Prohibited Love – The West Mill

A collaborative shoot at The West Mill

Back in February this year, some of my favourite wedding pros added their time and expertise to create this stunning selection of inspiration images at The West Mill, in Derbyshire. The Mill is a venue unlike any other, and we were keen to style this venue in a way that really showed off its style and atmosphere, in a shoot a that was just a little bit more Rock ‘n’ Roll. It was a full day shoot, and boy were we tired when we blew out the final candle but we were also thrilled with the outcome.

The day started focused on the beautiful girls who wore the most stunning, skin skimming Belle and Bunty gowns, teamed with decadent Rachel Simpson shoes and head pieces by our own brand Florrie and Eve.They were groomed to perfection by Kiki, Hollie and Jenni! We moved on to capture some finishing touches to a perfectly planned day, such as florals, cakes and stationary. Then as the night drew in we moved onto a more edgy style, really pushing towards the prohibition vibe we were keen to capture – will you just look at that tower of champagne glasses over flowing!

A massive thank you to all those who contributed time and effort into this shoot, and a special big love to Ben (HBA) who didn’t stop shooting for the whole 12 hours!

Photography HBA Photography Venue The West Mill Florals Nadia Di Tullio Co-Ordination Penelope Mitchell

Models Hannah Bartter-Clamp, Sophie Brentnall, Martyna Morkuniene Styling Florrie & Eve Make up Jenni Hughes Hair Air Hairdressing Dresses Belle and Bunty Shoes Rachel Simpson Cakes Yummy Little Cakes Vintage China Darby & Joan Stationery Best Day Ever Cocktail Bar
Speakeasy Mobile Bars Draping Fabric Theatre

Katie and Karl at Weston Hall

Wonderful Weston Hall Wedding

Can you guess the season, or even the date that Katie and Karl married? Yep, it was a Halloween wedding at the beautiful Weston Hall, but there was nothing scary happening here, just lots and lots of love. When I first met Katie her key brief was that the wedding had lots of Autumnal textures and colours. She kindly gave me free reign on the bouquet, as long as it wasn’t perfectly round and compact – Fabulous! So I selected David Austin ‘Patience’ and ‘Juliet’, as well as the most alluring chocolate cosmos and a selection of rose hips, berries and seed heads to create the bouquet.  Katie also commissioned a bespoke Florrie & Eve hair comb to finish her look. The buttonholes were also rose hips, spray roses and seed heads finished with twine to finish the natural country look.

The wedding its self took place at Mayfield Church, in Ashbourne, and was followed by a beautiful reception at the intimate and very cosy Weston Hall, in Staffordshire. It was a wedding for close friends and family, but Katie did have a special surprise for her guests…see her flashmob first dance right here amazing right?

All this beauty and warm was captured by and equally beautiful and warm Rachael Connerton.


Hayley and Rob at The Carriage Hall

Happy Days at The Carriage Hall

Hayley and Rob were married at the beautiful Carriage Hall Nottingham. They were keen to have a relaxed wedding and wanted the flowers to reflect Hayley’s South African heritage, as well as their love of things slightly more quirky.

We created  bouquets for Hayley and her lovely bridesmaids that contained Proteas, succulents and lots of other textural elements. We then finished the bouquets with a range of softly coloured ribbons. The table designs were all in wooden boxes and were full to bursting with the rich coloured flowers and foliages that they loved. The stunning long designs was made in two palette box created by Hayley’s very handy dad and had 2 purposes, to decorate the registrar table and then on to the top table for the wedding breakfast. I really loved this scheme and very much enjoyed working with this couple to bring their ideas to life.

All these really stunning shots were captured by Bonbon Photography

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