ATMOSPHERIC WEDDING SHOOT AT THE ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE
The shoot came about from a conversation between myself and the events ladies at the Theatre. I had visited them to check out the rooms available for weddings as i was really intrigued by what a wedding there could look like. They were keen to showcase their incredible venue as an amazing, unique place to get married in the City centre and i was more than happy to gather my team and be on board.
The Royal Exchange building is steeped in history and is such an incredible landmark in the city. It is also one of my absolute favourite places! Coming from a Theatre background i do feel some way at home in theatres but this one is that extra bit special. The Theatre space itself is a 'theatre in the round' - which in terms of a wedding ceremony means you can create the most incredible atmosphere.
This shoot has featured in the April/May issue of Your North West wedding magazine
The idea of the shoot was less about a themed styled shoot. What we wanted was to create something that showed off all the features of the venue - The grand, luxurious feel of the old features from it’s days as a stock exchange alongside the incredible Theatre itself. There are two contrasting vibes that run through the theatre space and the architecture matches this - From the older wooden panels and almost Grecian style pillars to the modern structure of the theatre stairways to the lit up entrance way. It was something we really wanted to play around with. The venue has so much to offer and is such a hidden gem amongst a bustling city centre and we really wanted to show it in it’s glory.
Making it feel unique, personal and adaptable was something the venue wanted to show from their angle. Showing potential couples the spaces they can use and giving a glimpse into how these can be styled for different aspects of a wedding.
Amelia Bayliss from The Royal Exchange - "As a theatre in the heart of Manchester city centre we are famed for our productions, yet so many people don’t realise they can celebrate their wedding ceremony and reception with us. We were keen to set the scene to display our range of spaces from the dramatic lighting of the theatre to the intimate Exchange Suite, as well as the building’s historic architecture.
More than that, we wanted to celebrate the wonderful local suppliers Manchester has to offer which add all those extra touches that make for a perfect wedding day. Having seen Stacey’s work we enlisted her to style it as we wanted the styling to be elegant and subtle, to enhance and compliment the theatre, and Stacey and the team did a great job in fitting that brief. As a producing theatre we make theatre for everybody, and we have a genuine commitment to provide a welcome and open space both artistically and with everyone we work with. We are so excited to be hosting weddings and would love for you to be a part of this special building’s future"
Styling and Coordination - Stacey of To be revealed styling
Photography - Chris Currie
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Theatre Coordination - Connie Hartley and Amelia Bayliss from The Royal Exchange Theatre
Floral design - Sara from The Flower Decorative
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Venue - The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester @rxtheatre
Stationery - Joanna from Orena Stationery
Lanterns, vases and props -The Event edit
Headpieces - Rachel Chaprunne
Veils - Natalie from Peacock and Pearl
Bridal boutique - Serendipity Bridal
Dress designer - Stelfox Bride
Hair and make up - Jules Daniels
Shoot assistant - Monica Russo