Helen and Dave’s winter wedding at the grade 2 listed Manchester Museum was a magical day filled with fun, laughter and plenty of animals. The Manchester Museum is part of The Chancellors Collection, venues in iconic and historic buildings owned by the University of Manchester.
I met with Helen and her bridal party at the Midland Hotel, an historic and iconic hotel in the heart of Manchester. There was lots of excitement in the air as the ladies were getting ready for the big day. Hair and make up was provided by Paint of Hale, Cheshire.
A day to remember in the museum
After the bridal prep, we headed over to Manchester Museum, a truly spectacular venue for a wedding given the scale of the rooms and all of the different exhibitions. The museum also boasts a skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, affectionately named Stan, amongst many other fossils and artefacts. The actual wedding ceremony took place in the Fossil Gallery under the watchful gaze of Stan!
What I love about shooting wedding photography in this Manchester venue is the fact that the museum can accommodate the whole wedding day. From the ceremony through to the wedding breakfast and evening reception there is no need to reconfigure the rooms. Each element is catered for in a different and unique space.
A cornucopia of animals
If there weren’t enough animals in the museum already, Helen and Dave decided to bring some more creatures to the wedding celebration. These included lizards, frogs and snakes, which made for some unique and colourful photographs.
The wedding breakfast and speeches took place in the stunning Living Worlds area of the museum. The backdrop of a multitude of animals provided a beautiful and quirky setting for a wedding. Even the wedding cakes were animal themed! It was all so much fun.