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A rainbow of colours, an artist’s palette: Lowry wedding

The Lowry, Manchester. This is a wedding venue and theatre (not usually in that order) in the heart of the newly developed Salford Quays district, close by Media City and a haven for creative types. The Lowry is named after Manchester’s famous artist L S Lowry, he of the matchstick men: stick figures huddled against the rain in greys and browns and gritty landscapes.

There’s a beautiful irony here: Jayne and Phil’s wedding at The Lowry is a rainbow of amazing colours, bright and sunny, blissful and exciting. I wonder if L S Lowry would have disapproved of the exuberant creativity… but I love it to bits! The Lowry is full of photo opportunities, nooks and crannies in every colour of the spectrum. Top UK wedding photographer Chris Hanley takes this palette and turns Jayne and Phil’s wedding photos into works of art.

In two parts…

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (1)sparkle and shine…

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Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (3)pure white light and a beautiful bride…

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (4)Jayne’s so beautiful – I love her smile, the way the light plays across her dress and the detailing and shape of the back of the wedding dress: what a beautiful bride.

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (5)

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (6)

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (11)the best things come in small packages…

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (7)

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (8)Outside, the girls just wanna have fun…

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (9)While inside the colours begin with a walk to the wedding through sunset colours.

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (10)The colours remind me of a day passing in a gorgeous hot country: from the red of the rising sun to blue skies and yellow sunshine.

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (13)

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (14)… and starry skies!

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (15)

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (12)

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (16)

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (17)This is a stunning portrait of all the girls! Sophisticated and classy but still loads of fun.

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Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (19)

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (20)How’s this for creativity? Jayne and Phil take a walk with Chris Hanley, who spies a lorry parked up. In he hops, while they watch at the back door to make sure no one drives off with them all inside… and it looks AMAZING!

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (21)

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (22)Chris took some fabulous shots of Phil – this is one of my favourites.

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (23)A peek at the wedding reception – more gorgeous details to come tomorrow!

Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (24)And some dramatic shots over the quays outside the wedding venue.

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Chris Hanley top UK wedding photographer (25)What better way to finish the blog post than with this cute family portrait? And they’re ALL gorgeous!

More to come tomorrow – remember the little peek through the round window into the reception room? Well I saved the pictures of Jayne and Phil’s table decorations and all their gorgeous purple wedding decorations to make an inspiration board for any purple-loving brides out there. Check back tomorrow at 11!

Thanks to Chris Hanley for the photographs. See more from Jayne and Phil’s Lowry wedding on the Chris Hanley Photography blog, read an introduction to Chris Hanley’s work on the English Wedding Showcase, or visit the Chris Hanley Photography website for information.

http://chrishanleyphotography.com

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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4 COMMENTS
  • jenny McAvoy
    8 years ago

    Gorgeous-I love the Lowry theatre-such a fab venue

  • Claire
    8 years ago
    AUTHOR

    Thank you Jenny – I need to head back there, I’ve a feeling I’ll see it very differently next time around! xx

  • Neil Redfern
    8 years ago

    Talk about making the most of a venue..! Love the colours and vibrancy. As ever, brilliant images from Chris!

  • Jayne Evans
    8 years ago

    Hi Claire,
    ~ Just wanted to say a massive Thank You for posting our wedding on your blog! I was a very frequent visitor to your site in the planning stages of our wedding seeking others ideas and inspiration, and so to see our own wedding featured here, we couldn’t be anymore made up!
    ~ Also a massive thank you to Chris Hanley photography. We will forever get to remember our day in the quality of detail you see here, and its all because of the sheer genius and partnership of Chris and his lovely wife Claire. We couldn’t recommend them enough!

    xx Jayne & Phil xx

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