As Manchester wedding venues go, Victoria Baths must be up there with the best. Housed in a grand and imposing red brick Victorian building, it’s an old swimming pool, with original tiles, intricate wrought iron work and of course the sloping floor of the deep end.
The day started with the girls getting ready. Tiff’s bridesmaids looked great in gold brocade dresses and flowers in their hair, whilst the bride looked stunning in an antique lace dress. The ceremony was a joyful one, held at Fords Lane Evangelical Church. Singing, clapping and general merriment was followed by drinks and cakes outside.
Moving on to Victoria Baths, I took the couple away for some portraits. A photographer’s dream, the rooms are flooded with natural light and full of interesting features; crumbling old brickwork, faded wallpaper, stripped floorboards, and the rich colours of the tiles. The old changing rooms are still there and provide hours of fun for tipsy wedding guests!
On to the party, the dance floor was the deep end of the pool, lit with strings of fairy lights hung above. The dancing continued well into the night, with a huge tower of chocolate cake and little jars of individual cakes, complete with mini spoons, to keep energy levels up.
Victoria Baths weddings are incredible, and Tiff and Dan’s day was a joy to be part of. I hope it won’t be long before I am back there again!