Wedding Photography at Great John Street
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
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