The Lowry Theatre Wedding Photographer
Alex & James tie the knot at this unique Salford venue
Revisited – Alex & James’ brilliant wedding at The Lowry . The couple asked me to be their Lowry Theatre Wedding Photographer, and it’s a total no-brainer. How could I refuse? I love working at The Lowry. A totally unique wedding venue, and being primarily a Manchester Wedding Photographer, I really enjoy photographing urban, funky weddings.
I met Alex and her girls at a nearby hotel, where they were getting ready. The church was to be Our Lady & The Apostles in Stockport, which limited my time with the girls somewhat – but we had a plan, and everything was running like clockwork.
I arrived at church slightly early, and caught up with James and the guests as they arrived. The excitement was building now – James’ university mates were winding him up and cracking jokes, but he took it all in good stride. He had no choice really…
Alex arrived bang on time too, and escorted by proud dad, seemingly ‘floated’ down the aisle towards a slightly nervous-looking James. The Priest was brilliant – he gave me free reign to shoot where and what I needed to. Thanks! Unusually for me, I used a 70-200mm lens on one of the Nikons. The light was good, and this setup gave me lots of scope for good images.
As Alex’ friend sang a solo in church, I caught this tearful glance…
Then we were outside into the blazing sunshine to ‘kiss a thousand cheeks’ and start the celebrations…
As the guests were making their way to The Lowry, we took the (pre-scheduled) opportunity to shoot a few informal Bride & Groom portraits. The sun was in full tilt by now – harsh and hot. Who cares! Beats the rain any day…mostly 😉
One of the guests couldn’t make the wedding, being based overseas. So, he donned a wedding suit to match the groomsmen and sent a life-sized photo cutout of himself to be at the reception…and the group shots…yes, see if you can spot him….
Up into the Compass Room for the wedding breakfast and speeches. As the newlyweds entered the room, the blinds lowered in synch as they walked around. Clever and very effective!
Not to be out done, the good lady herself stood up and gave a brilliant, funny and heartfelt speech!
The Compass Room is an amazing part of the venue, with almost 360 degrees panaromic views, and looks stunning at sunset, as the light fades and the DJ lighting starts to take over.
Tel 0843 208 6000
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