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"

Dream Team:

Styling and Coordination - Stacey of To be revealed styling 

@toberevealed_style 

www.toberevealed-style.co.uk 

 

 

Photography - Chris Currie

@chriscurriephotography 

Website coming soon...

 

 

Theatre Coordination - Connie Hartley and Amelia Bayliss from The Royal Exchange Theatre 

 

 

Floral design - Sara from The Flower Decorative

@theflowerdecorative 

Website Coming soon

 

 

Venue - The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester @rxtheatre 

hires@royalexchange.co.uk

Www.royalexchange.co.uk

 

 

Stationery - Joanna from Orena Stationery 

@orenastationery 

Www.orenastationery.com 

 

 

Lanterns, vases and props -The Event edit 

@theeventedituk

www.theventedit 

Headpieces - Rachel Chaprunne 

@rachelchaprunne 

Www.rachelchaprunne.co.uk 

Veils - Natalie from Peacock and Pearl 

@peacock_and_pearl 

www.peacock-and-pearl.co.uk

Bridal boutique - Serendipity Bridal 

@bridalserendipity 

Www.serendipitybridal.co.uk 

Dress designer - Stelfox Bride 

@stelfoxbyshikobabride

Www.stelfoxbride.com 

Hair and make up - Jules Daniels 

@julesdaniels_bridaluk

Www.julesdaniels-bridaluk.com 

Shoot assistant - Monica Russo

@monicamrusso 

Models -

Miriam Bowyer 

@mimbo21 and 

Paige Jones 

@paige__jones__

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Photography by Marni V photography, Taylar-Jayde photography, Chris Currie and Laura Martha