Quirky, Urban Alphabet Manchester Brewery Wedding- Alternative Wedding Photography by Rachel Burt Photography

Quirky, colourful, graffiti walls. Awesome alternative Manchester brewery wedding venue. Delicious beer and wood-fired pizza. Erm, YES PLEASE!!! If you’re planning a cool, urban wedding at Alphabet Brewery, or an urban wedding in Manchester, you absolutely need to see this!

Katie and Dan are just the loveliest people you could ever meet. So when, I got an email, just two weeks ago, to say they were planning a last minute wedding celebration in Alphabet Brewery, I just jumped at the chance to celebrate with them. I felt so welcomed in by the whole family, especially the gorgeous flower girl, Evie (She told me the secret code to her Polly Pocket case and everything! Though she did make me promise not to tell anyone, not even my Mum.). 

The lovely pair were actually married a couple of months ago in the INCREDIBLE Lake Bled in Slovenia, but Katie’s brother couldn’t make it. So a big northern knees up was needed; and it was awesome! After a gorgeous blessing at St. Joseph’s in Sale, the guests boarded a vintage bus for a journey through Manchester, laughing the whole way! My face ached from smiling.

Alphabet is a new Manchester brewery wedding venue, and it was the perfect backdrop- the epic graffiti walls, flowers in beer cans and insanely cool urban backdrops made for so many cool shots. But what made the day even more amazing (and excuse me while I get by cheese on) was all the love in that room. Both families came together so beautifully, and everyone had an absolute ball! With incredibly tasty beers on offer, with the greatest names (A pint of “You’re So Vain, I bet you think this Stout is About You”, anyone?) During portraits, we even had the chance to explore the brewing area- so cool! For anyone planning an urban Manchester wedding, it’s such a cool, undiscovered spot!

Thank you so much for having me along Katie and Dan, I had the absolute best time. Enjoy your preview!

Venue: Alphabet Brewing Company
Bride’s Outfit: TrueBride
Groom’s Outfit: Custom Made
Flowers: The bride’s amazing mum and sister!
Catering: I Knead Pizza and Fire & Salt BBQ (Brought out of retirement for one night only!)
Cake: Bride’s Cousin, Hannah 
Transport: Classic Wedding Buses
Hair & Make-Up: Rachael Bottomley @ My Bridal Artist

Rachel Burt Photography

Hey! I'm Rach- a craft nerd, serial Netflix binging, tea-o-holic, peanut butter loving, music geek who loves to travel. I’m also a kick-ass documentary wedding photographer who loves quirky, relaxed couples who like to do things differently. I love colourful weddings and non-traditional couples planning their day, their way.
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