In June last year, I photographed a gorgeous and unusual Salford Register Office wedding for Irina & Paul. I posted a small preview on the blog at the time and promised a full blog would be coming soon. I was so busy photographing weddings during the summer I totally forgot to update the blog so here we go.
This was such an unusual wedding, Irina is Russian and wanted some traditional Russian elements incorporated for her big day. I’d done my research and liaised with Paul so we had a plan. Instead of photographing the Bridal preparations as normal, I had to stay outside the house while Paul undertook some tasks to win Irina out of the house, it involved a dartboard and lots of £5 notes.
Luckily Paul managed to get through the tasks and finally Irina came out. She looked stunning in her dress, as did the rest of the rest of the girls. After a few photos at the house we all set off for Salford Register Office. This is the only Manchester venue that doesn’t allow the professional photographer to take photos of the ceremony, but they allow photos of the Bride entering the room, the giving and receiving of rings and the first kiss.
After the ceremony and the obligatory confetti shot on the steps outside it was time for another Russian tradition. This one is very emotional and requires the new Bride and Groom to lay flowers at a war memorial and to remember those who gave their lives in the Second World War. We used the memorial next to the register office.
Then after the group photographs it was time to head off for a drink and bite to eat at The White Horse is Swinton, before heading off to finish the night at Urmston Masonic Hall.
Thanks for looking at this new post of North West weddings, and if you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Salford please get in touch to discuss your plans for the big day.