Thwaite Watermill Leeds Wedding

Jun 27, 2022

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Thwaite Watermill is a wedding photographer’s dream venue! There is the watermill, a canal, old buildings and plenty of space for a tipi or marquee. Every part of this venue is absolutely gorgeous. This was my first time photographing here and it’s now one of my all-time favourite wedding venues in Leeds.


Have you ever imagined that you could arrive at your wedding by canal boat? This is exactly what Amanda did. Amanda and Lilz booked a canal boat for a week so they could use it before, during and after the wedding. All of the guests waited by the canal to welcome her, which was such a lovely touch.


Amanda and Lilz actually got married a little while ago in an elopment-style ceremony, so they decided to have a celebrant lead their humanist ceremony at Thwaite Watermill. This was such a special ceremony with a traditional Scottish Oathing stone ritual. There were some beautiful readings and the couple said their own vows which were wonderful (and Amanda’s even rhymed!).


The couple really wanted a full and chilled wedding and that is exactly what they got. They had a game of rounders, a treasure hunt and lots of time for the guest to look at the museum and watermill. They had a buffet-style dinner by the amazing Surplus to Purpose who use food that was destined for landfill and turn it into an epic feast. In the evening they had a brilliant Ceilidh Band, Price of my Pig, who got everyone up dancing. It was an absolutely brilliant day and a joy to be a part of. You can see another wedding with a ceilidh here.


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I hope you enjoyed this blog post!

My name is Anna and I’m a photographer based in North West England specialising in fun and chilled weddings. Please check out the rest of my blog for more wedding inspiration and planning tips or follow me on instagram.

1 Comment

  1. Thankyou so much Anna for some lovely wedding photos. They bring back such lovely memories of a wonderful day for everyone who was there. I was very proud of my lovely daughter and my amazing son in law.
    Your photos capture the enjoyment and happiness of the day.

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