The Monastery Manchester Wedding
The Monastery Manchester, once listed as one of the world’s 100 most endangered sites, was recently transformed into a beautiful and classic wedding venue. When we met Becky and Paul, and they told us of their plans to get married here (and their love of Oasis) we were excited to be a part of it!
The morning started like any other…the groom arrived for his wedding without the rings. Wait, what?! A quick journey home and a fire engine call out later (huh?! moving on…) the wedding was underway.
The ceremony was amazing, lovingly decorated by Sarah at The Rose Boutique (if you haven’t booked your florist – she comes highly recommended). I love the way the light shines through the big windows straight onto the aisle. I love Becky’s smile as she gets to her husband-to-be, and she was beaming through most of the vows and the readings.
An element to weddings that I love is the photojournalistic, fly-on-the-wall vibe, to capture the natural moments – reportage and storytelling is definitely my style! I love catching wedding guests talking and laughing together, as well as catching the way the newlyweds look at one another!
After the ceremony, we ventured off for 30 mins into the Northern Quarter (with the help of I Do Wedding Taxis) for an awesome urban portrait session and a chance for the couple to get some time together. Manchester provided the backdrop for the couples pre-wedding shoot so it was great to head into the city on the day, I absolutely love the city and the light it gave us.
Back at the Monastery, the room had been transformed for the wedding breakfast. After speeches from Uncle Tony, two best men, and the groom – the guests toasted the happy couple.
Wedding DJ (and legend) Andy Murphy was in charge of the evening entertainment, getting their amazing party started. Following the first dance – Slide Away by Oasis – the party continued into the night as we made our way out of the city.
Thanks to Mr & Mrs Bright for sharing your day with us, and for the epic start to 2018!
With thanks to suppliers
Venue: The Monastery, Manchester
Dress: Blush Boutique, Uppermill
Veil: Ivory Promise
Accessories: Kate Spade
Shoes: Shopia Webster
Flowers: The Rose Boutique
Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss
Bridesmaids dress’: Asos
Cars: I Do, Taxi
Cake: Pink Cocoa
Letters: Love Letters of Bolton
DJ: Andy Murphy
Caricaturist – Mike Carlon