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The Secret Wedding – Unveiled… Part 1

June 7, 2011

So – it’s all out. The “wedding” happened yesterday and it was a lovely day. There’s been quite a bit of press coverage from local press to national press and plenty of comments via Twitter and Facebook. As you’d expect when people can freely comment, there have been a range of comments – but hey, that’s the power of free speech.

S0 – what was it all about? Well, there’s been much speculation – but from the perspective of West Didsbury businesses being involved, the intention was ALWAYS clear. We wanted to showcase that we have unique and independent businesses who can become an integral part of a wedding. Our first West Didsbury Wedding Event showcased this on a small scale. This “secret” wedding has showcased it on a larger scale. Without the businesses, it wouldn’t have happened. And whatever people may think about the wedding, we certainly demonstrated that our businesses can put on a show.

If you’ve followed the reports in The South Manchester Reporter, The Manchester Evening News or The Daily Mail Online, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it all “just happened”. Well, there was a lot of input from some very hard-working businesses who should be afforded some real credit. We’ll be blogging over the next few days in more detail, but here’s a snapshot of the day…

The Metropolitan, West Didsbury

The Metropolitan, West Didsbury

The Cavendish School Confetti Boys & Girls

The Cavendish School Confetti Boys & Girls

Love2Eat Deli, West Didsbury

Love2Eat Deli, West Didsbury

Rhubarb Restaurant - the venue for the reception

Rhubarb Restaurant - the venue for the reception

Victoria Sponge Deluxe Wedding Cake & Mini Viccie Sponge Hearts from And The Dish Ran away With The Spoon

Victoria Sponge Deluxe Wedding Cake & Mini Viccie Sponge Hearts from And The Dish Ran away With The Spoon

Zoe Chiotis performs acoustic set at Rhubarb Restaurant

Zoe Chiotis performs acoustic set at Rhubarb Restaurant

Reception canapes courtesy of Rhubarb Restaurant & Thyme Out Deli, wines courtesy of Reserve Wines, West Didsbury

Reception canapes courtesy of Rhubarb Restaurant & Thyme Out Deli, wines courtesy of Reserve Wines, West Didsbury

Wedding flower arrangements, bride's bouquet & groom's buttonhole - courtesy of The Flower Lounge, West Didsbury

Wedding flower arrangements, bride's bouquet & groom's buttonhole - courtesy of The Flower Lounge, West Didsbury

Pimms & pinchos from Pinchjos, West Didsbury

Pimms & pinchos from Pinchjos, West Didsbury

Pimms & pinchos from Pinchjos, West Didsbury

Pimms & pinchos from Pinchjos, West Didsbury

Dress - The White Closet, Make-up - Emma Draper, Fascinator - Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe, Weather - West Didsbury

Dress - The White Closet, Make-up - Emma Draper, Fascinator - Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe, Weather - West Didsbury

Connect4, Giant Jenga, Strawberries & Cream at Love2Eat Deli, West Didsbury

Connect4, Giant Jenga, Strawberries & Cream at Love2Eat Deli, West Didsbury

Candelabra supplied by Frog Furniture, West Didsbury

Candelabra supplied by Frog Furniture, West Didsbury

Cones of fish & chips from Frankie's Fish Bar & English Champagne from Reserve Wines - perfect combination

Cones of fish & chips from Frankie's Fish Bar & English Champagne from Reserve Wines - perfect combination

Jonny Draper - photographer & Hannah Loughlin - film maker

Jonny Draper - photographer & Hannah Loughlin - film maker

Part 2 coming very soon…

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 7, 2011 10:21 pm

    Bloody brilliant!!!!!!!

  2. June 8, 2011 1:49 pm

    Do you know what?! This just warms my heart. Having lived in Didsbury for nearly 20 years and seen the changes on Burton Road, it’s wonderful that we now have some amazingly talented people with fantastic independent businesses. What’s more, there is such a great village feel. People know each other and let on to you, people help each other out and all round it’s a great place to live.

  3. June 12, 2011 8:46 pm

    Now you know I’m not one to be cynical…but I’d love to have seen this happen in The Midland!

    • June 12, 2011 9:26 pm

      So would I! Can’t imagine it somehow 🙂 But, more to the point, where’ve you been? We’ve missed you x

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