Introduction

Rustic Luxe at The West Mill…

Leanne and Matthew opted for a relaxed, rustic wedding at The West Mill. Featuring subtly stylish industrial vibes, it's guaranteed to inspire your very own special day.

These childhood sweethearts knew the venue was the perfect setting for their celebration as soon as they saw it. They wanted their wedding décor to be rustic yet unforgettable, swapping flowers for foliage and styling their day with some seriously cool details - just wait until you see the huge pink roll top bath! We'll hand you over to real bride, Leanne, so you can find out a little more about the inspiration behind their wedding day…

Details

The Need to Know
Venue
The West Mill
Location
Darley Abbey
Ceremony
100
Breakfast
100
Reception
100
Dress
Allure Bridal
Flowers
NA
Cake
Hello Cake
Photographer
Rosie Kelly Photography

THE DAY WAS INCREDIBLE…

“The day was just incredible. It was so nice to see all the people we grew up with come together to see us move to the next mile stone. We got married at the beautiful West Mill in Darley Abbey, and as soon as we parked up in the venue I was sold. The building itself is absolutely stunning and the rustic feel inside was exactly what we wanted. I loved the fact that everything is all in one place too, so our guests didn’t have to travel throughout the day.”

WE OPTED FOR A RUSTIC WEDDING THEME…

“For the style of our décor, we opted for a rustic wedding theme, serving alcohol from a huge pink roll top bath. We had some big copper frames made by Grove Joinery which had Perspex boards hanging from them, made by Megan Catterhole Styling. When it came to floral design, we went for foliage instead of flowers as we felt it matched the venue and our colour scheme. We used sliced logs painted with chalk paint as our place settings, and hand wrote the names in copper ink. We used tree trunks for the table centrepieces, which were sourced from a friend who is a tree surgeon. Myself and Emma of Hello Cake made the wedding favours, which were little boxes of vanilla meringues. “

I FELL IN LOVE WITH MY WEDDING DRESS…

“My dress was incredible, if I do say so myself. The designer was Allure Bridal and I literally fell in love with it before I even tried it on. It was a sweetheart neckline with an embroidered body and a huge organza ruffle train. I also wore a leather jacket that was hand painted with ‘Mrs S’ on the back by the amazing Bee Davies Illustration. Matt wore a gorgeous blue Ted Baker suit which we hired from Moss Bros. He had a pastel pink tie to match the décor, while the best men and usher wore the same but with green ties to match the bridesmaids. Our bridesmaids wore a mint green Bardot-style maxi dress. As I had seven bridesmaids, I felt that it was important to choose a style that suited all of the different heights and shapes. “

WE KEPT OUR ENTERTAINMENT SIMPLE…

“For our wedding breakfast, we chose feta cheese salad for our starter, chicken with stuffing. and vegetables for our main, and a lemon cheesecake with raspberry sauce for dessert – our favourite! We wanted to keep the entertainment as simple as possible and had our good friend Gareth DJ for us.”

ANY ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES AND GROOMS?

“Our advice for future brides and grooms? Don’t get too stressed about the small stuff because on the day you won’t even notice!”

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