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….

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…