Sorry for the delay in getting postings from last weekends weddings onto this blog. Following our engagement photo shoot in Manchester on Thursday we had three weddings over the weekend and have only just finished processing the pictures.
The first wedding was an interesting and technically very difficult one – photographing weddings in the Manchester Town Hall is always a challenge with its dark walls and high ceilings meaning we can’t use flash – but the day started easily with a Chinese tea ceremony at the brides house. This involved the bride and groom presenting tea to the brides family and recieving gifts (usually of gold or money in red envelopes) in return. It was then into the bridal Bentley for the short drive to Manchester Town Hall where the wedding itself took place and the wedding photographs shot.
After the formal part of the day was over it was on to Pearl City Chinese Restaurant in Manchesters China Town for a traditional banquet, second tea ceremony and fire-crackers set off in the street. It was a colourful, noisy and vibrant celebration that was a joy to photograph.
Some pictures from the wedding can be seen below.