What, where and how to give your own big day that royal wedding touch
PUBLISHED: 16:32 26 April 2011 | UPDATED: 19:15 20 February 2013
Celebrating the big day your own way
Napa, Bramhall 0161 439 8688
Britain's friendliest village just got even more welcoming. The Royal Wedding is the perfect excuse for Bramhall to throw a street party. Friday 29th April is street party time, with the Royal Wedding live on large TV screens. Saturday 30th April features a fashion show highlighting Bridal Wear to gent's outfitters, children's clothing and lingerie - Let's hope it's warm!
Napa, lounge, bar and diner in the heart of the village is providing its renowned 'B.B.Q on the terrace' for takeaway Royal picnic boxes, burgers, cupcakes and coffee on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April. See www.bramhallfestival.org.uk for details.
Slattery's, Whitefield 0161 767 9303
They've made cakes for a few rather special weddings in their time, including Wayne and Coleen but hey! They say you don't need a king's ransom to get bespoke cake for your own celebration.
'Your cake has got to make a statement,' says John Slattery, 'but we try to make every cake to suit the couple. I guess William and Kate's cake will be very traditional but I don't necessarily think this reflects them.' Still if you fancy a William and Kate cake or one of your own design, this is the place to come.
Maria Morris hand-made wedding dresses 07910 800 011
Maria won't copy Kate's dress slavishly but she does say she will take elements of the gown and create one that's just as impressive should a bride wish to walk down the aisle dressed like the future Queen. The beauty of having a hand-made gown just like Kate is that you can create your dream dress to fit your exact shape. How wonderfully royal!
Kuoni Travel 0161 817 6550
With companies such as 'Carrier', part of the Kuoni group and with the addition of a World Class brochure, couples like Kate and William will be spoilt for choice by the many wonderful experiences on offer.
First of all how fantastic that at the luxurious Manchester flagship store on Deansgate, couples have the option of making an appointment to visit, even outside normal opening hours,so they can have complete privacy planning their honeymoon.
While sipping a glass of champagne, they can view their chosen options on the 42'' plasma screen, where the videos bring to life the destinations and Kuoni's personal travel experts are on hand to answer all their questions.
Prestbury Travel 01625 855853
Prestbury Travel has the expertise to create the dream honeymoon, whether you're a royal couple or not bespoke is the key word here and the travel experts at Prestbury travel know all about those extra touches to make a honeymoon wonderfully memorable.
Wedding hair needs a timeless touch and Sassoon has the expertise to create a style that suits the occasion. A consultation and pre wedding appointments will also inspire confidence in the fact that whether you're the bride or a royal guest you get the style that's right.
Randalls 0161 929 7585
William has given his bride his mother's engagement ring for the right reasons but he really needs to splash out on something more personal for Kate which is why he should come to Randalls. They have a fabulous selection of rings and can create pieces of your own design, especially for the one you love...
Statham Lodge, Lymm 01925 752 204
Gorgeous Georgian elegance isn't the only thing that will make any bride and groom feel regal on their big day. A carriage way to the entrance, red carpet to the champagne reception and wedding co-ordinators dedicated to making everything run smoothly are part of the bespoke wedding package. Guests are met at the door and the beautiful gardens for photography and arrival drinks will make everyone feel like royalty. Of course the luxury bridal suite with pamper packages add a royal flourish too.
Porrs Collection 01565 650 599
Beautiful jewellery for a special occasion can be found here amongst the lovely gifts and other pieces. This is royal luxury without the royal price tag. Most of the pieces are hand-made and use natural materials as well as gorgeous semi-precious stones and pearls.
Cheshire Caci 0161 282 9533
Young brides like Kate Middleton can have an Endermologie Radiance facial to create a wonderful glow that radiates under the make-up, while older brides and mothers of the bride can opt for a Caci non surgical facelift. A course of treatments over two months will have a significant effect on the face but even a one-off treatment will lift and boost for up to five days.
Hoar Cross 01283 575671
Where better to get a feeling of Royal splendour than an English Stately home? Hoar Cross has all the grandeur you'd want with its stone porte-cochere foyer, palatial oak panelled long gallery and Jacobean staircase. Rooms with spa baths and the penthouses with their private balconies are just the thing to make you feel wonderfully regal and with its state-of-the-art spa, you can be pampered like a prince and princess too.
Mulberry 0161 839 3333
This is a quintessentially British brand entirely matched to the total Britishness of a royal wedding.
This is the store to plunder for statement guest attire. From a beautiful bag or pretty piece of jewellery to a chic little dress or suit.
Cheshire Bridalwear 0161 927 9393
Cheshire bridalwear's stunning wedding shop in picturesque Goose Green Altrincham is just the place to feel like a princess. There are more than 100 gowns to try, from the fairytale wedding dress to a more contemporary look and you'll get lots of advice to help you make your choice. Veils, shoes, bridesmaid's dresses and more are also available at this lovely store.