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…
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!
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.