Rebecca & Matt • Wedding Details
Date: Saturday 26th September 2020 Photography: A Big Neon Glitter Photography
Wedding Style: An Industrial Style Micro Wedding with a Copper & Grey Colour Scheme
Real Micro Wedding at The West Mill Venue, Derbyshire
What was your inspiration and vision for your day?
We chose the West Mill because it’s a gorgeous space, and everything we chose was to compliment the building, not fight against it or try and ‘pretty’ it up too much. We picked loads of neutral tones, dark greys and greenery to dress the space with some elements in copper to pick up on the industrial heritage of the space.
We know that organising a wedding during the pandemic was so difficult. What advice would you give other couples who may be considering getting married within Government restrictions?
Just do it, whether it is the wedding you have been dreaming of with a 100 guests or 30 of your nearest and dearest, it will be such a special day and it really is what you make of it. We should have been getting married on the 9th October but the restrictions were changed to just 15 guests, 2 weeks prior to this date. After feeling sorry for ourselves for about 30 seconds we managed to rally everyone, all our guests, bridal party and suppliers and pull the wedding forward to the 26th. With just 3 days notice… I would not recommend this!
Why did you choose The West Mill Venue?
We only looked at one venue and it was the West Mill, we walked in and fell in love with it. It fit us perfectly, we didn’t want anything stuffy or traditional so it ticked all the boxes. We also loved that it is by the water, and that the Mill House is available to you and your guests to stay in after.
Did you do any DIY projects?
In keeping things simple, we didn’t want a lot of fuss in the space so no!
Tell us about the details…
Charlotte from Frond and Bloom did the most magical job of dressing the space with all the neutral tones, textured flowers and dried grasses. I actually switched florist to her around 4 weeks before the date, and after a relatively quick phone call I knew she totally understood what we were looking for and we gave her pretty much free reign to dress the space.
Emma from Hello Cake also did our wedding cake, we picked the flavours and again, told her the brief of simple and complimenting the venue and because I really didn’t know what I wanted she suggested that it be a surprise on the day which we LOVED! It was a grey and copper simple, mini 3 tiered wedding cake and so so yummy.
We hired some copper pieces from Inspired hire, charger plates, centre piece candelabras that were made from copper pipe, grey napkins and table runners. All of this looked so good in the venue and really made the tables look gorgeous.
Andrew from A Big Neon Glitter was our photographer, and not only did he do the most incredible job of capturing our day beautifully, he was also a massive hit with our guests! Nearly everyone who was at the wedding commented on how amazing he was, so professional and made everyone feel so at ease throughout the whole day.
What was on the Menu?
Gin, gin and more gin! We had a selection of all different flavoured gins for our guests to enjoy. Beers, soft drinks and wine for the meal as well as a locally produced sparkling rhubarb wine for the toasts as we both hate prosecco and champagne!
We had a selection of canapes for the guest to enjoy during reception drinks which went down really well!
We had pie and mash for our meal, followed by tart au citron. Not the most traditional wedding meal, but we are both Northerners and so were most of our guests so everyone loved it.
Because we had limited guests, and everyone who was there in the evening had already eaten at the wedding we chose a couple of canapes for the evening too, which was the perfect choice so everyone could just have a little bit of something at night time.
What was your favourite part of the wedding?
I loved that is was a lot more intimate than we had originally planned, it meant we got to actually spend time speaking to all our guests and enjoying the company in the room.
After 2020 being so difficult and isolating for people, my highlight was honestly just having all our loved ones in the same space, enjoying themselves and getting to see each other.
Do you have any advice for future brides & grooms?
I know it’s a cliche but try not to stress out about all the little details, if you can get them done amazing, but if you can’t don’t lose sleep over it.
No one will remember what colour flowers or place settings you had at your wedding (except you!) but they will remember seeing you get married, and that really special feeling that really only a wedding creates for the people who you share it with.
If the restrictions are still in place and you can’t have all your guests there, pick an amazing photographer to capture the day and then you can share them with anyone who wasn’t able to be there.
Also, trust your suppliers!!! They are professionals and want nothing more than for you to have everything you want on the day, and for you to tell them what an amazing job they did. Let them have the creative freedom they need to make you say ‘wow!’ on the day.
Filled with love
The Dream Team
- Photographer A Big Neon Glitter Photography
- Florist Frond and Bloom
- Cake Hello Cake
- Dress Mori Lee sample dress from La Belle Boutique
- Shoes Steve Madden
- Jewellery Simple silver jewellery
- MUA Lauren Eaton MUA
- Hair Benjamin Ross hair
- Grooms Attire Moss Bros
- Grooms Shoes Loakes brogue style shoes
- Bridesmaid Dresses Angel Eyes
- Flower Girl SixStories
- Venue dressing Inspired Hire
- Mens accessories Mrs Bow Tie