Introduction

Industrial Meets Romance at The Pumping House

Emily & Aaron's wedding day is utterly gorgeous! The grey and copper colour palette perfectly matched the cool, industrial vibes that The Pumping House has to offer, while the minimalist floral styling gave it a touch of modern romance... Just wait until you see the bridesmaids' floral hoops - perfect if you want your wedding to be anything but traditional. So, what are you waiting for? Without further ado, let us introduce you to Emily & Aaron...

Details

The Need to Know
Venue
The Pumping House
Location
Derbyshire
Ceremony
63
Breakfast
63
Reception
120
Dress
Wellbet Bridal Boutique - Swinderby
Flowers
Peonies & Plumes
Cake
Confetti Cakery
Photographer
Pear & Bear Photography

EMILY & AARON, TELL US ABOUT YOUR VENUE...

“We got married at The Pumping House in Ollerton. As soon as we visited we knew it was for us. It had an industrial feel, but with modern twists. And such quirky little rooms to look around. We didn’t need to do a lot to the venue to make it look dressed! And that worked for us!”

DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING...

“We went for the greys and coppers! I feel it went with the venue perfectly. Save the Date Event Stylists provided most of our items, and dressed the tables perfectly with copper terrariums, and some quirky vintage tins we provided.

The backdrop in the ceremony room was a stunning copper frame, which Danielle from Peonies and Plumes made look perfect with the florist skills. I’m not a traditional bouquet person, so the minimalistic bridesmaid hoops worked perfect, with some stunning silks added.

We added a few personal touches. We have travelled a lot together, so had a globe to sign as a guest book, which looked great, and had no dodgy pictures on it at the end! We added lots of photos of travelling in the map room which worked perfectly! Also we didn’t do the traditional favours. Instead we are donating to the rescue centre where we got our dog. Who was the star of the show all day obviously Aaron and I love travelling and animals. So it was perfect.

Everybody commented on how ‘us’ the day was. And said if we didn’t know who was getting married, we would definitely of guessed it was you two!”

WHAT DID YOU ALL WEAR?

“I wore a stunning Essence of Australia fit and flare dress, with floating straps and a champagne underlay with delicate 3D flowers, and a lace appliqué. It was perfect! I had the most amazing flower crown, with flashes of blush, blues, green foliage. Danielle even put some berries in there!

The guys all wore amazing suits from The Vintage Suit Hire. They had blue tweedy suits complete with waistcoats, pocket watches and quirky stag pins. Finished off with thistle style button holes.

The bridesmaids all wore grey flowy multi way dresses, and they looked great. We wanted the girls to feel comfortable so these were perfect. They all wore styles unique to them, and the colour of the dresses worked with the bridesmaid hoops, which has green foliage and grey and copper silks. We finished the look with eucalyptus head crowns, which perfected the look.

We wanted a laid back look, with a twist. The dress I went for was a slightly different style that I imagined I would go for, but it worked! The guys all looked dapper and all of the colours tied in together looked amazing! We’re not very traditional, so didn’t want everything regimental. We went with what we love!”

“The food from start to finish was mouth watering! Gail Dandy Catering is the team that The Pumping House use, and I cant recommend them enough! We had some veggies, vegans and meat eaters, and nothing was an issue! We started with a nice summery Pimms as a welcome drink, or a Peroni for the beer drinkers. Followed by vegetarian canapés.

Our main meal was tapas! I cant describe how nice it was. We got so much food, and everyone loved it. From the bread to start with to the meatballs and prawns. It was just so tasty! We had a trio of desserts, which included Eton mess, cheesecake and chocolate cake. Again, just amazing!

The evening meal was of course wood fired pizza, by the incredible Rustic Crust. They came in their converted Landrover, set up and served the most amazing pizza. Still people are talking to me about it!

We also had two cakes, and an elegant sweet table, which included macarons, meringue, marshmallows and shortbread. These had the personal touch, with added copper brushes through, and the cake had the added succulents. Confetti Cakery do the best cakes! The lemon drizzle is a must!

Again we didn’t go for traditional, we went with what we love and it turns out so did everybody else!”

HOW DID YOU ENTERTAIN THE GUESTS?

“We had a good friend play the acoustic guitar and ukulele outside whilst people were mingling. It was such a beautiful day, and he stood in the woodland and did his thing, it was lovely and everyone had a sing a long.

Into the evening, we hired a photo booth. We didn’t go for the typical cheesy one, we opted for Vintage Photo Booth, who were great. And we got some great images, the black and white photos are definitely more us!

We did some great sparkler shots in the evening and got everyone involved, and they turned out great. In the rooms upstairs we scattered photos for people to look at and have a gander. It was nice that all the guests could have a walk round and chill in the different rooms if they wanted to.

To make it more personal we imported in our favourite beer from Windhoek, Namibia, and put some in an old metal tub for everyone to help themselves too. Needless to say it went down a treat, and it was great for everyone to read the story to go with it. Everyone knows how much we love travelling, so it was a good touch.”

DO YOU HAVE ANY WORDS OF ADVICE FOR FUTURE COUPLES?

“I panicked about everything from day one. Aaron was so chilled and assured me it would be fine. And it was! On the morning of the wedding I didn’t care. All I can say is get the food sorted and get everyone a drink and they will be happy!! Don’t sweat the small stuff, it’s really not worth it. And I promise you, it will be the best day, if you let it flow, and go with it!

We had coloured smoke bombs for photos. Which didn’t exactly go to plan, but we look back now and just laugh. Everyone had fun whilst doing it, so theres no problem! It will be the best day ever!”

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