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Something Blue: Summer Romance at The West Mill

We’ve been following Katie and Lewis’ wedding planning journey from the very start – if you haven’t read it already, swing by the blog to catch up! We are over the moon to be able to share their beautiful big day with you! Set at the stunning West Mill in Derby in June 2018, this couple’s summer celebration featured a neutral colour scheme with dashes of blue. We’ll hand you over to Katie so you can find out a little more...

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The Need to Know
Venue
The West Mill
Location
Derby
Ceremony
60
Breakfast
60
Reception
100
Dress
The Wedding House
Flowers
The Greenery
Cake
Sophisticakes Patisserie
Photographer
Charlotte Jopling

THE BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES…

“To say it was the best day of our lives would be an understatement! It was incredible and we feel so blessed to have experienced it together with our family and closest friends. The colour scheme was neutral with lots of greenery and white flowers, while the bridesmaids and groomsmen were in shades of blue. We aimed to create a relaxed yet romantic atmosphere, adding personal touches with handmade decorations and lots of photos. We created signs with lyrics from our wedding songs and made cookies with quirky messages.”

WE MADE EVERYTHING FOR THE WEDDING…

“From the moment we walked into The West Mill, we knew this would be the place we would be getting married. We are both from Derby and went to school not far from the venue, it just felt so right for us. The fact it is just beautiful was an added bonus! We made everything from the hanging seating plan and wooden table numbers, to multiple selfie boards and the ‘Mr & Mrs’ signs for our chairs. I even made the confetti! We created our own props and signs for a photo-booth and even had blow up flamingos from my hen party as fancy dress. Instead of favours we donated a small amount on behalf of each guest to two charities close to our hearts. Everyone understood exactly why we had done this and it made us so happy to see everyone wearing their new charity pins into the evening.”

THE BRIDESMAIDS WORE BLUE GOWNS…

“My dress was a fitted ‘Martina Liana’ dress from The Wedding House in Derby. Lewis and his groomsmen wore a blue coloured suit from Moss Bros and my beautiful bridesmaids wore light blue, strapless dresses from Pretty Little Thing.

For our drinks reception we served beer, gin and tonic and a special cocktail of gin, rhubarb and ginger ale. For the wedding breakfast we served smoked salmon or mango and brie parcels, followed by a chicken dish or vegetarian wellington for the main and finished with a trio of mini deserts of chocolate blondie, lemon posset and red velvet cheesecake. Our cake was made by the talented Sophisticake.”

ENJOY THE WHOLE PROCESS AND TAKE IT IN…

“In the evening we had acoustic guitarists sing some of our favourite songs, including our first dance. RJL events (who we saw at The Wedding Event With A Difference catwalk) then played us into the night with a DJ set.

Our advice?

Enjoy the whole process and take it all in. Once the day is over, you will have a beautiful marriage to look forward to with your best friend.”

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