My day started with photographing the bridal preparations in the Cloud View room, where Catherine, her mum and sister were busy getting the dresses ready while also having their hair and make up done. The ceremony itself was conducted in the oak pagoda at the rear of the venue. After the group shots there was a falconry display, with of course falcons, owls and eagles before everyone sat down to a fantastic meal and then to listen to the very funny and emotional speeches.
Adam proposed to Catherine last year at The Stone Roses comeback gig at Heaton Park in Manchester. They are both huge music fans and music featured heavily at the wedding. Adam’s own band, The Chiffon Sleeves, were on top form and performed some 60’s classics and a few indie anthems. Then Northern Uproar did their bit until the big finale. The Clone Roses are one of the biggest and best tribute acts to Manchester’s very own Stone Roses and have been performing for a few years now but they still look and sound fantastic. The lead singer ‘Ian Brown’ does a fantastic impression of the real version and sings, walks and even talks like the Manchester legend himself.
So after around 12 hours of wedding photography, I finally left about 11.20pm with ‘Waterfall’ ringing in my ears. A day to remember for me and everyone else who was privileged to be there and I’d like to wish Catherine and Adam all the very best for their future life together.
Here’s a few from the day, hope you like them.