Manchester Town Hall Wedding Photography

Jenny & Lenny got married at Manchester town Hall and then held their reception in the centre of town at Barca Bar. I photographed Lenny’s brothers wedding so it was nice to see lots of familiar faces again and this meant that within minutes I was accepted like a piece of furniture when I arrived to photograph the bridal preparations, in that my presence was quickly forgotten about as I got on with taking photos of the events around me.

Manchester Town Hall is an extremely grand building in the centre of town and having worked there before, I was aware of some of the best vantage points for some great photos that utilised the available light to dramatic effect and recorded the environment as part of the composition.  After the ceremony the couple took a quick walk through town to their Taxi, which I joined them in as we made our way to the bar. The reception took a leisurely pace outside making the most of the last of the evenings light.

I love informal weddings like this; the atmosphere was relaxed and social and there was no real itinerary once the ceremony was complete as the there was a buffet crowned with a Pork Pie wedding cake instead of a sit down meal. Some speeches provided a few interesting revelations and then later in the evening the couple had their first dance to a Bob Marley song. This single sentiment summed up the relationship that I observed between the couple that day – all of that fun, laughter and sincerity expressed in a simple 3 minute love song.

Here are a few of my favourite photos from their wedding to demonstrate the documentary style of my approach to photographing weddings.

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