Steampunk adventures at Holmes Mill

We love Holmes Mill. It’s such a beautiful quirky venue. We love the industrial feel and decayed elegance, and if I’m honest the fact that it’s also a brewery and always has a crazy number of craft ales on tap is an added bonus. So when we were invited along to their Steampunk themed wedding fair at the beginning of March how could we say no? especially as it incorporated a shoot with the awesome Stella Photography.

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We had such a lovely time at Holmes Mill; the staff were just attentive I know that any couple getting married there would be well looked after. Seb and Zuzi of Stella Photography were also a riot work with too and just look at these images! great work!

There were a few specially selected businesses on hand; businesses who’s style and creativity blend easily with the steampunk aesthetic. We were so pleased to see our firm favourites Beautifully Vintage had created an absolutely stunning Steampunk table show piece – one the Cottonopolis Coglective would fight over. And the gorgeous creations by Iced of Garstang were something to behold. We also loved the cute tin men by RES creative designs (as well as their beautiful stationery of course), not to mention the amazing Steampunk Peacock bouquet by Jamball Creations

Of course, Steampunk is one of our favourite themes to work on. There is no standard or rule book to follow. Sure there are common threads that form the general aesthetic but the interpretations are always inventive and avant-guarde.

For this shoot Chloe is wearing our newest Steampunk creation; Vintage Rose satin and gold tulle with suede harness and cog detail, and Katy is wearing Bellatrix; our black and blush chiffon creation with beaded back chains and leg split. We teamed up with the ever creative Duncan Fisher Hair Designer and team Sonara Parker Make up Artist and of course Jamball Creations for that swoon worthy peacock bouquet

 

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And as I’m sat here writing about the awesome shoot we were part of at Holmes Mill, I’m suddenly aware of how apt it is that I’m sharing it with you on mothers day when our fabulous models are our very own mother daughter duo Katy and Chloe… yes really! mother/daughter – aren’t they a gorgeous pair?

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