Join me now for some spectacular Holmes Mill Wedding photography. I was full of excitement when I first got the email from these guys and they told me they were getting married at Holmes Mill. At this point, I had booked this industrial wedding venue for my own wedding day. I suppose you can say I was looking very much forward to Lisa & Danny’s big day so I could unleash my camera skills out on the venue.

Lisa & Danny rocked the hell out of their day and I was so glad to be there to capture all of their efforts and emotions throughout the day.


I started my day at the Spinning Block for the bridal prep, which is situated in the Holmes Mill complex. Here I got to meet Lisa’s make-up artist, Jessie, a very talented and easy-going gal. I had a very relaxed morning wondering to and fro between the girls, boys, ceremony room and the beer hall. Getting ready at the Spinning Block enabled me to capture key points throughout the morning as it’s only next door to the venue. I don’t usually get the chance to capture the guests arriving, but the beauty of Holmes Mill is that everything is right in one spot, so you can’t really miss a trick!

Bride getting make up done at the Spinning Block at Holmes Mill Wedding Venue


Holmes Mill has a fantastic ceremony room that is very industrial looking with exposed bricks, peeling paint and steel piping, in fact, most of the venue is like this, including the Engine Room downstairs. A ceremony room that is filled with light, which is perfect for getting all the great moments perfectly exposed. The room was decorated with hop vines leading down the aisle and the best signage I have seen at a wedding, it had a picture of me on it! Lisa & Danny had no show of nerves during the ceremony and took it all in with big grins on their faces. Due to the spacing around the room, I was able to move around a little, capturing guest reactions whilst still being unobtrusive, not disturbing the ceremony.

Industrial Ceremony as the bride walks own the aisle at Holmes mill


Next up for their day was to hug it all out and celebrate with their guests down in the Engine Room. This is one cool room to hang out in with all your guests. It contains original features from when the building used to be a mill. It makes it such an alternative wedding venue and one of the best James Places wedding venues in Clitheroe. I like this part of the wedding day, everyone starts to chat and relax whilst having a pint or two and waiting their turn to say congrats to Lisa and Danny.

I nicked this pair during this time to run off for 15 minutes and get some couples shots, we made use of several locations for some Holmes Mill Wedding Photography, including the Bowland Food Hall. I got some absolute corkers of these dudes using various bits of fruit, which sounds weird, but looked ace!

Bride and groom walk out of the Engine room and showered with confetti outside.


After some brilliant speeches, including one from Lisa, the dance floor was now open and they brought some insane guests. Lisa & Danny further added to their ‘alternativeness’ of the day by doing a song slip-in to RUN-DMC, ‘It’s Tricky’ for the first dance. We had a tattoo station, with temporary tattoos designed by Danny himself along with cakes designed by Lisa’s Aunty (insane flavours!). I got some top shots of guest dancing and belly surfing. In all this was a splendid day for some Holmes Mill Wedding Photography and I was totally made up with a lot of the shots I got through the day. Oh one more thing, these guys got me a cool gift to say ‘thank you for capturing their day, designed by Danny, check it out at the end of the blog.

man at wedding doing the kilingsman across the dance floor


Venue – Holmes Mill
Photographer – embee photography
Hair & Make up – Jessie Rose
Wedding Stationary – The Groom
Floristry – Katie W at Inspirations Wedding Design Centre
Wedding Dress – Pronovias supplied by Opulence
Grooms Suit – Magee from Lannigan & Hulme
Grooms Shoes – Barkers from Lannigan & Hulme
Pocket Squares – Swagger & Swoon
Grooms Beard – Luke at Gents Code
DJ – Dance Floor Couture
Cake & Cupcakes – Little Red Bakery
Tattoo Station – Bride and Groom
Day of the Dead Bride & Groom – La Sirena Mexican Folk Art, NY
Bridesmaid – ASOS
Flower Girls – Monsoon

illustrated gift from the bride and groom for photographing their wedding

Big thanks to this legendary pair for having me around, here’s my present from them!


If you are looking for your Holmes Mill Wedding Photographer, then look no further. Get in touch if you would like me to photograph your wedding at this awesome Industrial Wedding Venue.

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