By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Photos by Louise Barry Photographer
You are in for a real treat with Kenya and Peter’s modern The Pumping House Ollerton wedding. Why? Let me share all.
They were married in a beautiful church ceremony, followed by a super cool reception in the Engine Hall at The Pumping House in Nottinghamshire. With its industrial vibe, they added sage greens and baby pinks, gorgeous blooms, a cool neon sign and some really fun wedding favours.
I also LOVE their stylish attire, the beautiful cake and the pretty signage. All in all, this is one really happy, emotional and fun celebration that is sure to steal your heart.
Thanks so much to Louise Barry Photographer for sharing with us these magical images. Wow.
For our wedding, we absolutely loved pastels and chose to go with a sage green and baby pink theme for the wedding. We thought this fit perfectly for the summer and the colours go so well together! We wanted the whole wedding to feel like a huge family party, by having all of our loved ones together to celebrate our day with us in a relaxed way.
As soon as we saw the Pumping House we knew straight away this is where we wanted to get married. Due to Covid restrictions, most of the wedding was held outside but it couldn’t have been more perfect as the weather was amazing and so so hot! Everyone was really only inside for our wedding breakfast and DJ when it got late, but we actually preferred it this way.
My dress was from Dotty Bridal In Holmsfirth and I can’t recommend them enough. They say finding a wedding dress is one of the most stressful parts of a wedding but my experience couldn’t have been any less stressful thanks to the fab ladies who work there.
I always thought I wanted full-length sleeves until I tried on my wedding dress (which was totally sleeveless) and super fitted.
All of the bridesmaid dresses were from ASOS in a sage green colour.
Pete wore an all-black suit with a white shirt and black bow tie, and his groomsmen matched!
Our ceremony was held in our local church and I walked into James Morrison – You Make it Real and we walked out together to Signed, Sealed Delivered I’m Yours by Stevie Wonder.
The Pumping House in Ollerton, it used to be a water pump station and we fell in love with the building, from the red brick to the daylight-filled Engine Hall.
The grounds are surrounded by Sherwood Forrest and the greenery is exactly what we had envisioned for our day. When you book a wedding at the Pumping House you have exclusive use of the venue which was a huge bonus for us too.
Lian at the Pumping House made everything so easy for us.
Save the Date Event Stylist styled the venue and created our welcome sign and table plan. Gemma really made our vision come to life. We had a neon sign behind us at the top table, sage green table cloths and disco balls, it was everything!
Peonies and Plumes dressed all of the tables with flowers to match the green and pink theming and everything blended together so beautifully. Danielle did a beautiful job with dressing the tables, we couldn’t have loved our top table more, and our flowers for our wedding cake.
Lousie Barry! Louise was a dream to work with as we wanted our wedding photos to not be ’staged’ and as natural as possible. As soon as we came across Louise’s page, we knew right away we wanted her to photograph our wedding. We love her relaxed style of shooting and editing style. Our photos turned out so gorgeous (we know they would!) She did an amazing job.
Haven’t had one yet due to COVID.
On the way to the Pumping House from the ceremony, Peter and I stopped off to see my nana on the way who couldn’t make it to the wedding. I loved that we could share a little part of our day with her even though she couldn’t be at the venue with us.
Just looking around and seeing everyone drinking, having fun and just interacting (and playing mini golf!). We couldn’t believe how amazing the day was.
Everything will work out on the day. It’s so easy to say ’not to worry’ but planning a wedding can be stressful and you do tend to worry about what other people would want and enjoy. It is ultimately you and your partner’s day, so do what feels right for you.
Kenya and Peter thank you both so much for kindly sharing your Pumping House Ollerton wedding story with us.
Credit where credit is due
Photographer Louise Barry Photographer
Venue The Pumping House
Florist - Venue Peonies and Plumes
Florist - Bridal Pollen
Cake Clemie Vegan cake
Wedding Dress & Hair Pins Dotty Bridal
Entertainment Pumping House Resident DJ
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