No smoke without fire

The West Mill was the perfect backdrop for Helen and Jonny's vintage-styled day.

Helen Broome, 29, married Jonny Sanders, 27, at The West Mill on 28th April, 2017.

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The venue was the easiest thing to organise. We loved industrialstyle weddings that are popular in warehouse-t ype venues in New York but struggled to find anything here. When we found The West Mill we knew it fit the bill perfectly.

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I only tried on one dress as I knew I wanted something in a vintage-style. I felt like my gown was slimming and elegant and I wish I could wear it every day.

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I had such a specific hairstyle in mind that I needed someone who would execute it perfectly and I knew Bethany from The Vintage Beauty Parlour would. It was complemented with a beautiful hairpiece b y Donna Crain, which is such high quality and so lov ingly made.

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Childhood and university friends Billy Nunn and Dan Bond were Jonny's best men.

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Jonny wore a suit from Next and I gave him a stag pin to go with it by Simon Carter

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As part of our d├ęcor we decided on a Japa nese stag skull surrounded by a large wreath of white flowers and green foliage.

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I had four bridesmaids, Gail Smith, Meg Holland, Laura Sanders and Laura Halliwell. They wore sequined taupe dresses b y Mori Lee, which I think complemented my own really nicely.

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I chose a mix of white flowers and dark green foliage tied with copper wire and pheasant feathers for the bouquets. I trusted my florist a million per cent so just gave her a loose brief.

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Our daughter was flowergirl. I thought it was a nice role for her with not too much pressure as she was only two at the time.

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We had pheasant feathers tucked in to the chair ties to match the bouquets.

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Our centrepieces were ' trees' on the tables surrounded by a small white flowers and lovely foliage and moss!

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We opted for a naked cake with a beautiful combination of fresh flowers and fruit.

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We had some live graffiti portraits done for our guests, which were amazing.

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We had fab venue styling by Fran at Modern Heritage, who provided, amongst other things, beautiful champagne sequin table runners.

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I made a mirror seating plan and spray painted some small skulls with rose gold glitter. I have a not-so-secret penchant for goth-styling so this was right up my street.


Helen and Jonny's contact book

Bride's dress
Ronald Joyce

Bridesmaids' dresses
Mori Lee

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Nadia Di Tullio Flowers

Graffiti portraits
Live Graffiti

Groom's suit

Hair and make-up
The Vintage Beauty Parlour

Donna Crain

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The West Mill

Venue styling
Modern Heritage Styling