Michael and Saima celebrated their amazing wedding in Manchester’s decidedly postmodern Victoria Warehouse.
My day began as always at the bridal prep in the Marriott Hotel in Hale Barns, where Saima and her girls pampered and laughed throughout the morning.
And then it was on to Victoria Warehouse, a unique venue full of character and personality that is truly befitting of such a great couple.
The tish was warm and welcoming, with several of Michael’s friends saying a few words of encouragement (and a couple of embarrassment), before the bedeken halfway down the aisle – what seems to be the more modern approach to the age old tradition.
The ceremony itself was beautiful, and we were able to take advantage of the rustic décor outside for a few quick family photographs.
During the reception, guests were entertained with stilt-walkers, a floating-crystal-ball performer and other little treats.
And special mention must go to the amazing-looking cheese-tower wedding cake-type-thing by The Cheese Yard, which looked pretty incredible and completely unlike any wedding cake I’ve ever seen previously.
And then it was on to the party, as the bride and groom made their way through a confetti-filled sparkler tunnel and straight on to the dancefloor, where the action kicked up into overdrive and a whole lot of fun was had.
The speeches were truly moving, and very funny – including a brief cameo by one of the best Ali G impersonators (the groom!) I’ve ever seen…..in fact, I actually photographed Michael performing as Ali G in a talent competition around 10 years ago - he was brilliant, and left as the rightful winner. But as my old history teacher used to say, I digress.
And if all that wasn’t enough, a pizza van turned up halfway through the night, giving out the most delicious Neapolitan pizzas that surely went down a treat after such spirited dancing.
All in all, a truly memorable day and night, and another huge congrats to the very happy couple!
Venue – Victoria Warehouse
Planner – We Are Events
Wedding Cake/Cheese Tower – The Cheese Yard