Saddleworth Hotel Wedding // Holly and Mark

saddleworth hotel wedding

Saddleworth Hotel Wedding // Holly and Mark

Holly and Marks Saddleworth Hotel wedding was the first time I had been back to one of my local weddings since I shot Debbie and Karl’s Saddleworth Hotel wedding photography way back in June 2013. The Saddleworth Hotel is a great venue (not just because I live about 3 miles away) with modern decor and beautiful grounds that are perfect settings for any wedding. Even on a rainy day, and Holly and Mark’s wedding day was one of those typical British summer days… very, very wet.

When I arrived to shoot the morning preparation I bumped into James Wray and his video team. It was the first time I’d worked alongside James and it was a pleasure to work alongside a professional and discreet team of videographers. Luckily for me we’re all working together next year too and if you’re looking for a wedding videographer I can highly recommend James Wray wedding films (click here to see Holly and Mark’s wedding film trailer).

With so much going on, things went a little behind and Holly was a few minutes late to the church. There were quite a few restrictions on where I could and couldn’t shoot in the Church but the 200mm zoom came into it’s own and before long we were making our way to The Saddleworth Hotel for the reception. With the weather showing no sign of improving I quickly shot the formals before we grabbed 15 minutes of couple photos in the drizzle. I don’t actually mind the rain, it can add a moody look to the couple photos and Holly and Mark were great, braving the less than appealing conditions to make sure both myself and James got the shots. James and his team worked alongside me so we didn’t keep Holly and Mark outside for a minute longer than we needed.

However, after the meal and the speeches, the weather finally let up and we did another 10 minutes of photos on the moors before the first dance. Holly and Mark then had a huge firework display lined up and the guests were treated to a pretty awesome pyrotechnic display before the party kicked off later into the night.

So here’s Holly and Marks Saddleworth Hotel wedding, Photos by me, music by James Bay…


Venue: The Saddleworth Hotel
Dress Shop: Blush Boutique, Uppermill
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Shoes: Dune
Flowers: Kelly Louise
Bridesmaids: Debut at Debenhams
Grooms Suit: Next
Wedding Rings: Frazer Hart
Bridesmaids Car: Instyle Wedding Cars
Hair: Dominic Gregory Hair
Make Up: Mobile Beauty By Hayley Scott
Videography: James Wray Wedding Films

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

© 2015 Manchester wedding photographer James Tracey