Faye and Mark do industrial wedding their own way

Content Team
Updated on: March 17, 2022

Mark knew he’d found something special when, after asking if Faye wanted to spend their first date shopping or at the cinema, she suggested drinks and a night out instead.

Not afraid to do things their own way, this set the tone for their relationship and, over 10 years later, their industrial wedding.

“We knew exactly what we wanted – something small and personal but fun,” Mark says. While they enjoyed big, extravagant weddings, the Halifax couple agreed they lacked the personality and intimacy they craved.

“We stumbled on Chapter Hall at the Northern Monk Brewery in Leeds, West Yorkshire. It was perfect – a blank, industrial canvas to put our stamp on. We have always liked things to be that little bit different and this location summed us up perfectly.”

Faye and Mark, both 30, tied the knot on October 27, 2017 before 45 close family and friends.

“Although tinged with sadness due to the absence of my dad and Faye’s mum, we all had an amazing time. It was a day filled with love and dancing until the early hours.”

Faye and Mark advise future newlyweds to stay calm, do what you want to do, and don’t feel like you have to follow everyone else’s style. “And, most importantly, dance and have fun!”

Photos courtesy of Eve Hopkinson Photography.

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Faye sourced her unique gown online. “As soon as I walked into a bridal shop, I knew I wasn’t going to find a dress for me. I loved how unique my ASOS dress felt. I managed to portray my own personal style without having to spend a fortune.”



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Mark perfectly matched his navy blue waist coast and trousers from Next Retail with a tweed jacket, gold tie pin and gold pocket watch.


The flowers were provided by The Garden Room, with a theme of green and white with lots of foliage.

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Tags & Categories

Location: West Yorkshire

Styles: Modern

Setting: Function Centre


Tags: city wedding, eve hopkinson photography, industrial wedding, real weddings

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Hair Hair: John Wesley;s , Millionhairs

Honeymoon Honeymoon: Elinor Fettiplace

Invitations Invitations: Mark de Villiers

Makeup Makeup: Clinique , No 7 , Dior

Photographer Photographer: Eve Hopkinson Photography

Reception Venue Reception Venue: The Northern Monk Brewery

Rings Rings: The Workshop

Transport Transport: Yesteryear Vintage Vehicle Hire

Venue Decor Venue Decor: An Eclectic Mix

Wedding Night Venue Wedding Night Venue: The Hilton Doubletree

Photos courtesy of Eve Hopkinson Photography.