
Fresh ingredients, not muddled with the integrity of the flavours. Eating what feels good and is good for us. Quality, locally sourced meat and fish bolstered by a healthy dose of olive oil and the satisfaction of perfectly cooked pasta and homemade fresh bread. There’s no pretension, just the joy that comes from eating an old favourite that has been executed with love and care.
On The Table
Mowbray-made Focaccia (v, ve, g)
Single Estate EV Olive Oil (v, ve)
Broad Beans smashed with, lemon & mint (v, ve)
Nocerella olives marinated with Rosemary & Lemon (v, ve)
The Main Event
The Mowbray Porchetta
An Italian classic of Pork Belly rolled around a tenderloin. Flavoured with lemon zest, garlic & fennel seeds. Roasted and served crispy and juicy with a simple madeira sauce.
Our vegetarian guests were served...
The Mowbray’s Aubergine Parmigiana; slowly roasted Aubergine, baked in the most delicious tomato sauce. Topped with melting mozzarella & crispy Pangrattato (v, g)
Sides to Share
Sweet Squash Roasted with Sage, finished with crumbled Gorgonzola (v)
Sprouting Broccoli with Preserved Tomato Dressing (v, ve)
Wild Rocket & Herb Salad dressed with White Balsamic & Toasted Seeds (v, ve)
Hearty Cannellini Beans braised with Rosemary, White Wine, & Smoked Garlic (v)
A Mowbray Made Blackberry Frangipane with Yorkshire Creme Fraiche (g)
Followed by Yorkshire Tea and Dark Woods Coffee.
Yorkshire Beef Burger, Wensleydale Cheddar & Mowbray Made Pickles with Matt’s Burger Sauce & Onion Bhaji Burger with Homemade Pickles and Spiced Yoghurt for our vegetarian guests!
Over to Sarah & Josh
"We knew that we wanted to book The Chimney House and The Mowbray immediately after setting foot inside. Both venues are beautifully styled and make the most of the repurposed buildings in the heart of Kelham Island, Sheffield. Being a wedding videographer I've been to A LOT of weddings and I can honestly say these venues and the staff who work within them are amongst the very best in the country.
A big part of what drew us to The Mowbray for our reception is the food. We're huge foodies! Any day off we have you'll find us trying a new restaurant or looking around a food market.
The food at The Mowbray is amazing. I've even tried to cook some of the dishes myself at home since our wedding.
I love the style of serving, each course being set along the middle of the banquet tables so our guests can dig in for first and second helpings. Many of our guests commented on how it got them speaking to people they didn't know, asking them to pass along a side to try.
Sarah and I would like to say a huge thanks to all the team for making our day so amazing. We will definitely be back in the future to enjoy one of your many events."