Hope Mill Theatre Wedding

Jan 14, 2020

"We absolutely bloody love them! We can’t stop smiling, they are just perfect and everything we wanted!!!! I even had a few tears. Thank you so so soooo much! We are so chuffed with them! We can’t stop looking at them! Thank you also for being so great on the day! You were brilliant."

Mega fun Hope Mill Theatre Wedding in industrial, Manchester

Hope Mill Theatre Wedding // Well the first wedding blogged of 2020 happens to be Mel & Nick’s fabulous Hope Mill Theatre Wedding that I have been meaning to blog for an age!

I remember distinctly when Mel’s enquiry to shoot their Hope Mill Theatre Wedding landed, I was so excited. I really do love an industrial setting for a wedding and Hope Mill delivers and then some. Mel’s email also struck a chord with me because she had requested, I quote, “No pictures of just stuff, we want them to all include the people we are inviting.” Don’t get me wrong I always do include the details that make up your day and I can get as excited about flowers as any flower loving person can but it was refreshing to hear they were planning a day around having an ace time with the people that they loved rather than stressing about ‘the stuff.’

And what a bunch of people they invited! So many characters!

The Wedding Day

All day was full of laughter and singing – from bridal prep with pink gin in hand to the dancefloor. From the coach trip to the brilliant best man speeches that had the Hope Mill Theatre Wedding party roaring with laughter. A bit of audience participation always goes down a treat if the booze has been flowing, I find.

Talking of booze, I remember fondly their portraits on the wedding day – Nick was like a new man! I had met the couple for an engagement shoot pre wedding and Nick had found it really awkward. I told him he wouldn’t feel like that on the day itself and how right was I?! The absolute skin full of alcohol may have helped though. Well done Nick you win for my most memorable drunk groom ever! 😀

Mel however had managed to enjoy herself without getting quite so inebriated and looked absolutely knock out in her super simple, Sportsmax-esque dress.

The whole wedding party were an absolute hoot. I hope you can tell through these photos how much I enjoyed shooting the day too.

Here’s a selection of images from the day and also a link to their wedding film put together by one of the video guys I recommend you speak to – if having video is important to you…

Hope Mill Theatre Bridal Prep Girl with pink gin Bride enters room full of bridesmaids Bridesmaids in pink dress gather outside church in Manchester before Hope Mill Theatre Wedding Bride arrives in Rolls Royce car to Hope Mill Theatre Wedding Bride tribe group shot outside Hope Mill Theatre Wedding Venue Super fun Hope Mill Theatre Wedding portrait of bride and groom


Proud to say it was my crap joke that contributed to the intro! 😀


Hope Mill Theatre is the perfect venue for your special day.

Hope Mill Theatre offers a completely unique setting with all of the character of a stunning Grade II listed Industrial Mill. Situated close to New Islington Metro (first stop after Piccadilly Station) and with free parking on site this is the ideal venue close to the heart of the city of Manchester for weddings, corporate events and private parties.

They can offer you a totally blank canvas to create your own bespoke wedding or event that is personal to you and can hold up to 200 guests. There really are no limits to what this space can bring to your special event.

Also if you loved the vibe of this Hope Mill Theatre Wedding but are based in London then check out this Islington Metalworks wedding that has a similar industrial setting!


Jordanna from Jordanna Marston Photography is a London Wedding Photographer shooting all over the UK and Europe specialising in documentary wedding photography. Photography that is bursting at the seams with character and colour with a little time set aside for some ace, natural couple portraits. Jordanna is available to shoot weddings, elopements, couple sessions and families across UK & Europe. To book me, or just have a chat, just get in touch. I’d love to hear about your plans..

Random fact: My first ever crush was on Tony Slattery. Good God! Makes me want to chuck up now just thinking about it! 😀


“We really like Jordanna’s ability to capture genuinely joyous, funny and quirky expressions without them being hokey, staged or cheesy. It’s clear you don’t pose them. You’re able to coax a lot of happiness on your own, or at the very least are trigger-ready with impeccable timing.” Libby Peterson, New York Rangefinder Magazine




Award Winning London Wedding Photographer. Photographing weddings all over London, UK and Europe for laid back & fun loving couples.



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