Summer wedding day at Stockport Town Hall
It was a beautiful day for a wedding and I started out with a trip over to Katherine’s mum and dad’s house in Bredbury, Stockport. It was all actually very calm there as I was photographing the bride to be getting ready. We even managed a few shots just a short stroll down the lane to the canal. Everyone was in good spirits and enjoying a little drink in the garden.
I then drove the short distance to Stockport Town Hall, where the ceremony was to take place. Katherine and Ian had chosen the Sir A. Brumwell Thomas Room which was an excellent choice as it is so light and airy. This was a very intimate ceremony with only the bride and groom, their little boy and both sets of parents. After the I do’s, there was confetti outside and then we had to negotiate the A6 into Manchester for the wedding party.
Onto Manchester city centre for the party to begin
The first part of the evening started at Albert’s Shed, where this small wedding party had booked a table for their wedding breakfast. Upstairs in the Castlefield Rooms, the final touches were being made for the reception party. I also took the opportunity to set up the photo booth at this time.
After the wedding breakfast had been polished off, we took a little walk around the locks for the bride and groom shots. It was busy though, Saturday in the city centre when the sun is out usually is but we also had the crowds who had come to Castlefield Bowl to see Stockport band Blossoms. Even though most of the area was cordoned off, a very obliging security man allowed us in for a few photos on the iron bridge underneath the viaduct.
Once back inside, the party started. Very emotional speeches, a beautiful first dance and lots of fun at the photo booth made this one fantastic wedding day.