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.
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.