When Laura first got in touch with me and she described herself as a self confessed overgrown child, with a love of kids films (especially anything Disney/Pixar) and ice cream, I knew she’d be a lovely bride to work with! They chose The West Mill as their venue as they loved the industrial feel, it was different to anywhere else they had seen and worked well for their plan to keep the atmosphere for the day pretty informal and relaxed.
It’s always nice to shoot at a venue a little nearer to home, especially one with some quirk to it like The West Mill, and I couldn’t have asked for a nicer couple for my first booking there. (I’ll be returning again before the year is out so watch this space!)
They chose to bring some live music to both their ceremony and their reception with a pianist to play Laura down the aisle, and a live band in the evening for their first dance onwards. I loved the fact that Ian and Laura brought their not-so-grown-up side to the day with a game of pass the parcel before their speeches, jelly beans as favours for their guests, and an ice cream cart for the evening.
As the day started to wind down their guests were able to sit with their beers and ice cream on a grassy hill alongside the venue watching the sun set. It was lovely! I don’t think the atmosphere could have been more perfect for what the newlyweds had set out for and what Laura had described in her initial email to me.
Here is the story of their beautiful wedding one summer’s day in Derby!