The Curious Place for Alternative Brides and Grooms

The Curious Place was such a hit at January’s show we’ve made it twice as big for September’ show.

If the traditional ‘white wedding’ is not up your street, then head over to ‘The Curious Place’ to find something a little bit different. For couples who are looking for a non-traditional wedding from quirky and bohemian to far-out and completely wacky, the exhibitors will be on hand to make your wedding day stand out from the crowd.

The Curious Place is not just for alternative couples, it’s for everyone! It’s the place to find anything from alternative wedding dresses to tattooed wedding rings, fire-eaters to glitter wedding make-up so pop in and let your imagination run wild!

(in alphabetical order)

Birkdale Cheeses

Nestled in the heart of Birkdale village, the Birkdale Cheese Centre stocks over 120 different top quality cheeses, from tangy blue cheeses to melt-in-the-mouth vintage cheddars, and many,many more – including our local best sellers, the Garstang Lancashire range.

ChampFoos Table Football

Looking for a fun activity to fill that ‘awkward’ gap between the wedding breakfast and the evening party? Why not hire table football from ChampFoos Table Football or take advantage of their Ice-Breaker Competition packages?

Debbie Gillespie Cakes

Award-winning Huddersfield-based wedding cake designer, specialising in unique bespoke designs for creative couples and providing cakes throughout Yorkshire, Cheshire and Manchester. Debbie Gillespie Cakes specialise in handpainting and sugar florals, and strongly inspired by the surrounding Yorkshire countryside where she lives.

Legend Bridal Designs

Firm believers you should rock your day your own way… without compromise, Legend Bridal Designs design handmade, bespoke bridal wear for the alternative bride. Each dress is tailor-made to not only fit your figure but more importantly to fit your personality.

Legend Bridal Designs

Maddison Rocks Floral Sculpture

Creator of eclectic bridal bouquets, quirky brooch bouquets and jaw-dropping giant paper flower backdrops. Maddison Rocks Floral Sculpture creates each individual piece, just for you.

Maddison Rocks Floral Sculpture

Maiden, Mother and Crone Interiors

If you are looking for something different to theme your wedding or your house, then Maiden, Mother and Crone Interiors is the company for you.  Formerly known as Dead Things by Kate, from zebras to quirky candles they have just wacky and wonderful.

Paper Punks Emporium

Paper Punks Emporium are just a couple of Bourgeois Hoodlums in a party of creativity, injecting vibrancy and anarchy into the wedding industry…. who design and produce, the highest quality finishes and a first class printing team to produce an impeccable result for your wedding stationery.

Prim and Glad Bespoke Wedding Stationery

Unique, quirky and alternative specialist, Prim & Glad Bespoke Wedding Stationery create designs that are unique & individual to you, and quirkier the better!

Rosie’s Flower Centre

Creating artificial flower crowns for brides, bridesmaids and flowergirls.  A lovely change from the traditional veil and perfect for the whimiscal, woodland theme wedding.

Tatty Lashes Stationery Boutique

When you order from Tatty Lashes you are not buying an “off-the-shelf” invitation. You are allowing us to become part of your wedding planning team. We will learn about you and your wedding so we can create the perfect wedding invitation and coordinating wedding day stationery that we are all very proud of.

“Every invitation tells a story – let us help you to tell yours”.

Tipple & Tea

A converted horse trailer perfect for Afternoon teas and a glass of fizz (or two) for hen parties.

The Bridal Barn Boutique

Located just outside the historic market town of Ormskirk in Lancashire,The Bridal Barn Boutique is a bridal store with a difference. Offering styles that evoke by-gone eras, rustic elegance, boho charm and Hollywood sophistication while giving brides, who want a change from the conventional, the opportunity to use vintage inspired pieces to create contemporary looks.

Vicky Dubois Photography

Vicky Dubois Photography is fun, creative and relaxed. In her own words, she “flippin’ LOVES her job and meeting new people”… and it shows in the beautiful moments that she captures with with honesty.

Vicky Dubois Photography

Wachadoin Events

Wachadoin Events design bespoke venue dressing, unique hire goods and floral design, tailored to create a stunning event, complimented by handmade individually designed stationery.

Wachadoin Events

Wish Upon A Sparkle

Wish Upon A Sparkle will add the finishing touches with professional make up application and face and body painting service. They specialise in face art and design, glitter and jewel embellishment for the face and body to release your inner sparkle.

Wish Upon A Sparkle


The Liverpool & North West Wedding Show has 6 catwalk shows throughout the weekend and are known for their legendary choreographer and unique acts performing throughout the show.

We have dedicated one scene totally to the alternative bridal companies and you will see gorgeous dresses from Legend Bridal Designs and The Bridal Barn Boutique which brings a whole new element to the catwalk show and gives brides the WOW factor!


As our catwalk shows are so popular, the 300 seats are taken pretty quickly so to avoid queuing for a seat or leaving it to standing room only, why not upgrade to the VIP Experience, where you are not only treated to canapés and fizz by D’vine Catering in the VIP Lounge but you have reserved seating in the first couple of rows and you will be escorted to your seats by our VIP Manager … so no hanging around waiting for the show to start!

The VIP and Live Lounge is situated in the stunning see-through marquee by Elite Marquees and dressed by Icon Events.


The Liverpool & North West Wedding Show is a ticketed event but one of you can go free if you register online before 5pm 20th September, you just need to other one to buy a ticket.
NB: the free ticket is for standard entry only and not the VIP Experience.