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Wedding Newspaper Order of Service and Blue and White China for Industrial Wedding at The West Mill in Derbyshire by Rosie Kelly Photography Pin Image

Wedding Newspaper Order of Service and Blue and White China for Industrial Wedding at The West Mill

BUDGET £17.5 – 20K

Hot off the press is Star and Tom’s industrial wedding complete with wedding newspaper order of service, blue and white decor and flowers and glamorous fashion. The West Mill wedding venue in Derbyshire made the perfect location for all this loveliness, and behind the lens capturing the magic was the super talented Rosie Kelly Photography.

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Fishtail Wedding Dress for an Iscoyd Park Wedding with all White Flowers and Glass Decor

Today’s wedding is the epitome of a classic white wedding complete with a beautiful bride in a fishtail wedding dress and oodles and oodles of crisp white blooms. What makes it even more fabulous is the fact that it all took place at RMW recommended wedding venue, Iscoyd Park, whose country house setting was perfect for this timeless theme. Ready to take a look?

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Nice Day For A White Wedding… Part 2

All white Ladies… (said in my best cockney twang.)

Welcome back to an elegant big day at Gorcott Hall. Matt and Pia’s wedding may have been whiter than white, but some of their cheeky guests schemes certainly were not…

Go West

Our photographer Lucy from Lucy West Images images was incredible, just look at these snaps! She was so friendly and put everyone at ease during the formal shots. She took so many pictures, half of which I don’t even remember seeing her taking, which was great because it means we have some really beautiful relaxed shots of ourselves and of our guests throughout the day.
She also gave us an engagement shoot which was a great idea as it helped us get over any wedding photo nerves as we knew exactly what to expect and what poses suited us best.

Layer Cake

A friend made cupcakes for us, we had three types, chocolate with a vanilla swirl, lemon curd and vanilla sponge. All had cheese frosting on top. Yum. She even made two special fruit cup cakes for the mums.

We cut into a homemade super sized Victoria sponge with jam and cream on 5 layers. We loved the quirkiness of it and the chocolate covered strawberries on top were a great finish.

Dressing Up

We had a photo studio which Lucy set up for us. This was hilarious – seeing the guests all dress up in various accessories was great fun. Some of my favourite photographs from the wedding came from Lucy’s photo studio.

A Merry Dance

We danced to Michael Buble – Everything. We both love this song.

The thought of a first dance made Matt really nervous and I didn’t want him spending that much of a day a nervous wreck so I told him we would see how it goes but probably not have a dance. But really I pre planned the whole thing! A few weeks before we both noted this song as a nice first dance choice so when the time came I turned it into a surprise and pretended that the DJ played the song first by coincidence… so we had to have a first dance! A little sneaky but I’ve since confessed and luckily he finds it very funny. Phew!

A Few Jars

For favours we picked, stewed, bottled, and branded our own Damson Jam ‘Mr and Mrs P’s delicious Damson Jam, which went down a treat.
At the venue we had ribbons on all the arches and entrance outside in the colours of our wedding theme with looked lovely in the breeze and against the white flowers. We had candles in jam jars and Moroccan lanterns on the outside stairs and tables which looked lovely on the evening

My Favourite decoration were our 5ft solid white letters that spelt out Matt & Pia, they looked amazing out on the lawn and made a brilliant focus point for all our pictures. Family friend made these, you can click here to contact me for more information about them.

Final Thoughts

Top advice:
Make a prioritised list and work through it, let others know it so they can see how they can help, I promise it all comes together in the end, nothing beats standing back and having a good look at all the outcome of all your hard work.

Smile all the time you never know when a photograph is being taken!

Venue – Gorcott Hall

Boutique – Go Bridal

Pictures – Lucy West Images

Accessories – Fine & Fleurie and Borrowed & Blue

Shoes – Kurt Geiger and Ask The Missus

Bridesmaid dresses – Alannah

Groom – ASuitThatFits.com

…Groomsmen hurridly rearranging 5 feet tall white letters to spell out a naughty word?… Priceless!


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Nice Day For A White Wedding… Part 1

Confessions of a male wedding blogger – I’m not really very good when it comes to flowers, I don’t “get” them.

Having said that though, Matt and Pia have helped clarify a few things for me. I still may not know a peony from a petunia but I do know that If was getting married and had to choose, I would go all white, all the way. It must be really tempting to tie your arrangements in with your accent colour, but for me these monotone blooms look the business. Save the colour for the best mans speech. 😉

Matt and Pia were married in the spring at Gorcott Hall. Lucy from Lucy West Images wove her magic behind the lens.

Dressed Just In Time

My dress was by Maggie Sottero and was called Aspen, I was super lucky to get this as only a few months later she pulled it from her collection to make way for a selection of new gowns in the same style.

Care Free And Floaty

I found my dress the second store I went into which was Go Bridal in Birmingham. I heard about the fantastic range Go Bridal had in store, I went and was able to try on every style imaginable which was fantastic in helping to decide on the look I was after. I tried on the Maggie Sottero dress and after two and a bit hours of staring at myself in the mirror (it’s a big decision after all) I realised part of the reason I stood there so long was because I didn’t want to take it off and so I knew. The Floaty style is exactly what I wanted to reflect our care free summer day.

A Vintage Feel

The jewellery I wore on the day was very minimal I wanted all the focus to be on the dress this affected every part of my outfit down to my hair and makeup. The bracelet I made myself using an antique brooch from my great grandmother with some pearls from my mom and the diamante bracelet we found in our accessory box at home.

My hair pieces both the comb by Fine & Fleurie and the veil by Borrowed & Blue came from Etsy. All my items were handmade and came hand wrapped with a personal note attached which made me feel like I was receiving a special wedding gift rather than a purchase.

I chose the comb because I liked the way it reflected the vintage feel of the bracelet and the detail on my dress. Originally I wasn’t going to have a veil as I didn’t want to distract from my dress but as soon as I put this style on I knew I had to have one I loved the mystique element it gave to my dress as I stood at the top of the aisle and allowed me to have two looks throughout the day. And not to mention the fact nothing says bride like a floor length veil.

Killer Heals

The shoes are by Kurt Geiger, I wanted statement shoes that I knew I would wear again. These were the perfect mix of vintage with the soft peach colour, statement with the killer heels and they had a satin rose on the toe.

An Excuse To Indulge

I had my hair half up half down as I wanted a style that is similar to how I would wear my hair on other occasions and would complement the look of the dress and veil.
I did my own make up, which I loved buying and doing myself, it gave me a great excuse to spend time and money (!) at Armani for my eyes and foundation, Bobbi Brown for the all too important concealer, YSL for the one and only touché éclat, Nars for lips and the most important tool of all – Clinique for the brushes. Doing my own make up meant that I had time just by myself in the morning was a great way to relax and forget the rest of the rushing around downstairs and meant I had great make up all honeymoon as well.

A White Wedding

We wanted an English garden take on a midsummer night’s dream. As it was spring I wanted the flowers to look fresh with soft but clearly defined flowers that would complement the colour theme.

My bridesmaids Mom is a florist and she did all the flowers for me, she was incredible. For a start she could actually tell what I wanted. We decided to have white flowers for everything. The block of white gave our day a contemporary feel whilst using soft flowers gave it a vintage(y) look which was a great compromise between the bride and groom.

We had…

  • peonies
  • tulips
  • roses (akito)
  • tracheleum
  • veronica
  • bouvarda
  • hydrangea
  • larksprur
  • stocks (used in the church flowers which we then took to the venue)

Chic And Unique

The bridesmaid dresses were custom made by Alannah. We chose the fabric and colours that complimented the navy, ivory and pale grey core colours. I wanted to choose colours I knew the bridesmaids would wear again and fabric that complimented the look and feel of the day. The bridesmaid colours were then used in the ribbons that gave a splash of colour throughout the venue, the best men suits were hired.

Ask The Missus

Matt wore a handmade suit by ASuitThatFits.com, his shoes were by Ask The Missus which was appropriate for the day!

Venue – Gorcott Hall

Boutique – Go Bridal

Pictures – Lucy West Images

Accessories – Fine & Fleurie and Borrowed & Blue

Shoes – Kurt Geiger and Ask The Missus

Bridesmaid dresses – Alannah

Groom – ASuitThatFits.com

I feel like we are only just beginning with this one, and it’s a great taste of the things to come.

Tomorrows follow-up sees some cheeky personalities pop out of the wedding woodwork, there’s some great photo booth action and some genius use (read sabotage) of wedding props. All I will say is… you might want to give part 2 a glance over before letting you Nan have a gander. It is ever so slightly PG-13.

And if that doesn’t get you back tomorrow, nothing will.