Manchester Elopement

If you're looking for a unique wedding venue for an intimate guest list in Manchester, then I've found it for you! Whitworth Locke is in Manchester’s Civic Quarter and is such a cool place!. Inside the hotel, walls are painted in shades of pink and lush green plants adorn surfaces everywhere which immediately me & my photographer pal Emily Robinson of the classic colour combo found in the Beverly Hills Hotel. We immediately started seeing photos in our mind of mixing the rich industrial history of Manchester with a fun, glam, Hollywood twist.

Let me take you through the story of the shoot...

The most important day of your life will be off to a good start if you are cocooned in a Roisin Reuss robe. Her handmade robes are luxurious and incredibly soft to the touch, each designed by British designer, Roisin.

Makeup artist Lauren McCabe created a look with softly shimmering eyes and glowing skin which allowed the natural beauty of our bridal model, Alyssa, to still shine through. Shades of pink and brown were used to create complimenting looks for the two bridesmaids. Colette, of Hair Creations by Colette added to the glamour by creating Hollywood waves in Alyssa’s long brown hair and bouncy, voluminous curls for the bridesmaids.

We were beyond lucky to have Alex & Alyssa, a real life couple, modelling for this shoot. Using a real-life couple for a styled shoot is a priority as the authenticity and chemistry between two real people in love is unmatched and you can really see the love that exists between these two in the photos. The bride wore a Wtoo by Watters dress was provided by Foxglove Bridal. With a ball gown cut, daring front slit and pockets this dress was a perfect mix of classic and timeless yet unexpected.

StoriesOf created a fun and vibrant tablescape for loved ones to gather and toast the newlyweds. From the curved place settings and menus that mimic the arches of the hotel entrance made by Love Paper Co, to the soft glow of candlelight mixed with the Blooms By Grace bright, tropical centrepiece, each detail added to the sense of intimate celebration.