To love and to cherish The Royal Exchange Manchester does wedding season in style

“Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love”

Hot on the heels of Valentine’s Day, and because we’re dedicated devotees of the mantra ‘all you need is love” (thank you Lennon and McCartney), The Royal Exchange Manchester is embracing wedding season with just as much verve and vigour as those of you set to be saying ‘I do’.

Talking of hot heels, Irregular Choice, one of our newest additions, has an amazing range of special and unique wedding shoes that guarantee no bride will be upstaged!

Three of our favourite Irregular Choice wedding shoes

Meile – £119.00

The ultimate shoe for lovers – and shoe lovers!  These leather, mid-heel ankle boots feature laser cut hearts and a golden arrow across the toes.  Available in red, green/silver, and pink/white.

Nick of Time – £89.99

Footwear doesn’t get more ‘fairy-tale’ than this Dorothy inspired white-glitter shoe, complete with the most magical brushed fabric bows.

Desire – £110.00

Could a shoe name ever be more apt? We’re longing to slip our soles into these dreamy curved heels that feature pastel scales, lots of glitter and the most fabulous floral embellishment.

Fervent followers of The Royal Exchange blog will be familiar with our enviable range of jewellers.  We’ve been home to premium jewellers for over 125 years, and currently have six exceptional stores, offering traditional, bespoke, vintage, contemporary and designer ranges. We’ve talked about them many times, but it would be remiss of us to miss them out of this article when they are the source of one (or two!) of the most important essentials for your wedding day:

  • Jenny Jones Jewellery – the home of beautiful vintage and one-off bespoke pieces.
  • Arthur Kay – for over 125 years people have enjoyed coming here for quality jewellery and watches from esteemed brands.
  • Swiss Watch Shop – for an incredible range of high-end watches as well as jewellery.
  • Diamond Heaven – their name gives it away: for specialists in diamond rings.
  • Mays Jewellers – for beautiful pre-loved and brand-new engagement rings.
  • Wave – for unique, contemporary and stunning bespoke rings.

With the shoes and the rings sorted, next on your list needs to be ensuring ‘the’ dress fits you like a glove.  Once you’ve found your perfect wedding gown, Alterations Boutique in the Arcade will make any required adjustments, to the highest standard. Renowned for their superior craftmanship, Alterations Boutique, who provide a complimentary consultation, are specialists in working with delicate fabrics; including wedding dresses!

For the Mother of the Bride, Nigel Rayment Boutique, located on Old Bank Street, has the whole shebang! For stunning outfits, hats and fascinators for mother of the bride or groom this is the only place to be. Grooms are well looked after by both independent premium menswear store Lanigan & Hulme, who offer a bespoke made to measure service using only the finest cloth, and by Moss Bros, who offer ‘Tailor Me’ suit personalisation, suit hire and men’s occasion wear.

And don’t forget, these outfits are also perfectly suited (pardon the pun) for a day at the races, so if you’re not getting wed this year you can still get your glad rags on and find your nearest racecourse!

Last, but by no means least, bridesmaids and wedding guests are spoilt for choice by French Connection’s stunning occasion wear range. No one wants to upstage the bride, but we all want to look and feel good don’t we.

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