Reportage Wedding Photography in Leeds / At Abigails Bridal

Friday night in Leeds city centre.  You’re about to see examples of reportage wedding photography in Leeds – instead of a wedding, I’m photographing in a very fine bridal boutique located behind the city library.  It was exciting to accept the invitation to photograph the now famous wedding shop, Abigail’s Bridal in Leeds on Great George Street holding its Maggie Sottero catwalk show. That’s female wedding photographers for you – they can’t resist the chance to photograph a wedding dress, and shoes and sparkly, flowery wedding accessories! Plenty of future brides came to see a gorgeous and very wearable selection of wedding dresses especially brought in by wedding shop owners Marg & Abbi for the weekend. Keen brides who started queuing up outside from 5.30 for a 6pm start, were warmly welcomed in by Marg to an array of retro sweeties, bubbles of champagne and of course lots of twinkling wedding accessories and beautiful wedding gowns. How does a bride choose THE ONE from all that gorgeousness?  At least three brides managed to find it, try it and buy it after the catwalk show! I was the lucky female wedding photographer invited to photograph the event in a documentary photographic style.  Enjoy  . . .

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The wedding shop was all ready by 5pm

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Vintage inspiration is still going strong

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The wedding dresses on show included contemporary styles like this stylish number bought by a dancer bride-to-be on the night

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A Maggie Sottero wedding gown with eyelash lace edging

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Wedding shoes to suit every style of wedding dress

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And of course there are beautiful wedding day hair accessories too for the bride and her bridesmaids to try

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Friday night begins for these Leeds brides around 5.30pm

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Meanwhile, behind the scenes at the wedding shop, the models are busy getting ready

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Models are in their wedding dresses and ready for the show

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Marg starts a raffle for Cancer Research and Martin is very hospitable with the champagne

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The models are ready. It’s almost 6pm and the wedding shop owners who have also been featured on TV – Don’t Tell The Bride and The Wedding Shop, introduce the evening

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Abbi was full of information about which styles of dresses would suit different body shapes and sizes. She also gave plenty of information on how a bride could customise her dress.

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Someone bought this 2 layer wedding dress on the night! It’s a Maggie Sottero lace wedding dress with a rose gold colour slip dress underneath and a satin gold sash. Very feminine and elegant and suitable for all types of weddings.

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It was a great show with plenty of creative ideas for brides to think about. Then there was more. A raffle for Cancer Research with great prizes like money off a bridesmaid dress and an engagement photo-shoot.

And then there was a LOT of shopping (no wonder!) with the staff at Abigail’s booking appointments for fittings all weekend – yes, including Sunday from 10am.

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50s style tea length wedding dress are becoming more popular. They are rather swishy, you can show off your wedding shoes all day and you can dance easily in them.

Come along to the next wedding catwalk show. The girls are currently in sunny Barcelona buying the next Pronovias collection!

In case you missed this twinkly bridal boutique in Leeds, it’s on Great George Street near the LGI. It’s one of Leeds’ biggest and finest wedding shops.

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