Pip & Ant’s Vintage Punk Fusion Wedding

After a crazy 16 week run of back to back weddings, we are finally ready to sit down and look back over the amazing events we’ve been part of this year. 2018 has been very busy, with our founder Stef getting fully into the swing of humanist ceremonies, and working at a few new venues…

Carla and Ashley – A Couple of Rum Lovebirds

Carla and Ashley have been with us from the very beginning, at a time when Alternative Weddings Manchester were just starting out and Hope Mill Theatre was first transforming into the award winning theatre it is today. When back when in the Autumn of 2015, Carla and Ashley were on the case.   Our first…

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….

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…