Who We Are and How We Started

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Alternative Weddings Mcr is run by Stefanie Elrick, a performer, writer, artist and producer who lives in Ancoats. Originally from Yorkshire Stefanie came to Manchester to study Drama and English way back when and loved the city so much she has never been able to leave (for very long at least).

In her twenties she was lucky enough to tour the world with various musicians and theatre collectives as far as Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and France. It’s actually quite difficult to find a picture of her from that decade when she’s not in some kind of costume or covered in paint!

Stefanie has also worked at Cornerhouse and  HOME  on a number of films and art exhibitions as a curator and producer. She has always had a creative eye and loves planning events for large audiences such as Cornerhouse’s The Storming and her own immersive theatre project LABOLIS. Coming from such a visual background the transition into alternative weddings couldn’t have been smoother.

The Alternative Weddings team have helped host weddings in some truly unusual venues, from grungy gig venue Band on the Wall to Hulme Community Garden Centre. Village halls, renovated warehouses, transformed cow sheds, puppet theatres, we’ve transformed them all!

So keep popping back to see pictures of these incredible events as they unfold and if you have something in mind ~ get in touch! Stefanie loves a challenge.

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