Manchester Monastery Wedding Photography
Pam & Rich’s Manchester Monastery Wedding Photography on a bitter cold but bright January day.
I originally met with Pam & Richard back in August 2009, so I have been eagerly waiting to shoot their wedding at this venue. What can I say about Manchester Monastery? EW Pugins gothic treasure features Cathedral like proportions… why was this built to serve a community of only 300?? You’ll have to book the tour, and you may see me there as I’m fascinated with this masterpiece! The building is awesome in the real sense of the word. You really need to go to this hidden gem in Gorton, and experience for yourself the feeling of walking in to the main hall. Manchester Monastery is open to the public every Sunday between 12:00 – 16:00. Pop in for tea & cake.
On the morning of the wedding, I met Pam at her Mums house & shot some candid preparation shots and detail pictures of flowers, jewellery & shoes. I then headed off to meet Rich and the boys for Manchester Monastery Wedding Photography pictures in the courtyard. The guests began arriving, as did 2nd shooter for the day, Michele Jones. As the Monastery is so huge, Michele was going to be photographing the wedding ceremony from the balcony at the back of the Monastery, whilst I was getting the action from the front whilst hiding behind a pillar!
At 40 guests this was not a large wedding, but it worked well in the Monastery space. The ceremony was lovely, and was taken by one of my favourite registrars from Manchester Register Office. I forget his name, but at the start of every wedding ceremony he takes he always explains to the guests a little about the location including local history and heritage which I think is a really nice touch as some guests may have travelled all over the world and be unfamiliar with the significance of a location or venue.
After the ceremony Pam & Richard chilled out with their guests whilst I shot candid reportage style wedding photography pictures, then it was time for group pictures. I stayed until first dance shooting a combination of small groups in the cloisters and some with the candle lit alter in the background, making for some gorgeous Manchester Monastery Wedding Photography pictures.
I really can’t wait to shoot for my next Manchester Monastery Wedding!
Venue: Manchester Monastery http://www.themonastery.co.uk
Dress: Alfred Angelo
Entertainment: JH Band