Mr and Mrs Warner

Welcome to our latest Wedding Blog. This week features Jayne (Lowe) and Graham Warner who married here at #TheMillForge on 12 August 2002. Their wedding photo was also used in one of our Brochures! I would like to thank Jayne and Graham for sharing their story with us ....
When and where did you first meet?
We met through a friend and Graham thought it was a blind date and I was told it was someone to go clubbing with. Back in March 1997; the date was at a nightclub in Brentwood, Essex.
Tell us about your experience when booking your wedding with us?
Our wedding was booked in a car park at Acton in London on my mobile phone while my future husband was having an interview for a job. We booked the whole thing together with the minister, piper and all things necessary. We were over the moon with how it all panned out.
How many wedding dresses did you try on before buying your dress?
One. I found the dress on the internet on It was manufactured not far from where I live but nowhere close had it in my size and because of time we were restricted. We drove up to another stockist in Barnsley (from Essex) to try it on, arrived at 10am and bought it there and then. It fitted perfectly.
How many guests did you bring to your wedding?
We had planned to "elope" but the secret got out, so we did have a few family and one bridesmaid.
Who conducted your Wedding Ceremony?
Laurie Dennison was the minister and he was a lovely man. Met us at the hotel and we had a coffee together.
What other services did you book?
Our wedding was planned in 6 weeks. We had to find someone who could make my husband's kilt and all accessories in my family tartan (Henderson). Two days before our wedding, we drove to the Kilt tailor at Bridge of Weir to pick it up and fortunately it all fitted perfectly. We had a photographer and a Piper which brought a real Scottish feel to the day.
What was the weather like?
A bit breezy but dry.
Most romantic or memorable moment of your day?The ceremony in the beautiful little chapel.
Did you have any special songs/music on the day?The piper played Bonny Dundee for us as well as some others, the relevance being that my father originated from Dundee.
Did you do anything special for your 1st anniversary? Unfortunately no. My husband has a bad habit of forgetting all birthdays and anniversaries. We got married on my 50th birthday in the hope that with two events on the same day he might remember, but alas no. But we are still very happy. I hope that we can revisit The Mill at some time in the future. It is more difficult as we have been living in France now since 2008 and our visits to the UK are generally rushing around visiting family and friends. I hope that when my daughter decides to get married that she will do it there too.
In one sentence, please sum up your wedding day here at the Mill Forge.
A day that was so perfect I will never forget it.