I’ve got a pretty damn cool Deaf Institute wedding to share with you today, featuring the equally as cool Jess and Andy. I didn’t realise it at the time, but this was also the last time I’d get to photograph a wedding ceremony at Manchester Town Hall for at least six years. It closed it doors yesterday for some much-needed TLC, sad times.
Jess and Andy married on the August bank holiday weekend, which is also Pride weekend here in this fine city. Spirits were high and the city was buzzing, the same certainly applied to Jess and Andy when I visited them both in the morning. Emotions were running high when Jess and her Dad walked in to ceremony room, there were quivering bottom lips all round as vows were exchanged. Following the ceremony, Jess and Andy wanted to do a few portraits around the city centre before making their way over to Deaf Institute. It was lovely to walk through the streets with everyone saying congratulations along the way. The original plan was to walk it, but what with the heat and the packed streets, we decided to hop in a cab. Definitely a wise move, I don’t think my factor 50 skin would have survived that walk.
The Deaf Institute is a beautiful old music hall, so makes a perfect venue for the wedding reception of two music lovers (they had the BEST wedding playlist btw). It was a super relaxed affair, with burgers and booze, followed by some downtime to watch the football, before everyone hit the dance floor hard. I’d grown to know Jess and Andy quite well in the run up to the wedding, and it was brilliant to see them marry each other,they are a perfect match.
If you happen to know anyone who might be planning a Deaf Institute wedding, please send them my way!