Holly & John

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• Wedding Details


Real Wedding at The West Mill Venue, Derbyshire

Bride & Groom: Holly & John

Date: Saturday 11th November 2017

Wedding Style: A laidback November Wedding with wild flowers and burgundy Bridesmaids dresses.

Photography: Benjamin Pollard Photography

Your Love Story?

We met through work. John proposed in London in December 2015 on the balcony of our hotel. I was looking out over London as Christmas lights and turned around and john was on one knee. He had asked for my father & steps fathers permission and my sister help him pick the ring.

What was your inspiration and vision for your day?

Autumn, my favourite time of year as I love all the colours

Why did you choose The West Mill Venue?

It was the first venue we saw and we just fell in love with it, as soon as we both walked in we said this is the venue. It’s Unique, Original and Beautiful !!

Did you do any DIY projects?

Yes, I made all of the signs we had dotted around with quotes on myself and the table plan.

Tell us about the details…

Flowers… we based these on the autumnal theme. Lots of different flowers and colours with greenery.

Cake… I wanted to keep it simple but kept the gold around the tops on the tiers (inspiration from Pinterest)

My dress… was from Wed2b and it was amazing. Not the style I thought I would go for but as soon as I put it on I fell in love.

What was on the Menu?


Brie and Mango Parcels (which were amazing )


We did the ‘Host a Roast’ (our guests loved and it was a main talking point)


A mix of Passionfruit Cheesecake and Chocolate Brownie (because I love cheesecake and John loves Brownie)

Evening Buffet

A Mix of pizza and fish and chips

What was your favourite part of the wedding?

I couldn’t possibly pick a favourite. The Whole day was amazing and everything we could have dreamed of.. from the Venue to Catering, Staff (who were fantastic, every single person we dealt with whilst planning up to everyone who helped on the day) The Burgundys were amazing, they had everyone up dancing and a huge talking point. OH! Photobooth (Jack was Fab). The flowers were amazing.

Can you sum up your wedding day in 3 words?

Absolutely, Loved It !! 

Do you have any advice for future brides & grooms?

Just enjoy your big day & have fun as it goes by so quickly. Also not your traditional advise but…..  If you are thinking about choosing The West Mill then 100% DO IT !!!! you will not regret it… Simply the best Venue!

I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone at The West Mill, you made everything so easy and stress free and made our dream day come true. A special thank you to Emily, our event manager she was absolutely brilliant, I cannot thank her enough!


Your Dream Team

Photographer: Benjamin Pollard

Bridalwear: Wed2b

Hair: Jenna Skivington

Make Up: Maliraj Beauty Room

Groom’s Attire: Brigdens

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Coast

Cake: Andrea Ticketyboo

Flowers: Harvey’s Bloom

Band/DJ: The Burgundys

Photo Booth: OH! photobooth

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