Our directory covers most of the services and products you might be looking for in planning your wedding, however there are many other services that you should be aware of to help you make your special day just perfect.
Here are many wedding service providers based in the North West from places like Manchester, Preston, Lancashire and the Lake District, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your North West Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding service supplier.
Personalised Wedding Gifts
Memorable presents for bride and groom.
Farrar & Tanner offer a wide range of beautiful, stylish, and thoughtful wedding gifts - many handcrafted, and all high-quality. From gift boxed fine wines and Champagnes to sleek, modern homeware and hand-blown glasses, selecting a delightful gift to spoil your favourite couple on their big day is easy. Most items can be personalised with a name, date, or special message too - creating wonderful memories that last a lifetime.
Happy Hampers was founded in November 2019 as a way of earning some extra more money for myself. When COVID-19 hit the following year, sales began to boom as I offer trusted payment plans that are paid directly via bank; standing order or PayPal on children's and adults hampers.
When this styled shoot first landed in our inbox, we just knew our lovely readers would adore it. Featuring gorgeous styling, wow-factor flowers, and a beautiful dress, this set of images is full of inspiration. Venue, Simply Fields Weddings and Events, www.simplyfieldsweddingsandevents.co.uk | Photographer, Mark Stinchon Photography, www.markstinchon.com | Videographer, Damian Kelly Media, www.damiankellymedia.co.uk | Concept and florist, LilyRose Florist, www.instagram.com/lilyrosefloristry | Concept and venue stylist, Tinglz Event Decoration Hire, www.instagram.com/tinglz_eventsdecorationhire Luxury tent hire, Simply Bells, www.simplybells.co.uk... read more
Posted: 22 October 2021
Kelly Garrick, a celebrant based in Blackpool, is offering her services for couples and guests who are hard of hearing. "One in four people are hard of hearing, myself included," says Kelly. "I'm currently in training to walk a marathon for a charity named RNID to help the research and development of hearing loss. I'm also beginning to offer subtitled ceremonies/weddings to help everyone be included in the celebration." She is invested in recognizing what is truly important to every client with more than two decades of experience and qualifications in event management and project management.... read more
Posted: 21 October 2021
When this styled shoot first landed in our inbox, we just knew that our lovely readers would adore it. Jules Fortune tells us: "As a regular photographer at Red Hall Hotel, their wedding coordinator, Helen, asked me if I wanted to be part of a team for this beautiful photo shoot. The venue has recently undergone a refurbishment, so she wanted to highlight the new look by bringing all their favourite local suppliers together. The theme for the shoot was based around Gingerbread Event's room styling. The golden pampas and Art Deco styled backdrop became the inspiration for the cake design, dresses and hair and make-up. I wanted to showcase the glamour and elegance of the look, giving the whole shoot an Art Deco feel. The finished look came together beautifully, topped off with the epic lighting supplied by Peter Lockwood Events."... read more
Posted: 15 October 2021
Traditions have played a huge part in weddings for hundreds of years, with more recent, modern weddings incorporating a mix of both old and new. With the wedding season in full swing, here's some of the most popular wedding traditions, looking at their origins as well as modern alternatives. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we still love some of the classics, such as exchanging the rings and having a wedding cake, but would happily say cheerio to the father-daughter dance and throwing the bouquet! Have a read and see how many you want to keep!... read more
Posted: 13 October 2021
A celebrant will design a tailor-made ceremony that reflects your personalities and wishes. The celebrant will work with you to understand who you are as people and what is special about your relationship in order to create a personal service. While celebrants can't currently conduct legal marriages in England and Wales, the legalities can be completed separately at a minor cost. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a celebrant. You will have complete flexibility and can get married wherever and whenever you like. It doesn't need to be on a licenced premises and could be on a beach, on top of a mountain or in your back garden, the choice is yours!... read more
Posted: 13 October 2021
Post-lockdowns, couples are still rejoicing in the fact that being restriction free means it's full steam ahead with wedding planning - without the impending doom of cancellations and postponements! Whether you're nearlyweds, or just engaged, planning a wedding can be a daunting task; however, there's a whole host of useful Apps that can help you get organised and actually easy the stress of it meaning you can enjoy the wedding planning as much as the day itself! Events specialists AYRE Event Solutions, reveal the fab-four of best apps to download for wedding planning.... read more
Posted: 11 October 2021
Hannah and Harry have known each other since they were children. "We went to primary school together and met again when we were 19," says Hannah. "After some persistence from Harry, I agreed to go on a date with him, and we've been inseparable ever since." Harry proposed during a holiday to Berlin. "We were on our way to a Liam Gallagher concert in March 2018," shares the bride. "It was in front of the cathedral and was wonderfully romantic."... read more
Posted: 8 October 2021
When this styled shoot first landed in our inbox, we just knew that our lovely readers would adore it. The planner, Deanna Melia from Your Forever After, tells us: "I chose the Singleton Lodge as I specialise in outdoor weddings, and the hotel is absolutely stunning. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it, there was so much space, and luckily for us, the weather was beautiful. Adam Tranter Wedding Photography was the main photographer. I'd seen his work before and fell in love with it. He brought along Photo Gee Photography, who helped capture beautiful photographs throughout the day."... read more
Posted: 1 October 2021
The process of planning out your dream wedding day is an exciting and exhilarating time that many eagerly look forward to doing their whole life. With this said, it can also be quite a stressful time too, with so many different attributes to your wedding needing to be organised and thought of. Before even contemplating how much your big day will cost and who you're going to invite, the questions of where and how to even start planning your wedding is something on everyone's mind at first. Thanks to technology impacting the majority of aspects in our day-to-day lives, there are an abundance of wedding planner apps you can use. Making your wedding planner checklist only a finger tap away at all times. With restrictions on wedding guest numbers recently lifted alongside an end to all social distancing rules, we're beginning to return to normal. Here, we present a step-by-step guide to your wedding planning checklist and outline when exactly the right time to plan for the next step is.... read more
Posted: 1 October 2021
Eve and Jonny met at a theatre company in Germany. "Jonny was an actor, and I was a prop maker," says Eve. "He was the second Northern person I'd ever met, so I thought of him as a bit of a celebrity. We got together one night on the dancefloor on the last weekend before Jonny embarked on a nine-month tour around Germany. I told him to stay in touch, and the rest is history." Jonny popped the question during a Sunday morning stroll around Greenwich Park in 2017. "Our two friends were with us and suggested they take a photograph of us under a tree," shares the bride. "When he proposed, I was very surprised and aghast for what felt like an eternity for Jonny, but I finally said yes. More of our friends were hiding in another area of the park with balloons, bunting and a picnic complete with personalised gingerbread men that looked like us."... read more
Posted: 24 September 2021