Jessica Addley (now Harwood) and Richard Harwood • Wedding Details
Date: 06/12/18 Photography: Emma Kenny Weddings
Wedding Style: A Simply Stylish December Wedding with so many family DIY projects ♥
Real Wedding at The West Mill Venue, Derbyshire
Your Love Story?
What was your inspiration and vision for your day?
We wanted simple, rustic and not too much fuss. We both have super busy jobs so we spent time on the things we felt people would enjoy and remember and everything else we just decided not to do.
Why did you choose The West Mill Venue?
Did you do any DIY projects?
Tell us about the details…
Everything was rustic and simple so we kept everything white and green which I loved!!
What was on the Menu?
We had mulled wine on arrival and a few nibbles but we had provided the guests with mince pies and Tayto (Irish version of Walkers) crisps at the church.
For starter we had a cucumber and mango salad, we wanted to make sure that everyone, no matter what dietary requirements could have the same starter.
For main we did host a roast with the most beautiful beef and cauliflower cheese. People loved this and the room was amazing.
What was your favourite part of the wedding?
We loved the whole lot but one of our favourite buts was we asked a family friend to play the oboe in the church whilst we signed the register and she had learnt one of our songs as a surprise. I cried my eyes out!!
Do you have any advice for future brides & grooms?
Simple, rustic and from the heart
The Dream Team
- Photographer Emma Kenny Weddings (best money we have ever spent)
- Dress I really wasn’t interested in “finding the one” when it came to my dress but “Brides of Bakewell” really made my experience so special. The dress I chose was Stella York.
- Shoes I wore the comfiest shoes I could find which ended up being from Carvela.
- Headpiece Richard chose my head piece, it was from Debenhams and it was perfect.
- Necklace & Earrings I wore my great granny’s necklace which my mum had repaired for the day and I borrowed my mums wedding earrings (both of these brought on a few tears)
- Hair KH hair in Ashbourne
- Make Up My beautiful best friend Beth, she did it just how I wanted and I got to keep all the make up - win, win
- Grooms Attire The suits were from Moss Bros, Navy with wine ties, Richard chose a blue tartan waistcoat and he looked so handsome.
- Bridesmaid Dresses I let each bridesmaid chose which ever dress they wanted as long as it was full length, wine colour and no sparkles. 3 of them had D’Zage dresses and I was very lucky to have 2 with baby bumps so they had their dresses from Tiffany Rose. They all looked so beautiful.
- Cake My Mum made a 5 tier fruit cake which my Sister stirred in a plastic box and my Dad iced - was a fabulous team effort, absolutely delicious and we got to keep some for Christmas Day.
- Florist The bouquets and button holes were from The Flower Shop in Ashbourne, my granny had grown early blooming snow drops (snow drops are what she brought to me when I was born so they are my favourite) and one managed to make it into my bouquet. I was absolutely thrilled.
- Stationary My multitalented best friend Beth also wrote the invites and save the dates and table names which we then got printed on Kraft paper by 45 degrees in Belper. Richards mum also has the most amazing hand writing so she wrote the menus.
- Band Hipster - we were up all night dancing and had the absolute best time with them.
- Transport Dad was in charge of this so we had a double decker London red bus, of course, we had a whole lot of fizz on the way which topped it off nicely.