Enzoani Backless Lace Wedding Dress
Laura & Joe:
Believe it or not I fell for the first dress I tried on, and stuck with it even though I had a year and a half to go until the big day! I found my Enzoani
backless lace and tulle gown at Allison Louise Bridal
in Belper. I couldn’t recommend her enough as she really does make you feel incredible, and that’s what we all want on our big day isn’t it!?
On my feet I opted for a nude stiletto from Dune
, embellished in pearls and studs – I lasted up until the meal in these until I had a quick swap into a comfier substitute, I was too happy to care about what my feet looked like but I did want to be able to feel them the next day! My makeup was by the very talented Tabitha
worked wonders and gave me right balance of glam and natural.
Industrial Wedding Venue The West Mill
Where do you start, this place really does have it all. Originally we wanted a festival outdoor wedding but soon got scared off when I had weather nightmares. From there, Joe and myself visited The West Mill
purely because it was a fairly new venue at the time and we live a 5 minute drive from it so thought we had nothing to lose but to go for a nosey. As soon as we pulled up I had a funny feeling this was going to be the one. Unsurprisingly enough the industrial brick work, open spaces with festoon lighting and quirky touches all set by the river sold itself to us and we had to have it.
Rainbow Tassel Bunting
We knew we were never going to have a colour scheme as such however, festival, brights, boho and wild came up quite a lot in our discussions of what we were going for. Joe is one of those that if I see something in a shop, he will say ‘Don’t buy that, I’ll make it for you’ and never does, it’s a running joke, but I love him for it. Hats off to him though as he worked SO hard on creating all of our wedding decorations and he did an amazing job, they’re so personal. I think he should be most proud of the tassel bunting he created and hung from the breakfast room ceiling. Another favourite has to be the macramé hanging he made with his Nan, which we were able to get married in front of.
Twisted Willow Florist really did work her magic and gave us the brightest, wildest bouquets possible. Full of succulents, poppy heads and colour - I couldn’t have been happier with her creations. Myself and bridesmaids all had a range of single stems scattered in our hair too, which complimented the theme of the day, which I absolutely loved. Our centrepieces were organised on metallic plates which included our favourite band names, a terrarium, old quirky bottles with candles and faux flowers popping out of them.