The White Hart Lydgate Wedding

A Beautiful Wedding At The White Hart Lydgate | Stacey & Marc Brumby

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Stacey & Marc were married at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Blackley, Manchester on 3rd August 2013 and went on to the lovely White Hart, Lydgate for their wedding breakfast and reception.

The weather forecast a few days before the wedding wasn’t great, but the day turned out beautiful.

The morning didn’t start exactly as I had planned when I arrived at Stacey’s parent’s house to shoot the bridal preparations and she wasn’t there! The girls were all still getting their hair done at the local salon. All turned out well as it allowed me some unrestricted time to photograph Stacey’s beautiful dress from Ava Rose Hamilton and her gorgeous flowers from Mat at Red Floral Architecture.

Natalie's Bridal Portrait at the Worsley Marriot

Marriott Worsley Park Hotel | Natalie And Scott’s Wedding

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I met Natalie & Scott through a business networking contact in 2012. They have a gorgeous little boy together called Alfie who appears on many of the wedding images.

The wedding was held at the beautiful Marriott Hotel and Spa at Worsley Park a great Manchester wedding venue. It was great to work with the wonderful Stephen Sanders Toastmaster, who I met for the first time at Peckforton Castle in December 2012. Stephen is a true gent and professional and helped keep the day on track.

The weather forecast a few days before the wedding wasn’t great, but the day turned out beautiful.

I’d shot Natalie & Scott’s pre-wedding session at the Marriott Hotel in May 2013, which you can see here


Peckforton Castle Weddings – Natalie & Bernard

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Natalie & Bernard are a fantastic couple, living in the heart of Manchester. Bernie’s an avid United fan (Top marks straight away) and Natalie and her whole family support the Red side of Merseyside. So there were lots of camaraderie during the speeches as you can imagine.

This was our first wedding at Peckforton Castle and what a great venue it is. A proper winter wedding at the beginning of December and only a few weeks before the day, I was unsure whether there would be snow on the ground or not.

I always advise our clients when booking a late autumn or winter wedding to have the ceremony as early as possible, leaving enough daylight for capturing beautiful images. This is so true for weddings at Peckforton Castle and similar venues. On winter days, when the sun is low in the sky, the amount of light inside is dramatically reduced. That said, we knew this would be the case and our preparations paid off!

Post Wedding Shoot – Malta

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A few days after covering Fran and Andrew’s destination wedding in St Julian’s Bay, Malta we decided to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and do a quick lifestyle shoot. We normally take these kind of shots in one of our pre-wedding or engagement photo sessions before the wedding. We didn’t get the opportunity on this occasion, but there was no way I was going to let a beautiful place and couple go without taking advantage of the moment.
Manchester Wedding Photography - Pre-Wedding

Emma and Tom’s Pre-Wedding Shoot | Castlefield Manchester

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Emma and Tom were winners of one of our wedding fayre engagement shoots. They are getting married in the summer of next year at the beautiful Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. As two banking professionals living in Castlefield, Manchester they decided what better place to have their pre-wedding shoot. It seems lately that every pre-wedding shoot in Manchester was falling foul of our great weather and despite being in the middle of summer it was another grey and wet day.

Manchester Weddings - Pre-Wedding Photo Session

Natalie and Bernie’s Pre-Wedding Shoot | Manchester Northern Quarter

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I’m really looking forward to Natalie and Bernie’s wedding this December at the wonderful and recently refurbished Peckforton Castle. I’m hoping for either a lovely crisp winters morning with clear blue skies or for a blanket of fresh undisturbed snow. This is however Britain, so its a lottery when it comes to the weather, as it was in the height of our summer when we took Natalie and Bernie around Manchester’s Northern Quarter for their pre-wedding photo shoot.>/p>

When The Bride Says I Don’t to Photos

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A stark reminder of the pitfalls that can beleaguer both photographer and the bride and groom. In the May 12th edition of Greater Manchester Business Week it ‘s reported that a pair of newlyweds have launched legal action against their photographer and brings mixed news for the business community. According to GM Business Week, the couple were unhappy with their photographer’s images and even sought independent evaluation from the Guild of Photographers as they pursue a 4-figure payout!

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