GILDED beauty

An el­e­gant white and cop­per colour scheme was the per­fect choice for this sum­mer cel­e­bra­tion

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THE COU­PLE Jes­sica & Aaron Jes­sica Hills, 23, and Aaron Bradley, 23, held their cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion at The West Mill, Derby

From a down-to-earth start – meet­ing in tax class as part of their law de­grees – Jess and Aaron’s love story took a rather ro­man­tic turn. On a trip to Paris, Aaron led Jess to a bridge in the Parc des Buttes Chau­mont, where he pro­jected a video fea­tur­ing all her friends say­ing why she should marry him. “I wanted it to be per­fect, like one of those mo­ments in the movies,” says Aaron. “It took hours of prepa­ra­tion and plan­ning!”

This was just the start of the plan­ning. To cre­ate their el­e­gant white and cop­per-themed sum­mer day, the cou­ple and their fam­i­lies spent many more hours hand craft­ing de­tails, in­clud­ing the stun­ning cop­per cer­e­mony arch made by Jess’s fa­ther and brother. “They went out one day and bought some pipe and joints, and a few hours later had built a free­stand­ing arch. I was amazed,” says Aaron. Jess’s brother also cre­ated the beau­ti­ful

“WE WENT COP­PER MAD... BUT CAN YOU EVER HAVE TOO MANY SHINY THINGS?”

foil let­ter­ing sta­tionery un­der Jess’s watch­ful eye, while the cou­ple worked to­gether to make a wooden sign of their LQLWLDOV!ÀOOHG!ZLWK!PRVV!DQG!ÁRZHUV"! ´:H!ZHQW!FRSSHU!PDG#Μ!VD\V!-HVV"!´:H! had tons of cop­per lanterns, plates, trays, ERZOV!DQG!FDQGHODEUD"!:H!WKRXJKW!ZH·G! have too much, but can you ever have too many shiny things?”

To com­ple­ment the gilded de­tails, Jess and Aaron went to town with an DEXQGDQFH!RI!DOO$ZKLWH!ÁRZHUV#!LQFOXGLQJ! hy­drangeas, ra­nun­cu­lus, freesias and roses, which worked per­fectly against the ar­chi­tec­tural de­tails of their mill YHQXH"!,W!ZDV!WKH!FDNH!WKDW!EHFDPH! the un­ex­pected show­stop­per of the GHFRU#!WKRXJK"!´,W!ZDV!D!KXJH!WDONLQJ! SRLQW!ZLWK!WKH!JXHVWV#Μ!VD\V!-HVV"!´&DNH! hadn’t been a pri­or­ity, but it ended up EHLQJ!RQH!RI!RXU!IDYRXULWH!HOHPHQWV"Μ!

“THECAKEWASA HUGE TALK­ING POINT WITH THE GUESTS. IT ENDED UP BEINGONEOF OUR FAVOURITE EL­E­MENTS”

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