This Derbeyshire Wedding at The West Mill Shows Off a Modern Orange Color Palette

October 16, 2019 | brooke

If you love fall color palettes, modern graphic design, and UK brewery vibes, get ready to fall head over heels for Kira and Gareth’s romantic wedding at The West Mill! We’re feeling all of the cozy, warehouse vibes from their ceremony inside the former industrial mill, which featured a jaw-dropping floral backdrop created by Nadia Di Tullio. The orange, rust, and tan colors added elegance and a touch of Autumn to the day, and the incredible stationary by Kira Allmark was a trendy addition to the historic location. Kira looked stunning in her Suzanne Neville gown and Lelet NY accessories, which proved to be a perfect fit to flow from the ceremony to playing Cornhole at the reception. From the couple’s first moments after their “I dos” to their fun confetti exit, Colin Ross Photography was there to capture every dreamy moment of this day at The West Mill!

The Couple:

Kira & Gareth

The Wedding:

The West Mill, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

The dress was from Suzanne Neville. It was minimal and classic, but had this amazing architectural pleating on the bodice. It felt amazing to wear and looked vintage, clean and timeless. That was the aim, to have something with lasting elegance. I chose Hollywood waves for my hair but I wanted to keep the accessories modern. The hairpiece is from Lelet NY, I loved the way it sat behind my ear and at times looked like an earpiece.

We chose the West Mill because it felt perfect for us. Something a bit different, and you can’t help but be blown away by how beautifully the mill has been restored. Get a venue with experienced staff and everything under one roof so there’s no need to worry about traveling between locations. This way, you get more time to spend with your guests. We wanted to create a fun and chilled out atmosphere for everyone to feel comfortable. Apparently it worked! I think the choice of venue really helped with that.

Kira walked down the aisle to John Legend’s “All of Me” which was beautifully played by our Pianist John Budding. Then after we were married we walked back down the aisle to Kira‘s Uncle playing “Irish Rover” by The Dubliners on his accordion (squeeze box) which was a nice nod to Kira‘s Irish family.

Working with Colin was great! We loved his relaxed style, and he made us feel really comfortable. We are so awkward in front of a camera so he had his work cut out! But he got some amazing shots of all our friends and family enjoying themselves. He also captured the whole day brilliantly, he loved the venue as much as us and he picked out some cool details to photograph.

I’m a designer, so I did a lot of research into the look of the day. I handmade the wedding signs and stationery including the guestbook, it was a labour of love! We spray painted lots of dried palms and placed them in various vases, they were an easy way to add color and structure. It was all about colors and texture. The centerpieces didn’t match, it was more about mood and composition that everything being identical. And as the venue already had its only style we felt the decor could be kept minimal. A lot of the objects used for the centre pieces came from our home.

For the flowers we wanted a contemporary feel and lots of Anthuriums! Our florist Nadia Di Tullio did an amazing job matching our color scheme and style of the wedding, she’s incredible!

Our table names were nicknames that Gareth uses for either himself or Kira, and were designed like a dictionary entry so the guests had an explanation. Such as ‘Little Gary’ – A name Gareth uses when referring to himself in the third person i.e, “Little Gary fancies a beer”. The others were local slang words used in Kira‘s hometown of Dudley. We also had a gin bar which was served out of a converted horse box.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Colin Ross Photography
Event Planning – Kathryn Loveless
Wedding Venue – The West Mill
Floral Design – Nadia Di Tullio
Catering – Jenkinsons Caterers
Cake – Cottonwood Bakery
Stationery – Kira Allmark
Makeup Artist – Rachael Claire Bridal
Hair Styling – Wedlock Hair (Morna Buckell)
Wedding Dress – Suzanne Neville
Bridal Accessories – Lelet NY
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – David’s Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – Simon Carter
Groomsmen’s Apparel – ASOS


Congratulations and a huge thanks to Kira and Gareth for sharing their beautiful wedding at The West Mill with Junebug! Planning a fall wedding? Get inspired by these 5 unexpected fall wedding color palette ideas!

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