Torr Vale Mill is steeped in history and wears its heritage with pride. Its minimalist interior allows couples to transform the space with their chosen decor. Meaning whatever your theme, Torr Vale Mill will be able to carry it off beautifully. Recommended Photographer Charlotte Palazzo and stylist, Helen, chose romantic florals, acrylic signs, and a geode cake to enhance the venue's natural beauty which gets a huge thumbs up from us. Adding elegance to the shoot, was the stunning bride and groom in black-tie attire and romantic gowns. Ready to be blown away...?

Romantic Torr Vale Mill wedding inspiration with elegant wedding dresses and floral arrangements.

I was hugely inspired by the venue, Torr Vale Mill. It is such a raw incredible space steeped in industrial history. Its bare stone walls, towering chimney, huge windows and layers upon layers of flaking paint all tell a story of its magnificent past.

Charlotte Palazzo - Concept & Photography

Torr Vale Mill

Torr Vale Mill is a Grade II* Listed former industrial cotton mill and is sited on the banks of the River Goyt in New Mills Derbyshire. The incredible mill venue has been lovingly restored to retain the industrial architecture of the 1800s. Including barrel-vaulted ceilings, exposed stone walls and cast-iron columns and beams.


Creatively I wanted to show that not everything beautiful must be perfect. Torr Vale Mill is a very unique space and I wanted to show it at its full potential. The venue paved the way effortlessly for some powerful and wonderful show-stopping photos.


We had a dreamy daytime look with a fabulous Maggie Sottero wedding dress from SAS Bridal. This really complemented the romance of the shoot and worked perfectly with the real butterflies and fine art florals.

Not everything beautiful is perfect.

The second look had a more edgy vibe. I wanted it to feel strong and powerful yet elegant. We had a stunning gown from Georgia Bridal with statement sleeves. We also chose a bolder lip colour to create a really striking look. The aim was to create a juxtaposition between high-end elegance and the industrial rawness of the venue.

Charlotte Palazzo - Concept & Photography

Derbyshire is full of lots of incredible industrial wedding venues. As well as Torr Vale Mill, there is also the striking West Mill. Both are surrounded by picturesque settings perfect for those all-important couples portraits. Here are 10 more must-have photographs to consider for your big day.

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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Concept & Photography: Charlotte Palazzo | Venue: Torr Vale Mill | Stylist & Stationery: T.Ink | Flowers: Smokebush Floral | Models: Joanna & Kieran | Hair & Makeup: Sarah Meredith | Hair Accessories: Glorious by Heidi | Bridal Boutique : Sas Bridal | Bridal Boutique: Georgia Bridal | Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero | Suit: House of Cavani | Celebrant: Toast Celebrant | Crockery, Cutlery & Glassware: Whitehouse Crockery | Videographer: Clique Visuals | Shoes: Diane Hassall | Veil: Sash & Veil | Chairs: Chairman Hire | Cake: Grace Mily Cakes | Butterfly Handler: Dana Lowtrip | Signs & Calligraphy: Featherlettered | Shoot Assistant: Victoria Storah

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