Laura & Nick Coppack – Right About Love

Our fifth wedding of 2017 was Laura and Nick Coppack’s, two people united by a love of music who wanted a wedding that was slick, beautifully presented but completely laid-back and personal. As Nick told us in his wedding speech, this pair met at a Belle and Sebastian tribute night at Manchester’s landmark underground venue…

Cat & Russell’s Loud and Lovely Wedding Day

When I first met Cat and Russell over a year ago to start planning their wedding, they made one thing very clear – no matter what else happened on Sun 30th April their wedding wouldn’t be complete without two things, a magician and karaoke. As for everything else, they were happy to work out the details along…

Non-Religious Weddings – Is a Humanist Ceremony right for you?

Last year Alternative Weddings MCR had the pleasure of observing a few humanist ceremonies during the weddings we planned, and how wonderful they were! So special in fact that our founder Stefanie Fetterman has decided to train as a Humanist Celebrant herself and all being well, from June 2017, she should be fully qualified and accredited to marry…

Recommended by Us :: The Indie Wedding Fair

Have you noticed just how many wedding fairs there are up and down the country? Hundreds, literally hundreds, and sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between them. As busy wedding planners it’s important for us to spend our time wisely and going to every single fair just isn’t an option. We only visit the most interesting and original…

A Woodland Wedding in the heart of Cheshire

As the seasons change and peak wedding season comes to an end, we get to look back over the hectic summer months and see the incredible and unique weddings we’ve been part of. Louise and John Chipperfield’s was our very first outdoor wedding experience and took place in an hidden woodland location in Peover. Collaborating with another brilliant event planner Jojo Crago…

Peaky Blinders meets a Village Fete – An Alternative Wedding of 3-Parts!

July to August has been craaazy busy for Alternative Weddings Manchester and we faced our biggest challenge yet on Fri 5th August – a wedding of three parts! To understand this very special day first you need a bit of background info on the happy couple. John and Sophie are the masterminds behind Manchester’s coolest underground art…

Clare and Gavin Worrall’s Socialist Shebang

We all know the best things in life are worth waiting for – good food, fine wine, the loves of our lives and of course wedding pictures! Huge thank you to Embee Photography who documented Clare and Gavin Worrall’s wedding and got some really brilliant snaps of the Bride and Groom strutting their stuff around Ancoats. We love it when wedding pictures…

Dusting off Our Dancing Shoes for a Ceilidh at The Wonder Inn

community When was the last time you got involved in a good old Gaelic knees up? The last we remember was being taught the ‘Gay Gordon’ at secondary school and going wild to ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ at the disco (which we’re pretty sure doesn’t count.) In preparation for a very special wedding we’re planning this August…

Planning a Magical Eco Wedding – Part 1

Over the past few months I’ve been on a hunt for a very special wedding venue for 2017 – for my own wedding! My partner and I have a unique dream and wanted to get married in a cave by the sea. We envisioned an elemental outdoor wedding away from a traditional church setting, seeped in nature and organic spirituality. A celebration that looks and feels like a mixture of Game of Thrones, Conan…

Nicola Thompson’s Wonderful Wedding Eye

Although we’re in the middle of a freak Mancunian heatwave, I’m reliving a very special wedding from earlier this year through Nicola Thompson’s photography. These pictures make me so warm and fuzzy inside that I had to share. Helen and Chris were one of my earliest clients and chose to tie the knot the day after New Years….