We have recently featured a few weddings that have been planned in a short space of time, but today’s wedding holds our record for being planned in the shortest time. Sophie and Kyle planned their fabulous wedding in under three months!

We love that they married on the 7th (of January) in a place called ‘On the 7th’ — perfect or what? It was the ideal setting for this stylish wedding.

Bride and groom standing up against shop shutter

Sophie wore an ankle length crochet lace dress, with a shorter dress underneath allowing the light to accentuate the beautiful detailing of the dress; really beautiful and unique. And wait until you see Sophie’s gorgeous shoes…

With Manchester as the backdrop, and thanks to the talents of Rebecca Parsons Photography, Sophie and Kyle have some very special pictures to treasure forever.

On the 7th

“The proposal was all very romantic… Kyle popped the question over an Indian takeaway in our new home. He is in the Royal Navy so is often away, but mainly comes back home at weekends. Shortly after moving into our new home Kyle broke the news he has received his new drafting and would be going away to America for three years in January 2017. So, casually while eating our takeaway he asked ‘Sooo, will you marry me?’

“We were engaged in November and getting married in two months’ time, on Saturday 7th January 2017. I would like to say it was all carefully thought out — getting married at On the 7th in Salford Quays. Actually that was the date which was available and we committed to right from word go.

Wedding dress with crochet style pattern

Blue floral bridal shoes

Wedding flowers

Small vases and perfume on dresser

Woman putting accessory in bride's hair

Bride putting perfume on

Bride looking in mirror to put earrings on

Bride walking down stairs

Bride and father about to leave for wedding

Classic Rolls-Bentley wedding car

Bride arriving at On the 7th wedding

“We weren’t looking for a traditional church wedding venue, and both being from Manchester loved the idea of having a Manchester backdrop on our photos. As soon as we arrived at the venue we knew it was the one. It suited our quirky characters and we loved the laid-back feel the place had.”

So Many Compliments

“My dress was a cream crochet style lace dress, down to the ankle, with a shorter under dress and slit up the back. It had a high neck and small cap sleeves. My blue floral shoes were my favourite part of the outfit though — I received so many compliments.

The Landing sign

On the 7th sign

Wedding ceremony room at On the 7th

Large illuminated LOVE letters

“Our wedding cake was from Marks and Spencer. It was a three tier cake — the top tier fruit cake, second tier chocolate sponge and bottom Victoria sponge (something for everyone). We decorated it with ribbon, roses and gypsophila, and it stood on a wooden log my dad had carved our initials into.

Marks and Spencer wedding cake

Carved log slice under wedding cake

This Way to the I Do's sign

Nervous groom waiting for bride

Bride and groom in ceremony at On the 7th wedding

Bride and groom laughing during wedding ceremony

Groom signing marriage register

“The colour scheme was minimal, with the flowers mainly white with a hint of light blue fuchsia and blue thistle. I wanted my bouquet to look like I had grabbed the flowers from a meadow. It was a vintage style hand tied bouquet, with a mixture of fuchsia, gypsophila, white lisianthus and blue thistle. There was a lot of greenery in the bouquet which looked great against the white flowers.

Bride and groom kissing on Manchester Media City Bridge

Bride and groom with umbrellas on Manchester Media City Bridge

Bride and groom's shoes



Groom whispering in bride's ear

Bride and groom walking in rain with umbrella

Feet of bride and groom walking on wet pavement

“We lined the ceremony aisle with large hurricane vases. They had a pillar candle in them and gypsophila covering the bottom, creeping up the vase. On each table at the wedding breakfast we had a dusky pink/minky vase containing large white hydrangeas, more gypsophila, blue thistles and some dark green eucalyptus for contrast. They looked so good everyone thought they were fake.”

Bride and groom in front of lift at On the 7th

Calendar showing 7th January date

Stack of books

Lamp Small globe

Toy truck on shelf

Mr and Mrs sign

Treated Like Royalty

“The venue was fantastic. All the staff at On the 7th worked hard to make sure everything ran smoothly, and Kyle and I were treated like royalty. Sarah, our wedding planner, had the task off organising our wedding in under three months, and pulled it off brilliantly.

Wedding seating plan

Wedding place setting

Father of the bride speech

Groom speech

Emotional woman listening to wedding speech

K and S letters

Photos of bride and groom when they were younger

Guest book sign

Polaroid camera

“I would highly recommend our photographer, Rebecca Parsons. She was brilliant and made Kyle and I feel at ease. The photographs are all so natural and arty, and we love the urban backdrop to the photos. I particularly love the night ones; they look so glamorous.

“On the day just live the moment — it goes so so fast. Don’t let anything get to you, ignore any hiccups there may be, and just enjoy yourself.”

Illuminated sign with bride and groom's names

Bride and groom on Manchester Media City Bridge at night

Manchester backdrop behind bride and groom

Bride and groom dancing in front of LOVE letters

Photography: Rebecca Parsons Photography

Venue: On the 7th, Manchester

Wedding Dress: ASOS Bride

Hair and Make-Up: Nicky Selvidge

Groom’s Suit: Ted Baker

Flowers: Tallulah Blooms

Wedding Cake: Marks and Spencer

LOVE Letters: Love Lights the Way