Today we’re bursting with pride at the magical marriage of Jade and Karla who said ‘I do’ at one of our featured Manchester venues. So picture two beautiful brides, two stylish suits, one gorgeous venue, a bucket load of fun and two fab-u-lous drag queens and you’ve pretty much got the gist of their incredible Victoria Warehouse wedding. Bring it on!
How it all began…
Karla was a close friend of Jade’s sister and the pair were introduced some twelve years ago. Years later, the couple bumped into one another on a night out in Canal Street, Manchester. Jade tells us, “It sounds cheesy, but it felt like the whole world and all of the crowds stopped around us, and all I could see was her.” Ahhhh! The rest, they say, is history (or kiss-tory, as we like to call it!).
The couple had been together for almost ten years before they said ‘I do’. They actually made an agreement to have four proposals. This sounds like fun to us! The first proposal was in 2010, in which Karla proposed to Jade at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Next, proposal two was in 2012, Karla wrote a message in the sand on a beach off the coast of Dublin. Number three was in 2014, whereupon Jade proposed to Karla on the boating lake in Central Park, New York. The fourth and final time, they were sat on their sofa and they both said “Shall we just do it then?”
Their Victoria Warehouse Wedding Vision
The couple wanted their wedding day to be intimate and involve, in their words, ‘the people that truly know us and had shared memories with us.’ They didn’t want formal traditions. Moreover, they wanted a venue that was ‘raw’ and could reflect their personalities. Being proud Mancunians, they also wanted a venue that screamed ‘MANCHESTER!’
We totally get why this couple chose Victoria Warehouse. It’s unconventional, cool, quirky and versatile. It can be adapted to suit your imagination and weddings here are no ordinary affair.
The Bridesmaid, Best Man and Father of the Bride
Flowers and Décor!
Well these newlyweds certainly know how to throw a party. They had several forms of entertainment at their Victoria Warehouse wedding. The first was The Vegan Queens who surprised guests during the wedding breakfast. Jade and Karla tell us, “They provided some epic, camp entertainment and also read an amazing poem about gay pride that really brought home the importance of equality.”
The First Dance!
To dance their way into married life, the couple chose two meaningful songs. They had a mash up of Alanis Morrisette’s Head Over Feet, going into Erasure’s A little Respect. Jade says, “Every lyric in Head over Feet signifies our love for one another and A Little Respect has always been our favourite song, and one that we always end up dancing around the house to.”
The Best Bits?
Words of Advice?
A special thanks goes to Jade and Karla for sharing their super cool Victoria Warehouse wedding with us. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. Cheers!