A Cool Urban Wedding Amongst Digbeth’s Historic Industrial Architecture
Sian and Conor met at a wedding. Who’d have thought that just a few years later they would be tying the knot themselves! This beautiful couple decided that against all odds their wedding would still go ahead despite the pandemic. They made a few changes to their original plans, but it turned out to be the best day they could have ever dreamt of.
Conor proposed on Sian’s birthday in 2019. He’d previously bought her a pair of trainers which she LOVED. Sian had joked that it could only be a better present if they were stuffed with money. On her birthday Conor wrapped up a trainer filled with pennies and hid a ring box at the bottom. Conor was so nervous he forgot to get down on one knee and Sian told us how she just ran around the kitchen screaming and crying!
Sian told us that the most important thing for them was to get married, so they stuck their original wedding date despite the pandemic. There were many occasions when they thought they might have to postpone and felt so lucky when it was announced just seven days before their wedding that restrictions on receptions had been eased.
The new guidelines meant that they could only have 30 guests, so they did have to un-invite lots of people. They live streamed the wedding so that their guests could watch from home and the ceremony went ahead at their original choice of venue (some of it in facemasks!) They had a marquee in their garden at home with a homemade pallet bar, pie and mash and a band. Sian told us “It wasn’t what we planned but we couldn’t have had a better day to be honest – we loved every single second, and everyone had a great time. Having the smaller wedding meant that everyone who was there was incredibly special to us. On reflection we definitely preferred it to our original choice.”
The Big Day
Sian and Conor were married at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham. They wanted somewhere with an industrial style and not too pretty or formal. They fell in love with the place as soon as they walked in. They loved the high ceilings, furniture, the artwork and courtyard into the ceremony area. The surrounding area of Digbeth is quite urban with lot of graffiti so they knew they would get amazing photos!
A Special Memory of the Day
Sian told us that walking down the aisle was her special memory of the day. “Until that moment I don’t think I fully believed it would happen. As temperature checks were in place, I was convinced I would be too hot and get turned away at the door! Seeing Conor at the end of the aisle I just felt such a rush of relief and love.”
Sian’s Dress Me Pretty Experience
“I saw my dress on the website before I even went into Dress Me Pretty and loved it, I knew as soon as I saw it that it was my dress! I tried not to get my hopes up though as you don’t always know what will suit you. However, I loved it as soon as I tried it on! I tried on about six more but none of them felt right and I kept coming back to mine. The dresses in Dress Me Pretty were amazing – there’s a fantastic range of different styles and the shop itself is stunning. Coupled with the incredible people who work there, you get the full bridal shop dream experience! “
Sian wore our Pompeii dress, by Eliza Jane Howell. She told us how she felt that her dress was a little bit different and that gave a wow factor. Sian said she felt “Incredible and amazing”