bride and groom portrait at night at their Lowry Theatre Winter Wedding

Lowry Theatre Winter Wedding

 A Colourful Lowry Theatre winter wedding in March; Hannah & Mark’s navy and cornflower blue colour themed wedding with colourful night portraits in Salford Quays.

bride and groom portrait in front of colourful orange and pink walls in the Lowry Theatre

Hannah & Mark’s Lowry Theatre Winter Wedding Photography

The Lowry Theatre is a great venue for a winter wedding.

There’s loads of space inside, with a variety of different locations that could be used for the large group photo of everyone, as well as the smaller group photos of guests.

This means there’s no need for guests to be outside in the cold. The weather will have less influence on your day as there’s no need to go outside.

The lighting outside is perfect for days with earlier sunsets, as night photos feature colourful backdrops unique to the area.

Bridal Preparations

On the morning of the wedding, Hannah was getting ready with bridesmaids and mum over at the Hilton in Media City. It’s only a short walk away from the Lowry Theatre, a nice distance to walk in the summer. A wedding car had been booked for the short trip due to the time of year, just in case the weather was not on our side.

Hannah had a gorgeous pair of Irregular Choice shoes to wear for the day, check out the photo below!



bride having makeup applied on her wedding day

irregular choice shoes worn by bride on her wedding day at her winter Lowry Theatre wedding

brides mum buttons up her dress on her wedding day

brides dad sees her in her dress before her Lowry Theatre wedding

 The Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony was taking place in the compass room at the Lowry Theatre. There’s quite a few rooms that are licensed for marriages, and this one is the largest. The room is mainly windows, with views over Salford Quays. The blinds were lowered and combined with the fairy lights for an atmospheric softly lit mood for the wedding ceremony.

groom waits for bride in the compass room at the Lowry Theatre

bride and dad walk down the aisle together at Lowry Theatre wedding ceremony

Hannah walks down the aisle with her Dad to meet Mark.

bride and groom stand next to each other during wedding ceremony at Lowry Theatre

groom is given a ring by the best man during Lowry Theatre wedding ceremony

bride and groom exchange rings during their Lowry Theatre wedding ceremony

best man gives bride the ring for groom during wedding ceremony

bride and groom kiss at the end of the wedding ceremony

candid photo of the register signing

I do always get a posed photo of bride and groom signing, or rather pretending to sign the register, but I also like getting a shot guests all getting up to take a photo.

bride and groom walk up aisle together after their wedding ceremony

Hannah and Mark walk up the aisle together after the wedding, heading to the drinks reception to relax and enjoy drinks with the guests.

group photo of everyone at the Lowry Theatre

Bride & Groom Portraits at the Lowry Theatre

bride and groom portraits at the Lowry Theatre

bride and groom portrait in front of purple wall at the Lowry Theatre

Hannah and Mark wanted some informal portraits of them together, rather than anything posed, so we went for a walk, they had some time together, and I shot some photos of that.

bride and groom walk back to the compass room

After the portraits, we headed back to the Compass room where Hannah & Mark were to enjoy their wedding breakfast with guests.

Lowry Theatre Compass Room Wedding Breakfast Styling

The couple had added their navy and cornflower blue colour theme to the Compass room with dark blue chair sash and table details. The guest table centrepieces feature bird cages with candles, surrounded by unstructured floral arrangements that complimented the brides bouquet.

wedding breakfast detail photo in compass room at lowry theatre featuring dark blue chair sash

detail photo of wedding breakfast styling

table details in the compass room

Wedding Breakfast & Speeches

bride and groom enter the wedding breakfast room

top table welcome couple to the room

speeches during wedding breakfast in the compass room groom makes speech in the compass room

bride hugs bridesmaid during speeches at the Lowry Theatre


Night Bride and Groom Portraits

After the wedding breakfast, the bride & groom and I headed out to get some portraits of them both in front of the colourful bridges.

bride and groom portrrait at night behind the Lowry Theatre

bride and groom portrait at night at their Lowry Theatre Winter Wedding

I’ve shot bride and groom portraits at night in this location before, but this time I used a different lighting set-up which I think I prefer. Here’s a link to a summer wedding with a similar portrait: Summer Wedding at Lowry Theatre.

bride and groom night portrait outside the Lowry Theatre

bride and groom portrait at night with the Lowry Theatre in the background

The Evening Wedding Reception

Bride and groom take to the dance-floor for their first dance as a married couple. I love the fairy lights in the compass room at the Lowry Theatre. Combined with coloured lighting of Media City, it creates a colourful space that looks great in evening reception photos.

bride and groom first dance at the Lowry Theatre

bride and groom first dance at the Lowry Theatre by Karen Julia

Group photos don’t have to be about everyone standing neatly in a line, as these fun group photo selfies show. I love shooting fun shots like these at the evening reception.

fun group photo selfie at the Lowry Theatre

informal evening reception group photo at the Lowry Theatre

At the end of the night, we got all of the guests on the dance-floor. I then took a fun group shot selfie style photo with bride and groom.

end of night dancefloor group photo selfie

Check out my other weddings & couple shoots on my Lowry Theatre Wedding Photography page

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DJ: High life

Chocolate fountain: Heavenly melted chocolate

Make-up: KendalMUA