The wedding blog for Stephen McGowan Photography - A North West based Manchester Wedding Photographer team who travels to throughout the UK photographing weddings at the most elite wedding venues.

Great John Street Hotel Wedding Photography | Lauren and Jimmy


Great John Street Hotel Wedding Photography

We had an absolute blast photographing Lauren and Jimmy’s Great John Street Hotel wedding back in August. It was an incredible day from start to finish with so much going on throughout! We always love a good Eclectic Hotels wedding, having recently enjoyed Didsbury House Hotel and Eleven Didsbury Park Weddings we knew we were in for a great day ahead and couldn’t wait to get started!

Fabulous Together Luxury Wedding Planners

For the first time, we had the chance to work alongside the amazing Andrea from Fabulous Together Luxury wedding planners who was an absolute joy to work alongside. Andrea made everything run like clockwork on the day, the day ran smoothly without any hitches and was planned to perfection. We had a host of wedding suppliers involved in the day with The AMC Gospel Choir singing for Lauren to walk down the aisle to, along with Al Grant Sax serenading guests with some deep saxophone symphonies during cocktail hour.

I met Lauren and her bridesmaids in the bridal suite of Great John Street Hotel. Naturally the champagne was in full flow and the excitement was in the air! Lauren’s Pronovious wedding dress from Knutsford Wedding Gallery looked stunning hung on the bannister of the balcony whilst she sat in the window having her make up applied. There were hugs and all the emotions throughout the morning as the bridal party got set for their ceremony at Great John Street Hotel.

The ceremony itself was very close, intimate and meaningful. As our bride and groom exchanged their rings and read their vows to one another in front of their closest friends and families, you could feel how special this ceremony was to everybody involved.

Lauren shares a hug with her bridesmaid during preparation

Bridal portrait of Lauren wearing stunning Pronovious dress at Great John Street Hotel

First kiss bliss! - Lauren and Jimmy celebrate being newlyweds

Celebrations - We’re Married! Lauren and Jimmy at Great John Street Hotel


Rainy Street Portraits in Manchester

Believe it or not, I haven’t yet mentioned the weather - which is quite surprising as it decided to rain for the majority of the day! This didn’t stop us nipping out onto Great John Street and having a couple of portraits by the front entrance of the hotel. Equipped with an umbrella we headed for a quick stroll down the street for a couple of shots before heading back inside for the dancing, cake cutting and partying into the night!


Great John Street Hotel Wedding

I always absolutely love photographing Eclectic Hotels weddings, and this one wasn’t any different! Eclectic venues always offer exquisite luxury styling allowing for some gorgeous backdrops for photographs. Throughout their venues their teams are always a delight to work alongside and helpful throughout the day making it a pleasure to spend the day at their wedding venues.

I really can’t wait to return for my next Great John Street Hotel wedding. If you’re currently looking for wedding photography at this stunning city centre wedding venue, why not drop me a message?


Low-lit silhouette portrait of bride and groom lit with festoons

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Great John Street Hotel weddings photographed by Stephen McGowan. If you are getting married and looking for a natural wedding photographer then please get in touch to discuss more.