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…

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…

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….

Angela and Phil Vella’s Techno-Rave Wedding

It’s not every day you get approached by a groom-to-be in his 40’s, who wants to plan all aspects of his wedding and finishes your meeting with, and I quote “I want a massive techno rave”, but that’s exactly what happened to me last October. Phil Vella found Hope Mill Theatre just as its current…

Our Wedding Planner Packages

You have three options when working with Alternative Weddings MCR depending on how much or how you little you need our help. FULL BESPOKE PLANNER PACKAGE If you need us to plan everything from start to finish, tailoring your wedding creatively around you and your partner, then this is package for you. Included in the full service is:: 6-8…

A Wedding Showcase at Hope Mill

After the success of last Saturday’s Indie Wedding Fair, where we spent an afternoon sitting in a tipi with some wonderful traders and new friends, we’re looking forward to another wedding showcase this Sat in our home Hope Mill.   Some of you might remember that we held our very first wedding there last June, and it’s where…

Kelianne Newiss Photographer Shoots at Hope Mill Theatre

We had the pleasure of working with Kelianne Newiss and her creative team on a very special shoot last week at Hope Mill Theatre  and AWOL Studios and some of the shots are just incredible! Below you can see the behind the scenes pictures of it all coming together. With gorgeous dresses from Jean Jackson…

Our Top 3 Vendors from Hope Mill’s Alternative Wedding Fayre!

We had a lovely time at Hope Mill’s Alternative Wedding Fayre last week. As well as meeting up with some of our current clients we met lots of new faces and made some exciting connections for 2017. But let’s not beat around the bush, the highlights of the night were meeting the ridiculously talented suppliers bringing…

Alternative Wedding Fayre at Hope Mill – 26th Jan

Tomorrow night in our favourite venue in Manchester  – Hope Mill – we’ll be meeting lots of new faces at the Alternative Wedding Fayre! Hope Mill is the space that we have worked in the most, it’s industrial look but cosy feel is perfect for our kind of celebration and we just love holding weddings here.  …

Helen & Chris Monk’s Wedding at Hope Mill – Ancoats

Well we knew it would be a challenge organising a wedding the day after New Years but by God was it one worth rising to! These pics were taken by photographer Nicola Thompson and a couple of sneaky snaps from one of the guests Danny Rowlands. On New Years day I met Helen and Chris and a team…