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.
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.
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.
Hannah walks down the aisle with her Dad to meet Mark.
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.
Hannah and Mark walk up the aisle together after the wedding, heading to the drinks reception to relax and enjoy drinks with the guests.
Bride & Groom Portraits 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.
After the portraits, we headed back to the Compass room where Hannah & Mark were to enjoy their wedding breakfast with guests.
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 & Speeches
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.