The West Mill Wedding Photos | Jodie + Aaron

The West Mill Wedding Photos in Derbyshire

the bride & groom in the mist

The West Mill Wedding Photos

This weekend saw us heading back to the amazing  The West Mill in Derby – An old silk mill in the heart of Derbyshire’s creative district, tastefully converted into the most amazing wedding venue which has quickly become the trendiest place to get married this side of the Watford gap!! It’s awesome!!

So, what can we say about the lovely Jodie and Aaron, other than they’re amazing. Such a laugh. We first met them last year when they visited us in Doveridge to chat about their wedding. Little did we know that they’d love it so much here in our sleepy little village that they ended selling their house and moving here. #awesomeneighbours

ChoccywoccyDooDa Cake!

There’s always lots to be excited about for wedding – What will the dress look like? How fun are the guests going to be? How cool is the venue? Well, we already knew the venue was cool, and the guests would be awesome. That leaves us with the biggest question…. What will their “Choccywoccydooda” cake look like? Yes, that’s right, they took a trip down to Brighton and came back with an amazing cake from the very famous Choccywoccydooda!!! We were filled with a mixture of excitement and nervousness watching Aaron arrive with the huge cake box and with the help of best man Dave, carried it out of the car boot, and 2 floors up to it’s final resting place for the wedding.

The wedding ceremony

While all this was going on, Jodie was happily upstairs having her hair and makeup done in the bridal room, getting ready for one of the most awesome days of her life!!

With the guests all seated upstairs, the ceremony began and before we knew it, Jodie and Aaron were hitched – how awesome is that!!!

The sun was shining so we headed outside for drinks and photos whilst being entertained by the awesome Tommy Magic – one of the leading magicians in the industry, and without a doubt, one of the best. If you thought magicians were cheesy, you’ve never seen Tom – check him out (click here) and book him!!! I sound like I’m on commission from him here, but in all truth, I love watching the odd sneaky magic trick while we’re working at weddings.

As the sun continued to bake down on us, the time for dinner and speeches had finally arrived. Aaron was slightly apprehensive about doing his speech, so to finally get it out of the way was a huge relief for him and he could then enjoy the rest of the day. It’s nice to have a beer in peace knowing the everything formal was done!!

Summer portraits & smoke

During the summer we often decide to leave the portraits session until after dinner. The sun is often less harsh and with a couple of drinks inside our couples, it’s definitely a lot more relaxed. This is exactly what we did with these two and it really paid off. We got harsh sun, moody skies, and everything in between in the space of 5 minutes, leaving us with one last photo to shoot… Smoke bombs!! 🙂

After playing in the smoke, we headed back inside to cut the cake, have a dance and get the party started!

It was such a fun day. Everyone was so relaxed and genuinely there to have a good time with Jodie and Aaron – I know we certainly did!


The West Mill from across the river Some of the details inside the West Mill The bride's dress hanging up the wedding guests arriving at the venue The West Mill building the bride's dad seeing the bride for the first time the pianist playing ofr the bride's entry the bride walking into the ceremony the wedding ceremony taken from the back of the room the wedding ceremony the bride & groom getting covered in confetti the bride & groom with their wedding guests Tommy Magic magician the magician entertaining guests the bride & groom a portrait of the groom at The West Mill the bride & groom in the lift The choccywokkydodah cake the table plan the wedding speeches the bride & groom and their friends the bride & groom in silhouette by the front door  the bride & groom by the river the bride & groom having a moment together by the river The West Mill the bride & groom walking down the steps the bride & groom in the mist the bride & groom's first dance LOVE letters wedding guests dancing


Click to view the full gallery of wedding photosHere’s a little Sneak Peek of the day. Turn it up loud…. And enjoy!

The West Mill wedding photos in Derbyshire. Ben and Hannah are multi-award winning, husband and wife Derbyshire Wedding Photographers. Ben loves travelling throughout the UK for weddings and abroad for destination weddings. Meeting new people every day as we go is awesome! If you’ve seen us at a recent wedding and have a friend that’s getting married, we’d love you to recommend us! 🙂

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