Born and bred in Sheffield, we are always going to be a tad biased towards the place we call home. However I think its fair to say that our little city has really found its feet when it comes to the rise of exciting spaces in which to wed. Now, more than ever, it seems that couples have a greater choice as to where they celebrate their day and once unused industrial spaces are being cleverly restored.
Kelham Island is one of Sheffield’s eleven designated quarters. The island itself was created by the building of a channel of water (fed from the River Don) to serve the water wheels powering the workshops of the areas’ industrial heyday. Sheffield continues to be hailed as the ‘steel city’ but the factories and warehouses that housed such an industry are now becoming home to some seriously stylish weddings.
Hiring venues in Kelham Island allows couples to be as creative as they like in the styling of the space and opens up a greater number of personal options. The demand for such places is rapidly on the increase and it’s not hard to see why couples might head for this option. With a backdrop of exposed brick walls or huge elevated ceilings, these spaces can look incredible when styled with festoon lighting or giant lanterns. Far from feeling cold and empty, we have worked alongside many couples who have used vast arrays of clever decor to style the space and add more delicate touches.
Many Sheffield suppliers are well and truly in the know when it comes to styling and catering for weddings on a larger scale and are working within a community of highly creative individuals. Their knowledge and expertise are being used to bring together an eclectic vision which is a move away from the more traditional affair. This can take an enormous amount of hard work but the results are always pretty special.
As a northern duo, we are always excited to create wedding stationery for couples who have chosen to celebrate their day in such iconic buildings. We think long and hard about the overall aesthetic to ensure that our creations really fit the bill.
We would love to hear from you if you are planning an industrial wedding in the north. You can also take a peek at some of the amazing couples we have worked with this year over on our collection tab. Sheffield weddings are cracking up to be some of the absolute best.