Matthew & Stacey Beck • Wedding Details
Date: 11th November 2018 Photography: Nabila Burija Photography
Wedding Style: A Winter Wedding Filled with Perspex Signs, Foliage and a Dramatic Custom Wedding Dress!
Real Wedding at The West Mill Venue, Derbyshire
Your Love Story?
We first met at Matts dad and step-mums wedding! We only actually said hello to one another in passing, but saw one another the week after on a night out and then things just went from there! 4 years, a house and dog later Matt proposed in Edinburgh on a weekend away, totally unexpected! We had the most amazing meal in an underground restaurant, Monteiths, and on the way out under a tunnel of branches wrapped in fairy lights Matt got down on one knee!
What was your inspiration and vision for your day?
We didn’t want the conventional wedding, we wanted something totally different, a little industrial and original. Our vision for the day was just to have a relaxed day where we would be able to mix with everyone and for everyone to have a day they would definitely remember!
Why did you choose The West Mill Venue?
As soon as we pulled up to the West Mill we knew we wouldn’t be going anywhere else! And then walking in we were totally blown away, going up each floor it was just the gift that kept on giving! After seeing the cotton quarter, which was better than anything we could have envisioned, we knew this was where we wanted to get married! A couple of weeks after we brought our parents to view the venue and they all got rather emotional seeing how beautiful the West Mill was!
Did you do any DIY projects?
Yes, we did all of the Perspex signage, which definitely took a lot of patience! But really was worth all of the time, really effective and didn’t take anything away from the venue. We also made the name places as we wanted to incorporate the Royal British legion poppies into the day with it being Remembrance Sunday. The table arrangements also took a lot of hunting down, trying to find 60 glass and silver candlesticks was a task! To mix the dark green theme in we had the idea of the foliage wine bottle candlesticks which were super effective too.
Tell us about the details…
We really wanted the flowers and cake to reflect the venue, so the flowers were kept simple with just lots of foliage and an amazing backdrop of french ruscus and ribbons. The cake was a marble effect, almost concrete looking to match the industrial setting. My dress was from a bridal boutique called Dotty Bridal in Holmfirth, and obviously I picked a dress that wasn’t available, they managed to source it though and after the shoulder tulle drapes were added it really was perfect. I wanted something a little different, and a tad extra to match the drama of the cotton quarter which I think it did perfectly!
What was on the Menu?
We picked Asti Martini as our reception drinks which everyone loved! The beer bath also went down really well, perfect for Matt and the groomsmen to play beer pong with to build up some Dutch courage for the speeches! Our meal was Chunky Vegetable Soup (the best soup ever according to our guests) a Roast Beef Dinner and Warm Chocolate Brownie with Raspberry Ripple ice cream, the perfect winter 3 course!
What was your favourite part of the wedding?
We couldn’t possibly pick. It really was the perfect day
Do you have any advice for future brides & grooms?
Just enjoy it. Don’t worry about all the details it will all fit together amazingly. Spend as much time together as you can on the day, if you are having the best time enjoying the moment then your guests will too! The other advice we would give is – book the West Mill Venue!! You won’t regret it.
Beautiful, Happy and Memorable!
The Dream Team
- Photographer Nabila Burija Photography
- Dress Pronovias Dress
- Hair Hair by Jorja
- Makeup Katriona Kongialis Makeup Artist
- Jewellery Carat London jewellery
- Shoes Jimmy Choo Shoes
- Groom's Attire Moss Bros, Grenson Shoes
- Bridesmaid’s Dresses Coast
- Cake Chez Marshalls
- Flowers Blossem
- Stationery Cartalia
- Photo Booth Oh! Photobooth
- DJ Us!