Chloe and Rob were married at the stunning Principal Hotel in Manchester, with a party befitting of such a grand venue.
A terracotta Grade II listed building, The Principal Hotel dates back to the 1890s, and is adorned with all kinds of ornate features and Victorian gothic architecture. And the main ceiling above the lobby is beautiful!
It was my first time shooting in the hotel, and I definitely look forward to returning soon.
Anyroad, back to the big day, which saw me starting early capturing Chloe’s arrival, followed by her relaxed bridal-prep, where she was joined by her bridesmaids and, at various times, various members of her family.
I love capturing all the emotions of the day, down to the smallest details, and so am always on the look-out for little shared moments between people, the kind that only ever happen on a wedding day.
So, for instance, when I see Chloe’s dad and brother nervously rehearsing their speeches in the morning, you can bet I’ll be discreetly snapping away somewhere.
But its these pictures I really love myself as the photographer, where I feel I’ve caught a moment in time that will bring back all sorts of good feelings and memories, and won’t ever be replicated.
It wasn’t long before Rob was getting ready, and after a few quick shots with his groomsmen, it was off to the lively tisch.
I can often get a sense of the day ahead by the goings-on in the tisch, and with an atmosphere already building as it was, I knew we were going to be in for a great day ahead.
The ceremony itself was beautiful, with the happy couple joined under the chuppah by their closest family.
And before we knew it, we had whizzed through a few family pictures and it was on to the dinner party, where the newlyweds made there way onto the dancefloor in traditional style – running through hoops as a storm of confetti fell around them.
Those that haven’t experienced a Jewish wedding before are almost always caught off guard by the Israeli dancing, with so much action taking place so quickly, with so many people, and such loud music, that it really is an assault on the senses in the best possible way.
And so it was at Rob and Cloe’s wedding, where the dancefloor was nothing short of packed the entire night.
A good atmosphere can really elevate a beautiful wedding to another level, and after all the planning and thought that goes in to the big day, I can only imagine how satisfying it must have been for Rob and Chloe to have experienced such a huge success.
A big, big mazal tov to the newlyweds!!
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