There is something about this Holmes Mill wedding that has us smitten. It could be the beautiful pearl wedding dress? It could also be the soft romantic tones against the industrial backdrop at this Recommended venue that just looks...right? Maybe it was Kirsty and David's French bulldog Busby who walked down the aisle, had a cocktail named after him and who sort of stole the show in his dog wedding outfit. Okay, yes. Definitely Busby... But apart from a dapper dog there were so many incredible details and moments. All captured by Recommended supplier Wyldbee Photography, who really knows how to get a dog's best angles... Alright, alright! Less about the dog and more about the show stopping styling and 'Espresso Manctinis'. (We spelt that correctly, all is revealed below...)

Industrial Holmes Mill wedding with romantic florals and pearl wedding dress.

We chose a muted palette of pinks, greens and metallics and largely stuck to that. But we weren't too worried about it all matching. I hadn't seen another wedding in my hours of Pinterest and Instagram scrolling that was exactly 'us', so we took inspiration from a lot of different places. The confetti design on the stationery was actually inspired by some wrapping paper I had bought! It's tricky to summarise but the overall vibe was relaxed, fun, romantic, whimsical, boho, stylish, rustic/modern, luxe, soft, sumptuous and pretty.

Kirsty & David


We love an industrial wedding. But the styling at Kirsty and David's big day has sort of taken the cake! The neon sign for a start, the statement piece that your guests literally won't be able to keep their eyes off. The hanging bulbs, candles and pink touches gave a soft edge to the exposed features of the Mill, and something about draping just makes us feel, happy? And that reception room. Highlights include the incredible blooms and the bold wedding signage inspired by wrapping paper. They also had a bar in the same room as the dance floor (always a winner in our book). Featuring cocktails that celebrated David's Mancinian heritage (The Espresso Manctini) and Kirsty's Yorkshire roots (Yorkshire Rose). Not only creative, but judging by the pictures, pretty delicious...


Choosing your wedding readings and music is one of the best parts of wedding planning and gives you the opportunity to put a personal spin on your ceremony! Kirsty and David opted for two readings at their Holmes Mill wedding. The first was 'Falling In Love Is Like Owning A Dog', followed by 'All I Know About Love' by Neil Gaiman. Kirsty walked down the aisle to 'Riptide' by Vance Joy and left to 'Best Friend' by Queen. A great choice, but now we're sort of crying imagining it... And when we found out they signed the register to 'I Think Of Home' by Snow Patrol, we sort of lost it. In a good way of course... Their first dance song was 'Science Of Silence' by Richard Ashcroft, and all we're left thinking is maybe Kirsty and David should go into the wedding playlist business!

'Personalised details maketh the wedding.' No, that wasn't Shakespeare, it was us! The proof lies in Kirsty & David's day...

We wanted our day to feel personalised. So we focused on little details and got our family and friends involved. My brother sang me down the aisle, our friend sang at the reception, David's mum made the cake and our friends helped with mics/speakers and a personalised beer pong table!

Kirsty & David

So if this Holmes Mill wedding is filling you with industrial inspiration, this city centre wedding will be right up your street. Not only was it also shot by the lovely Wyldbee Photography but it features some monochrome stationery we are sort of obsessed with! If it was the naked wedding cake you loved, then we have a whole load more in our rustic cake roundup that you won't want to miss. 

Helena Milsom

Written by Helena Milsom

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Venue: Holmes Mill | Photographer: Wyldbee Photography | Exceed Events: Entertainment | Florist: Olive Owl Flowers | Hair Stylist: Hair by Olivia James | Makeup Artist: Amy Lauren MUA | Wedding Dress: Shikoba Bride | Dress Fittings: Agape Bridal Boutique | Bridal Boutique: The White Yard | Grooms & Groomsmen Suits: Peter Posh | Grooms & Groomsmen Shirts: Charles Tyrwhitt | Groom's Pocket Square: Reiss | Groomsmen's Pocket Squares & Ties: ASOS | Groom's Cufflinks: Gucci | Groom's Shoes: Grenson Shoes | Bride's Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Flower Girl's Shoes: Monsoon | Bridesmaids' Shoes: New Look | Groomsmen's Shoes: Peter Posh | Printed Stationery: | Signage & Table Place Names: Painted by Jen | Plates & Napkins: Creative Venue Styling | Bespoke Neon Sign: The Word Is Love, Wildfire Neon | Drapes & Styling: Olive Oil Flowers | Balloons & Tassels: Etsy

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