Spring Wedding at The White Hart Lydgate // Rhea and Luke


Spring Wedding at The White Hart Lydgate

Spring Wedding in Saddleworth

Luke and Rhea had their Spring wedding at The White Hart in Lydgate, Saddleworth. It’s a venue I know well as I only live a mile away from The White Hart. I love shooting weddings at The White Hart Lydgate (like Katy and Jon’s wedding), the venue is famous for it’s outstanding food and beautiful location in the Saddleworth Hills.

Personal Wedding Planning

Rhea and Luke got engaged at Alderley Edge back in 2015 and they wanted to make sure their wedding was as personal as possible. They made sure that their family and friends helped in any way they could. Luke’s auntie made the bridesmaid dresses as his mum Angela made the wedding cake. All the musical  entertainment was provided by friends and family and Luke and Rhea even flew in Father Eamon Graham from Ireland to marry them in Luke’s parents church in Didsbury.

Creative Couple Photos

Photography was a really important decision for Rhea and Luke as both have a keen interest in photography themselves. Rhea and Luke were keen to avoid the standard wedding photography and wanted natural images throughout their day with a handful of creative couple photos. In Rhea and Luke’s own words, “We appreciate the level of skill and difficulty it takes to create sensational wedding photos.”  They are my ideal clients and left me to get on with shooting their day as I saw it. Helpfully, even through it was a Spring wedding at The White Hart Lydgate, we had a beautiful sunny day as we headed into nearby Grasscroft for Rhea and Luke’s couple photos.

The White Hart at Lydgate

Having fallen in love with The White Hart at Lydgate after visiting for a wedding fair there Luke and Rhea booked the venue for their wedding, with the amazing food and stunning views sealing their decision. The White Hart did not disappoint as the staff ran the day beautifully. It’s always a pleasure to work at a wedding venue that is well organised. The White Hart were brilliant and Luke and Rhea loved every minute of their spring wedding at The White Hart Lydgate.

I’ll leave the final words of advice to Rhea and Luke “Just enjoy the whole planning and wedding process and don’t get caught up on the little things. Remember, most of all it’s about the two of you, Oh and book James Tracey!!”

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Best of 2016 // James Tracey Photography

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Best of 2016

It only seems two minutes since I was compiling my Best of 2015. As I went through every wedding I have shot this year to pick my Best of 2016, I couldn’t believe how quickly the year has gone by. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting 49 weddings again this year at venues all over the U.K. and as far as Ibiza. I’ve been back to some familiar venues and taken in some new venues and I have loved every minute of it.

Fantastic Wedding Suppliers

I’ve also been lucky enough to have worked alongside some of the best wedding professionals in the industry. It’s been an absolute pleasure to be involved with talented, hard working and inspirational people every week. There are so many fantastic suppliers I have worked with I can’t possibly name them all (for fear of missing some of them out) but you all know who you are and I am delighted to be working with you all again in 2017.

Thank You

However, I have the best job because I have the best couples. I’m not just saying this either, each and every couple featured below (and there is at least one shot from every wedding I shot this year) have been fantastic to work with. You’ve all trusted me to shoot your wedding day and then left me to do it the way I want. I have the most laid back, relaxed couples and I love working with such wonderful people. So once again I have to say a massive thank you to each and every one of my couples, thank you for trusting me to shoot your wedding day.

So here’s my Best of 2016. Every wedding is featured so let me know in the comments below what you think.

Gorton Monastery Wedding Photography // Lauren and Adam

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Wedding At Gorton Monastery

As a Manchester wedding photographer I love working at the amazing venues all over the city. When Lauren and Adam asked me to shoot their Gorton Monastery wedding photography I could not wait. It was my first time shooting at one of Manchester’s most unique venues. In 1997 Manchester Monastery was put on the Worlds Monuments Fund Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites, alongside Macchu Picchu, Pompeii and The Taj Mahal. The Monastery was restored and re-opened to the public in 2007, so now you can now have your wedding at Gorton Monastery.

Typical Manchester Weather

Lauren got ready at home in Manchester city centre and from there I made my way to Gorton Monastery for the wedding service. Gorton Monastery wedding photography is fantastic, the venue is stunning and every angle of the building looks amazing on camera. Lauren and Adam got married within the amazing surroundings of The Monastery and it was a wonderful marriage service. With typical Manchester weather outside the confetti was thrown in the marquee before the wedding guests enjoyed canapes and drinks.

Top Table

The fantastic team from Top Table were on hand so the wedding food was superb. I worked with the Top Table team at Erin and Andy’s Sandhole Oak Barn wedding and their food really is top class. Once the meal and speeches were complete, Lauren and Adam braved the less than perfect weather for their couple photos outside Gorton Monastery. With the photos in the bag it was back inside Gorton Monastery. The brilliant Jukebox Band were on hand to get the first dance and evening reception going. Having seen Jukebox Band is action in June at Julia and Jo’s wedding at The Belle Epoque, I knew Lauren and Adam’s reception was going to be a great night.

So here’s Lauren and Adam’s Gorton Monastery wedding photography. Music by Of Monsters and Men, photos by me…


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Gorton Monastery wedding photography by James Tracey  © 2016

Great John Street Hotel Wedding Photography // Kirstie and Michelle

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Great John Street Hotel Wedding Photography

I’d been waiting a while to shoot my first Great John Street Hotel wedding photography so I was delighted when Kirstie and Michelle booked me to shoot their wedding day.  Great John Street Hotel is part of the Eclectic Collection chain of hotels in Manchester including Didsbury House Hotel, Eleven Didsbury Park and the new King Street Townhouse. I have been lucky enough to have shot a couple of weddings at their hotels (Vicky and Stefano’s wedding at Didsbury House Hotel and Richard and Kenny’s wedding at Eleven Didsbury Park) and I was very excited to finally shoot my first day of wedding photography at Great John Street Hotel. I arrived  to shoot both Kirstie and Michelle’s preparation at Great John Street Hotel. As they are both hairdressers it came as no surprise to see them doing their friends hair when I arrived. I jumped between their rooms to capture the preparation before heading upstairs for their Great John Street Hotel wedding photography.

Roof Terrace Reception

Kirstie and Michelle had an intimate and personal marriage service at the top of Great John Street Hotel. Once married they made their way out onto the roof terrace for their reception drinks. With stunning low summer sun over Manchester, it was the perfect evening for an outdoor reception and Kirstie and Michelle friends and family had an amazing time in the wonderful summer weather. I took Kirstie and Michelle for a short twenty minute walk in and around the streets near to Great John Street Hotel for their couple photos before we returned for the BBQ and wedding speeches. With the sun setting over Manchester, Kirstie and Michelle had their first dance as wife and wife and kicked off the party celebration with a DJ who had flown in from Ibiza just for their wedding! So here’s Kirstie and Michelle’s Great John Street Hotel wedding photography. Music by Stardust, photos by me…

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Great John Street Hotel Wedding Photography by James Tracey © 2016

Great John Street Hotel, Great John St, Manchester M3 4FD.

Oldham Wedding Photography // Claire and Neil

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Wedding Photography in Oldham

After the wonderful weather at Cat and Andy’s wedding at West Tower, Claire and Neal were not quite as lucky when they had their Oldham wedding photography at The Saddleworth Hotel. The weather was not on side as I made my way over to Claire’s parents in Altrincham for the bridal preparation. It was very relaxed and it was again nice to see Livvy Morewood who was on make up duties. Once Claire’s father had seen Claire in the wedding dress I made my way to the Saddleworth Hotel to shoot Claire and Neal’s wedding photography in Oldham.

The Saddleworth Hotel

I really enjoy shooting weddings at The Saddleworth Hotel. Claire and Neal’s wedding came only a few weeks after my last visit for Hannah and Tom’s wedding back in May. The Saddleworth Hotel is a beautiful venue and a stunning venue for a wedding. With a stunning main hall, beautiful gardens and fantastic food, I cannot recommend it highly enough. On top of all that, the team at The Saddleworth Hotel are wedding experts and will run your day perfectly. With the rain stopping any plans for an outdoor ceremony, Neal was waiting patiently in the wedding service room inside the Saddleworth Hotel as Claire made her entrance. With both Claire and Neal fighting back the (happy) tears, it was a wonderfully emotional wedding service.

Sunset over Saddleworth

Once Claire and Neal said I do and sealed the deal with a kiss, it was into the main hall at The Saddleworth Hotel for the reception and wedding breakfast. Thankfully the weather cleared up during the meal and Claire and Neal could join me outside for some couple photos before the sunset over the Saddleworth hills. With a secret routine hidden in the first dance and a nod to Claire burlesque hen do, Claire and Neal’s Oldham wedding photography at The Saddleworth Hotel ended with a fantastic firework display.

So here’s Claire and Neal’s Oldham wedding photography. Music by BORNS, photos by me…

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The Saddleworth Hotel, Huddersfield Rd, Delph, Oldham OL3 5LX.  01457 871888

Oldham Wedding Photography  by James Tracey  © 2016

Etrop Grange Wedding Photography // Jen and Lewis

Etrop Grange Wedding Photography

Honest Emotion

Jen and Lewis booked me to shoot their Etrop Grange wedding photography back in August. The day started at Jens’ parents home in Altrincham for the pre-wedding preparation. Jen was very relaxed, laughing and joking with her friends and parents all whilst enjoying a quick drink of champagne. Once the hair and make up was complete and Jen was in her wedding dress it was time for the big reveal to Jen’s parents and both mum and dad were very emotional as they saw their daughter in her wedding dress. I always love this part of the wedding day with such honest emotion that always creates amazing photographs.

James Wray Wedding Cinematography

It was great to work alongside James Wray Wedding Cinematography at Jen and Lewis’ Etrop Grange wedding. James creates beautiful wedding films whilst being amazingly discreet during the wedding day. I highly recommend James to all my wedding couples, his work speaks for itself and as we share the same subtle style, it’s great to work alongside James and his team. It took a little negotiation from James and I to be allowed to shoot inside St Anne’s Church in Sale, but we were allowed to shoot the wedding, mainly thanks to our discreet style. Once Jen and Lewis were married and a handful of family formals shot outside the church, we left and made our way to the reception.

Etrop Grange Hotel

Jen and Lewis had their reception at The Etrop Grange Hotel. The Etrop Grange is a Georgian townhouse located close to Manchester airport. It was great to see light up letters from my wedding buddies The Word Is Love set up inside the Etrop Grange. With stunning summer sun, the guests enjoyed drinks outside The Etrop Grange before the wedding breakfast started. Once the speeches were complete, Jen and Lewis joined myself and James Wray for a quick walk in the nearby park whilst the sun set behind us to create some dramatic couple photos. We were pretty pleased with the images we created thanks to the amazing light!

So here’s Jen and Lewis’ Etrop Grange wedding photography. Photos by me, music by Phil Collins (Lewis’ favourite)…

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A Wedding At Manchester Town Hall // Christine and Phil

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Wedding at Manchester Town Hall

Christine and Phil had their wedding at Manchester Town Hall which is one of my favourite wedding venues in the city. I have photographed a lot of weddings at Manchester Town Hall such as Sally and James’ wedding last November. Manchester Town Hall is spectacular and it really is one of the best venues in the city for a marriage service. Christine started the day close to Manchester Town Hall at another wonderful city centre venue, The Midland Hotel. As The Midland is so close to Manchester Town Hall, once the preparation was finished it was a short walk over to meet up with Phil. Phil was patiently (and nervously) waiting for Christine. All the nerves disappeared when Christine joined him at the top of the aisle for their marriage service.

Magician Sam Fitton

After a confetti photograph outside Manchester Town Hall, Christie and Phil led their guests back inside for their reception. Magician Sam Fitton was waiting to entertain the guests with his wit and incredible magic skills. I thoroughly enjoyed photographing Sam at work and he is a brilliant additional to a wedding. Sam Fitton is one of the leading magicians in the country and won the 2015 Wedding Industry Award for Best National Wedding Entertainer and when you see him at work, it is obvious why he won. Sam’s skills blow my mind and I’m that impressed he will be performing at my own 40th birthday next year! The highlight of the reception was Sam turning a piece of paper into a bottle of bubbly with a shower of sparks, a photo I had to get very close up to get. It’s a good thing I don’t have much hair left to burn!

Mark Lenik Films

Working alongside me was Mark Lenik from Lenik Wedding Films. Mark is one of the leading wedding cinematographers in the UK and his work is just sublime. Mark is also very discreet and quietly went about his work throughout the day. I cannot wait to see the film he has produced  and you really should check him out if you are considering a wedding film. Mark and I took Christine and Phil for a short walk into the streets of Manchester for their couple photos before heading back for the earliest first dance I have ever photographed at 5pm! Christine and Phil had a wonderful wedding and it was a pleasure to work alongside such talented wedding pro’s and I must say a huge thanks to Paul Moore who joined me to second shoot for the day. I’m looking forward to working with Paul again in 2017!

So here’s Christine and Phil’s wedding at Manchester Town Hall. Music by Marina and The Diamonds, photos by me…

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Same Sex Wedding Manchester // Joey and Kat

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Same Sex Wedding

Kat and Joey’s same sex wedding at The Castlefield Rooms was an absolutely wedding brilliant day. I’ve known Kat since 2004 when I started working with her back in my old career. Over the next 10 years we worked together in a number of roles and teams at work before I became a full time wedding photographer. When Kat got in touch to see if I was free to shoot her same sex wedding to Joey at The Castlefield Rooms in Manchester, I was absolutely delighted.

With both brides getting ready at the Marriot Victoria & Albert there were two sets of bridal preparations to cover so I worked quickly jumping between both rooms to capture the fun and laughter for both brides. Once the prep was done everyone made the short journey to The Castlefield Rooms. I love weddings at the Castlefield Rooms and have photographed some brilliant weddings there like Emma and David’s wedding last year. The marriage service was wonderful with smiles and (happy) tears in equal measure and a fantastic moment at the bottom of the aisle as Kat and Joey posed for a selfie with all their wedding guests. It’s probably my favourite photo of the day.

Andy Murphy DJ

With rare good weather in Manchester the guests enjoyed the terrace over looking Dukes 92. It was great to see a few of my past couples at the wedding including Jen and Nik whose wedding I had photographed a few weeks earlier. Kat and Joey then spent 20 minutes with me for the couple photos. Kat was a little apprehensive about the reaction towards a same sex wedding couple, however Joey and I reassured Kat that the people of Manchester would just be delighted for them both.  As we walked back to the reception, a few guests at Dukes 92 started to clap for Kat and Joey and it quickly caught on with hundreds of people applauding, cheering and wishing them well as we walked through. It was a phenomenal moment, with incredible happiness and emotional and any worries Kat had about being accepted were swept away. It was probably the best moment at a wedding I’ve ever seen.

It was great to see superstar DJ Andy Murphy on duty for the evening reception and despite the crazy heat he got the dance floor packed all night long. All DJ’s are not created equal, Andy is a multiple Wedding Industry Award winner and he takes your wedding to another level. Just book him!

So here’s Kat and Joey’s brilliant same sex wedding at The Castlefield Rooms. Music by Scott Bradlee, photos by me…

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Saddleworth Hotel Wedding Photography // Hannah and Tom

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Wedding Photography in Saddleworth

Hannah and Tom had their Saddleworth Hotel wedding photography at the end of May. I was delighted to be asked to shoot their wedding at one of the leading venues in the north west. I love wedding photography in Saddleworth, living in the area I know how amazing the scenery is. The area is beautiful and has plenty of great views that make for amazing couple shots!

Morning Preparations

First of all, the morning preparations took place at Hannah’s parent’s house in Ripponden. With plenty of laughter and prosecco during the hair and make up it was a fun start to the day. A highlight was when Hannah’s dad Nigel saw Hannah in her dress for the first time. It was a lovely moment and the smiles continued all the way to the church in Ripponden village. One of my favourite photos of the year was at the top of the aisle when Hannah saw Tom and her smile could not be wider!

Reception at The Saddleworth Hotel

After the wedding service we made the short journey over to Saddleworth for the reception at The Saddleworth Hotel. The Saddleworth Hotel is one of the leading wedding venues in the area because it is simply stunning wedding venue. With modern decor, fantastic food and most of all, cracking staff I can highly recommend you have your wedding at the Saddleworth Hotel.

Awesome Light

Another reason to have have your wedding photography at The Saddleworth Hotel are the beautiful grounds and stunning views. Hannah and Tom made the most of the amazing scenery for their couple photos as we went into the woodland area at the back of the Saddleworth Hotel. With a low sun setting over the Saddleworth hills, Hannah and Tom made the most of the awesome light. It was a brilliant day and I cannot wait to return to The Saddleworth Hotel. I’m also delighted to now be a recommended supplier by the Saddlworth Hotel, so I look forward to many more weddings at an amazing wedding venue.

Here’s Hannah and Tom’s Saddleworth Hotel wedding photography. Music by Christine and The Queens, photos by me…

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The Saddleworth Hotel, Huddersfield Road, Oldham OL3 5LX. 01457 871888

Saddleworth Hotel wedding photography by James Tracey © 2016

Manchester Museum Wedding Photography // Caroline and Martin

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Wedding in Didsbury

Caroline and Martin’s Manchester Museum wedding photography was a brilliant day from start to finish. It started at one of my favourite venues, Didsbury House Hotel, where Caroline and her bridesmaids were getting ready. Shooting bridal preparation at Didsbury House Hotel is always great fun as it’s such a beautiful venue. If you’d like to see a full wedding check out Vicky and Stefano’s wedding at Didsbury House Hotel.

Gemma from Dollface Make Up was on hair and make up duty and it was nice to see a familiar face again. Gemma is a top drawer make up artist and she is highly recommend her to all my brides after I worked with Gemma at Lucy and Andy’s Heaton House Farm wedding. The beautiful wedding flowers were supplied by award winning florist Siân from The Flower Lounge in Didsbury.  The Flower Lounge is the only place to get your wedding flowers from, they are simply the best florists in the North West.

The Church of St James

Caroline and Martin had their wedding in Didsbury at The Church of St James next to Fletcher Moss Park. The church is only a short walk from Didsbury House Hotel but with frequent showers Caroline wisely chose to arrive by car with her dad. Martin was patiently waiting at the top of the aisle and they had a wonderful, personal wedding. Once the marriage service was over the wedding guests joined Caroline and Martin in the church grounds for Prosecco and canapes. Caroline and Martin joined me for fifteen minutes for their couple photos in Parsonage Gardens, opposite the church. Once we had some natural couple photos in the bag we made the short journey to the Manchester Museum.

Wedding Photography at Manchester Museum

Shooting wedding photography at Manchester Museum was something I had been very excited about. Why? Well , there is is a full size Tyrannosaurus Rex exhibit in the main gallery. The T-Rex is known as Stan and with the wedding reception being held underneath his imposing frame, it created a brilliant backdrop to the documentary photos at the wedding reception. Photographing Manchester Museum wedding photography is fantastic as there are so many amazing photo opportunities. Alongside the awesome T-Rex exhibit, the wedding breakfast room is spectacular. I can’t even begin to describe the space so I will let the photos below do the talking.

After the speeches, Caroline and Martin joined myself and Stan the T-Rex for some final couple photos in the museum. Caroline and Martin weren’t bothered about having a first dance therefore the evening party kicked off with a live band. I got myself in the middle of the fist pumping and air guitars to round off Caroline and Martin’s Manchester Museum wedding photography.

I had a brilliant time shooting Caroline and Martin’s wedding. They enjoyed their day their way and most of all, they had a fun relaxed wedding. So here’s Caroline and Martin’s Manchester Museum wedding photography, music by Oh Land, photos by me…


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