Wedding at Eleven Didsbury House
I’ve said it before, I shouldn’t have favourite weddings, but if I did, then the day I was Kenny and Richard’s Eleven Didsbury Park wedding photographer would most certainly be one of my favourites of 2015. These guys were brilliant fun to be around and they are two of the most relaxed people I have ever met. So relaxed that they’d booked their wedding at Eleven Didsbury park over a year in advance and then completely forgotten to book any other wedding suppliers, including a wedding photographer. So I have to thank Sian at The Flower Lounge for pointing Richard and Kenny my way with just four (yes four) weeks left until their wedding. It was my only wedding free weekend of the summer left and I was delighted I was available to be their Eleven Didsbury Park wedding photographer.
Kenny and Richard had their preparation and wedding service at Didsbury House Hotel, just down the road from Eleven Didsbury Park and Didsbury House Hotel is a beautiful venue in its own right without modern decor and plenty of great photo opportunities. Kenny and Richard’s service was a first for me as it was a conversion ceremony to switch their civil partnership into a marriage, but the actual service is almost exactly the same as any civil marraige. As always, Manchester has the finest registrars who make the service relaxed, fun and emotional and Kenny and Richard’s service was both moving and amusing in equal measure. The absolute highlight for me was Sigur Rós’ Se Lest played as Kenny and Richard signed their wedding register. It turns out we are all total Sigur Rós geeks and have even been to the same gigs!
The Flower Lounge Didsbury
After the service the wedding party took the short walk up to the reception venue, Eleven Didsbury House for drinks and canapes in the beautiful gardens. With wonderful summer sun and some of the most spectacular wedding flowers I’ve ever seen, the outdoor seating for the wedding breakfast was stunning. Sian at The Flower Lounge Didsbury is absolutely amazing and her work speaks for itself.
Fletcher Moss Park
With the guests in full on party mode, Kenny and Richard joined me for 20 minutes at Fletcher Moss Park for some natural, relaxed couples photos before we returned for dinner, speeches and a proper wedding party. This was one of the best weddings I have shot, with a really cool, relaxed couple who made the absolute most of their day having an amazing time with all their guests at a fantastic venue. I loved every minute of being Kenny and Richard’s Eleven Didsbury Park wedding photographer. I’ve also photographed a Vicky and Stefano’s Didsbury House Hotel wedding photography at Eleven Didsbury Park’s sister hotel, so you can see how beautiful these two venues are.
So here’s their Eleven Didsbury Park wedding photography. Music, naturally, by the sublime Sigur Rós, photos by me…
Service Venue: Didsbury House Hotel
Reception: Eleven Didsbury Park
Kenny’s Suit: Ted Baker
Richard’s Suit: Kooples
Flowers: Sian at Didsbury Flower Lounge
Caterers: Eleven Didsbury Park
Special touches: Lego
Eleven Didsbury Park, 11 Didsbury Park, Manchester M20 5LH. 0161 448 7711
© 2015 Manchester Wedding Photographer James Tracey