When I say Manchester City wedding I obviously mean that the setting was the urban setting of the city of Manchester (Manchester Town Hall and Stock Restaurant to be precise) However, the Bride did manage to get her way on the day and so we also made a very quick trip to the Manchester City Etihad stadium (on a match day I may add) so they could get their winning photograph but I just loved the setting for photos inside the historic Manchester Town Hall…

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I started off over at the Brides parents. The champagne was already flowing and the hair and make-up was well under way! My assistant, Scott, was over with the Groom and his entourage being very domestic and getting all their outfits looking their very best! As I always say, the morning flew by so quickly and before we knew it Nina was getting in to her amazing wedding dress and the guys were heading over to Manchester Town Hall to welcome their guests.

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The ceremony was lovely, and in such an amazing setting! Nina and Mike couldn’t stop grinning at each other during the service and the registrar was so knowledgeable he even gave us a brief history lesson about the building! As the bride and groom left the room as husband and wife their wedding photographer (Karen Julia) began arranging the group shots-which are always fun to watch as everyone is just too excited! With those ticked off the list we then took Nina and Mike away from some couple shots inside the Town Hall before scooting off the the Etihad stadium (on a match day I may add) to get a very quick shot of them in the grounds. The staff were lovely and let them through the security gates to get their photos taken! And yes, Mike (the Groom) managed to sneak his Liverpool FC scarf in to the car (and no, I was no wearing it before that happened…honest).

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We then head back through town to get to their city centre reception venue, Stock Restaurant. I have never had the pleasure of visiting here but I was blown away by the decor. We even got treated to the main course and the food was just as amazing!

Speeches began and my heart melted when Nina’s Dad stood up to say a few words. As soon as he started gushing about his beautiful daughter he just couldn’t control his voice breaking. That alone got a lot of laughs and I hope to include a bit of that in their feature film! Both the Groom and Best Man also delivered amazing speeches, heartfelt and funny, and soon they were out in the hall for coffees and making the most of the photo booth that had just been set up!

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In the evening guests were treated to not only the cutting of the cakes (yes, multiple cakes created by the amazing Cheshire Cat Cake Company) and romantic first dance but also to some live music thanks to The Craickers!

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I think you’ll agree, this really was a gorgeous wedding and it was a pleasure to film.

Wedding Civil Ceremony – Manchester Town Hall
Wedding Reception – Stock Restaurant, Manchester
Wedding Co-ordinators – Amel and Alex at Stock
Wedding Photographer – Karen Julia Photography, Manchester
Wedding Cake – Cheshire Cat cake company
Wedding Hair – Red angel
Wedding Make-up – Suzanne showman
Wedding Flowers – Siobhan harkin, Hummingbird Flowers
Wedding Band – The Craickers
Wedding DJ – Floorfillas