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My own wedding journey was a real eye-opener!


I  discovered that as a bigger girl, there were very few places where I could actually try on gowns in my size.  Was I going to part with nearly £2000 for a gown I couldn't even try on?  No way!


Then I thought about the resources it takes to make a quality wedding gown.  The water, fabric, power and global shipping, all for a gown which would only be worn for 12 hours or so.


That's when the idea for Blue & Sixpence struck!


Yes, you can buy a pre-loved gown online, but you can't try it on before you buy it, and you can't return it.




Meet Blue & Sixpence

I wanted an affordable, sustainable gown in my size.  

I also wanted the high-end boutique experience that Brides with more money than me enjoyed. 


You shouldn't have to "settle" for a gown, or compromise on your principles, either.

I believe that making an environmental choice to buy a sample or pre-loved gown should be celebrated rather than being ignored.

With over 30 years' experience in weddings, events,  retail and customer service, and personal experience as a plus-size Bride, I will ensure that your experience at Blue & Sixpence is fun, friendly and personal. 

I will listen to your dreams and desires and help you turn them into a stunning reality.

They truly are "gowns that don't cost the earth"!


Did you know

I'm also a fully trained and qualified Independent Civil Celebrant? 

If you're interested in having a Wedding which is unique as you are, please ask me for details!

The Boutique

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Blue & Sixpence is an enchanting experience for Brides of all shapes, sizes and budgets.  It's a warm, inviting, safe space where Brides and their Entourages can explore all their ideas to make their visions come to life.

We have over 500 unique, individual wedding gowns in sizes 4-36 in our current collection.


Our beautiful boutique is fully Air Conditioned.  We are the only local independent boutique to offer this, believe us, you'll appreciate it!

During appointments our door is locked; you can browse the rails in total privacy and comfort in  the dressing gowns provided.


Typically, our Brides save 50% (and often more)​ when compared to buying and waiting for a gown from other stores.

Our stock is carefully and ethically sourced from across the UK  for it's environmental credentials, quality, style and affordability - you won't find any of our gowns elsewhere in the North West!

We also offer a carefully curated collection of accessories, most are handmade by Ali, for a totally unique look!


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Blue & Sixpence is a game-changing combination of affordability and sustainability.

Combined with outstanding customer service,

we offer a fabulous bridal celebration experience with attention to every detail.

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