My first industrial wedding at Lambert’s Yard did not disappoint I can tell you that! The lovely Fran and Akin booked my partial planning package back in spring 2018 and what a lovely six months it has been supporting them with the planning, and coordinating their special day.
When I met with the lovely Fran (I would like to refer to Fran as ‘lovely Fran’ going forward because she is just that… I think I actually love her!) we enjoyed a glass of fizz and chatted about her ideas and plans. They had the venue sorted and elements such as the dress but were looking for support with booking the rest of the suppliers and managing the whole process.
All weddings are special and amazing in my eyes but what made this particular wedding different was that with Akin and his family being Nigerian, they wanted to incorporate this into the day which instantly got me ridiculously excited! Both Fran and Akin wore their gorgeous traditional English wedding attire for the ceremony at Leeds Town Hall and wedding breakfast then headed off to their hotel room to get changed into the most beautiful Nigerian outfits I have ever seen for the evening celebrations. They both looked absolutely amazing, just take a look at the photo gallery!
The whole day was just so magical with stunning DIY decorations all put together by the super creative bride. The love they have for each other really is wonderful, they really do make such a beautiful and cool couple I have to say.
Not only did I get to support this fabulous couple, I also made a friend at the end of it. Fran and I have become such good friends; we share our love of prosecco, cats and chatting about the weird and wonderful ways in which our husbands operate on a daily basis… Fran is such a beautiful lady inside and out and I feel proud to have been there for her throughout the planning as well as on the day. Running your own business is no easy task but when I get to meet couples like this it honestly feels like a dream 🙂
A special thanks has to go out to all the suppliers involved. Thank you for being so wonderful and making their wedding fantastic. Be sure to check these guys out when planning your own wedding, I would work with them all in a heartbeat!
Photography by Caitlin + Jones
Wedding Coordination and Planning – Sian Chaplin Events
Ceremony – Leeds Town Hall
Wedding Reception – Lambert’s Yard
Florist – Lily’s of Bramhope
Evening Catering – Jemmy’s Catering
Makeup Artist – Makeup by Lisa
Hair Stylist – Natalie Willingham
Wedding Car – CPW Chauffeur Services
Outdoor Games – Add Vintage
DJ – Mr Lion
If you are looking for an events professional to coordinate your special wedding day then please do not hesitate to get in touch!
“Where do I start! Sian was undoubtedly the most valuable ‘thing’ we spent part of our wedding budget on. From the moment we met, I felt so comfortable, and could really feel how passionate she was when it comes to weddings, and supporting couples through one of the most hectic times of their lives. We could not have had the wedding we wanted without her help – everything was planned out and handled without me even lifting a finger! Sian was there on the day to make sure everything ran smoothly – and let me tell you, that is what you need! I cannot thank Sian enough for everything that she did for us. She went above and beyond, with such kindness and experience. Best wedding planner EVER!”
Fran & Akin xxx