Standedge Tunnel Wedding Photography

On the blog this week is Helen and Paul’s Standedge Tunnel wedding! As a recommended suppler at Standedge Tunnel I was super excited to shoot their again this year! The venue is situated in Marsden overlooking the pennine countryside, just 15 minutes from Huddersfield. When they’re not playing host to weddings, the bricked building is open to the public as a visitor centre. They hold the longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel in the whole of Britain! With a cafe on site, you can imagine how busy it gets during summer and how popular it is amongst dog walkers and canal enthusiasts.


A Gin Party

When I asked Helen and Paul where they got engaged, they replied “On the ski slopes in France!” – Wow! That’s one way of doing it! They then spent the rest of the day skiing and drinking champagne! The two of them officially tied the knot at their family church in Horbury, Wakefield before heading over to Standedge Tunnel for the reception and evening shenanigans. Helen said ” We chose Standedge Tunnel for the reception because we love being near the water and in the hills! It is such a beautiful setting. We love that the guests can arrive by barge as Paul (mostly known as Moggy) LOVES barges. We adore the outside space and will use it for lawn games and a gin party!” Wooo! I can confirm they did have a gin party.. in teacups!!


Homemade Wedding Decor

The couple wanted a homemade meets vintage wedding and it was exactly that!  Helen’s mum grew herbs for the table centrepieces, friends and family collected 74 china cups and 15 teapots to serve gin in when the guests arrive, Paul’s Dad made the white wine and his mum made the labels to stick on! Helen also made all the bunting whilst Paul’s friends made the garden games, including giant jenga, bag throw and the signage! To add to the list, they had a friend sing at the church too! The couple chose a navy blue, yellow and ivory theme with ran throughout the wedding attire, with Helen wearing a short, tea-length, vintage dress from Cottage Bridal.

I absolutely loved the fact that these two were more than happy to climb over a wall into a field full of long grass. They didn’t bat an eyelid! It was rather funny trying to get in in the first place though. It was just slliiigghhhttllyy too tall for me and climbing turned into flinging myself on and rolling off the other side! Hahahah!

Guys! Thank you so much for having me along. These are just a few of my favourites from your Standedge Tunnel wedding!

The suppliers who made it happen:

Bride’s Dress: Cottage Bridals, Horbury
Suits: Joshua Adams
Flowers: Down to Earth Florist
Cake: Classic Cakes, Manchester
Catering: Rachals Kitchen
Band: Drum and Brass
Tent: White Rose Tents

brides and bridemaids drinking champagne
bride in her vintage tea dress
bride having makeup done
bride gets out of yellow hummer
bride and bridesmaids walk into church
walking down the aisle
bride and groom laugh
Horbury church in Wakefield
kisses and congratulations after ceremony
fun candids after ceremony
getting off the vintage bus
ushering guests onto the boats
arriving via barge
getting off the barges
singer during gin party
guests playing bag throw and cans
climbing over the wall
cuddles during couple portraits
walking through the long grass
standedge tunnel wedding photography venue
standedge tunnel wedding venue decor
handmade table decorations
bee wedding favours
homemade white wine and france place names
herb decorations and bike props
bride and groom enter wedding reception
groom says speech
guests laughing during speeches
bride says speech at standedge tunnel
Wedding portraits at the Sun Pavilion in Harrogate
Couples portraits at Curradine Barn wedding venue

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