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…

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…

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…

Wedding Dresses from the Past 100yrs

We just LOVED Mode’s video about the past 100yrs of Wedding Dresses, such a clever idea! It’s always great to see how creative minds have worked throughout the decades and how popular trends come and go. At Alternative Weddings MCR we’re always seeking new inspiration and sometimes the best place to look is the past! Watch the full video…

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…

We now hire trestle tables too!

After searching for a few months for some rustic looking tables for our wedding clients, and finding nothing but mediocre furniture that usually had to be driven up from the South (adding a hefty whack onto the final quote), we decided to have our own made. We wanted chunky, quality tables that didn’t need to be covered with linen or take…

The Indie Wedding Fair in Sale

We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be taking our beautiful, brand-spanking-new trestle tables to ‘The Indie Wedding Fair’ tomorrow in Sale, organised by Soft Touch Events. This is a very special fair as it’ll take place inside 5 giant teepees, we can’t wait!

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…