The lovely Naomi & Matt were married at the fabulous West Mill Wedding Venue in Derby just over a month ago. The venue dates back to the early 1800’s and it is a beautifully restored Grade I Listed former industrial mill. I was very excited to be working for the first time at West Mill as I love its unique layout & design, and it is beautifully positioned on the riverbanks of the River Derwent, all of which offers fantastic scope for wedding photography.
The day started with the morning preparations. My husband Jack, and second shooter for the day, joined Matt and his groomsmen as they got ready at the nearby Breadsall Priory; and I joined Naomi and the girls in the fantastic dressing room at West Mill. As the dressing room is conveniently located next to the ceremony room, it gave me the most wonderful backdrop for some of the detail shots (the dress, shoes & bridal bouquet).
The ceremony was simply beautiful and there was not a dry eye in the house (including mine!) when Naomi & Matt’s beautiful daughter, Phoebe, walked down the aisle to a very emotional and proud father, closely followed her very handsome and dapper brother Olly; and then the very beautiful bride.
After the ceremony Naomi & Matt were showered with confetti by their cheering guests on the patio area at West Mill!
Following drinks, canapés and mingling we photographed the newlyweds with their family & friends before going for a walk around West Mill for some beautiful Bride & Groom shots.
There was a buzz of excitement during the wedding breakfast when the guests at each table was tasked with appointing a ‘guest carving chef’ for the delicious roast beef meal, and the delicious 3 course meal was topped off by the fabulous speeches. Then it was time for the evening’s celebrations and after their first dance, Naomi & Matt danced the night away with their family & friends.
We had such a great day with Naomi, Matt and their wonderful family & friends capturing the precious memories of their wedding day at West Mill in Derby and wish them all the best for their future.
Victoria Amrose Photography x
Venue: West Mill, Derby
Photographer: Victoria Amrose Photography
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Shoes: Comic Book Shoe Zone
Bridesmaids Dresses: Little Mistress
Grooms/Groomsmens’ Suits: Tickled Pink, Hatfield
Make up artist/hairstylist: Caro Millington
Florist: Michele Gledhill
Wedding Cake: Yummy Little Cakes
Videographer: Abigail Grace Videography
Wedding Decorations: Polly & Me, Dottie and Love
Musicians/DJ: Richie Muir
DIY Decorations: Naomi, Matt, Mother of the Bride, Maid of Honour and Bridesmaid.