REAL-LIFE WED­DINGS

AMY AND NI­CHOLAS 27 PAGES OF STUN­NING REAL-LIFE IN­SPI­RA­TION

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Be­ing from a cre­ative back­ground, I knew that our

day would be a DIY af­fair. We wanted a wed­ding that rep­re­sented who we are as a cou­ple, and only we could do that. When we looked round The West Mill in Derby, we knew that this was the place to bring our vi­sion to life!

My brides­maid is a free­lance il­lus­tra­tor, so she of­fered to de­sign our sta­tionery for us. We chose a very nat­u­ral, hand-drawn de­sign which worked per­fectly for our venue, as the mill has bags of char­ac­ter so we didn’t want to overdo it with the dé­cor. We then used this flo­ral de­sign through­out our whole wed­ding.

For our ta­bles, we col­lected jars which I sprayed with gold, bronze and sil­ver paint. Some were used as can­dles and oth­ers filled with dried laven­der and eu­ca­lyp­tus. We also sourced a se­lec­tion of suc­cu­lent plants and lan­terns to in­cor­po­rate a lit­tle bit of Morocco (where we got en­gaged).

When it came to my dress, I didn’t want any­thing tra­di­tional. I tried on numer­ous de­signs but noth­ing felt quite right, so when I dis­cov­ered Nee­dle & Thread (needle­andthread.com) I fell in love! I or­dered a long-sleeved gown with lots of em­bel­lish­ment – the de­tail­ing made it feel so spe­cial.

My best idea was hav­ing a mu­sic duo play through­out the day – hear­ing them sing Latch by Sam Smith as I mar­ried my best friend was un­for­get­table.

WE KEPT THE DÉ­COR SIM­PLE… THE VENUE SPEAKS FOR IT­SELF

NICK’S NAVY BLUE SUIT CON­TRASTED WITH AMY’S ETHE­REAL LOOK

THE COU­PLE’S IN­DUS­TRIAL VENUE WAS THE PER­FECT BACK­DROP

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