Radisson Blu Manchester Wedding Photography
The Radisson Blue Edwardian Manchester was the setting for Amy and Cein’s Manchester city centre wedding. It was a new venue for myself, so it was exciting to work in a venue that was built in the 1850’s and see the combination of styles inside. Originally built as The Free Trade Hall in Manchester, it was Manchester’s premiere music venue, Bob Dylan played there in 1965, and again in 1966. In the late 60’s Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, The Moody Blues, Tyrannosaurus Rex, (Marc Bolan) and The Dubliners played there amongst others. Pink Floyd played on five occasions as did Genesis in February 1973. On 4 June 1976, the Lesser Free Trade Hall was the venue for a concert by the Sex Pistols at the start of the punk rock movement. After the Bridgewater Hall opened in 1996 it was sold and in 1997 it was developed into a hotel.
Couple Photos in the City Streets
Amy and Cein both started their day getting ready at The Radisson Blu before making the short journey to church in Cheetham Hill. We were very lucky to get some beautiful autumnal sun throughout the morning and after the wedding service, perfect for confetti as Amy and Cein left the church. From there is was back to The Radisson Blu for the drinks reception. With the clouds sweeping in, Amy and Cein headed out onto the city streets of Manchester for a short session of couple photos in and around The Radisson Blu Edwardian. The light inside the old facade of the hotel was beautiful and allowed us to get some lovely couple photos at the front of the hotel. Speeches followed the wedding breakfast and then it was onto the evening reception where the party was started by Amy and Cein first dance. I really enjoyed shooting Amy and Cein’s Radisson Blu wedding photography and if you are considering the hotel for your wedding, please give me a shout for your wedding film or photos.
Radisson Blu Wedding Photography by James Tracey © 2020