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