“In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.”

Andy Warhol (1979) ‘Studio 54’ 

As places go, this is one ultra hip venue. So when an opportunity arose to organise a photo shoot with our lighted letters at one of the coolest joints in town, we of course said ‘YES please!’ Taking our cue from the retro colour scheme and décor of our fab surroundings, the brief for the day just had to be disco baby, Studio 54 style! As the one of the first ports of call for Manchester’s newest and up and coming musical artists, the Deaf Institute on Grosvenor Street is certainly a discerning choice for any music loving and fashion conscious bride and groom to be.


Once again we jumped at the chance to work in conjunction with some of the most respected and hardworking names in the wedding and event industry business. These delicious images are the result of a hard day’s work on location at this great venue, with contributions and involvement on the day from Caroline’s Cake Company, Verdure Floral Design, Bridal Chic in the CityIsla Jean Bridal, Dream Veils, Charlotte Mills Shoes, Jo Barnes Couture, Lorna Elizabeth MUA and all images from the fantastic McAvoy Photography.


Even better, the day’s shoot has now gone on to be featured as a styled shoot on the informative and popular wedding blog, Brides Up North.


Studio 54 Photo Shoot with DANCE neon lettering



With inspiration taken from the decades of the 1970’s and 80’s and style icons such as Bianca Jagger and Farrah Fawcett, our two gorgeous models for the day working this to the max were Tanya and Sam.


Model on balcony on Studio 54 inspired bridal shoot at The Deaf Institute, Manchester    Model with floaty bridal gown and bouquet on Studio 54 shoot


The dress is by Belle & Bunty and is simply understated and feminine, allowing the model’s bouquet, kindly provided by Verdure Floral Design to take centre stage.

    Model in bridal dress


I simply love this image which I think eloquently showcases our model’s dress and her stunningly beautiful auburn hair in all it’s glory. How funky is this retro parrot wallpaper and velvet upholsterery too?


Bride dancing with disco ball on Studio 54 Shoot


Of course, a 70’s inspired photo shoot just would not be complete without one essential ingredient….DISCO balls hunny, and Verdure Floral Design ensured we certainly had them a plenty! Add some super sparkly marquee letters into the mix and you have a party that is hot to trot!


Model showcasing one of the fabulous bridal gowns on Studio 54 inspired photo shoot


Channelling the Farrah Fawcett/Charlies Angels look that was so popular in the late 70’s and styled by our fabulous MUA for the day, Lorna, our gorgeous model, Sam wears another beautiful gown, Mae by Belle & Bunty and accessories by Jo Barnes. With it’s simple floaty skirt this is a dress to really get down and party in.



Filled to the brim with bundles of super cool nooks and crannys, the Deaf Institute certainly is a venue with oodles of street cred. I love these images of Sam taken in the little outdoor terrace area at the back of this city centre venue. The gorgeous bouquet was the creation of Verdure Floral Design and features the most gorgeous calla lilies and the addition of elegant white feathers.


White lace wedding cake with feather cake topper


Adding a touch of glamour and sophistication as always to the occasion, Verdure Floral Design and Caroline’s Cake Company executed the brief to the letter. Gorgeous white feathers, glittery mosaic tea light holders and lots and lots of candles brought a fundamental air of elegance to the venue. The ultra delicate lace piping of Caroline’s beautiful wedding cake was expertly finished off with a beautiful silver ribbon and delicate silver brooch.



Taking the shoot to the ground floor, we were again presented with further retro glam in the form of this fabulous fuschia pink toile wallpaper adorning the walls of the ground floor bar. So simply luscious I found myself daydreaming about how it would look on the walls of my own home!


Our model showcasing another gorgeous sparkly bridal gown on Studio 54 shoot


Indeed, there are so many fab photo opportunities to be had in this city centre venue, Jenny of McAvoy Photography had her work cut out to fit it all in to our allotted time schedule! I mean, check out the wallpaper in the entrance hall…now that is certainly one way to add impact! Tanya wears a beautiful sequinned and gold beaded dress, Agatha by Eliza Jane Howell.


Model outside The Deaf Institute, Manchester on our Studio 54 shoot


Of course, being smack bang in the heart of the city, it would be crazy not to take advantage of the cracking buildings neighbouring our location for the day’s shoot.l I particularly like the way the surrounding green of the building really makes the image POP!


Retro styling on the Studio 54 shoot at The Deaf Institute, Manchester


Now who doesn’t remember owning a cassette player just like this folks (ok, if not, maybe a Walkman instead then?) This image could certainly be mistaken for one taken from the 1980’s itself!


DANCE 3D letters on top of table with bride   


There are so MANY fabulous photos that stand out from this great collaboration of work, and the images above and below are just a few of my favourites. Lighting up the room to its ultimate advantage, these photographs expertly show just how versatile our wedding lights can be. Situated immediately next to a bar, decorating the dance floor or even placed in an elevated position such as this, on a stage for example, and showcased alongside beautiful props our illuminated signage can really add the certain WOW factor to any special event.


DANCE marquee sign providing the perfect photo opportunity with bride!


I truly hope you enjoyed feasting your eyes on the images from this fantastic shoot and that it provided some wonderful ideas and inspiration as to how to personalise your own special day.


Bye for now!


C  x