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 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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We met up with Hannah and Mark this weekend, on the day of the storm, to check out their wedding venue and have a catch-up. They’re getting married in a couple of weeks at Priston Mill, near Bath. The grounds actually have two wedding venues sitting alongside each other – a Watermill and a lovely bright and airy Tythe Barn – the latter of which Hannah and Mark will be using. They have some great ideas to embrace the Autumn feel of their wedding and we’re looking forward to what we’re sure will be a cosy, happy day.
Luckily we were able to meet before the winds really picked up but it was a bit of a drizzly shoot. Already having two of their shoots forced to be cancelled due to torrential rain, we were all determined to get some photos. Hannah and Mark were great sports as we walked around the grounds to find shelter.
Here’s what we came up with…
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We were excited to make our way over to Somerset for our first wedding of 2011 at a new venue for us, Ston Easton Park Hotel. Bex and Andy’s wedding day had perfect balance; it was elegant, entertaining, loving and playful. Helped along by the fact the hotel were happy to let the couple’s beloved three dogs attend the day. As they’re practically family this seemed so right.
It was delightful to kick things off being welcomed by the hotel’s resident Spaniel, Oscar who always seems to be kicking around the lobby enthusiastically greeting guests. He is SO adorable and took this whole wedding malarkey in his stride. He’s obviously used to it.
Bex’s Charlotte Balbier “Marilyn” dress.
By all accounts the girls had a fun-filled night’s sleepover at the hotel but they were revved full of energy and excitement for the day ahead.
Here’s Bex being pampered by the talented make-up artist, Sarah Brock.
Bex’s Kylie-like disco shoes gave a brilliant, cheeky twist on her otherwise vintage look.
Whilst her netted veil featured a very important brooch.
The room was packed to the brim with lots of Bex’s friends and bridesmaids. You were all lots of fun to be around, ladies.… Read Full Post
Following on from Part One, we left the guests with their red noses and had a quick walk around the hotel’s grounds whilst the ceremony room was turned over for the wedding breakfast. The sun had broken out just in time. Hooray for Spring!
This cottage sits within the grounds of Ston Easton Park Hotel and is where Bex and Andy stayed on their wedding night. So quaint and completely unique!
As if by magic…
The cake featured toppers of Bex, Andy, Charlie, Buster and Benson.
Now that’s how to get everyone’s attention…
At this point I should take some time to thank Bex and Andy so much for their thoughtfulness on the day. They were always checking whether we needed anything and arranged for us to have a spot of grub during our break. Thank you also to the amazingly organised and friendly staff at Ston Easton Park Hotel. There aren’t many hotels who will go out of their way to track you down to bring you surprise chicken with a smile, whilst obviously being swept off their feet. It made us happy.
In our notes for the day we had a small warning next to the evening schedule – “Warning: First Dance will be QUICK”.… Read Full Post
We headed over to Somerset the weekend just gone to run through Bex and Andy’s wedding preps at Ston Easton Park Hotel near Bath. It was a ridiculously wet and dingy day but with so many lovely rooms and little nooks and crannies to explore it really didn’t matter we couldn’t venture outside to take some test shots. We’ve figured the weather on the wedding day can’t be any worse.
We’d never been to the hotel before so this was a first for us. You know you’re in for a treat when you’re greeted by the hotel’s resident Cocker Spaniel who enthusiastically sits with you for the entire meeting. He even managed to get into some of the prep shots!
Bex and Andy will be allowed to bring their own much-loved Spaniels, Buster, Charlie and Benson to the wedding day and we can’t wait to meet them too. We’ve also been let in on some of the dress details and day schedule plans and it’s going to be a lovely, relaxed and fun-filled day.
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