Cresta Court Hotel's Ultimate Twilight Wedding Guide

Cresta Court, Twilight Weddings

There’s a growing trend amongst couples to opt for a truly romantic twilight wedding.  The setting of the sun combined with atmospheric lighting and music gives the whole ceremony a beautiful feel.  And it’s not specific to a certain time of the year either.  Twilight weddings are gathering a pace all year round, and here are Cresta Court Hotel's top tips to making it a romantic wedding day.

1 – Book a venue that has access to natural light. You and your guests will want to see the change from late afternoon to night time.  It will help create a romantic setting and add to the excitement of the day.  Also consider the lighting in the room.  You want to create an intimate atmosphere so need to be able to adjust lighting.

The Urban Wedding Fayre | Manchester

The Urban Wedding Company

The Urban Wedding Company invite you to the one and only Urban Wedding Fayre. Here at the urban wedding company we like to do things differently. If you are planning a non-traditional wedding or looking for some unique, quirky, ideas then the urban wedding fayre is for you. We are flying the flag for creative, local independent trusted suppliers that do not conform to the standard wedding industry traditions. 

The venue for this fayre is at the amazing Manchester Art Gallery, a beautiful urban setting perfect for couples looking for something a bit different for their day. There will be guided tours throughout the day and set ups to show how to make the most of the venue. 

Looking for a city wedding in Manchester

City wedding

The stunning art deco façade of luxury 5-star boutique Hotel Gotham, situated in the bustling heart of mid-town Manchester, is one of the city’s grandest buildings and the perfect location for a city wedding. A former bank premises dubbed the ‘King of King street’ due to its grandeur and castle-like design, the building was designed by Edwin Lutyens and referenced in Pevsner's Architectural Guide. Guests are greeted by glamorous Manhattan-inspired interiors, combining modern luxury interiors with an unmistakably vintage style, and housing 60 opulent rooms and suites. Hotel Gotham is situated in Manchester's most upmarket shopping district with boutiques such as Hermès, Whistles, Emporio Armani, Agent Provocateur, Mulberry, Thomas Pink, Reiss and Crombie.

The ‘big day’ for your big day - The North West Wedding Fair

The ‘big day’ for your big day - The North West Wedding Fair


The North West Wedding Fair, the biggest and best established wedding show in the region. In its eighth edition, bringing together the finest collection of wedding suppliers and experts from Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and beyond. Every detail is covered from bridalwear to favours, cakes to cars, entertainment to venues, photography to florists, bridesmaid dresses to hair and beauty, venue dressing to menswear…and everything in between.

On top of the huge range of quality exhibitors covering all of your wedding needs, there are some fabulous features to leave you buzzing with ideas for your big day. A day out at The North West Wedding Fair will give you all of this and much more:

Blossom and Balloon in association with A Glass Slipper Event

Blossom and Balloon in association with A Glass Slipper Event

Blossom and Balloon provide a unique service to help you plan your special day. We have a team of extremely talented Floral Designers, Wedding Planners and Venue Dressers. We are a family run business based in Manchester that caters for all events and we have 10 years experience in the wedding industry.

Our team prides itself on offering a quality service that suits all budgets and requirements. All of our prices are competitive and the quality of work is second to non. Our couples are our priority! We look to achieve a luxurious wedding at an affordable price and with a flexible approach.

Q&A with private wedding jewellery concierge Neil Geddes

Q&A with private wedding jewellery concierge Neil Geddes

Neil Geddes is the owner and managing director of NJ Geddes Fine Jewellery – an exclusive jewellery concierge and private couture diamond buying company based between Leeds, Manchester and London. 

Working with some of the UK’s wealthiest and time poor individuals, Neil established his exclusive jewellery concierge service in 2008, in order to create a truly personalised, bespokeand luxurious jewellery buying and investment experience that stands for exquisite quality and attention to detail.

One of Neil’s important areas of specialism lies in helping couples source or create the perfect wedding jewellery for their big day, including engagement rings and wedding bands.

The UK’s biggest wedding show returns for spring 2016

The National Wedding Show UK’s biggest wedding show spring 2016

Readers discounted code PR8, offer is £20 for two standard tickets and expires the day before the show (tickets usually £15 each in advance and £18 each on the door) saving £8 off each standard adult on-the-door ticket

To book tickets and redeem this offer visit or call the ticket hotline on 0844 874 0486 and quote PR8 at checkout.

Tips for Finding the Right Beauty Therapist for Your Wedding Day

Tips for Finding the Right Beauty Therapist for Your Wedding Day

Your wedding is by far one of the biggest days of your life and there is an awful lot of pressure on the bride to look her very best - not a hair out of place, not a blemish in sight and not a single chipped nail on her fingers or toes. For many women, this can mean numerous visits to beauty salons and hairdressers from as early as 12 months before the wedding. But can you be sure that the professional beautician you choose is the right person for the job?

An opulent hidden gem for Weddings in Greater Manchester

The Peacock Room in Rochdale Greater Manchester

The Peacock Room in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, is a true hidden gem when it comes to finding a venue for a glamorous, opulent wedding. Nestled in the heart of the countryside, but oozing with Art Deco-inspired decadence, the wedding venue and restaurant is perfect for couples that are searching for somewhere truly beautiful to host their special day.

And, to add an extra string to its bow, The Peacock Room has retained its two AA rosettes in the latest edition of The Restaurant and Pub Guide, making it the top-rated dining establishment in the area. The venue also boasts a Michelin Knife and Fork award, making it one of the finest places to dine in the whole of Greater Manchester.

Central Library launches exclusive wedding package

It’s been a favourite meeting place for Manchester's sweethearts since 1934 and now, for the first time, happy couples are able to exchange their vows in one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings, Central Library.

The Grade II* listed building, which fronts the city’s most desirable new destination St Peter’s Square, is now licensed to host civil ceremonies and is primed to become the most exclusive new wedding venue in the city.

The much anticipated wedding package offers couples the opportunity to be married in the privacy of one of Manchester’s best loved spaces, with exclusive access to the building being made available on Sundays.