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Natalie Burrows

Styled Shoot / The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Urban Rock + City Chic

WONDERFUL NEWS, two of Manchester’s most iconic music venues that were set to devastatingly close due to the pandemic have been saved by Tim Burgess and Tokyo Industries.
Back in January before the world drastically changed I was lucky to take part in this City Chic Wedding Shoot with the most amazing suppliers at the iconic music venue The Deaf Institute. I’ve been itching to share these images with you and the timing couldn’t be more perfect and here they are in celebration of the fantastic news.

Take us back...

to this stunningly beautiful and stylish set-up. Set in the cool and iconic surroundings of The Deaf Institute in Manchester’s city centre; this blustery, Manc afternoon brought about an explosion of urban and industrial chic, all wrapped up in a fashion-conscious bow! All beautifully captured on both types of film by the amazing Kate McCarthy Photo and video by tremendous Jenny Appleton.

This unique music hall was built in 1877, originally as an actual institution for the ‘deaf & dumb’ but was sat derelict until 2008 when it was bought and re-imagined as a concert hall and gig venue. Now hosting concerts & club nights The Deaf Institute is dipping into the world of private events and, lucky for us, WEDDINGS! Kate McCarthy shot her first wedding here back in 2018 and fell completely in love with it in a totally new way – weddings are IMPECCABLY run there by the force that is Natalie and her killer team.

Words by Florence and Vera Events

THE STATIONERY / The Deaf Institute has so much character it was important to keep the stationery minimalist using earthy tones to compliment the dried flowers, fluid black typography and bold black modern accents to make it pop including bulldog clips and luxury envelopes.


Venue: Deaf Institute, Manchester / Photographer: Kate McCarthy / Stylist: Florence & Vera Events / Floral Design:  The Flower Lounge /  Cake Design: Pink Cocoa Cakes /  Crockery/ Cutlery/ Glassware: Whitehouse Event Crockery / Suit: Whitfield & Ward / Dresses: Rock The Frock Cheshire / Hair: Gemma Walker Hair / Hair Accessories: Glorious By Heidi / Sequin Cape: Electric Plume / Make up: Make Up By Lauren Poole / Stationery: Jellypress / Video: Jenny Appleton / Ribbons: Silk & Purl / Models: Duffy & Frankie 

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