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!

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…