A Wedding At Manchester Town Hall // Christine and Phil

wedding at manchester town hall

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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