Allanah & James’s wedding at St. Chrysostom’s Church with the reception at Gorton Monastery in Manchester.
My Dad grew up in Gorton, a district located south east of Manchester city centre. Other than visiting family during my childhood, I’ve never really had much of a reason to go there, so I was delighted when Allanah & James booked me to photograph their wedding at St. Chrysostom’s Church followed by the reception at the spectacular Gorton Monastery.
Gorton Monastery is a 19th-century former Franciscan friary, it was built sometime between 1863 and 1867. In 1997, the building was placed on the World Monuments Fund Watch List of 100 of the Most Endangered Sites in the World (alongside Pompeii, the Taj Mahal and the Valley of the Kings). It truly is a remarkable building; one of the most beautiful places that I’ve ever had the privilege to photograph.
Prior to the reception, the wedding itself took place at St. Chrysostom’s Church in the Victoria Park area of Manchester. It’s a stunning church and I must mention the Priest, Diane, who was incredibly kind to me on the day and gave me practically unrestricted movement around the entire church.
So, sit back and enjoy some of the photos from a brilliant day!
Thanks to Allanah & James for choosing me to photograph your wedding. I liked you both from the day you made your initial enquiry back in February; you are a smashing couple and it was a pleasure to work for you. Keep on smiling!
I must also thank the very excellent and talented Phil Jenkins, who was my second shooter on the day; and also a big shout out to Allanah & James’s DJ, David Lee, who was great company while Phil and I sat down for some food during our break. I hope there are better days ahead for your beloved Luton Town Football Club!
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.
Lots of love, and remember, peace is free!
Photographs are © Steve Grogan Photography.