October 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment


Matthew and Kirstie got married in summer at Armthorpe Rugby Club, which is a local sports venue in Armthorpe, Doncaster. Even though they picked the Rugby Club for the venue, neither has an interest in Rugby; they picked the venue for it's location & great service. Kirstie says 'We chose the venue as it was a large open space and big enough to hold all of our guests, the food was delicious, the staff were so helpful and attentive and it's a perfect party venue with a lovely balcony to sit on'.  The wedding was on one of the hottest days this summer & the sun shone all day. The wedding had a summery, floral theme with a massive party atmosphere in the evening - of the evening, the couple say themselves 'We had a photo booth, Sweet stall and glow sticks which we did ourselves. Every one was dancing and having a good time till 1am'. 

The excitement before the wedding

Matthew got ready at home with his groomsmen, and the atmosphere was very relaxed, as the guys just milled about.  They then got suited and booted and jumped into the Ushers car, to get to the Rugby Club.

Kirstie got ready at her mum's house with her bridesmaids. Kerry, the Maid of Honour is not a hairdresser but is very good at styling, so she was very busy doing the bride & bridesmaids hair.  The bride travelled to the venue in a wedding car provided by Vulcan Wedding Cars, with her mum. 

The Ceremony

The ceremony was conducted by the lovely staff from Doncaster Registry Office. The room was made pretty for the ceremony with chair covers, flowers & a decorated archway for the Bride & Groom to pass under. During the ceremony said their vows to each other, with a few tears shed from their guests. It was such a lovely, personal service, with the couples son as Ring Bearer.  After the ceremony, I lead all the guests outside to do the group photos. I even did a heart-shaped photo of the guests from the Balcony, looking down. Some of the kids decided to run on to the pitch and under the water sprinklers keeping the pitch healthy. I bet some of the adults would have liked to do it too as it was a really hot day!

The Reception

Matthew & Kirstie chose Armthorpe Rugby Club  https://www.castle-park.co.uk/your-event/weddings  because it has a large function room, perfect for weddings, with a large balcony, perfect for the hot weather on the day. The room was decorated beautifully by Sweet Memories. The couple had a sit down meal followed by speeches, which raised a lot of smiles, especially the photos from the stag do of Matthew in his Mankini. 

Details of the day

Dress: http://www.jaynesbridalwear.co.uk/ Kirstie wore a beautiful wedding gown from Jaynes, she says 'I went to 4 bridal shops and went back to the first shop and one of the first dresses I tried on that my maid of honour picked out for me'. The bridesmaids dresses were from its bliss.

Cake: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Bakery/The-Cake-Lady-Doncaster-250236488356008/ Kirstie says Michelle at The Cake Lady,  made the cake exactly how I asked for and changed her original wedding cake design so it had a  Liverpool design on the back.

Venue Styling: https://www.facebook.com/sweetmemoriesstyling/  Sweet Memories stepped in when the original venue stylist had to cancel. The couple say they were really professional and nice. The couple actually made all the signs, name cards, favours, advice cards etc  themselves. The bride says she had a lot of fun with her bridesmaids, while making and putting the finishing touches on to their hand made items, including making the flowers and button hole flowers with her Maid of Honour, Kerry.

Photobooth & Cars: https://www.photoboothdoncaster.com/ Phil at Vulcan provides both Cars & Photobooth as he has two sides to his business. 'Phil was amazing from start to finish and even made extra bows for Matt's car that he arrived in' 

Suit: http://tickledpinkbridal.co.uk/ Matthew's suit was from tickled pink. As you can see form the pics, he looked fabulous on the day, with his groomsmen in matching attire.

Photography: https://www.fyshcreativephotography.co.uk/ Of my service, Kirstie says 'And also make sure you have an amazing photographer who catches all the special moments that you may not see or remember as it all happens so fast. There's things you have captured that we didn't see or remember. I love the secret messages and people have commented that doing them during the space between the meal and evening do kept things entertaining. The pics you took show what a fabulous time every one had'. (I promise I didn't pay them to say this!)

Matthew & Kirstie say....

The couple say that if you’re planning your wedding, the biggest piece of advice they could give you is to not forget each other on the day. It sounds obvious but as a bride or groom, you are in demand on your wedding day. Kirstie says make sure you spend ten minutes alone after the ceremony. 'I'm struggling for the favourite part as I loved it all. having ten minutes with Matt after the ceremony was really nice. I also enjoyed seeing every one enjoying themselves and laughing throughout the day'.  Matt agrees, and says 'My favourite part was the meal and speeches. I would advise couples to definately have a sit down meal and speeches, as you get to spend quality time with your closest friends and family and to see everyone having a good time'. 

If you’re planning a wedding, and would like to know more about my wedding photography packages, just get in touch! Here is a selection of images from their day...



Family PhotosGroup photo, from the balcony Family PhotosHeart-shaped photo from the balcony
Family PhotosImmediate bridal party - 'fun shot'  

The Wedding BreakfastGuests applauding couple as they enter their reception The Wedding BreakfastThe delicious starter The Wedding BreakfastThe groom, laughing at the speeches The Wedding BreakfastUshers reaction to story about the stag do! The Wedding BreakfastThe 'secret' rear of the cake, surprise for the LFC supporting Groom!
The IntervalChalk Board messages..... The IntervalKids playing - It was one of the hottest days of 2018. 'We haven't been on the pitch, honest!'

The Evening ReceptionThe first dance






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