WHY CHOOSE AN INDUSTRIAL STYLED WEDDING THEME?

Industrial styling is one of the most popular styles in weddings right now with so much versatility and lots of mix and match opportunities, it offers bucket loads of  inspiration to couples who are keen to get away from the traditional wedding ‘look’ and ‘feel’ and go for a theme that’s cool and reflects their own style. With more and more couples turning to Instagram and Pinterest for inspirational images to plan their day, it’s hardly surprising that this super cool theme is a big hitter this year.  It not only looks great, but is surprisingly easy to add a lot of small industrial details to your already industrial styled wedding venue or overall theme.

Exposed red brick walls, structural metal beams, timeworn wooden workbenches – these are the hallmarks of industrial chic style, especially when coupled with exposed Edison bulbs. Did we mention it’s super hot for weddings right now?

If you want to perfectly balance contemporary city style and industrial influences but still strike a romantic note with your finished reception décor, then this might be the perfect theme for you! An obvious way to have an industrial styled wedding is to choose an industrial venue. Failing that, here’s how to source the industrial chic style for your own big day.

Wedding signs double up as beautiful decorations and backdrops as well as sometimes having a practical use. To introduce an industrial chic twist, aim for signs with reclaimed wood effect planks and letterpress-style type. A little wear and tear will add authenticity, so embrace any knocked corners, peeling paint and marks.

A stack of old crates decorated with empty gin bottles, greenery and candles fills an large empty space beautifully and is quick cheap and easy to do it yourself. Collecting the gin bottles can be a lot of fun too!

Somewhere in your industrial chic décor you must include metallics. Copper and rose gold were popular last year, and as a trend these glinting tones are set to stay. One way to inject the warming tones that those bare brick walls in your industrial styled wedding venue needs, is through gold or copper table decorations mixed with lots of foliage and of course candles candles candles!

Did someone say oversized, illuminated letters? Yes, they are quite possibly the most popular wedding lighting trend and yes, you absolutely can include them in your industrial chic theme! Choose options with larger bulbs, metal casings and angular designs for the best effect.

An Industrial styled backdrop for the ceremony room is another way to wow your guests with your sense of style and coolness! Go for something big and simple, preferably metal or raw wood with hanging lights or lots of foliage.

Haarlem Mill, set in the stunning Derbyshire countryside ticks all these boxes and more and for anybody looking for that industrial styled wedding venue in Derbyshire this is a number one choice for newly engaged couples.

OH HAPPY DAY FAIR

Huge congratulations to all the wonderful couples who booked Haarlem Mill as their wedding venue at the ‘Oh Happy day Wedding Fair’ this weekend.

It was a great day full of amazing suppliers and copious amounts of coffee and cake.

We were delighted to be one of the first venues to host the ‘Oh Happy Day’ fair, it couldn’t have gone any better! We already can’t wait to host our second ‘Oh Happy Day Fair’ here in the new year, watch this space to find out the date, we will be revealing it soon!

Thanks again to all the amazing suppliers who exhibited, we can’t wait to see you again very soon!

Tineke, Haarlem Bridal, Foyetography, Marias Flowers, Calligraphy, Caroline Goosey Photography, The Burgundys, In My Life, Sparkle Squad, Shoot, April Delights, Old School Booth, Amerton Cakes, First Sight Weddings, A Day In The Lights, BAKE, Poppy Scout, CRZYBest, Susan Greening Designs, Altered Chic, Rose Devine, Busography, CW Campers, Darcys Mobile Bar and Madame Crepe







Rachel and Ben get hitched without a hitch!

Rachel & Ben 10th August 2018

Rachel and Ben’s wedding was the perfect wedding day to launch Haarlem Mill’s brand new addition, the upstairs bar, lounge area, ceremony room and bridal suite.

The wedding of Rachel and Ben oozed urban chic which perfectly complimented this super cool couple. As Haarlem Mill’s first ever couple to tie the knot in the beautiful simple ceremony room, Rachel and Ben breezed through their day with ease and happiness. The whole day had a relaxed and joyous feel from start to finish.

Steak pie and sticky toffee was enjoyed by all the guests who raved about the venue to Rachel. Rachel commented that their guests were more impressed by Haarlem Mill as a venue than the beautiful wedding couple themselves. High praise indeed.

All in all, a fabulous chilled out wedding; the first of many more to come.

'Oh Happy Day' Wedding Fair 28th October

Would you like an Oh Happy Day?

We are super excited to be hosting our first ever Oh Happy Day wedding fair right here at Haarlem Mill. So, what is an Oh Happy Day wedding fair I hear you cry! Well, we promise you won’t be disappointed. Brought to you by the team behind Save the Date Magazine, you can expect a creative collection of amazing wedding inspiration for your big day and a curated selection of stylish, handpicked wedding suppliers.

You will be immersed in a world of wedding pretty with the latest trends and heaps of instagrammable moments. At this beautifully stylish event, you will be greeted by a member of the ‘Oh Happy Day’ team who will hand you a goody bag before leading you into the latest trends with live music and an exclusive atmosphere. Not to mention, you get the opportunity to explore Haarlem Mill in all its glory and experience everything this unique wedding venue has to offer.

To book your tickets to the Oh Happy Day wedding fair on Sunday 28th October simply visit ohhappydayfairs.co.uk

Derbyshire wedding fairs

SUMMER OPEN DAY

Our summer open day was a huge success, not only was the day full with lovely future brides and grooms it was also the grand reveal of our brand new upstairs bar and lounge area.

We couldn't be happier with how the upstairs bar, lounge and bridal suite looks, it is everything we imagined and more. It feels so surreal to know all of our hard work has paid off and we are now COMPLETE! 

A huge thank you to all of the wonderful suppliers who attended our Summer Open Day

Haarlem BridalTineke Floral DesignZest 4 EventsAmy Bailey Design, The Cake SpaCristina LazzarottoAlison Jenner Hair StylistDottie & Love BalloonsJohnstone Wedding VideographyOld School BoothHattersley WinesFoyetography  , In my life prop hire , Tess Viera Photography, Cariad Personal Ceremonies

Huge congratulations to the lovely couples who booked their wedding with us here at Haarlem Mill at the open day, we can't wait to start the planning of your special day. 

Spring Open Day

Here's a little insight into our Spring open day. 

Thank you to all of our wonderful suppliers who attended-

Haarlem BridalTineke Floral DesignZest 4 EventsAmy Bailey DesignBAKEThe BurgundysCristina LazzarottoAlison Jenner Hair StylistDottie & Love BalloonsWedding Event Design StudioJohnstone Wedding VideographyDerbyshire Ice Cream BikeOld School BoothHattersley WinesFoyetography   

 

Huge congratulations to the lovely couples who booked their wedding with us here at Haarlem Mill, we can't wait to start the planning of your wedding day. 

Welcome to Haarlem Mill

It has taken lots of love, sweat and tears. But finally we can say, our doors are open as Haarlem Mill. Please click the images, take a look around and please enquire if you wish to make Haarlem Mill YOUR 2018/19 venue.

October Mill Progress

 
 

We are beyond excited at this stage of the renovation. Tiles, finishing touches and painting is now under way on stage 1 of the build. Our beautiful original mill window frames, have now been painted a lovely dark grey, making them pop under each arch.

Exposed brick work and industrial styled finishing touches are being installed and exposed. It now seems to be looking like what we have seen on the plans from months ago and we cannot wait to show you more.

We also have the second night of our Christmas Ball tickets, available to buy now. Fancy a fantastic soiree in this beautiful industrial mill? Enquire now and to book tickets...