Your North West Wedding - February/March (Issue 78)

DRINK IT ALL IN INNSiDE Manchester, part of Meliá Hotels International group, has collaborated with Salford-based independent SEVEN BRO7HERS Brewery. In selected suites at INNSiDE Manchester, guests can now enjoy complimentary drinks from the bedroom fridge, including refreshing craft beer from the SEVEN BRO7HERS Brewery, juices, and bottled water. Guests can also purchase an add-on package when booking their visit to INNSiDE Manchester, providing them with a fully-stocked SEVEN BRO7HERS beer fridge, including 12 cans to enjoy with friends. Garry Fortune, the director of operations at INNSiDE UK North, tells us: “INNSiDE by Meliá is a lifestyle brand and our hotels are designed to appeal to those with curious minds who want more than a trip but the opportunity to discover something more from the area they are visiting. Experiencing the SEVEN BRO7HERS beer whilst staying in our suites is a great way to connect with the city and this local brand.” Check out and for more information. CONGRATULATIONS! The Wedding Industry Awards has announced the North West Regional Winners for 2023. Couples were asked to vote for their favourite wedding suppliers, choosing from 27 different categories. Some of the winners include Exceed Events for ‘Best DJ in the North West’, Mitton Hall for ‘Best Team’, Stories of Events won ‘Best Venue Stylist’ and Holmes Mill was awarded ‘Best Other Venue’. To see the full list of winners and for more about the awards, visit DRESSED TO IMPRESS Inspired by Helen Dimmick is a new bridal boutique in the heart of Blackburn town centre. Inspired offers a great collection of new and pre-owned gowns curated by Helen and her decades of retail experience in the bridal industry. Helen had a vision and passion to bring bridal retail back to Blackburn and as part of a two-phase development programme, has launched within the existing Ainsworth Jewellery premises to complement the footfall the store already attracts. Helen Dimmick said: “The opening of a bridal boutique in-store is the natural next step for me, and I am delighted to see this come to fruition after all the research, designing and planning. Our offer will be two-fold and is all about choice – brides can browse the latest collections from well-known designers we are proud to stock, or they can bring pre-loved gowns or even family heirlooms for us to re-purpose to suit their wedding dress dreams.” Community is at the heart of both the Ainsworth Jewellers and Inspired Bridal Boutique ethos, and Helen is delighted to be supporting the renowned and iconic, Gawthorpe Hall Textiles Collection, which themselves house the third largest costume collection in the UK. A percentage of the profit made from the sale of every gown will be gifted to the charity, and as a lasting legacy, brides will also be given Friends Membership to the Hall and will play a part in their archive story with a box used at the Hall labelled with the details from their wedding day. Visit for more information. RING-A-DING-DING Ethical jeweller Lily Arkwright has opened a new showroom in Manchester. The company has completed its head office relocation to the prestigious Towers Mansion within the Towers Business Park. The move encompasses new office space complete with a newly fitted-out showroom to showcase the company’s expanding collections. “We’re thrilled to have completed our office move as we deliver on our strategic five-year plan,” says the team at Lily Arkwright. “This new office space will house our eCommerce, bespoke and marketing teams alongside our jewellery consultancy team all under one roof. Additionally, we’re thrilled to launch our new showroom which is something very special after a summer-long renovation and fit-out programme.” Lily Arkwright specialises in lab-grown ethical and sustainable jewellery, including lab diamonds and coloured precious gemstones. For more information, visit Getty Images 10