Venue – The Midland Hotel, Morecambe
Casino – Pier Fun Casinos
DJ – O & W Entertainment
Second Shooter – Nik Bryant Photography
I had the pleasure of photographing Marie and Mark’s wedding at the Midland Hotel in Morecambe last Friday.
I have to thank these two for introducing me to this amazing place. When Marie and Mark first asked me to photograph their wedding, I thought it would be a good plan to check out the venue before their wedding day… So when we were camping in the area early this year, I scheduled in a little trip to the hotel on the way back home. However, when it was so cold in the campervan that Stella’s water bowl froze, we had a change of plans and ended up staying in the hotel (which happens to be dog friendly) instead. I fell in love with the place…
It’s got amazing art deco style with a sort of geometric opulence that greets you before you even get through the front door. Then there is the central spiral staircase, the chandelier in the bar and the sea views… Marie and Mark wanted a roaring 20s wedding and they totally picked the right place to pull this off. With the lounge singer jazzing it up on the terrace, the feathers adorning the bouquets, chairs and tables and the ladies in their sequinned dresses, I really did feel like Gatsby might just walk around the corner any minute.
Both Mark and Marie were nervous when I saw them the morning of the wedding – but an excited, happy nervous that was so infectious to be around. Their son James looked super smart in his little suit despite the fact that the jacket and cravat never quite made it on. After the ceremony smiles (and a few tears too) everyone seemed to really enjoy sitting on the terrace chatting, listening to the music and looking out across the sea. The speeches made me laugh on all 3 counts and it was lovely to have a little wander down the pier with Mark and Marie after dinner for some portraits before the casino games and dancing began.
Here are a few pictures that we took of the day (with many more to follow) – a big thank-you to Nik from Nik Bryant Photography for coming along for the ride….