It was a short hop over to Didsbury, a leafy urban village a few miles south of Manchester, for the lovely spring wedding of Natasha and Ashley at Didsbury House Hotel. The hotel is part of the Eclectic Hotel Collection and I have had the privilege of shooting wedding photography at all four of their Manchester venues on a number of occasions. I really love the unique and quirky features at each of their Manchester wedding venues.
The Bridal Suite
I began the day taking photos with Natasha and her bridesmaids in the bridal suite at the hotel. The twin roll-top baths made for some great pictures (all fully clothed!). The natural light which floods into the room, and all of the bedrooms in the hotel, provides great depth for photographs.
An exclusive and intimate house party
Natasha and Ashley had exclusive use of the hotel for their wedding day. This allows for an intimate house party feel in an amazing luxury Victorian Townhouse complete with 27 bedrooms for their guests to retire to after a day and night of celebrations.
Two venues, one great wedding
Both Natasha and Ashley got ready at the hotel so it made it nice and easy for me to go between the two of them to get some natural shots in the moments leading up to their wedding ceremony. The ceremony took place at the hotel before we all headed over to their sister hotel, Eleven Didsbury Park, just a 2 minute walk down the road. Eleven Didsbury Park is a slightly smaller hotel but still has masses of unique and period features in a luxury setting. Here we had the drinks reception followed by a barbecue wedding breakfast. The room was absolutely stunning, filled with beautiful green foliage and succulents which really felt like it became a continuation of the stunning Victorian walled garden. Even the ‘naked’ wedding cake was adorned with succulents, it perfectly blended in to its surroundings.
It was back to Didsbury House Hotel for the evening do where the guests were treated to some great Pizza from the Pizza Peddlers, and a night of dancing brought this fun and smile filled Manchester wedding to a close.
I never get tired of shooting Wedding Photography at Didsbury House Hotel so if it’s where you’re planning to tie the knot or hold your wedding reception then I’d love to hear from you!