Holmes Mill Wedding – Nick and Beth

by | Jun 6, 2024 | Photography | 0 comments

Holmes Mill Wedding Photography

Nick and Beth are ace. They were determined to do things their own way and they did it in style! Tradition was thrown out the window and they sang, laughed and danced their way through their wedding day. Amazing. 

Weddings at Holmes Mill

Holmes Mill is a super cool wedding venue in Clitheroe. The former textile mill houses a beer hall, food court, bowling alley, hotel and brewery. It’s unique, industrial and rustic and they’ve just bagged themselves a Wedding Industry Award for Best North West Wedding Venue! 

Nick and Beth got ready together (told you they were ignoring tradition) over at the Spinning Block Hotel, just a stone’s throw from Holmes Mill itself. The morning was so relaxed and chilled out – friends popped in and out, the champagne was flowing and it was a great atmosphere.

The time raced by – as it always does on a wedding morning – and I let them have a moment alone together as I headed into the Cotton Room ahead of their ceremony. I love this big space. It’s filled with natural light thanks to the huge mill windows that line one wall. Lights are strung from the iron beams and guests are seated in wooden cinema style chairs. Candles in hurricane jars were dotted about and a huge crescent moon backdrop stood at the top of the aisle.

Nick and Beth arrived together hand in hand, and walked down the aisle to claps and cheers from their loved ones. These two have got style! Nick looked ace in his tweed suit and I loved Beth’s pale blue dress from Erica Stacey. Their celebrant led ceremony was so personal and totally tailored to the two of them and their relationship. There was a lot of laughter as she recounted stories from their years together. The ceremony finished with a hand fasting before Nick and Beth exchanged rings 

Wedding photography at Holmes Mill, Lancashire

While their family and friends relaxed in the Spinning Blocks bistro Nick, Beth and I spent twenty minutes dodging the rain and exploring in and around Holmes Mill. There are so many really cool places for photos, from a corridor with amazing pockets of light to the vintage red bus and the courtyard just outside the Mill. These two were complete naturals in front of my camera. They just chatted and giggled away together which made my job so easy! 

The team at Holmes Mill had done an amazing job transforming the Cotton Room. It was filled with long trestle tables, each decorated with tall candles, autumnal wild flowers and mini pumpkins. I liked the subtle nod to Halloween. The tables were named after locations from Harry Potter – Nick and Beth were sat on “Hogwarts” of course – and the incredible cake was also Potter themed. 

Before the ‘banquet’ Nick and Beth made a short speech thanking everyone for joining them then it was time to feast! 

We ended the night with some creative portraits outside Holmes Mill. I love the festoon lights outside the building and knew I wanted to include them in a photograph. It was a nice chance for Nick and Beth to have a bit of a breather before they went back inside to hit the dancefloor. 

I loved every minute of this laid back, unique wedding. Here are some of my favourites from the day. If you are looking for a photographer for your Holmes Mill Wedding then GET IN TOUCH