With just weeks until she is due to tie the knot, a Mancunian bride-to-be needs help to make her touching idea for her dress a reality.
Following the Manchester Arena bombing , which claimed the lives of 22 people last May, Louise Bolotin and partner Adrian Wilson decided to marry as soon as they can – and they’ll marry on February 3.
And to make the day perfect, Louise wants to make sure the iconic Manchester bee motif features on her wedding dress.
“I live in the building where the bomber built the bomb, I had the tattoo just afterwards,” she told Manchester Evening News.
“Last year we started talking about marriage in January. After the bomb it did feel more important and in August we decided to go ahead with it and get married.
“We have been together two and-a-half years. We thought if we are going to do it lets do it quickly. The bomb affected both of us and I still get emotional about it.”
Louise, of Granby Road – where mass murderer Salman Abedi constructed the deadly device – wants the bee motif to be stitched onto the bodice of her vintage 1950s style bridal outfit.
So far been unable to find any in time for her final fitting on January 26.
She struggled to find anywhere selling stitchable logos in the UK and did eventually track down stockists in China, but was sent the wrong sizes and now there is not enough time for them to be delivered.
Louise is now appealing for anybody who creates bee motifs, or anybody who can make them at short notice, to get in touch to help complete her Manchester wedding.
The ceremony will take place at the Pankhurst Suite at Manchester Registry Office, with a reception to follow at the Mechanics Institute, on Princess Street.
Anybody who is able to help Louise can email firstname.lastname@example.org.