Happily Ever Afflecks

    News, Manchester City Centre
    Afflecks First Wedding

    Following the announcement of its new marital license last year, Manchester’s world-famous independent emporium, Afflecks, hosted its first ever wedding on Saturday 1st June 2024. 

    Sean Berry, owner of Panic Posters at Afflecks for over 31 years and his long-term partner Millie were the first happy couple to say “I Do” at the iconic retail venue in the city centre.

    The wedding took place on Saturday evening beside the iconic poster wall on the first floor - close to Sean’s store. Businesses on the first floor closed a little early on to prepare for a very special transformation of the space for the first fabulous wedding to take place at the venue.

    Sean and Millie’s family and friends descended on Afflecks to celebrate the couple's nuptials once the building was closed.  With Afflecks’ famous owl, Aurora and Sean’s dog Willow, as ring bearers and a fairy godmother presiding over a dancing procession out of Afflecks into the street to close the ceremony,  it was a wedding that was as independently spirited as Afflecks itself and the perfect way to kick off the emporium’s first wedding season.

    A registrar from Manchester City Council was officially presiding over the ceremony and legally marrying Sean and Millie in what was a very special day for the happy couple as well as Afflecks itself.

    Sean Berry, owner of Panic Posters said:
    “Discovering that our second home, Afflecks, would start hosting weddings inspired Millie and I to finally tie the knot. We've been together as long as I've had the Afflecks store, and it's been a huge part of our lives. We couldn't think of a better place to get married. We were so happy to share our perfect day with other members of the Afflecks family, and we hope it was very memorable!”

    AJ Martyn, General Manager at Afflecks said:
    “We’re absolutely thrilled to have hosted our very first Afflecks wedding, especially one that celebrated the marriage of one of our very own Afflecks family members. Our first wedding definitely set the tone for how unique and eccentric a marriage celebration can be here at Afflecks. We encourage anyone looking for an extra special, alternative wedding day to get in touch.”

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