Hey lovelies! I have an outstanding wedding for you today – this beauty caught my eye for the fabulous designer stationery, created by the bride and groom! It’s chic, elegant, minimal and utterly beautiful for it, as are our gorgeous newlyweds. Honestly, these two have my heart! Stunning bride Anna looks amazing in a Mikaella dress from Brides of Berkhamstead (who get a glowing review for everything they do!) and Kevin looks ever so handsome in a fabulous quality grey suit with pocket square. I absolutely love the images by lovely Katrina Matthews Photography, which capture the joy and ambience of the day beautifully.

With love,

Anna & Kevin's chic modern wedding at Hyde House, with Katrina Matthews Photography (19)

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I know Katrina from school, and once we’d seen her work it was the easiest decision to make! We’re so pleased we could support the business of someone I’ve known for so long.


Nicola and Liam met – officially! – on a trip to Paris and tied the knot 10 years later in Manchester’s Castlefield Rooms. I love the venue they’ve chosen… chic and central, brilliant for guests to travel to and in my favourite English city. Their day is lovely, and the images from Paul Joseph Photography are the perfect complement for their city wedding – capturing the style and atmosphere of their day so wonderfully well.

Chic DIY Manchester city centre wedding blog with Paul Joseph Photography (37)

Nicola told me their day had a slightly rustic English summer party theme. The venue was decorated with bunting and poms, and she arrived in style in a gorgeous campervan – which would always turn heads in the centre of Manchester!

Chic DIY Manchester city centre wedding blog with Paul Joseph Photography (7)

As well as the gorgeous couple and fabulous images, there’s advice for you today: Nicola told me they enjoyed making things themselves – bunting, stationery and so on – but that it can get stressful closer to the wedding. There’s always a balance to be found between budgeting and time-saving, so do think carefully before you decide to DIY! Having said that… it all looks so beautiful!