Castlefield Rooms Wedding Photographer
I love Manchester Town Hall and I love a good wedding at The Castlefield Rooms, both are easily in my top list of my favourite venues to shoot a wedding at, so imagine my excitement when David and Emma asked me to betheir Castlefield Rooms wedding photographer in March. They’d chosen both venues as Emma is an architect and she wanted to capture the architecture of the city in their wedding photos and as I’d shot a wedding at The Castlefield Rooms (for Rachel and Dan) and Manchester Town Hall before I had a good idea of the best photo opportunities at both venues to get the images Emma and David were after.
Manchester Town Hall
I don’t need to say too much about my love for Manchester Town Hall. It’s a spectacular building inside and out with dramatic photo opportunities at, literally, every corner of the building. From the beautiful service room, long window lit corridors to the Victorian courtyard, I knew we’d be able to get all the couple photos we needed before we even left Manchester Town Hall. However, as we were heading to Castlefield for the reception, there would be plenty of opportunity for even more amazing couple photos at The Castlefield Rooms.
The Wedding Day
So with so many amazing photo opportunities ahead, I couldn’t wait to meet up with Emma at The Marriot Victoria and Albert for the prep. A vintage bus took us all to the Town Hall for a fantastic service (the registrars in Manchester really are some of the best in the business!) before one we grabbed a fantastic confetti shot. We all took the vintage bus over to Castlefield to enjoy the early spring sun before Emma and David joined me for a quick 20 minute session in and around Castlefield. As the day went on we were treated to an amazing sunset over the city (which we ran out and made the most of), before Emma and David took to the dance floor for their first dance. It was a brilliant day with everything coming together perfectly and even though I’m notoriously critical of my own work, I loved being Emma and David’s Castlefield Rooms wedding photographer. If you’re going to do a city centre wedding, take a look at this wedding, it’s pretty much the perfect way to do it!
So here’s my day as Emma and David’s Castlefield Rooms wedding photographer. Music by James Bay, photos by me…
The Castlefield Rooms, 18-20 Castle Street, Manchester M3 4LZ. 0161 839 8656
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