Didsbury House Wedding Photography // Matt and Angela

by | Dec 16, 2017 | Photography | 0 comments

Wedding portraits at Eleven Didsbury Park

No rest for the wicked. The second job on the trot for me and I was back to my native Manchester for Matt and Angela’s wedding on the Saturday of Easter weekend for a Didsbury House Wedding. This coy couple wanted a small intimate affair with family and close friends, minimal fuss and that was precisely the feeling of the day.

The wedding took place at The Didsbury House Hotel, a luxury Victorian villa situated in a fashionable suburb of South Manchester. Due to its small size, the venue is often taken over by the entire wedding party, which gives a comfortable, informal, family feel to the whole event. The old wedding tradition of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ is carried throughout the premises. The exterior is traditionally Victorian with a newly refurbished interior that was theirs to borrow for the day. Finally, the reception took place in the spectacular Blue Room- competing this old English proverb so perfectly.

A Small Intimate Wedding

The Bride & Groom stayed the night before the big day at the hotel, which I can only imagine was filled with a restless night of excited sleep.  The big day began with getting ready over a few glasses of Dutch courage, a practice used by both Matt & Angela, and a little pampering. The bride and bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done by local artist Rebecca Anderton while I took some snaps.  The stunning Monsoon wedding dress hung up on the shutters as the morning light peaked through the cracks, while the groom and his men got dressed in another room. Flowers from The Flower Lounge were delivered, and they took everyone’s breath away (including mine!) The palate of colours in the bouquet was stunning and complimented the dark blue tone which adorned the bridesmaids. All the flora seemed wild, rustic and natural as if it had been plucked from the grounds that very morning and tied up in a bow. Sian is an absolute master of her craft and comes highly recommended.

Good things came in small packages at this wedding with only 50 guests at the ceremony and a handful more in the evening. The intimate Blue Room of was filled with the cheerful faces of Matt & Angela’s loved ones. After it was all official, the party moved into the Gold Lounge for the reception which concluded with the music from Jack Rabbits and a little dancing.

Didsbury House Wedding

I enjoyed taking the photographs of the family in the beautiful grounds under the shade of leafy trees.  The stripped –back, no-fuss approach to the Wedding was replicated in my photographs in their pretty yet simplistic settings. I particularly enjoy the portraits taken under the falling blossom of the tree at the quiet sister hotel, Eleven Didsbury Park. I feel I captured the personality of a quiet couple who were very much in love in my pictures. Matt and Angela’s wedding was a lesson in intimacy. A wedding does not have to have a gigantic guest list for it to be beautiful. In fact, a smaller affair is often just what the doctor ordered, and I hope my photographs have done it justice.

Bride receives her bouquet from The Flower Lounge at Disbury House Hotel
Bride has her make up done at Didsbury House Hotel
Wedding dress hangs in the bedroom of Didsbury House Hotel
Bridal make up for a Didsbury House Hotel Wedding
Bridal Portrait at Didsbury House Hotel
Bridal Make up at Didsbury House Hotel
Groom preparations for a Didsbury House Wedding
Groom waits for his Bride in the Blue Room at Didsbury House
Groom waits nervously for his bride at Didsbury House
Wedding Ceremony in The Blue Room at Didsbury House
Bride during the wedding ceremony at Didsbury House
The Exchange of Wedding Rings during a Didsbury House Wedding
First kiss as husband and wife at Disbury House
Bride and Groom sign the register at their Didsbury House Wedding
Bride and Groom exit the Blue Room at Didsbury House
Wedding flowers by The Flower Lounge
Bridal portraits at Eleven Didsbury Park
Bride and Groom at Eleven Didsbury Park
Couples Portraits at Eleven Didsbury Park
Bride and Groom share a moment under the tree at Eleven Didsbury Park
Newlyweds portraits in Didsbury
Couples portraits in the gardens at Eleven Didsbury Park
Father of the bride give a speech at Didsbury House Hotel
Father of the bride showing off embarrassing photos during his speech
Bride and Groom give a joint speech in The Blue Room at Didsbury House
Guests react to the speeches at Didsbury House
Bride and Groom cut the wedding cake at Didsbury House
Bride and Groom enjoy a first dance at Didsbury House Hotel
Bride in black and white during her first dance
Bride and Groom enjoying the wedding party
Bride and Groom surrounded by friends enjoying the wedding band at Didsbury House
Party in full swing at Didsbury House Hotel
The Groom and friends party the night away at Didsbury House
The Jack Rabbits perform live at a Didsbury House Wedding
Final bride and groom portrait in front of the stunning Victorian villa at Didsbury House Hotel

Thank You

A massive thank you to Matt and Angela for allowing me to be part of their special day and to their family and friends for making me feel so welcome. Also thank you to the staff at Didsbury House Hotel for looking us and thanks to Matt, my second shooter for the day.

2018 an 2019

Yes I did just type 2019! Bookings are coming in thick and fast now for 2018 and I am already 50% booked and have opened my diary for 2019. Thank you to every single couple who have given me the opportunity to be part of something awesome and allow me to do what I love.

If you like what you see and want to chat about having me along for your wedding day please do get in touch.