Mega Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Anthony and Robyn Reynolds who married at The Lowry Theatre. This real wedding come courtesy of Maddie Farris Photography “who did a fab job and was forever taking pictures all day, she really didn’t stop and managed to catch some great happy moments” . By complete coincidence I saw first hand Maddie photograph my good friends wedding recently. I can honestly say she is one the loveliest people I have met and was completely professional throughout the day so I can completely understand why this couple were blown away with their wedding images. They are, I think you will agree beautiful. Without further ado here is a little bit about the couples special days in their own words where the wedding took place in one of Manchester most popular wedding venues within Media City. A stunning location around some very special landmarks we think you will love the images that you will see in this blog…. enjoy.

The Venue:

We got married at The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, in the compass room. I wanted Anthony to be very involved with the planning of the wedding, we both had our own ideas of what we wanted from a venue and decided to compromise. I wanted something with a wooden floor and next to the water and Anthony wanted a city centre venue. The Lowry Theatre ticked both boxes for us and it just so happened to be next to Manchester United much to Anthony’s approval! We were lucky to know a friend of Anthony who owns ‘Class Wedding Cars’ in Whitworth and my dad and I arrived in a white Rolls Royce whilst our mums and bridesmaids arrived in a white limo.

The Lowry Theater

The Details:

‘As you wish events’ from Rochdale provided us with 5ft light up love letters. They looked amazing on the dance floor as it was such a large space. I dealt with Ian and he was very helpful and had a fab range to offer. They also provided hessian bows for the chivari chairs which we hired in from ‘Chair Man Hire’. The bows matched our aisle runner which I purchased from confetti.co.uk and was burlap and lace. Down the aisle candles were placed in lanterns on top of log slices, they closed the blinds so the room was lit by candles and fairy lights.

The Dress

I bought the dress from ‘Wed2Be’ in Bolton. It wasn’t what I had in mind, it was a lot fuller and more ‘princessy’ than what I thought I would ever go for, it was only the third dress I tried on and it fit perfect. It had buttons up the back and a huge train. The bottom layer of the dress was covered in sequins so when the light hit it, the dress shimmered. My hair piece was from Debenhams and it was a delicate spay effect of peals and diamantes. My ear-rings and bracelet I bought from Swarovski and those were the same consisting of pearls and diamante. My mum made a personalised diamante bouquet for me which includes our initials, a paw print, an English rose (representing me) and an irish shamrock (representing Anthony).

The Suit

We hired the suits from ‘Winstanleys’ in Oswaldtwistle, He did us a fantastic deal considering we had 13 suits to hire! Anthony, our fathers and Anthony’s step dad all wore a full suit with mint coloured detailing. The 7 ushers and page boy all wore waistcoats and trouser suits with mint coloured accessories.

The Lowry Theater

The Bridesmaids

My bridesmaids were Claire my friend, Alex my sister in law and Katy Anthony’s Neice. They all wore the same dresses from Asos though Claires was a different colour as she was my maid of honour. My flower girls were Ellie Anthony’s cousin and Olivia my cousin and their dresses were from Debenhams. They all had a huge bow on the back.  I bought the bridesmaids hair pieces and earring from Matalan and they were also consisting of pearls and diamantes. The bridesmaids all had gypsophillia bouquets wrapped in twine. The groom, ushers and fathers all had gypsophillia buttons wrapped in twine and our mothers had gypsophillia and rose corsages wrapped in the same twine to carry the theme on.

The Decor;

We had a colour scheme of dusky pink, mint green and grey, with it being a summer wedding. The lanterns and log slices used in the ceremony were later used on the tables. I bought my confetti from ‘Shropshire Petals’ as they were biodegradable petals and could choose my own colour scheme. On the tables we had selfie sticks and disposable cameras, they both got well used. Our table flowers were Sweet Avalanche Roses, pale pink Lisianthus, Cinerea Eucalyptus, Gypsophila, Lotus pods, pearl stems & pheasant feathers all tied together with twine in jam jars which were covered in Burlap and lace. They had a wooden heart hanging around them with our table names on which we named after pubs around Manchester. They were all provided by Christine at ‘The Garden of Eden’ in Norden village where we live.

 

The Lowry Theatre

My mum did a fab job of making all my invitations and table names. My mum also made my seating plan, I bought an old pair of decorating ladders and my mum painted and dressed them. I bought various signs online and added my own frames to fit in with the vintage/shabby chic theme.

Our wedding favours consisted of a cupcake made by Lindsey owner of ‘Bliss Cupcakes’ which we had in each place setting and a wine glass charm which I made with an Irish shamrock to help incorporate Anthony’s family background.

We had a BBQ meal followed by a sweet buffet and ‘pimp your prosecco’ station at the drinks reception which was served on a shabby chic butlers tray. In the evening guest were served bacon butties but the best idea we had was to provide flipflops. We stacked vintage crates on the dance floor and every pair were gone before 10 pm. I bought them wholesale and they were white and glittery. We also set up a drink station with mason jars where people could fill them up with water with slices of lemon and lime in to keep them refreshed

Best Moment was our first dance. Neither of us can dance but it was the first time we had really spent any time together all day so it was nice to have a kiss and a cuddle to a song which means a lot to us sang by ‘Steven Heath’ which made it a little more special.

We Partied in the compass room until around 1am. Steven DJ’d and sang throughout the whole evening, he got everyone up and everyone was amazed at how talented he was. We also had an open photo booth courtesy of ‘Pastel Sky Photography’ we had a white brick background and plenty of props were provided.

We Honeymooned In Vilamoura, Portugal for just over a week. We love Portugal it is somewhere we have been before and will return time and time again.

ABOUT US;

Starbucks or Costa :Costa, Anthony spends a lot of time in Costa he loves the caramel lattes.

Cinema or Netflix: Netflix, we love to settle down after work and watch a good Netflix series.

Best Film or Box set: Gavin and Stacey boxset, never gets old.

Bar or Pub: Pub, we have loads of little locals surrounding us which we love to go to with our dog.

At the weekend we….try to get away with our dog, Whitby is one of our favourite destinations and we love to go camping round there, failing that we love to hit Manchester and try new restaurants as we are both massive foodies.

The Lowry Theatre

All content is written by the happy couple, thank you for sharing your special day with us. The images provided are by : Maddie Farris Photography

Suppliers;

Garden of Eden

As You Wish Events

Chair Man Hire

Wed 2 Be

Cupcakes by Bliss

Pastel Sky Photography

Steven Heath

Winstanleys Suits

Class Wedding Cars

Shropshire Petals