REAL WEDDING: The Sparkling Industrial-Chic Marriage of Sammy-Jo And Jamie, Captured By GREEN UNION Partner, Ed Brown Photography, At The West Mill, Derby

15th July 2020


REAL WEDDING: The Sparkling Industrial-Chic Marriage of Sammy-Jo And Jamie, Captured By GREEN UNION Partner, Ed Brown Photography, At The West Mill, DerbyToday's real wedding features some gorgeous steal-worthy creative details that you're going to love!

Sammy-Jo, a Fashion Designer, and Jamie, a Finance Manager, first met through her sister and her husband at a beer festival at a local pub:

"For our first date he took me to a Safari Park where he sang along to Heart FM heartbreaker hits the whole way. Our engagement took place whilst we were on holiday in America in 2016. We were just about to leave San Francisco on our way to Yosemite to do some hiking and beautiful sight-seeing as well as other destinations and had driven over the golden gate bridge to have one last look at the city before carrying on our Journey. It was here that Jamie proposed to me. I wish the story was that perfect, but in actual fact, as I turned around when he said he wanted to ask me something, I saw him on one knee with a ring box in his hand and I got very embarrassed and told him to stand up and stop being silly. We walked back to the car where I finally said 'yes'."

The couple chose The West Mill as their wedding venue; this Grade I listed former mill is located in a Derbyshire village renowned for its 18th-century industrial heritage. They spent just over a year planning for the wedding. 

"We tried to buy second-hand decorations and recycle decorations where they could and also make some ourselves. I love getting crafty and I used a lot of fabric and beads I already owned from my time at university instead of buying new. I think this also added our own personal touch to the wedding, made it more us and not something that anyone else could just buy."

Amongst their talented team of wedding professionals was GREEN UNION Partner, Ed Brown Photography:

"This fabulous occasion was not short of personality, zestfulness and finesse. This lovely and creative couple ensured each element well and truly reflected their wonderfully vibrant character and passion. After being restored and converted into an awesome, contemporary wedding venue, [The West Mill] created the idyllic backdrop for a stylish and exuberant couple such as Sammy-Jo and Jamie. Emotive moments, from twinkling smiles, guffawing laughter and happy tears were captured throughout the day, particularly during the heartening ceremony and speeches, it was truly a pleasure to capture such significant, unrepeatable glimpses of this joyous day. With sublime exposed brick walls, barrel-vaulted ceilings and cast iron column beams, the textures and aesthetics were incredible, amalgamating perfectly with the couple’s personal touches and industrial chic vibe."

The Venue

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The Groom

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The Bride

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The Ceremony

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The Drinks Reception

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The Portraits

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Décor

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The Wedding Breakfast

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The Wedding Cake

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The Evening Reception

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Top Tips

REAL WEDDING: The Sparkling Industrial-Chic Marriage of Sammy-Jo And Jamie, Captured By GREEN UNION Partner, Ed Brown Photography, At The West Mill, Derby - night portraitSammy-Jo advises:

"Plan in advance is our biggest piece of advice. Don’t think that a year is a long time because it creeps up on you really fast. 

Also, from a wedding day point of view, spend as much time as possible together, you get lost saying hello to family and friends, thanking them for spending the day with you, but then you end up spending a lot of time apart. The day is for you both to enjoy together."


My thanks to Sammy-Jo and Jamie for sharing their wedding day with GREEN UNION! 

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Credits

Photographer: Ed Brown Photography

Venue: The West Mill

Caterers: Jenkinsons Caterers

Hair: Boyd's Hair Design

Makeup: Sammy-Jo Brindley

Wedding Dress: Ronald Joyce

Shoes: Anne Klein

Headpiece: Jenny Packham

Suits: Dapper Dan

Cake: The Butterfly Bakehouse

Flowers: Isabel Garbett at Coppice Lifestyle

Singer and Pianist: Kimm

Band: Dirty Weekend - Festival Band

 


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