Former church provides heavenly space for brides’ big day

The Aisle Edit

A Greater Manchester church has been transformed into the perfect base for brides to plan their big days.

Manchester-based bridal footwear and accessories business, Charlotte Mills, is behind The Aisle Edit, a one-stop destination for all things bridal, featured over three floors in the village of Scouthead, near Saddleworth.

The new concept, which opened on February 11, invites brides to shop for their entire bridal party with bridalwear, bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride attire and accessories all under one roof.

Charlotte said: “The Aisle Edit houses a curated collection of incredible, female-run independent bridal brands to provide a wedding shopping destination unlike anything else in the UK.

“And what better space to create it in than a converted church?

“We’ve breathed fresh life into this beautifully historic building while maintaining and enhancing its original features to create something truly wow-worthy.”

The converted church has been transformed into 6,000 sq ft of bridal shopping space, complete with a boutique-style cafe bar and personal service.

A large accessory showroom spans the ground floor, featuring on-trend wedding hair accessories and jewellery by The Bobby Pin, plus nightwear by Meeka, denim jackets and veils from For The Love Of Pearls.

The middle floor plays host to a mezzanine champagne bar, serving up afternoon tea, coffee, wine and bubbles with a selfie station and Team Hen accessory area.

The middle floor houses a Charlotte Mills Showroom, while the is home to award-winning bridal boutique Dotty Bridal. Expanding on its popular Yorkshire locations, Dotty will bring a host of premium designer gowns for private bridal appointments.

Charlotte added: “By covering all bridal party bases, we’ve solved the problem of brides needing to get their girls together for multiple shopping trips by creating one luxurious bridal destination where they can do it all while making an epic girly day of it.

“We’ve no doubt The Aisle Edit will add a unique and special experience to brides’ wedding planning journeys.”

Brands featured in The Aisle Edit include Charlotte Mills, Dotty Bridal, Rewritten, Rebecca Andrews, Meeka, For The Love Of Pearls, Team Hen, Horsehoe flowers.