There is something so chic about a city-centre wedding! Laura and Ben’s beautiful black tie wedding was located in one of the city’s most elegant venues Manchester Hall. We were very excited to capture the wedding photography for their special day. Manchester Hall was a venue we had been dying to check off our list! Read our guide to the best winter wedding venues in Manchester for more city centre wedding inspiration.

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Morning Preparations

All of our weddings begin with morning preparations. We encourage brides to make the most of this time and schedule in a few group photos before they head off to the ceremony. When you have a professional wedding photographer with you for the day then take the opportunity to get some beautiful photos in your dress! We also like to capture details like the bride’s flowers and shoes. A lot of time is spent before the wedding choosing every detail and we want to make sure they are remembered. Also we can capture images of the groom and the groomsmen getting ready. The final touches like putting on buttonholes and watches make great photos.

Read our tips for getting the best bridal preparation photos.

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1920’s Glamour

Built in the 1920’s Manchester Hall exudes glamour at every turn. We especially love The Museum where Laura and Ben’s ceremony was held. It’s a bright and airy space with beautifully ornate period features throughout. Photographing weddings inside old buildings like Manchester Hall can sometimes be tricky with low lighting during the winter months. However the venue’s ceremony room design optimises the natural light creating a beautiful space for photography.

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“I’m a fan of crisp, light and natural photos. Shane lived up to everything and more! One of the highlights will always be our beautiful photos which we can cherish forever”

Laura – Manchester Hall Bride

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Wedding Photography At Manchester Hall

We are best known for our bright and natural wedding images. At Manchester Hall the building facade makes a stunning backdrop for couples photos. Laura and Ben’s wedding was in December so they didn’t want to walk far to capture their portraits. Beautiful wedding photograpy can be captured right in front of the building! This makes the Hall a fantastic venue for winter wedding photography. Although wedding portraits are technically staged photos, we like to keep them as natural as possible. Gorgeous pictures can be taken during a simple stroll holding hands. Sometimes brides and grooms don’t like being in front of the camera. However Shane’s relaxed and friendly approach will ensure you feel comfortable and get the best photographs.

Read our tips on getting the best portraits.

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Drinks Reception Images

Laura & Ben’s wedding breakfast was held in the stunning Goulburn Suite. Manchester Hall’s original 1920’s features make this room really stand out! Soft lighting is perfect for photographing the speeches. Capturing the wedding speeches is one of our favourite parts of the day. Natural photography is all about moments and these pictures always look great when printed in our wedding albums. Our advice for the best speeches photos is to keep the height of decorations on the top table low. This gives a clean shot for your wedding photographer to capture those all important pictures.

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Planning Your Manchester Hall Wedding

Manchester Hall is a truly stunning venue that is perfect for luxury wedding photography. If you are still discovering what kind of photographic style is the best fit for you then take a look at our wedding photography styles explained article. Your wedding photos will last a lifetime. So making the right choice for you is paramount! Our wedding photography portfolio has lots of examples of our bright and natural work.

It’s a complex job planning a wedding. Especially with so many amazing venues to get married at in the North West. Then once you’ve set a date and location our advice is to begin booking your suppliers straight away. All of the best wedding suppliers get booked up far in advanced. Ask friends and family for recommendations as this can be really helpful. Instagram and Google are also excellent places to look, but ensure you check company reviews. We’re extremely proud of the feedback we get from our brides and grooms. Making clients happy by giving them amazing wedding photos is so rewarding – but then getting a glowing review is the icing on the cake!

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