From Sheffield with Love - Jane and Matthew's City Elopement by Rebecca Emily Wedding Photography


A love story from the Steel City 

Dreaming of an intimate city wedding ceremony with a small number of your loved ones? This city elopement style photoshoot in Sheffield will provide you with endless wed-spiration! 


If you saw my previous blog post, you will be familiar with the concept of a styled wedding photoshoot. If you are new to this - in a nutshell it is a photoshoot set up to look like a wedding. 


Why Sheffield?

This session took place in Sheffield, aka the steel city, aka the city I call home. There are so many reasons to love Sheffield. Its industrial architecture, beautiful big parks, being home to the Arctic Monkeys, Henderson’s Relish and that it shares a border with the Peak District, too! I have photographed a few city elopement photoshoots in Sheffield now and I have loved each one. Every session is unique as there is such a rich variation of locations in Sheffield. On this day we visited the skyline of the city as well as a few spots around Kelham Island. 


The objective here was to show that not all weddings need to be big, expensive affairs and that a DIY city wedding can be just as romantic. City elopements are ideal for people who don’t want a big fuss on their wedding day and would rather celebrate with a small selection of their nearest and dearest. This is also a great way to save money, too. Not all weddings have to be extravagant. If this does not suit you as a couple a city elopement is the perfect option. Personally, if I get married, my dream wedding would be a small city hall ceremony followed by dinner in a pub.



Jane wore a short, simple dress and oversized blazer, both from ASOS. She wore cute minimalist white shoes and a tower veil too. Victoria, our hair stylist put Jane's hair in a low, chic bun for a relaxed yet formal look. Stephanie, our make up artist gave Jane soft, neutral make up which tied the look together wonderfully. Matthew wore a black suit with white shirt. Black suits look so good on city elopements and gave the session a modern look.



I had a mixture of influences for the style of photographs I wanted to create. I love capturing the closeness and warmth between two people in love so this is what I focused on when directing the images here. This was to showcase the dreamy romance of running off together and eloping somewhere. I am also heavily inspired by snapshot photography within my work in general and I feel that this style is fitting for an elopement. Snapshot photographs are rarely perfect as they are taken in the moment. Sometimes they are at an angle or a little blurred which I think conveys movement and feeling when you look at the photographs. Snapshot photography is more journalistic and unstructured. It simply displays exactly what is before the camera and here it was two people who are deeply in love with each other.


Sheffield has so many cool wedding venues such as 92 Burton Road, Trafalgar Warehouse and The Chimney House. 

Watch out for some blogs I will be sharing soon from weddings I have photographed at The Chimney House and Trafalgar Warehouse! 

see below for the full gallery from this romantic city elopement