Kirsten & Duncan’s Back Garden Wedding was a spectacularly thoughtful day, with so many beautiful DIY touches and a real festival feel.
A paddock next to the Groom’s Mums house was cleared to play host to an impressive marquee. Being extra resourceful this grass was transformed into hay bales for guests to sit and enjoy the warm Summer’s Day under the shade of an apple tree.
Kirsten & Duncan’s Back Garden Wedding was a spectacularly thoughtful day, with so many beautiful DIY touches and a real festival feel. A paddock next to the Groom’s Mums house was cleared to play host to an impressive marquee. Being extra resourceful this grass was transformed into hay bales for guests to sit and enjoy the warm Summer’s Day under the shade of an apple tree.
The day started with Kirsten and her bridal party getting ready at their home in Somerton before heading towards Glastonbury for a wedding at St Mary’s and All Saint’s Church in Meare. The very church Kirsten’s Mum and Dad also got married in.
They definitely didn’t have the same vicar though as Kirsten and Duncan’s Wedding was his first!
After a spot of confetti guests then made the drive over to Low Ham near Langport to spend the rest of the day eating ice creams, playing ping pong, darts and dancing.
At one point in the day we headed off to a nearby Orchard which Kirsten and Duncan had asked permission for us to take some photos in.
The marquee was really something special – bright but cosy, helped along by good honest grub provided by Pieminister.… Read Full Post
Kirsten and Duncan are celebrating their wedding next month with a church ceremony in the village of Meare near Glastonbury followed by a back garden reception.
We headed over to Somerset last week to have a little tour, a bit of a recce and a stop off to take some prep shots in a little National Trust woodland a short drive away.
They have some great plans in place for a lovely day and are currently in the process of clearing a paddock for their marquee to be held in. We’re also keeping our fingers crossed for permission to hop into a nearby apple orchard on the day for their couple shoot which is conveniently a short hop away from their reception.
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After what seemed like a lengthy winter (mostly spent carrying a hot water bottle) the first signs of Spring were very welcome and the daffodils cropping up reminded us that Sarah and Adam’s wedding (our first of 2015) was not far away.
Embracing the vibrant colours of Spring, with a bright yellow and blue colour palette, Sarah and Adam made the most of their March wedding at Priston Mill near Bath. It was warm enough to play outside, and despite the early weather forecast warning of Gales and heavy rain, the day was lovely.
Things started near Bath City Centre where both Sarah and Adam got ready about a half hour drive from the venue for their day.
The day had a travel theme as plenty of guests had travelled a fair way to help them celebrate. As well as a great table plan, Adam’s brother designed some fantastic paper details including table names, Save the Dates and invitations.
We’ve been to Priston Mill a couple of times now and have always regretted not being able to make it over the the adjoining field that sits next to the Tythe Barn. Unfortunately, there’s not really any way of making it over there without crossing a Brook.… Read Full Post
Jonathan and Claire got married at Priston Mill with their ceremony and reception held in the Tythe Barn.
The day started with both of them getting ready close to the city centre of Bath. Claire and her Bridesmaids in particular had a perfect view from high on a hill as they got ready in the lovely Bath View Apartments.
Throughout the day VWs played a special part as Claire loves them. As well as a camper van driving the bridal party from Bath to Priston Mill, Jonathan also made his way to the Barn in a convertible Beetle.
On with the photos…
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Hannah and Tom’s wedding took place on their family Dairy farm in Emborough, Somerset. Well, technically, their wedding was held in the (now retired) The Blessed Virgin Mary church, but you could be forgiven for thinking this was in the farm. It’s so close to the farm house you could invite the vicar in for tea by shouting out of the window.
Having sought special permission to hold their ceremony in the church, the marquee was set up at the front of the farm house, packed full of beautiful flowers and was carefully put together by the co-ordinator for the day, Steph from Sweet and Pretty.
We had worked closely with Tom and Hannah before the wedding as Ian (with his Swash and Fold hat on) designed the Invitations, Orders of Service, Menus and Table Settings stationery. I also spent some time hand-lettering the table names and other titles, which Ian then incorporated into the design. It was lovely to be able to see it all being used and photograph it on the day.
There was a fun, country fete feel to this wedding with an energetic Ceilidh for evening entertainment and hay bales to lounge on in the evening whilst guests tucked into Pulled Pork Rolls from Hannah and Tom’s very own Good Life Pork Co.… Read Full Post
We made our way to Emborough in Somerset last week to meet up with Hannah and Tom at their family farm last week.
So many couples spend months hunting for the perfect open space to hold their wedding. They have this all and a beautiful church a stone’s throw from their doorstep.
We’d already learnt quite a bit about Hannah and Tom’s wedding having been lucky enough to design their custom invitations and map a few months back with our Swash and Fold hats on, so had a good sense of the day and the sort of approach they were going for. Being given a tour of the farm as we took some photos for their prep was a real treat and brought everything to life.
The weather was insane – in one direction the sky was bruised with charcoal grey, thick cloud yet Hannah and Tom were often illuminated by the evening sun shining away, often leading to huge rainbows that spanned the length of the landscape. We dived in and out whenever it wasn’t hammering it down. Thankfully, Hannah and Tom were one couple we felt didn’t need to reminding to bring wellies – sure enough, they had stack loads of them!… Read Full Post
Hannah and Mark got married recently with a full day held at the Tythe Barn at Priston Mill, near Bath. Hannah got ready in the morning at a lovely cottage on Withy Mills Farm surrounding by fields and cows. Whilst Mark got ready at a nearby Pub and made his way to the Mill in a Defender Land Rover – which, as it turns out, couldn’t have been a better choice of transport.
The weather wasn’t kind with some very heavy rain making things a little tricky in the morning. Hannah’s Vintage VW almost went for a swim down a flooded country lane. However, with some nifty diversions and the cool, calm and collected manner of the ace LoveDub Weddings things soon got back on track. Unfortunately, it was a bit too damp to do many shots outside for the majority of the day but the cosy and spacious interiors of Priston Mill and a roaring fire helped things considerably.
They embraced the Autumn feel of their wedding with plenty of lovely orange, red and peach blooms and rustic wooden details, including one of the loveliest table seating plans we’ve seen.
Here are some photos from their day…
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