It's all in the chemistry

Lottie and Andrew's love of science, books and video games shone through their awesome day at The West Mill

Lottie Llewelyn, married Andrew Wells, both 26, at The West Mill, Derby on 19th July, 2017.

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Andrew, his best man Robin and ushers Matthew, Michael, Joshua and Darryl wore navy suits and Andrew wore a blue and orange Ted Baker tie. He's not really that enthusiastic about fashion so finding his outfit was quite a chore for him.


It's all in the chemistry: Image 2My dress was nothing like what I wanted but I said I'd try it on for fun. I put it on and felt like a princess! It had a gorgeous old-Hollywood feel to it, which I loved.

It's all in the chemistry: Image 2b I wanted to look like a pin-up movie star on the day and Sarah Bloor (hair stylist) and Natalie Flewitt (make-up artist) elevated my vintage style and made me feel amazing!


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Our bridesmaids, Rosie, Rosamund, Alice and Shakira wore navy chiffon dresses with lace sleeves. They were all really laid-back about the style and they all looked amazing.


It's all in the chemistry: Image 4Our bridesmaids carried posies of bright gerberas. They each had a different colour and they were finished with trailing ribbons on the stems.

It's all in the chemistry: Image 4b Our handmade chalkboard table plan really suited the look of the venue and our day.


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I fell in love with The Wes t Mill when we saw the pictures online but walking in it just floored me – I knew that I didn't want to look anywhere else. It has a gorgeous classic feel but with a slightly edg y and industrial look .


It's all in the chemistry: Image 6We placed flowers matching my bouquet in conical flasks. It was a fun twist and we used different sizes to great effect.

It's all in the chemistry: Image 6b I love bright, fun flowers and Rebecca our florist really brought my ideas to life – my bouquet was just perfect.


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We used a decorated railway sleeper provided by the West Mill in the ceremony and reception room.


It's all in the chemistry: Image 8We had little bunches of gypsophila on the chair ends in the ceremony, each with trailing organza. We also lined the aisle with lanterns from the West Mill as well.

It's all in the chemistry: Image 8b Our cake was brightly coloured, fun and just so us! We had three flavours that were all amazing and the decorations were cute and tasty. I keep trying to think of more occasions to order cake.


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Dan our photographer was great to work with throughout the whole process and made us feel so comfortable in our engagement shoot and on the wedding day. Our photos are amazing and everyone loves them!


It's all in the chemistry: Image 10Our videogame-themed favours were sherbet filled test tubes labelled as health, mana or strength potion. We also had a treasure chest filled with chocolate coins and jelly beans for the loot and jewels to collect!

It's all in the chemistry: Image 10b We also had a cheese-cake from the West Country Cheese Co for those without a sweet tooth.


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Instead of canapés, we had an ice cream cart! It was amazing – there was eight flavours, sprinkles, sauces, fudge sticks and flakes – it was a dream come true and went down so well during the drinks reception!


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We put together a playlist for the evening party. It was a great mixture of old and new songs that got everyone up and dancing – the dancefloor was never empty!


Lottie and Andrew's contact book

Bridal party accommodation
Hayeswood Lodge

Bride's dress and veil
The Wedding House, Derby

Bride's hair
PinUp Curl

Bride's make-up
Natalie Flewitt

Bridesmaids' dresses

The Confetti Cakery

Ceremony and reception venue
The West Mill Wedding Venue

The West Country Cheese Co

Bliss Wedding DJ

Twisted Willow Florist

Groom's and groomsmens' suit
Slaters Nottingham

Ice cream cart
Living the Cream

Daniel Hughes Photography

Temprell Jewellers