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Best alternative wedding suppliers in Manchester

Edited in January 2021 – I made this best alternative wedding suppliers in Manchester guide to help you find the top creative suppliers in the North West of England.

I know the organization can be a huge task so I’d love to help you to make the best day of your life unforgettable! Enjoying your day surrounded by the people you love the most is the most important thing on your wedding day. The light is the second important aspects to get the best photographs that you’ll love forever. I want you to know that I will never put any kind of pressure on you during your wedding day to get great photos (neither before or after). For me, a perfect wedding is a day that reflects who you are and it’s important for me that you the photos reflect your personalities too.

I’ve been photographing weddings for nearly 6 years now and what I love is that every wedding is different. All these years gave me the experience to know that your wedding is not about the photos, it’s about you. This is why I’ll never keep you away from your lovely guests for an entire hour. However, I’ll give you some small breaks from the party to enjoy the feelings of the day just together, have time to cuddle and get some pictures of you two having fun.



Before looking for suppliers, I would recommend you to have an idea of the schedule of your wedding day. You can find all the info you need to create the best timeline on this page: Wedding Day Timeline

The best wedding suppliers from the Manchester Alternative Wedding Guide
On the hunt to find your perfect creative wedding suppliers? After years of photographing weddings in Manchester, I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the most talented, driven people in the wedding industry. Here are some of my favourite…

Wedding Planners

A lot of my couples plan their wedding day by themselves. Which is great when you have a lot of time and if you are a creative person. However, it can be a real time consuming and wedding planners are great to give you a chilled and stress free experience.

Hiring a wedding planner that will organize and/or coordinate your wedding day and every detail of this special day will allow you to be living and enjoying the best feelings of having your favourite people around you to celebrate Love.

I recommend One Stylish Day, Pocketful of Dreams, and Inner City Weddings.

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The best wedding planner from Manchester

 Wedding Venues

Manchester and the North West of England has so many amazing venues that you can hire to celebrate your love. Here are some of my favourite, but if you want to get married in another venue, in your garden, in the wildness of the nature or in a secret place, I’d also love to capture this moment with you!
The Albert Hall, ManchesterAbbeydale Picture House, Sheffield – Five Four Studios, ManchesterManchester Art GalleryVictoria Warehouse, ManchesterOwen House wedding barn, CheshireThe Portico Library, Manchester The Deaf Institute, ManchesterBrosterfield farm, Peak District – or a little bit further, the cool new venue the Giraffe Shed in Wales.

You can also hire a marquee to celebrate your wedding surrounded by beautiful landscapes. The ones from Posh Frocks & Wellies are amazing.

Following are some galleries from weddings I photographed in unique venues around Manchester:

Pamela & John’s wedding at the Manchester Art Gallery

Bethan & Jacob’s wedding at the Whitworth University

Joasia & James’s wedding in a Posh Frocks & Wellies’s marquee at the Brosterfield farm in the Peak District. (coming soon)

Bride in one of the best wedding venues around Manchester

Hair & Makeup Artists

Because they did an amazing job with my brides or just because they are great, I recommend Laura Taff, Katy Brody, Charlie Murray. It’s super important to do a trial run and to show each other inspiration photos (Pinterest is great for that) to be sure that you will feel amazing and yourself on your wedding day.

The best make up artist from in Manchester

Wedding Dress Designers & Boutiques in the North West

Boutiques: Rock the Frock Bridal, CheshireJean Jackson Couture, ManchesterGlory Days, YorkThe White Closet
Designers: Kate BeaumontRolling in Roses –  Mia Sylvia

The best dress boutiques from the Manchester Alternative Wedding Guide


There are so many fantastic florists around Manchester so it’s hard to choose some but if you want something totally bespoke you should definitely contact one of these ones!

Frog FlowersMaybe MaySassFlowerCampbells Flowers, SheffieldMoss and Clover, Sheffield

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Vegetarian Caterers & Cakes

Because I’m a vegetarian, here are some great caterers that offer amazing veggie food: The OttomenLuncheonette McrPizza PeddlersThe Eighth DayCowherds Food Truck –  Tibetan Kitchen Food TruckPJ TasteThe Cheshire Dining Experience

But no worries, even if you decide to have a barbecue at you wedding I will not judge you! ?

Cakes: Marie AntoinetteLittle Button Bakery –  Trove FoodsCherry Blossom CakesPinkcocoa Sarah – Vegan Baked Sheffield

The best Food truck from the Manchester

DJ’s & Bands

It’s really important to choose the right band or the DJ for your wedding. Good DJs will always allow you to give them your favourite songs and they will also pass the kind of music that you like. If you want your family and friends to be dancing like crazy on the dance floor, here are some really good people around Manchester!

Detroit Soul CollectiveSouth West Band –  Michael Mulholland acousticPanda PalmKonnect Music UK

Bride dancing at her wedding party in Manchester Art Gallery


Your wedding day is a unique moment in your life, but your wedding film will allow you to relive that day forever. We all know that some memories fade over the years, so having every moment on film from the details to the speeches is one of the biggest reason to hire a wedding videographer. I can guarantee you will love reliving these precious memories year after year and seriously, this is THE movie you’ll never get tired of watching!

Wagtail ProductionsTynegate FilmsGione Da Silva –  Monika Frias

If you want your wedding video to be captured from your friends and family’s point of view, you can rent video-cameras from Shoot It Yourself who will also edit your film for you afterwards.


I hope you enjoyed discovering all of best alternative wedding suppliers in Manchester and that it helps you find the best suppliers in the North West. Let me know if you have any questions or if you want to add another great supplier to the list!