On Saturday the 4th November 2017 the winter sun shone perfectly in the sky, offering a crisp clear day; perfect for getting married! On arrival at The West Mill it was all-hands-on-deck as Andy and Kirsten’s various suppliers and teams prepared the Mill in readiness for their big day ahead!
The couples’ theme was navy, copper and silver, which worked absolutely perfectly with the exposed brickwork and copper ceilings in the West Mill. Kirsten wore an ivory and blush dress with the most amazing over-skirt you have ever seen, and navy heels, and her beautiful bridesmaids wore elegant silver evening dresses. Andy and his groomsmen wore navy Ted Baker suits with tweed touches in the waistcoats and ties. Little Theo wore the CUTEST little navy waistcoat and white shirt!
The bride was finishing getting ready and the mill was beginning to fill with guests as the ceremony time approached. Their friend James prepared for delivering the blessing ceremony (Andy and Kirsten had got officially married in their home town of Leeds a few days prior), and Andy waited nervously with his Best Man Ian. Soon it was time for Kirsten, and her father John, to walk down the aisle. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Andy and Kirsten read their specially written vows and promises to each other. It was such a beautiful ceremony and you could feel the love filling the room.
The West Mill’s courtyard provides the perfect place for a confetti exit and it certainly didn’t disappoint today! The wind that catches in the courtyard swirled the navy and white confetti up in to the air in the most beautiful way. It was great fun to go and hang out of the second floor window to take a photograph of the newlyweds and all their guests too!
As the sun set we took a moment of quiet to go and take some portraits down by the River Derwent. The winter light catching on the foaming water from the weir was just incredible. I also caught a special photograph in the West Mill’s lift as Andy and Kirsten went up to their wedding breakfast!
After their heartfelt speeches, and their delicious dinner, it was time for the party to get started! This is also a favourite time of mine to sneak away to the top floor of the West Mill and create some fun and stylish group photographs of the wedding party. Having a Second Shooter means we can set this type of shot up quickly and easily and always looks amazing!
As the cake was cut, and the beautifully intimate first dance was danced, the band got going and played on into the night! It is so fun to capture photographs of everyone letting their hair down and dancing the night away!
Andy and Kirsten – I wish you both and Theo all the happiness in the world. Enjoy these wonderful years together and never stop smiling and having fun. Thank you for giving me the honour of being your wedding photographer at the West Mill. Enjoy your honeymoon!!!
– Jenny xxx