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sweet loving. a summer’s wedding at mirfield monastery – heather & steve

June 11th, 2018 | Julia Braime

A Summer Wedding at Mirfield Monastery (c) Anna Wood Photography (29)

A wedding with a rubber duck theme – we’re talking the cutest cake toppers and favours – is not something we often see here at Brides Up North! But that’s the quirky and very personal touch from today’s charming nuptials in West Yorkshire – and it totally works!

After an oh so sweet proposal that involved an edible Haribo ring, Heather and Steve tied the knot last summer at their parish church and then celebrated with family and friends at the beautiful Mirfield Monastery. Just look at the stunning photos captured amidst the venue’s enchanting grounds and you’ll see why they fell head over heels for this divine space.

Other details you must pore over today include Heather’s pretty mermaid style wedding dress, a gorgeous teal colour scheme, a surprise cake, and a ska punk band, no less!

With images by Anna Wood Photography.

A Summer Wedding at Mirfield Monastery (c) Anna Wood Photography (49)

heather says: Steve proposed in his parents’ garage with a Haribo ring! Steve works for an amazing charity called Hand to Mouth that do journeys where each station explores a different aspect of Christianity. Steve decided to write his own about the Fruit of the Spirit and show me what he does for work. I didn’t know it was a proposal until I’d got to the last station (in the garage!) and he was down on one knee. I didn’t know what to do with the Haribo, so I ate it. Thankfully he had a spare (real) ring hidden away!

A Summer Wedding at Mirfield Monastery (c) Anna Wood Photography (53)

We got married on 22nd July 2017. It was the beginning of the summer holidays so made it easier for everyone.

Our ceremony was held at Kirkheaton Parish Church. It was the church Steve grew up at and the one we were both attending. It’s a beautiful church with even more beautiful people.

We hosted our reception at Mirfield Monastery. The hall was perfect for our small gathering and it had gorgeous grounds for our photographs. All the staff were amazing, and the food was delicious.

A Summer Wedding at Mirfield Monastery (c) Anna Wood Photography (26)

Steve collects rubber ducks so our reception had a slight rubber duck theme thanks to the favours and cake toppers. This was only at the reception though as we wanted a serious ceremony.

The main colour throughout our day was teal. My favourite colour is green and Steve’s is blue so we combined them. Teal also goes amazingly well with red hair!

A Summer Wedding at Mirfield Monastery (c) Anna Wood Photography (51)

I wore a mermaid style dress with detailed embroidery. I bought it from Elite Bridal Outlet. The staff were really lovely and there were lots of dresses to choose from! The dress gave me the ‘I’m getting married’ feeling and it made me feel beautiful. My hair was done by Gemma from The Vinery.

Steve wore a grey Moss Bros suit that he had previously worn as a best man. The bridesmaids, meanwhile, wore stunning teal dresses made by a close friend, and the groomsmen wore suits that matched Steve’s.

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