Planning your wedding in Cheshire and Manchester
PUBLISHED: 09:51 14 September 2011 | UPDATED: 19:59 20 February 2013
Planning your big day? Be inspired by those who can help you get it just right
Congratulations if youre getting married. How we envy your exciting time ahead. The winter wedding season has never been so popular for so many reasons. We can predict the weather (kind of), its a great time for second time around weddings, you can wear velvet and snow looks lovely on the photographs, whats not to like?
Of course you need to enlist the help of the professionals to get everything just so and here is our guide to some fantastic local businesses who perhaps offer a more personal service than bigger businesses, plus lots of TLC too.
Harper and Quinn
A multi-talented team at Harper and Quinn means that not only the bride but her bridesmaids and even the groom can get their hair wedding-ready on the big day. Youll need a consultation about a week prior to the wedding and then the dedicated team will get to work in the salon on the morning of the wedding.
55 Alderley Road
Red Angel Hair
In their own words: As well as offering specialist colour and cutting departments we also have our own wedding hair specialists and make-up artist in house to create your perfect hair for your perfect day. We feel our fully air-conditioned; luxury hair salon is the perfect place for the bride to be to spend the morning of her big day. We offer a free trial for bride and chief bridesmaid and will even wash and style the grooms hair with a relaxing head massage, free on the day, making sure he doesnt cross paths with the beautiful bride before they tie the knot.
11 Oxford Road
0161 929 9809
Sense and Sensibility
Everything the bride and guests can wish for can be found at this delightful bridal shop. From classic gowns to more quirkier designs aimed at the bride who dares to be a little bit different, as well as shoes and an amazing choice of veils and headdresses.
318 Buxton Road
0161 285 7711
Maria makes wedding gowns to order which means a bride can make her dress dreams come true whatever her size or style. These are fairytale creations to match the wedding theme, the venue, or just the imagination of the bride herself.
People to Places
In their own words: For Your Perfect Day, Choose The Perfect Service
We specialise in luxury wedding cars and we ensure that we add all the
little extras to make your special day that more memorable!
For a quote call: 0161 637 2263
Travel in the luxury of a bygone era. Horgans award winning Beauford/Royale limousines are specifically created for the wedding industry. They are four door long bodied vehicles and are much sought after as exceptionally individual wedding carriages whilst being driven by chauffeurs wearing their smart 1930s style vintage uniforms.
0161 491 5087
Banish thoughts of stuffy mother-of-the-bride suits and think more the Middletons than middle-aged! Andrea Claire does weddingwear to perfection, from elegant cocktail dresses with matching jackets to fascinators, bags and baubles this is where youll find the whole look.
59-61 Station Road
Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 7AA
0161 485 3331
With labels like Frank Lyman, personal choice and Eugene Klein, Crissan is the place to find wonderfully versatile occasionwear that can be worn and worn again. The emphasis is on stylish guestwear and great service.
23 Church Road, Cheadle Hulme
0161 485 3154
This season dresses are in, so there should be little problem finding the perfect outfit for a special occasion, according to Vicki Allen. Labels like Gina Bacconi, Josef Ribkoff and Frank Lyman have beautiful, less structured dresses that would be perfect for the winter wedding. Expert staff will help you with the total look. Just add dramatic accessories and voila! The outfit is complete.
205 Ashley Road,
0161 941 1627
Diamonds and Gems
Perhaps you have an heirloom ring that needs an update, or maybe you want a piece of jewellery created only for your beloved. This is where you will find all the answers. Diamond and Gems creates one-off exclusive pieces that are perhaps much more affordable than you ever thought.
59 Park Lane
With beautiful, hand-crafted, unique designs, Porrs Collection can offer the perfect finishing touch for any wedding outfit. Be it for the blushing bride, or a member of the wedding party, with friendly staff waiting to help and a private changing area. Youll be sure to find just what youre looking for.
10 Minshull Street
01565 650 599
Slattery Patissier and Choclatier
John Slattery is Manchesters king of cakes. Hes conjured up great confectionery for many occasions, including celebrity weddings. He also feels he is a little bit responsible for the surge in popularity of the chocolate wedding cake. This November he is bringing his second book of sweets treats, desserts and of course wedding cakes, so watch this space!
197 Bury New Road
0161 767 9303
Cakes by Beth
Cakes by Beth specialises in bespoke, couture wedding and celebration cakes, cupcakes, and dessert tables. All the cakes are designed from scratch and hand crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail so that your cake, cupcakes and edible favours are stunning, perfect and personal to you on your special day.
Hickson and Blacks
Here you can create a wedding cake with a difference one made from cheese! Yes, those who dont have a sweet tooth can do the different thing with the help of Hickson and Black who will invite you along for a tasting session so you can pick the cheeses you love the most, Then have the cake designed and created the way you want it to look.
559 Barlow Moor Road
0161 881 2001
Alderley Edge Hotel
With beautiful gardens 3AA rosette food and atmospheric 1850s building, the Alderley Edge Hotel is a much sought after backdrop for any wedding and it has just one wedding per day so that you can really feel it is exclusively yours. Plus, this is the perfect time to find out if this is the venue for you, as the hotel is hosting an open day on October 16th from 11am-4pm.
01625 583 033
A dedicated team at the Lymm hotel will ensure your day is extra special. Civil ceremonies can be held in the hotels Cheshire Suite or Bridgewater Suite, Smaller celebrations are accommodated in the elegant function rooms and evening receptions for up to 200 guests are catered for in the stunning Cheshire Suite with its own stage, dancefloor and bar, air conditioned throughout.
Whitbarrow Road, Lymm
Beautiful Statham Lodge has been holding weddings since its opening in the 1960s and now does civil partnerships too. So whether its a wedding for two or 200 one of the hotels three wedding co-ordinators will ensure you have the perfect day.
01925 752 204
Hoar Cross Hall
This elegant spa resort set in beautiful stately home surroundings is the place to visit if you need to relax, unwind and enjoy first class facilities, food and accommodation. This magnificent hall is also rated one of the best spas in the country.
Betty and Belle
Betty and Belle has one of the largest ranges of bridal lingerie in the area, a beautiful bridal lounge and lots of designs from strapless to backless and basques and corsets to accentuate curves. Sizes up to H-cup. The expertise here is second to none too, so you can make sure you have the most seductive silhouette ever on your wedding day.
35 Oxford Road
0161 929 1472
Linea Clinic and MediSpa
Every bride wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day and heres a great place to start. The Linea Clinic and MediSpa does everything from i-lipo to a Saint Tropez tan, as well as specialist procedures such as tattoo removal.
501 Crewe Road
Confetti Queens specialise in stylish chic contemporary wedding fayres at top venues, helping you to find everything from twinkling tiaras to boutique venues. The next fayres include: Manchesters Midland Hotel on September 11th followed by Park Royal, Warrington on September 25th and Manchesters Victoria and Albert Hotel on October 2nd.
0161 212 1490