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Helen and Jim’s, Great John street hotel wedding Photography

A photgraphic story of Helen and Jims wedding photography at The Great John Street Hotel, Which was a Victorian school house in a former time, but now a chic eclectic townhouse hotel. Perfect for Manchester city centre wedding photography of Helen & Jim. The rooftop lounge and ‘Playground Terrace’ is where the reception began with cocktail drinks. In years gone by it had been the playground for the school, yes on the roof!  It gives clear views of Manchesters Granada Studio’s and the old Coronation Street iconic cobbles below. It is a very eclectic venue with lots of interesting features to mix in with the couples wedding photography. Its lighting is very different in places and you need a wide aperture lens to get the correct exposure on the camera sensor. This was one of the things I loved about this very photogenic city centre wedding venue.

This was my first visit to this fantastic wedding venue Great John street hotel in the Spinningfields area of Manchester, located in-between Deansgate and the River Irwell, right in heart of Manchester. A perfect location for unobtrusive documentary photography. The ceremony was held in the Headmasters Office.  Jim was looking very dapper in his blue suit, with his best man at his side, as he waited for his bride to come down the aisle. which was decorated with rose petals and candles for lighting. Helen, wearing a elegant white wedding gown, and was given away by her mother. The wedding flowers were from the Flower Lounge  in Didsbury providing a vibrant floral display.

Outdoor photography around Great John Street


Following the wedding formalities, Jim took Helen, his new wife, for a romantic walk hand in hand, down Great John street. I took some natural outdoor photography of the happy couple, as they walked in and around the John Street area of the city of Manchester. We returned to the Rooftop Lounge, where, as part of the wedding entertainment for their guests, the newlyweds had laid on a magician. He provided some natural funny moments to store to my memory card. Then came the wedding breakfast, a fun speech from the best man, full of jokes about the groom’s past.  A bag full of Helen and Jim’s wedding favours was past around the tables by the guests.  It was a joy to take such vibrant images at Great John Street Hotel, and I can’t wait to bring my camera and lenses here again! All the photos you see below have been taken in my unobtrusive, documentary style, which if you don’t know, means ‘no posing’ or pictures setup in any way, just photographs taken naturally as it happens.

Congratulations to Jim and Helen, “enjoy married life” from Simon Croot Photography

Outside the entrance to Great John Street HotelWedding flowers from the flower lounge Didsbury in the reception area of Great John Street HotelGroom and the best man fitting his wedding tie in the "Great John Street Hotel"Grandma in a beautifull wedding hat and page boy, in the playground terrace Great John Street HotelFitting a corsage on the Mother of the Groom dress wearing a feather wedding hatThe wedding ushers having fun at the reception in Great John Street Hotelthe Grooms father fitting his button hole before the service in the headmasters study Great john street Hotel.The new in laws celebrateing the marriage of there son Jim to his new wife Helen. all looking dapper in there wedding outfits.Prepareing for a walk to change her life as the Bride starts to walk down the aisle to the ceremony room the Headmasters study Great John Street hotel escorted by the Maid of Honour and the Mother of the Bride.Wedding tears of emotion caught on camera unposed documentary photography at Great John Street Hotel After they tied the knott, marridge certificate in hand, a black and white photograph.Signing the register of marridge for the Manchester registrar in the ceremony room at Great John Street HotelThe Happy Couple & wedding bouquet in the foreground as they sigh the register in the Headmasters study Great John street Hotel ManchesterA congratulations kiss from her best friends wearing two large wedding hats at Great John Street Hotel Manchester Wedding guests enjoying a drink of Champagne and canapés in the drinks reception. The magician at the reception close up magic caught to camera a CCanon DSLR full frame Smartly dressed children enjoying the wedding day of Helen and Jim at Great John Street Hotelsuccess in marriage is not finding the right person, but being the right person The newlyweds celebrate life, love, and marriage caught on camera at the Great John street hotelTne the speech the wise word from Best Man " lean on each others strengths, and forgive each others weaknesses" lovely wedding outfit on two guests looking beautiful at the wedding of Helen and Jim Great John Street Manchester wedding Venuelady in a pink wedding hatThinking of the wedding vows she just made "do you take this man to be your wedded husband. to have and to hold, for richer for poorer, till death us do part. " I Do"They walked hand in hand deeply in love after the wedding service The bride dress train flowing along the ground.A onlooker wishes the happy couple all the luck in life and love, outside Great John Street HotelHelen & Jim walking together outsde the museum of science and industry ManchesterDeepley in love together as they embark on lifes journey the bride showing her weddinh bouquet and wearing two bright gold wedding bands saying to the world we two are one. The Happy couple outside Great John street A Quite moment to remember the solumn vows the just made together.Bag of wedding favours for the guests being passed around Timeless black and white image of the speeches in Great John Street Hotel ManchesterAfter the wedding nuptiuals took place the groom enjoying a joke in the wedding breakfast.High ISO setting for the perfect exposure of the wedding speech of the Best Man caught unposed beautiful white wedding gown on the bride

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Please take a look at my Manchester documentary wedding photography featured weddings page if you would like to see more of my photography. Alternatively, if you would like to know more about my photographic style please go to my F.A.Q, or contact me here. Most of my weddings are on my blog page


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