Kirsty & Dave, Victoria Baths
This weekend we had the pleasure of providing some of our packages to the lovely Kirsty & Dave, for their quirky, vintage-themed wedding at Victoria Baths in Manchester.
Victoria Baths is a venue like no other - when it opened in 1906, it was described as "the most splendid municipal bathing institution in the country", and it served as a public swimming baths for 87 years. This venue so rich in original period features, such as beautiful stained glass windows and mosaic tiles, is now mostly used for weddings, photoshoots and tv filming (one room was currently being used to film a new BBC period hospital drama - quite a sight!).
Their colour scheme was pale blues, with Kirsty and her bridesmaids wearing beautiful 1950's style tea dresses. (Thanks to Nicola @ Wild & Wondrous Flowers for the photo)
Matching this theme they hung blue bunting from the balconies of the Sports Hall, where they hosted their Reception.
In keeping with the pale blue theme, they hired our patterned suitcase trio. The larger of the two cases were set up to hold cards, whilst the smallest one was perfect for their CD favours.
Our vintage drinks table was used to offer guests a choice of Pimms & Lemonade and Cloudy Lemonade, served in mini milk bottles with striped straws to match the decor.
One of the vintage chalkboard signs which we provided included the order of the day - presented as a setlist, due to the couple's involvement with the Manchester music scene.
Another of our vintage frames was used to hold a special edition poster for their club night Underachievers Please Try Harder, which they had made especially for the wedding.