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Manchester Wedding at The Lead Station Restaurant & Bar with Bride in Gucci Shoes

Rose and Josh weren’t worried if their day was ‘perfect,’ they just wanted a fun relaxed Manchester wedding that truly reflected them. When things got stressful, and even with a terror threat, they remembered that “it’s about the marriage, not the wedding”. They supported local businesses where they could including Sarah at Pink Cocoa who brought their wedding cake vision to life, beautifully mimicking the hand-painted watercolour design Rose’s oldest friend illustrated for the wedding invitations. What a lovely personal touch.


“We just wanted something relaxed and fun. We were looking for somewhere we could imagine hanging out with friends, something that would be natural to us. That’s why we swayed away from the Hotel or Manor House type venues and focused on restaurants/bars as they felt more like us. We liked the modern look of the Lead Station. We styled it with foliage runners and candles so make it feel more like a wedding and add some cosiness and colour. Our clothes were influenced in part by the venue as we wanted them to complement the style of the day. I ruled out one of the dresses as the skirt felt too big for the town hall and restaurant, the dress I chose complemented the settings better.” – Rose & Josh.

Manchester Wedding

When you think of Manchester you instantly think of a vibrant city full of contemporary haunts and the famous ‘worker bee’ emblem. Rose and Josh managed to incorporate both of these traits into their Manchester wedding by having their reception at the stylish Lead Station, a fabulous restaurant and bar which was a former police station, ticking all their relaxed wedding day boxes. You’ve probably already clocked Rose’s to-die-for Gucci shoes with bee brooch, the perfect footwear to accompany her vintage bridal look.


“We found most of our suppliers online. We looked on wedding-specific sites such as Rock my Wedding (where I found my dress) and searching for others on Instagram and Google. My parents actually found my Gucci shoes in Italy. My dad thought the bee detailing was perfect for a Manchester wedding and we all fell in love with them. Some other suppliers we found by word of mouth, our cake supplier was recommended by the Case of the Curious Bride and Josh’s suit was a local tailor from near where I grew up. ” – Rose & Josh.

After being let down a few times, Rose and Josh ended up with a wonderful bunch of wedding suppliers that went above and beyond for them. Their photographers, About Today Photography, were friendly and made them feel completely at ease, capturing all the wonderful wedding day moments you see before you, including treasured moments with family members who have since sadly passed away. If you’re looking for wedding suppliers who are willing to go the extra mile and you can reply on search our handpicked suppliers on our directory, The List, now!

Photography by About Today Photography
Author: Lorna Shaw
Lorna loves a new posh frock, is a hopeless romantic and is lucky enough to be living her ‘happily ever after’ with her wonderful husband, three beautiful children and pet dog.

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