29 Oct Jon and Jess, Manchester
Jon and Jess’ wedding took place on a gorgeous autumnal day at the end of October in Rusholme, Manchester. They had chosen a bright azure blue colour scheme which just looked amazing with all the rusty oranges and browns of autumn leaves, a total blaze of colour!
The ceremony was held at the beautiful Holy Trinity Platt church, with its amazing arches and stained glass windows, where Jess and Jon had met. For the evening reception, the party moved on to Whitworth Art Gallery. This has a wonderful south facing gallery room used for the meal and dancing, so lovely and bright. Paired with a temporary exhibition in the adjoining rooms, Dark Matters, a show about shadows and darkness, this made for some fairly dramatic contrast!
A quote I found upstairs in the gallery:
“[Black] – the most essential of all colours. Above all…it draws its excitement and vitality from deep and secret sources…One must admire black.” – Odilon Redon
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Best! It was wonderful to be there to witness your excitement and vitality for life and each other, that I know comes from a deep, everlasting source. Hope you are loving married life!
(If you’re interested in seeing more of Jess and Jon’s beautiful, smiling faces, have a look at their engagement photo session in Alderley Edge.)
Bridal hair and makeup: Jo Labiak (friend of the bride)
Bride’s dress: ‘Nadia Romantica’ from Cheshire Bridalwear
Bridesmaid dresses: Coast
Men’s outfits: Moss Bros
Flowers: Blossom Flowers, Chorlton
Cake Toppers: friend of the couple
String Quartet: led by Amy Heggart
Ceilidh Band: Ralph Ceilidh Band, Manchester Ceilidh Society