Barca Manchester Wedding Photography // Lorna and Dave

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Barca Manchester Wedding Photography

Lorna and Dave were heading back to Lorna’s hometown of Manchester for their Barca Manchester Wedding Photography. Their wedding was at my favourite city centre venue, Manchester Town Hall (where I had been only a couple of months earlier for Emma and David). I love the Town Hall for many reasons, the awesome architecture, the dramatic lighting, the endless photo opportunities and the brilliant registrars. If you are looking for a city centre wedding venue then look no further than Manchester Town Hall.

Following the service (and a handful of couple photos in the Town Hall) we all made our way to Barca in Castlefield. Barca used to be owned by Mick Hucknall and back in the 90’s (when I first started venturing into the city) was the bar to be seen at in Manchester. In fact I’d rubbed shoulders with the entire Manchester United first team on one occasion when I had managed to blag my way in back in the late 90’s! The reception was held on the first floor terrace overlooking Catalan Square and the canals and with glorious sunshine it was the perfect way to spend an afternoon for the guests and my first time taking some Barca Manchester wedding photography

With the Castlefield Festival taking place on the same day access into Castlefield was limited for the couple photos, I had to beg one of the stewards to let Lorna and Dave onto the metal footbridge for one couple photo which was heavily inspired by an image taken there by the superb David Stubbs in the same location. It was the only image we were allowed to do in and around the canal which was a shame but I managed to find a cool new battered wall to shoot Lorna and Dave in front of, much to the surprise of a passing police officer who seemed baffled as to why I was photographing in front of a battered wall.

With warm summers afternoon and plenty of cool drinks on the go I didn’t keep Lorna and Dave for long and soon had them back at Barca for the first dance and evening reception.

So here’s Lorna and Dave’s Barca Manchester wedding photography. Music by Kid Astray, photos by me…


Venue: Barca
Dress – Posh Frocks
Shoes – Monsoon
Suits –  Debenhams
Flowers – Flower Frenzy
Cars – Broadoak Wedding Cars
Bridesmaid Dresses – BHS
Cake – The Walkden Cake Company
DJ – Wave2Dave
Caricaturist – Dean at Warble Entertainment

Barca,  8-9 Catalan Square, Manchester M3 4RU. 0161 839 7099