Victoria Warehouse is without doubt one of my favourite venues to photograph weddings! “Unconditional Love, Unconventional Venue” is how Victoria Warehouse describes itself and that’s bang on the money! For 200 years Victoria Warehouse has been an iconic building in Manchester.
If you are looking for Victoria Wedding Photography in an urban setting, this venue is just perfect! Located right next to the canal so there are lots of cool places around to get photographs and also some really quirky spots inside Victoria Warehouse.
Wedding Day At Victoria Warehouse
When I first met Sarah & Joey, I knew their wedding was going to be a fantastic occasion. Joey’s dad is none other than Ian Tilton. He photographed bands including Nirvana (I know right!) The Stone Roses and many other greats. Absolutely no pressure then, but I could not wait to meet him.
On the morning of the wedding I met Joey with their little boy and his ushers, think there were about 90 of them! Joey looked cool as a cucumber, if he was felling a little nervous, he definitely wasn’t showing it.
Sarah was staying at a nearby hotel and you could feel the excitement as soon as you stepped in the room. Make-up and hair done, Sarah looked stunning in her wedding dress, it was time to get the show on the road.
The Bays were done up beautifully for the ceremony with twinkling lights shining from the brick beams.
Joey couldn’t help but shed a tear as he saw his bride to be walking down the aisle. After the ceremony Joey gave a peace sign to his guests and they both walked back up the aisle together as husband and wife.
A Walk By The Canal
After everyone had congratulated the new Mr & Mrs Ash-Tilton we made our way outside for a few group photos of the wedding party. (And Joey’s 90 ushers)
I sneaked Sarah and Joey off for 20 minutes for a walk next to the canal. It’s the perfect urban backdrop around Victoria Warehouse. I think it makes for such cool wedding photos of a bride and groom.
Sarah and Joey were just in the moment, bouncing off each other with beaming smiles on their faces.
Waiters That Sing
The Bays were turned around for the wedding breakfast and speeches with Sarah and Joey taking the top table. There was shock on everyones face as one of the waiters took a tumble and then burst into song and really got the party into full going. Hanky’s swinging round heads and people joining in the music.
We had some lovely speeches too from the father of the bride and the groom, followed by maybe a not so lovely speech for Joey by the best man but very entertaining nevertheless. I dread the day my best men give a speech about me!
Great Music And Dancing
Time for the first dance and to get the party well and truly underway. Joey has a real love for music, probably stemmed from his fathers career and some amazing songs were played to the guests having a brilliant time on the dance-floor.
The energy throughout this wedding was incredible. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Great people having a great time, what more could you want!
If you are planning a wedding at Victoria Warehouse and looking for a natural wedding photographer to capture your day, please contact me to request a brochure.
Victoria Warehouse Wedding Photography
Victoria Warehouse is one of my favourite venues in the North West to capture weddings. The construction of the building started back back in the 20’s for the Manchester textile industry. Victoria Warehouse has been through lots of transformations over the years. Today it is best known for some of the best events and weddings in the country. I have been known to throw a few shapes myself at their Warehouse Project events.
Victoria Warehouse has two main rooms that can host weddings for both big spectacular events and more laid back intimate weddings. The Bays has wonderful architecture. The industrial pillars and original brickwork give it such an urban look and feel. For a photographer this room can be quite challenging but I absolutely love the shots I can get here, I find the more challenging the more creative I can get with my camera. The candles that run down the sides of the aisle and the fairy lights that are placed climbing the pillars really add a beautiful atmosphere.
The Cotton Sheds are for the bigger wedding events. The huge room and raw brickwork can let you bring in your own creativity to the room. Plenty of room to make it as extravagant as you like.
The team work flat out to make sure your wedding is one to remember. I can’t wait to be back at this incredible venue again soon!
Dress: Dress The Bride
Hait & Make-Up: Absolutely Falwless Bridal Hair and Make-Up
Flowers: Fitz Florals
DJ: Kenny Davidson