Wedding stories

Sophie and Alex’s Rustic Wedding at Holmes Mill

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PROPOSAL When, where and how was the marriage proposal?

Alex very romantically proposed in Rome in 2018. 

VENUE Why did you choose Holmes Mill?

We just absolutely love everything about Holmes Mill, we wanted something a little bit different and that suited our style. Holmes Mill ticked every single box! It was relaxed, fun and a bit quirky.

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THEME Did you have a colour scheme or theme?

We went with a rustic theme, lots of greenery and eucalyptus, the bridesmaids were in sage green.

CEREMONY What did you walk down the aisle to?

We walked down the aisle to ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ by Guns N Roses – a rendition played live by the string quartet.

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FOOD How was your wedding breakfast?

We had canapes during reception drinks and the formal dining menu for our wedding breakfast. Even though we wanted a chilled vibe for the day, we are also big foodies so wanted to keep that formality. Obviously, we did the grub for evening food – burger bar which was delicious.

ENTERTAINMENT Tell us about your entertainment

We had a string quartet for the ceremony and reception drinks, this added a whole dimension to the start of the day and I’m so glad we did this. For evening entertainment, we had a band who were also our friends so they were fully briefed on the style of music that would get everyone up dancing!

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PHOTOGRAPHY Your photos are amazing, who was your photographer?

Nick English was our photographer, we wanted someone with a relaxed style and not too posey, Nicks style was perfect for us and he was also super great on the day. We found Nick through tagged photos on Holmes Mill Instagram.

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WEDDING COORDINATOR How did you find your wedding coordinator?

We had Charlie from Holmes Mill, throughout covid we spoke to a few others in between but she was there at the start and the end which were the most important parts to help our wedding come together. She was really great!

PLANNING Who helped plan your wedding? Did anyone in particular bring your wedding to life?

Alex’s mum Fran was extremely helpful towards the wedding, she actually found the venue and many other things. Fran was constantly on it with ideas and really pushed along the planning.

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EXTRA'S Tell us about the little things that made your day personal?

Alex and I allowed a number of occasions to have a couple of minutes together to really take everything in, we got this advice from a number of people so we knew we wanted to do this. So many people say they barely saw their husband/wife as the day goes so quickly and we didn’t want this to be the case.

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Wedding Details

  • The couple: Sophie and Alex
  • Wedding Date: 12th August 2021
  • Venue: Holmes Mill
  • Photographer: Nick English Photography

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