Hagglers Corner wedding reception for Amy and Mark

Last Sunday wasn’t a typical wedding day – Amy and Mark were already married having tied the knot on their travels in Hawaii. They had asked me along to take photos of their reception at Hagglers Corner in Sheffield which was their celebration back in the UK for their friends and family.

Before heading to the venue we popped down their road for some photos in the woods and overlooking the city, the sun was shining and it was lovely and warm, thankfully the sun had dried the mud out too.

Despite living in Sheffield and passing Haggler’s Corner on a daily basis for a couple of years I had no idea it was there – located opposite Halfords on Queens Road, it’s accessed through a large gate which takes you into a lovely little courtyard, which Amy and Mark had been busy decorating. Hagglers Corner isn’t just a music venue and space for hire – it also has its community of creatives there as well as a yoga centre, cafe and shop! I loved the sign welcoming visitors on the way in – “We’re all made here, you’ll fit right in.”

Arriving at the venue to a round of applause and many hugs, kisses and congratulations, Amy and Mark made their entrance. I’ve never been to a wedding reception where EVERYONE was smiling before – what a treat!

All around it was clear that they’d thought very carefully about adding personal details to the venue – even down to the cushions they’d had made – I especially loved the one that reserved a place on a sofa for Grandma Joyce! 🙂

There was a tipi in the corner for the kids (and adults!) to play around, pimp your prosecco and a barrel of local beer, while Sarah who runs Hagglers Corner was busy handing out canapes and getting the BBQ fired up.

Inside a slideshow was playing of their wedding photos on the beach, and on the table a beautiful cake on home-made stand with the newlyweds’ name.

Outside the BBQ was fired up – the smell was mouthwatering! I particularly liked the fact that there were piles of unmatched plates – it was all very chilled and informal and the sunshine and outdoors gave it a bit of a festival vibe.

Upstairs were an array of mugs – which I was told had been painted for Amy’s hen party – and Amy’s tea pot stood pride of place amongst them all – what a lovely idea for a hen do!

We took some photos outside against the wall with the mural painted on it – which I was informed had been recently redone.

When I was leaving, the band were getting ready upstairs for their performance later on – I wonder if Mark got up and did a few numbers with them (also a fellow drummer!) If their daytime was anything to go by, I know they’ll have had a night to remember 🙂

Sarah x

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