Charlotte in Rue de Seine for her Studio 54 Inspired Wedding at The Monastery in Manchester

Bride in modern Rue de Seine wedding dress surrounded by bridesmaids in white

Charlotte and Stephen’s gorgeous city wedding was held on 19th May 2023 at The Monastery in Manchester.

This extraordinary city wedding venue – a breathtakingly beautiful Grade II listed heritage site and neo-gothic architectural treasure – provided the most romantic and stunning backdrop for this modern couple’s nuptials.

The bride is obsessed with the 70’s and adores disco and wanted to incorporate a Studio 54 vibe on her wedding day. She chose to wear the Cove dress by Rue de Seine, which she discovered at the Jean Jackson Couture boutique, 70’s inspired platform heels and a bohemian inspired veil.

These beautiful, joyous photographs were captured by Luke Hassall. ENJOY this belter of a wedding lovelies!

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Modern bride in the Cove dress by Rue de Seine. Groom in a black tuxedo.

The Dress, Veil & Accessories

I wore the ‘Cove‘ dress by Rue de Seine, which I discovered at th, Jean Jackson Couture bridal boutique.

Both Rebecca and Jean at the boutique are amazing – super talented and kind. It was so hard to choose a dress – I loved every single dress in their shop! After trying many gowns on, I got it down to five dresses, went back with my mum

I wore a pair of silver platform shoes from Russell and Bromley and my perfume was Woodsage & Sea Salt, by Jo Malone.

My veil was handmade by the dreamt team at Jean Jackson couture – it went perfectly with my dress.

My bridesmaids wore the Grace dress by Ghost – a satin mini dress in ivory.

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Bride in modern Rue de Seine wedding dress surrounded by bridesmaids in white

Fletcher Foley came highly recommended. They got what I wanted straight away with beautiful flowers and they dressed the entire venue as I imagined.

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The Ceremony

My dad walked me down the aisle, to the sound of the Rosegold Music Gospel Choir singing ‘You Got The Love’.

Walking down the aisle and seeing all my family, my friends, my soon-to-be husband and son with huge smiles, was one of my favourite moments of the day.

Our rings were from Jenny Jones Jewellery – I love the antique style of our rings. My engagement ring was from here too.

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We had Luke Hassall photograph our wedding as we loved his style of work.

Luke is super laid back and captured our day perfectly in his photographs.

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How They Met

We met in a Manchester night club called North and got engaged on Christmas day, 2022. We’ve been together for 20 years.

Stephen wore a made to measure tuxedo, from Doherty, Evans & Stott – bespoke suit makers and tailors in Manchester.

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The Reception

The Monastery in Manchester

Rodo Creative created our wedding invitations, table planners and stationery.

Catering was supplied in-house by the venue, but our cake was by Grace James Cakes – Grace is a very good friend of mine – her cakes are the best so she was the only choice for me.

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We both absolutely love a disco and danced to ‘This Time’ by Jackie Moore.

Words of Wedded Wisdom

The whole day was over so quickly – I recommend taking some time out with your partner to savour the day as it’s happening. This day is so very special, and I’m so glad we did this, as you can easily get lost in all the moments.

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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.