Lizzie and I were deep into the planning of our own wedding, our heads overflowing with ideas we’d gleaned from all the amazing couples we’ve met over the past few years, from handmade brooch bouquets and button-holes all the way down to personalised all-stars…
And that’s when we met Denise & Daniel the psychic bride & groom whose big day incorporated so much of what we’d had in mind… and it was fantastic.
It was so lovely to be back in Manchester for the second time this year. I used to call this place my home for some time and so I’m always happy to get the chance to return and catch up with old friends. For Rob it’s an added opportunity to further explore this musical mecca and revel in his love of icy weather (madness).
What made this visit extra fun was it’s festive time of year. Anya & Dan’s exquisite Town Hall wedding venue overlooked Manchester’s legendary Christmas market with all it’s heady scents and twinkly lights. How fitting then that their ‘champagne’ reception would alternatively offer up of mugs of delicious steaming hot mulled wine over the choice of a more traditional glass of bubbly.
This day presented some really lovely moments not to mention cool detail, from ice sculpture centerpieces (literally cool) to the bride stepping up behind the decks to rock the dance floor – the special stuff that awesome days are made of.
Beautiful people. Beautiful day.
One of our favourite weddings from 2011…
With the whole family tearing up and down the halls of the hotel, it was as if we had the amazing Anassa all to ourselves for the afternoon. Even as we rushed down to the beach to catch the sunset, the other hotel guests must have secretly twigged what we were up to as we were suddenly left alone to splash about and skim some stones with the kids. A little dancing, a quick game of tag and a pinch of silliness.
This was a small family wedding with huge personality, a big thanks to Vicky & Trevor for inviting us.
A stylish Cypriot affair with a smooth Scottish aftertaste…
Filled with iconography, huge chandeliers and gold on pretty much everything, St. Lazarus was such a fitting backdrop to shoot this traditional Greek ceremony with all its ritual and, you know, religious stuff…
But this Cypriot influence was only half the story, and as the ceremony wound to its end the songs of prayer were replaced buy a lone Scottish piper (a little surprise for Ben) to lead the newly-weds off to the after party.
So happy to be back in Glasgow for Christmas, and doubly so because my Mum got married a few days later! While we were not the official photographers, as I was also a bridesmaid, we couldn’t help but snap a few moments and we were glad we did.
Here’s just a snippet of our favourites, the majority taken by Rob as I was struggling to see through the lens most of the time on account of my blubbering.
So happy for my Mum and her new hubby Murdo!