I really like being a Worsley Court House wedding photographer. This grade II listed building is a historic wedding venue in Salford, Greater Manchester. It was built as a local manor court for the 1st Earl of Ellesmere in 1849 and was later used as a magistrates court. It now acts not just as a wedding venues but also as a village hall. It has been owned by Salford City Council since 1974.
This venue’s distinctive architecture has been attractive to many bride and grooms. It has two suites to cater for both large and small weddings, and a dance floor and stage. It can cater for up to 80 guests for wedding breakfasts and 140 for the evening reception and buffet.
Peter and Haidee booked me for just a few hours for their relaxed, low key wedding. And that’s fine. If you only require a small amount of coverage, especially if it’s a weekday wedding, then I’d be more than happy to provide you with a bespoke package. Every wedding is different.
Peter and Haidee’s day began with Peter and his sons setting up their favourite music on the balcony. The guests began arriving shortly after and there was plenty of hugging all round. One of Peter’s sons passed some time before the ceremony by playing the piano situated on the stage. As more guests arrived I witnessed a funny moment when one guest took a seat on a bench to change her shoes and put her old trainers into a carrier bag!
Haidee arrived in her decorated classic wedding car. She began to cry a little as she walked down the aisle and Peter was clearly very happy to see her. The ceremony was short but emotional and one of their friends gave a beautiful reading. The rings were exchanged and then it was time for the first kiss. During the signing of the register, our bride and groom were joined by their young daughter who was also one of their flower girls.
The wedding party moved outside where they showered the newlyweds with confetti. Some of the guests admired Haidee’s ring while the children enjoyed finding more confetti and throwing it at the happy couple. We then too a few formal group photos before Peter, Haidee and myself took a walk down the local canal to for a relaxed, romantic couple photo session. There appeared to be some kind of local community event on and an outdoor choir wished their congratulations as husband and wife passed over the bridge.
Upon returning to the Court House we found all the guests having a blast especially the children who made great use of a bubble machine. The guests were soon called in for the wedding breakfast and I said my goodbyes. Massive congratulations to Peter and Haidee!