Get on to this…a bit of wedding photography in the Ribble Valley for Nic & Sam, who tied the knot at the amazing Holmes Mill. These two are truly a fantastic pair who have a love of beer and fun times, and it’s easy to see why they picked this refurbished mill in Clitheroe to celebrate their wedding day. This place is on the list as one of my favourite wedding venues to photograph.

Nic & Sam decided to start the day off with their preparations based in locations in close proximity to their home. Nic first started her morning at Sophie Wohlters Hair and then headed off back home to slip into the almighty dress. Sam decided to stay over at his parent’s house and chill in his underwear. I spent most of my morning with Nic and her bridesmaids who I might add were a whole lotta fun. They went over the road from the hairdressers to join the bloke on the Brexit party stand to swap balloons, ‘Same willy forever’.


These dudes went for a traditional approach for a wedding ceremony and decided to get married at St.Bartholomew’s CE Church, Great Harwood. A lovely church to be welcomed into and take shelter from the rain. Yes, this was another rainy wedding, just like most of 2019’s weddings. To be honest, I actually don’t mind the rain, it creates some rare opportunities to capture in a documentary approach, usually, most people have umbrella failure. Nic arrived in the rain with her crew via a VW camper van by Coach House Limousines whilst Sam nervously awaited in church.


Now it was time to celebrate in this restored mill! This place has an endless list of photographic locations I like to take my bride and groom around to shoot in, but I do try to use different places every time I visit here. Knowing that these two have an interest in craft beer, it only felt right to utilise the Food Hall beer wall as a background for their photos.

Nic & Sam decided to try and keep most of their wedding design within their circle of family and friends for a more sentimental approach. Nic’s Aunty, Flower Power At The Paddock, did a super great job with all the flowers for the wedding, whilst Sam’s sister-in-law warmed up her throat with a pint of Bowland’s Pheasant Plucker and sang to the whole of the Engine Room. Quality talent!

This pair brought the most awesome guests along with them to help celebrate their day who were bags of fun! I remember at every point during the wedding there seemed to be a lot of great reactions with guest groups which were perfect to document. My best moment during the wedding was trying to get everyone out in the rain for a confetti shot, we didn’t make it outside as everyone decided to throw the confetti in the close quarter entrance to the Beer Hall, it was manic!

Zorba the greek kick-started the night off for these two for their first dance! Steady at first, then joined by all their guests in a kicking frenzy around the dance floor! Splendid scenes all around for the dance floor action, to be honest, aided with the help of Rikki, the DJ. One top wedding to photograph!


Thanks for taking a look at this blog for my wedding photography in the Ribble Valley. Leave a comment, I would love to know what you think! I hope you enjoy looking through the images below and if you are feeling inspired by how cool this wedding was and if you are in need of a photographer, then please get in touch.

Also don’t forget to check out all of the other wedding suppliers Nic & Sam hired, to make their day super ace:

Bridesmaids dresses: Rewritten Bridesmaids
Personalised wall hanging: Pinfold Creations
Singer in engine room: Helen James

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