Didsbury House Hotel Wedding Photography | Lucy and Rick


Lucy & Rick



It was back in April when Lucy and Rick got in touch and asked me to be their Didsbury House Hotel Wedding Photographer but the time flew so quickly that their September wedding came around in no time! and what a day we had! The week leading up to their wedding had been a little hit and miss with weather (mostly miss), so it was nice for the sun to grace us with its presence once the day arrived.

Eclectic Hotel Collection Manchester

This was my second Eclectic Hotel Collection wedding and second time photographing at this wonderful wedding venue. Eclectic Hotel Collection have two wedding venues situated in Didsbury (which is very handy for me living in Didsbury!) with both Didsbury House Hotel and Eleven Didsbury Park both being unique and offering something different. Both venues are an absolute pleasure to work at with a very friendly and helpful co-ordinating team.
Make sure to also have a look at Becky and John's Eleven Didsbury Park Wedding.

The Flower Lounge Didsbury

It was great to be working with my local Didsbury industry friends again for Lucy and Rick's wedding. Siân and the Flower Lounge team are amazing at what they do and always go the extra mile to make sure everything is perfect for the day. For Lucy and Rick they had the signature Didsbury House Hotel staircase bannisters dressed from top to bottom in flowers, along with the wedding breakfast tables, room decor and of course; the bouquets!
It was also great to work with Jill and her fantastic team at Aureum Events again, who provided the lovely chiavari chairs and table decor for the ceremony service and wedding reception afterwards.

Didsbury House Hotel Wedding

The day was an absolute pleasure to photograph. I love Didsbury House Hotel's bridal suite with the lovely soft directional light coming through the windows which give the photographs some great contrast. On the day Lucy wore a gorgeous Ian Stuart Dress from Maria Modes Bridal (who are Regional Finalists at The Wedding Industry Awards 2018, congratulations guys!) and so naturally Lucy looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress. The whole day was so relaxed and chilled and was more of a party than anything else. This allowed me to concentrate on documenting natural moments during the day and there were plenty of those!

Infiniti Magic - Birmingham Magician

We were also treated to some great entertainment in the form of Birmingham based magician, Infiniti Magic who wowed us all with his skills with a glass and a nail! He's very much a 'close-up' magician in the same vein as Dynamo magician and left guests with some wide open mouthed expressions which were a joy to capture!
We also had Floorfillas providing us with some great music into the night which allowed our wedding party to throw their arms in the air to some awesome tunes!


I had such a lovely time photographing this amazing Didsbury House Hotel wedding for Lucy and Rick and captured loads of moments and memories during the day. Which leaves me to say a big congratulations to the newlywed couple and thank you for asking me to be your wedding photographer at this amazing venue.

I've also blogged Becky and John's Eleven Didsbury Park Wedding at Didsbury House Hotel's sister venue, so feel free to check out these two brilliant wedding venues!

Didsbury House 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.

Didsbury House Hotel - A leafy suburban wedding venue

Didsbury House Hotel provides the perfect wedding venue for couples looking for a suburban villa style wedding with a hint of grandeur. This stylish, converted Victorian villa boasts wonderful period features, artfully blended with contemporary detailing. From the moment you step foot into this beautiful building to be greeted by its grand staircase, you will see how this venue has been dressed to impress.

Located in the leafy village of Didsbury, not far from the city centre, the hotel is conveniently positioned with excellent transport links. The site is available for your exclusive use on your wedding day. Inside, the spaces are spectacular with space for up to 150 guests. Areas for the ceremony, dinner and dancing are converted living and dining rooms that now shine with modern and very stylish decor.

You can mix and match your own selection of spaces for your wedding vows, drinks reception and celebrations. The Blue Room provides the ideal setting for you to say your vows while lit with natural light from the bay windows allowing photographers to create imagery that you will love.

The sumptuous residents bar oozes in style and design and is open all day for you and your guests to enjoy. Confetti is fine to be thrown outside the entranceway to the hotel lobby, before sitting down for your wedding meal in the magnificent Blue and Yellow rooms to the front of the house.

Resplendent suburban villa

You will find a great level of detail and perfection in everything done at Didsbury House. The food is simply gorgeous: delectable from the first bite to the last lick. For sleeping arrangements there are 27 styled bedrooms for you and your guests to share, with each room being individually designed using the houses’ original features and lavish decor.

The hotel has a full entertainment license for live music allowing for a great party at the end of the day and the very friendly, accommodating wedding planning team are on hand to help as much as they can.

If you are looking for a Didsbury House Hotel wedding photographer, or for any other location, please get in touch




If you or someone close to you are getting married and want to have a chat regarding your day, why not drop me a message to chat about weddings

Photography Information

Photographs were taken using a Canon 5D Mkiii camera, a Canon 6D camera and a selection of lenses (mainly the 24mm-70mm series ii 2.8L, 70-200 F4.0, a wide angle lens 17mm-40mm F4.0) and two Canon 600EX-RT flashes to maintain consistant exposure in light and dark conditions and also for night time flash photography for images with contrast. A Canon 100mm F2.8 macro lens was used for close up details for the wedding photography.