Wow, what can I say about Vanessa & Michael’s vintage wedding at The Barlow Institute in Edgworth, Lancashire?!  Vanessa and Michael had worked extremely hard to make their day the unique, fun filled, vintage theme wedding which they wanted, and what a fantastic day it was!

Vanessa & Michaels’s vintage wedding theme was apparent throughout; the from the design of the Order of Services and traditional lemonade at the ceremony, through to the tea-cups and never-ending bunting which decorated the Barlow Institute (courtesy of the hard work and patience of Vanessa’s mother!).  The reception venue itself really complimented the theme and looked amazing.

Vanessa and Michael took it in turns to travel to the wedding ceremony at the beautiful St Anne’s Church in Chapeltown in their own special wedding bus – how cool is that?!:-) St Anne’s is a stunning church, set back in it’s own grounds, high in the hills of Lancashire.  It was a pleasure to take wedding photographs there.  After the wedding ceremony, Vanessa & Michael, and all their guests, boarded their wedding bus again to travel to their reception at The Barlow Institute.

The wedding reception started with a live band and traditional irish céilí dancing, a great way to get the party started – and a great opportunity for wedding photographs!

Vanessa & Michael – I am so pleased you had such a special day, and it was a privilege to be part of it.  It was a pleasure working with you both and I am really pleased you are so happy with your wedding photographs. I wish you both a very long and happy marriage together:-)

Thank you again for asking me to be your Manchester wedding photographer.  Here are a selection of my favourite photographs from your day:


  • September 29, 2010 - 11:05 am

    Donna Chipping - Neil, these photos are AWESOME and I think they are my favourites yet!!! Well done and keep up the good work. The bride and groom are going to LOVE them! Donna X

  • September 29, 2010 - 11:57 am

    Andy McDonald - Neil

    great coverage as usual… lovely themed wedding too…

    looks like a great day was had by all.

    thanks for sharing.

    andy

  • September 29, 2010 - 5:29 pm

    Vanessa McDermott - fabulous Neil!! I love them and there are soooooo many more equally amazing shots too! chosing the album is going to be tough!! thanks so much

  • September 29, 2010 - 6:42 pm

    Dave Nunn - Great set of images Neil …… :-)

  • September 29, 2010 - 7:19 pm

    jo ingle - defo a cool wedding Neil….. I love the bunting … 70s

  • September 30, 2010 - 10:24 am

    Neil Macbeth - Great pictures Neil

  • September 30, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    David Lowerson - Neil, loving your work mate, love the church shot and the slight slant…(-:

  • October 3, 2010 - 3:14 pm

    Liam Crawley - Great coverage Neil, you really captured the spirit of the day. Loving your post production – very clean and crisp. Great off camera flash images at the end – the pocket wizard is a beautiful thing..

  • October 10, 2011 - 3:22 pm

    Your creative wedding ideas – competition! | English Wedding Blog - […] An English Wedding favourite: mention bunting to me and this photograph always flashes past my eyes. Vanessa and Michael’s creative village hall wedding is a firm blog favourite. With photography by Neil Redfern. […]

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Toni & Matthew’s fantastic wedding at The Bellavista in Rochdale.  The Bellavista is a great wedding venue with a lovely wedding reception room (featuring a really striking bright pink wall) and some great gardens with views over lancashire.

Toni & Matthew got married at the beautiful St John The Evangelist church in Heywood near Manchester before moving on to the Bellavista for their wedding reception.

Although it did rain briefly after the wedding ceremony (which as a Manchester wedding photographer I have become slightly accustomed to! ;-)) it didn’t stop Toni & Matthew from having some wedding photographs taken outside of the church, which was great for me as one of the photographs we took at this point (the black and white photograph of Toni & Matthew under the umbrella) is one of my favourite wedding photographs from this year:-)

Toni and Matthew – thank you again for asking me to photograph your wedding for you, I really enjoyed working with you both and I am very pleased you are both so happy with your photographs.  I wish you both a very long and happy marriage together:-)


  • September 8, 2010 - 7:40 am

    lisa mason - Another amazing set of wedding photos Neil :-)

  • September 8, 2010 - 11:41 am

    Kris - Lovely images Neil. Excellent work as usual.

  • September 9, 2010 - 1:09 pm

    Tom - Vibrant as ever & a story in pictures for the hard of reading. thumbs up from me.

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