Alex in Jessica Bennett for her Enjoyable & Glamorous Black Tie Wedding ceremony at Holmes Mill Clitheroe

Alex, a Physician, married Chris, a Instructor, on twenty ninth October 2023, at Holmes Mill in Clitheroe.

This fun-loving couple knew from the off they needed a brewery type setting to have a good time with their company and it didn’t take them a scorching second to e-book this fabulous Lancashire based mostly marriage ceremony venue – solely the second they visited.

Alex wore a bridal robe and veil by British bridal designer, Jessica Bennett – regarded for her trendy designs for style aware brides.

Images by the at all times great Luis Calow. Get pleasure from!

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Venue & Location

We beloved the thought of a brewery and actually Googled ‘brewery marriage ceremony venues’ – Holmes Mill got here up and we went to see it and fell in love with the place and the employees from the off. They made us really feel actually relaxed and had been so versatile with the various modifications in plans we made alongside the way in which. We beloved the 1920’s really feel of the bistro and the economic vibes of the cotton room.

Holmes Mill offered an occasion planning service as a part of the bundle which was sensible and took away quite a lot of the stress of planning a marriage. It was solely the second place that we seemed and we each beloved it. It was a bit completely different due to the brewery type and the employees had been superb from the begin to end.

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Our bridesmaids wore Ghost and No person’s Youngster. Our niece was our flower lady and was dressed. She was lovable strolling down the aisle. 

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Our photographer was Luis Calow. I’d seen his work on Instagram and thru associates of pal’s weddings and LOVED his pictures and the way he captured weddings. Very relaxed and captured the love and enjoyable completely! We knew we needed documentary type pictures and that’s what we obtained.

We LOVE all our pics… the issue now’s selecting those to placed on the partitions / in albums. Luis is completely fab and made us really feel comfy from day one! It was nice having him as a part of the day and all of the company beloved him too.

Our florist was Mary Mary Floral Design – a Liverpool based mostly firm. We so beloved the thought of supporting an area enterprise and likewise seen her work on-line and beloved it.

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How They Met

Our first date was loopy golf! We each LOVE The Lake District and have spent many holidays there – it’s additionally the place Chris additionally popped the query, in certainly one of our fave spots by Lake Windermere, while having a gin and tonic picnic.

Chris’s swimsuit and shirt had been from Reiss and his bow tie, sneakers had been from Moss Bros. Chris LOVED his swimsuit! We needed him to be a bit completely different to the groomsmen by having a velvet jacket that made him stand out but in addition stored with the black tie fits the groomsmen wore. My step Dad has since borrowed the jacket! 

Chris and his groomsmen had pocket squares and bow ties from John Lewis. All of them needed self-tie bow ties so they may appear like James Bond within the night and even did a ballot for self-tie vs pre tied. The did all look improbable. Chris’ Dad was busy tying the bow ties within the morning.

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Night & Dancing

We employed The Get together Fettlers – what an unbelievable band! It was such a superb social gathering and everybody beloved them. I didn’t depart the dance flooring as soon as they began. 

Our first dance was to the acoustic model of Merely the Finest, by Noah Reed. One among our greatest associates Ash carried out it on guitar for us – it meant the world and it was so particular.

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We heard it first on Schitts Creek which was the present we each watched although lockdown! It’s such a humorous intelligent, heat TV present that was good for the scary occasions that was covid. We each heard it and each thought if we ever get married that is our first dance tune! We ended the evening with the Tina Turner model and Rocket man by Elton John as we’d seen him at Glastonbury and it simply introduced again superb summer time recollections.

Phrases of Wedded Knowledge

Don’t stress the day shall be superb and it’ll all come collectively ultimately.

Don’t fear about provider availability, there are such a lot of unbelievable suppliers that if the one you need isn’t free one other that’s meant to shall be. 

Maintain a spreadsheet from day one – it actually helps to maintain on monitor. 

Name for assist! We couldn’t have achieved it with out the assist of all out family and friends. 

An excellent band makes such a distinction to the social gathering.

Ensure you have a little bit of down time simply the 2 of you in some unspecified time in the future within the day simply to soak all of it in collectively. 

It should go so quick so strive to take in as a lot of it as you possibly can.


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Founding father of Love My Gown. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire together with her husband and enterprise companion Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves pictures, meditation, strolling, being outside and star gazing. She is fierce with regards to championing expertise inside the marriage ceremony trade and when she’s not engaged on Love My Gown, she helps her husband Philip within the operating of the household’s sustainable flower farm and floral design enterprise, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she grew to become a printed writer.

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