A City-Chic Wedding at the Manchester Art Gallery

A City-Chic Wedding at the Manchester Art Gallery

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In July, I (Molly) had the pleasure of being bridesmaid at my beautiful/dashing Auntie & Uncle’s wedding. They chose to tie the knot at Manchester Art Gallery and the whole wedding oozed city-chic.

Manchester Art Gallery was an unusual yet fantastic venue, it’s full of wonderful artworks, beautiful rooms and first class, helpful staff.  The whole team did an absolutely fantastic job in ensuring the day ran smoothly.

The bride’s dress was a beautiful vintage gown laced with seed pearls and sequins and it was adjusted to fit to perfection by the wonderful Rijk at Zeman Couture in Altrincham, Manchester. The Bride, Fran, said that ‘He and his team made sure that the dress looked as good as possible on the day.’

Fran’s tip to future brides: ‘if you’re going for vintage, set some money aside for a professional fitting – it makes so much difference!’

We had great fun choosing the bridesmaid dresses. Myself & my sister chose full length evening dresses, whilst my younger cousin chose something a little shorter, but equally glamorous of course. All three of the dresses were a beautiful rich navy color. As the wedding was a later afternoon/evening celebration all of the guests wore fabulous frocks and snazzy suits!

The photographer was John Schnnick and as you can see the photographs from the day were stunning and unexpected as he took many natural shots capturing the guests as they really are, not posed, but laughing, smiling, dancing and generally having a fantastic time.

Throughout the wedding there was a perfect amount of entertainment including the talented Kora player, Holly Marland,  who played exquisitely during the ceremony, the fantastic DJ Karlton of No1 Event DJs who successfully managed to play a broad array of music that got all of the generations up on the dance floor and the Ceili band that well and truly got the party started during the reception.

The Bride and Bridal Party’s hair was beautifully designed by Rochelle at Unique Hair – she is an absolute genius. Rochelle did a brilliant job and was a real pleasure to have around. We couldn’t believe how well our hair stayed in place whilst we danced…well ceilidhed…the night away.

The flowers were provided by Gena at Gemini Floristry, Manchester. The bridal flowers featured orange Gerberas, green Orchids, ivory Peonies, Cala Lily and Freesias (they smelled gorgeous). The ladies had wrist and lapel corsages, the men had orange Rosebud buttonholes. The table decorations consisted of mostly orange gerberas with lush green foliage which were magically reflected in the round mirrors at each table.

And Last but by no means least, my wonderful & very talented Grandmother Mary Traynor provided the illustrations for the seating plan.

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