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…
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…
I’ve been known to have dreams about Chaffeymoor Grange. It’s one of those places that really sticks in your mind. Dawn and Justin’s wedding marked our fifth visit there. They’ve all been so different but what’s stood out is how comfortable and at home everyone feels there – like they’ve been staying for a week rather than a matter of hours.
We arrived this time to be greeted by a row of flying arrows. Lots of guests were staying at the house for the whole weekend and an archery class and tournament had been arranged. This kept Justin and the rest of the guests busy whilst the house was set up for the ceremony and reception, all taking place in the downstairs of the house, whilst Dawn got ready in one of the upstairs bedrooms.
The day was relaxed with close family and friends, and Basil the Basset Hound watching over the proceedings.
Dawn looked fabulous in one of my favourite Candy Anthony dresses, complete with green sash and feathered netted veil. Meanwhile the house was filled with amazing florals from G Lily (Sabine’s flowers never fail to wow me, they are always immaculately presented with punchy, classy colours). There were lots of other thoughtful details such as a handmade mosaic created by Justin and a family heirloom pocket watch set to the exact time Dawn and Justin got married.
Things were kept nice and informal for the wedding breakfast with Dawn’s Dad and Justin’s Mum saying a few words.
From all accounts everyone had a lovely stay and day at Chaffeymoor.
Posted with thanks and congratulations to Dawn and Justin x