The Secret Vintage Wedding Fair


The Secret Vintage Wedding Fair is being held at the fabulous Owen House Wedding Barn this Sunday 25th October.


Image via The Secret Vintage Wedding Fair Facebook Page.

“With catwalk shows, live music, goody bags for brides to be, glass of fizz, floral and vintage book folding workshops and some fantastic exhibitors – see you there!”

Tickets are £2.50 each in advance or £5 on the door. The event will run from 11am – 3.30pm this Sunday, and we can’t wait to get started.


Image via The Secret Vintage Wedding Fair Facebook Page.

You can find out more about the upcoming event via Twitter @Secretweddfair and search the hashtag #SVWF

We are a Secret Vintage Wedding Fair recommended caterer, so we’ll see you there!


Image via The Secret Vintage Wedding Fair Facebook Page.

You can view our menus online to discover which dishes interest you. Take a look at our online gallery and view some of the bespoke meals we can create for your event.

If you have any ideas of your own for your Wedding menu then please share them with us, we are more than happy to work with couples to create something unique and individual to them. We love creating fresh new dishes inspired by our couples, new and interesting canapés are always fabulous!

Contact us to discuss your Wedding catering by telephone on 01625 421685 or send us an email

We can’t wait to meet more Manchester Brides this weekend!

Are you in on the secret?

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Open Day

We have another great date for your diaries. The brilliant Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding venue are holding an open day on Sunday 6th September. If you’re engaged and still searching for the perfect place to tie the knot, then we recommend heading to the barn to see if it’s the right place for you.


Image via Sandhole Oak Barn Facebook.

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding Venue have recently celebrated their very own 10 year anniversary! So, with over a decade of experience in the area they are true professionals who know exactly what to do to create the perfect Wedding and atmosphere for your big day.

“See the stunning oak barn dressed for a wedding. There will be a showcase wedding ceremony at 12 noon, so you can picture your very own wedding ceremony at Sandhole Oak Barn.

Members of their team will be on hand in the Oak Barn, Bridal Suite, Small Barn, guest bedrooms and Conservatory to welcome you and answer your questions.

You’ll also meet their caterers and bar supplier. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available throughout the day and admission is free.”

Click here to head to Sandhole Oak Wedding Barn’s Facebook page to discover more about them, you can reserve your free tickets for the open day here.

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Image via Sandhole Oak Barn Instagram.

Visit Sandhole Oak Wedding Barn and discover your dream Wedding venue.

Stapeley House Opens As Wedding Venue

Stapeley House recently opened it’s doors for Wedding ceremonies, step inside a luxury Cheshire home and enjoy your Wedding in style. Due it’s stunning location and rich history it’s the perfect place to tie the knot. You can contact the venue here to arrange an appointment, you will be greeted with drinks whilst you talk about your needs and later be shown around the venue to view its gorgeous interior.

Image via Stapeley House Weddings

There are 2 amazing ceremony rooms to choose from, the light and natural Garden Suite & the Great Hall, so you can create the atmosphere that’s right for you. Having the benefit of 2 areas to choose from means that you have the option of an outdoor Wedding, but with the back up of an indoor space in case the weather changes. You need not worry about the weather as both rooms are decorated beautifully, which takes the pressure off the uncertainty of an outdoor ceremony.

Image via Stapeley House Weddings

Stapeley House work with Melody Corporation Marquees to provide everything from special occasion marquees to starlight ceilings. The companies which Stapeley House work with allow many skilled and experienced members of the industry to come together and produce the most fabulous events. There are many reasons why you should choose Stapeley House for your Wedding or event, simply take a look at the beautiful grounds…

Image via Stapeley House Weddings

Stephen & Michael’s Wedding at Capesthorne Hall

We visited Capesthorne Hall last weekend for the beautiful Wedding of Stephen and Michael Howell on Saturday the 17th of May. Their story is one of true romance, as they travelled all the way back to Capesthorne Hall from Queensland, Australia to get married where they first met 10 years ago. It’s a beautiful venue and any chance we get to cater there always makes for a wonderful day.

Image via Lesley Meredith Photography.

We were lucky enough to work with many of the best Wedding suppliers in the North West area at the Wedding such as, Adagio String Quartet, Cakeydora, Lesley Meredith Photography and Shaun Meredith Photography. Be sure to check out all of their websites to take a look at the amazing services they provide.

Image of the Adagio String Quartet performing at the Wedding from Lesley Meredith Photography.

We were flattered to receive this wonderful thank you note from the lovely couple themselves, it’s always amazing to hear such wonderful feedback, thank you very much! We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your day – so did we!

“It’s fair to say that Michael and I had a dream day on Sunday. We just wanted to thank you all including Jo, Alex and all of your staff for what was a truly memorable day. The service offered by Vanilla was beyond first class and the food was truly outstanding – we loved it all! The feedback from guests regarding Vanilla was absolutely flawless!”

Image sent to us from Stephen Howell.

For the full album of Stephen and Michael’s Wedding click here to head over to Lesley Meredith’s Facebook page.

The Bottle Stop

Have you been to The Bottle Stop yet?

If not then we recommend you head over there for a fantastic selection of specialist and interesting drinks. Also, with Christmas just around the corner what better excuse to try a great range of beverages than the festive season? The Bottle Stop are situated in Bramhall, Cheshire, they sell high quality beers, ales, wines and many drinks you may have never even tried before! You can always expect something different from them such as, a whiskey infused beer. It is a brilliant place to go to if you want to really give your tastebuds a treat this Winter.


However, it is not just alcoholic drinks which can be found at The Bottle Stop, they provide tasty non alcoholic drinks as well. You can even purchase your non alcoholic Krombacher from them at just 95p a bottle, what a bargain! So why not contact them on 0161 439 4904 and see what they can arrange for you this Christmas! It is always great to try new things, so have some fun with the family this year and surprise them with some festive drinks that they are sure to remember.

We work closely with The Bottle Stop and they are a brilliant place for you to get your Christmas beers in. We love to share news about our suppliers and people who we work with as it helps to show one of our business values which is, “to help grow our partners businesses”. Find The Bottle Stop on Facebook and keep up with their brilliant and ever changing stock!

Bramhall Bakery

We love hearing that our suppliers and friends are growing! So, it is especially important for us to note to growth of the lovely local Bramhall Bakery! They have been busy getting their new shop open and it is fantastic to hear that they are open and ready for you to pop in and try their tasty treats!


Image of their cherry coconut slices via @BramhallBakery Twitter account, mmm…

“Bramhall Bakery is an artisan bakery with bakeries in the villages of Bramhall and Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire. We are passionate about great bread. Our delicious breads are carefully crafted everyday by our artisan bakers, using no added preservatives or artificial colourings or flavours.” – from the Bramhall Bakery website.

Head over to their website to find out much more about what they are about! Simply click here to find out more about them and view more of their food which they have on offer. there are many sections of their site and you can keep up with what they are up to via their blog! This is especially good if you are interested in what lovely bakery products they are cooking up! The amazing range of bread which they offer is absolutely fantastic.

Here are both addresses for their shops:

6 Bramhall Lane South


45 Queensway
SK12 1 JG


An image of their 100% pork and puff pastry treats ready to warm you up as a lovely snack this October! Picture via @BramhallBakery Twitter account.

Make sure you visit them for some great baked goodness to cheer you up and make you feel better this Autumn and Winter time!

Just In Case You Missed It – Here’s Charlotte Balbier!

Charlotte Balbier:

Charlotte Balbier is a well known Cheshire based fashion designer, with a fantastic reputation for style and elegance. She has been working in the wedding industry for over a decade, and she is highly knowledgeable within the field.

Charlotte’s family history within the Wedding business expresses her natural affinity with the magic involved with creating that special day.

It was only a matter of time before Charlotte herself got married. So, whilst the rest of us paused, waiting with delight to see what she would have in place for her and her husbands special day we were all amazed with the end result!

As expected, her Wedding day was one of true beauty. Due to her involvement within the Wedding industry, this meant that her day was highly covered across online discussion and print publications across the UK and worldwide.


Wedding blogs all over the globe have covered the highly anticipated event and it featured in several Wedding and fashion design blogs such as one of the most popular in the world, Style Me Pretty.

View Charlotte’s ‘real brides’ here


Here is Cathy in Tabitha.

The above is a collection of photographs from real Weddings that Charlotte has perfected with her design and dress making skills.

Also, don’t forget to look out for these print publication which have covered her big day:

Wedding Venues & Services U.K – the Sep/Oct/Nov issue.
Icon – Wedding magazine in Singapore. August issue.
Hochzeit – German Wedding magazine. October issue.
Emirates- Magazine in Dubai. November issue.
Orange County Brides – A U.S title. September issue.
Confetti Marbella – A Spanish title. September issue.
Bridal Guide – U.S magazine. October issue.

We look forward to seeing her designs in the future as they are absolutely stunning!

So, if you are looking for a designer let these images make up your mind.

But the most important thing of all to say is, congratulations to Charlotte and Teddy!


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Owen House Barn Wedding Fair

Recently we added the fantastic Owen House Barn to our recommended venues pages.
This elegant, modern rustic venue is perfect for those looking for a venue with a contemporary country feel.



On January 26th 2014 they will be holding an open day. This event will give you the opportunity to take a
good look around this fabulous venue and meet their friendly family team.

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The open day will also feature a fantastic fashion show and will give you the opportunity to meet a whole host of fantastic wedding suppliers.

So make your way over to Mobberley on January 26th between 11am and 3pm and see for yourself why this special venue has made it into our recommended list!

Tasting room at Vanilla HQ

Did you know that here at the Vanilla in Alseasons HQ, we have a dedicated tasting room? Here you are able to relax and enjoy sampling our delicious food, whilst we work with you to plan your perfect event menu.

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As well as sampling your menu choices, you will be able to peruse our wine selection, crockery and glassware options. These are all on display so you can take a look at them up close, not just in a picture.

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It is always our aim and ethos to help you to develop menu choices that are personal and unique as well as being something that you and your guests will simply love. This personal service allows us to get to know you better, and understand your taste, style and requirments. If you would like to talk to us about your own event food, and perhaps arrange a visit to our tasting room, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Wedding Fair at Buxton Dome

This Sunday (6th October) we will be taking part in a fantastic wedding fair in the beautiful surroundings of the Devonshire Dome building in Buxton. Why not come along and see us?

The fair will feature catwalk shows, fashion and food as well as a variety of suppliers and useful contacts for you to meet. The devonshire Dome is a truly stunning setting where you will be sure to find plenty of inspiration. So, gather some friends or family members and head over to Buxton for a fantastic and exciting day out.

Peaks and Dales Wedding Show 6th October

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