Your want your wedding to be as magical and as memorable as possible, but planning your special day can be a daunting task. A professional wedding event planner will be your personal assistant, not only for planning a stress free day so that you can enjoy every moment, but in showing you the multitude of possibilities and in helping to make your dreams come true.
Here’s some great wedding and party planners 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 and party planner.
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
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
This is the first time I've heard of someone having a carnival theme, butI think it's a brilliant idea! To plan the perfect wedding, you need to ensure you have a budget in mind, as this will alter the number of choices available to you. Start by getting your guest numbers set in stone, so you know how much money you will have left for decorations and activities. I strongly advise hiring a wedding planner as they can find the most suitable venues and stylists for you so that you don't feel so overwhelmed.... read more
Posted: 22 September 2021
Wilderness Bride and Sara Ribera Photography teamed up to ability to create this Bonnie and Clyde-themed shoot. "We've been serving intimate weddings for quite some time now, years in fact," says Stephanie Mitchell from Wilderness Bride. "With the arrival of the pandemic, I was pondering the similarities between modern couples and the smaller weddings of the 1930s and 1940s, which coincidentally is where most of our inspiration derives from for our dress collections. I tend to go for themes with a slightly dark undertone and mischievousness and rebelliousness that isn't so obvious. Bonnie and Clyde came to mind as it encompasses all of the above with sleek sophistication and effortless style. Sara Ribera Photography and I decided to collaborate again and wanted to capture the romance of the city in a large and iconic Manchester building not necessarily known for weddings but ultimately perfect for them.... read more
Posted: 17 September 2021
"In typical modern fay fashion, Chris and I met online," says Ceara. "Our first date was a huge success, and over the next few months, we would meet up to go walking or exploring the Lakes. For the first two years, we commuted between Ulverston and St Bees each weekend, exploring different areas and building our relationship. In 2017, we decided to take the plunge and buy our first home in Eskdale." Chris proposed on Father's Day in 2019. "As we were unable to see our respective fathers that day, Chris suggested we go for a walk up Harter Fell at the bottom of Eskdale Valley," shares the bride. "When we got to the top, Chris told me to shut my eyes as he had a surprise. I genuinely thought he was going to give me a small Lindt chocolate bunny as we had several leftover from Easter, but when I opened my eyes, there was a ring! He asked me to marry him, and we had the most perfect day."... read more
Posted: 10 September 2021