Is This Up Your Alley?

Back in September 2019 (I know, I can’t believe how long it has taken me to post this either!) I had the honour of organising a styled shoot with Rachel from Shikamo.

As a Celebrant I have the opportunity to work with couples at a range of venues - hotels, refurbished barns, sports clubs, marquees… you name it and I’ll do your ceremony there. It can happen indoors, outdoors or we can have a procession and incorporate both!

It’s really important to me that my couples know they can have their ceremony ANYWHERE!

That’s where All Star Lanes came in.

We wanted to do a styled shoot somewhere quirky, modern, fun – a place that was capable of hosting both the ceremony and the party afterwards. Tying the knot on a bowling alley is pretty awesome if you ask me, and the fact that it’s right in the heart of Manchester City Centre sends my Filipino/Manc roots into overdrive!! I ADORE IT.

Thanks to Photography by Dave Thompson for capturing the magic and to all the other amazing suppliers that I’ve listed below. Be sure to check them out if you’re planning your big day – they are all amazing.

The Top Team (Instagram and website details)

Celebrant & planning - @CelebrantSJ -

Wedding planner & wedding welcome sign - @shikamoofficial -

Photographer - @photographybydavethompson -

Videographer - @malcolm___knight

Venue - @allstarlanes -

Wedding rings - @smoochweddingringsmerseyside -

Stationary - @bamboostationerydesigns -

Bouquet & suit charms - @savethedatebylily -

Make up & hair - @dan0604 -

Bridal robe & gift box - @bespoke_gems -

Garter & hankies - @extraspecialtouch -

Eco friendly favours - @wildflower_wedding_favours -

Florist - @kenfrasersale -

Cake - @kerrisbespokecakes -

Doughnuts - @krispykremeuk -

Doughnut wall - @boothtiqueevents -

Bridal gown, veil & shoes - @lovelacebridalboutique -

Groom outfit - @suitdirectuk -

Leather jackets - @rockpapernib -

Model- @katy_collins_x

Model - @sebfarrell