‘I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic job you did yesterday. We were both so happy with everything you did and we love the preview photos’
Priston Mill weddings are always guaranteed to be brilliant with the huge barn with its dramatic vaulted roof and the glorious Bath countryside around you. My morning began with photography of all the getting ready action at a hotel in Central Bath, before I headed over to the Mill to meet Alex. I hadn’t met either of these two before their wedding day but I was welcomed with open arms by them both.
Having met at university some years before, Alex had courted Shelley for some time, keen to marry the girl who he’d known early on was rather special…… Fast forward to August 2018 and Shelley and Alex were married in a ceremony in the Tythe Barn, full of laughter, love and beautiful readings. Witnessed by a packed barn full of people, who celebrated with them afterwards and helped ensure their wedding day was just how they wanted it to be. Heartfelt speeches (and one very funny, and a tad risque, best man’s speech) and lots of dancing that went on late into the night.
I have to say I am pretty sure I smiled through the entire editing process on these images. Remembering all those little moments that make a wedding so special. Especially the confetti run! Shelley and Alex had a wonderful day. All the little details and thought they put into every moment was very special. Their families beamed with happiness all day and there was a LOT of hugging. It was perfect!
If you’re planning a Priston Mill wedding and would like to talk to me about photographing your special day then do get in touch.
The language of love was in full flow when Danny and Francesca (aka Chess) met at Bath Uni when they were both studying for a degree in Spanish and Italian. After falling for each other over their text books they got engaged and then began planning this beautiful Wick Farm wedding.
‘Becky, they are so special and wonderful and made us smile a lot! We absolutely adore the pictures, you did such an amazing job, we can’t thank you enough 🙂‘
Catrin had known since she was a little girl she wanted to get married under a tree, so she did and it was genuinely just brilliant. On a sunny August Saturday she walked across the field where guests and her Groom, Ali were waiting. It was perfect in so many ways and I don’t think I saw one moment on the wedding day where these two didn’t have a huge smile on their faces.
With views to die for across the Monmouthshire valley, Maesbrook was an amazing setting for their special day. Take a look at this short slideshow to get a feel for the day. Having only hosted a small number of weddings to date I really think as word spreads this beautiful Usk gem of a venue will become more and more popular for festival, outdoor weddings.
Catrin’s dress was designed by Watters (Wtoo range), it was the only one she tried on and she was in and out of the bridal boutique in 30 minutes! Her 1930s style shoes are by Rachel Simpson and these were her ‘something blue’. I really love a flower crown so was delighted to see the gorgeous crown that Catrin wore in her, this was designed by Pencoed florists, the Flower Hive.
The barn had been lovingly decorated and one thing that Catrin was clear on was that she didn’t want any bunting at the wedding! Catrin and her Mum used to run a small business where they made homeware from vintage fabrics and over the years, they made loads of bunting. So Catrin and her now mother-in-law between them made almost 400 pom poms! They decorated the barn really effectively and were super colourful. The creativity continued to shine through in their big day in so many ways, from the multitude of colourful hanging paper lanterns to the stunning individual cushions placed on each guests chair as their wedding favour came about when they were hiring in chairs for the wedding and Catrin became worried that they would be uncomfortable for the guests so she came up with the ingenious idea of making cushions as the favours! She had some lovely sew-on labels designed with their name and the date of the wedding and from the start of the year they sourced lots of vintage blankets and then set about making 120 cushions! The guests reactions to the cushions was really special and its nice to think that in homes throughout the country these cushions will be sat on for many years, all acting as a brilliant reminder of this wedding.
A paella wedding breakfast and selection of hand made cakes for dessert, followed by ace DJ tunes ensured the result was a very relaxed and laid back day surrounded by their closest friends and families. I packed up my bags just after capturing Ali and Catrin being hoisted in the air by all their Uni mates, before some crazy and good natured crowd surfing began! A perfect end to an individual and truly creative wedding day.
So Congratulations Mr & Mrs Bates, I loved your wedding, so much thought had gone in to your day and it showed. Wishing you a lifetime of joy, happiness and kite surfing!
‘I wanted to drop you a note to say a massive thank you for all the wonderful photos. They are incredible and everyone loves them. Plus I also wanted to mention how everyone keeps saying how lovely you were and what a fantastic job you did. In addition the way the photos arrived were amazing. So beautiful and such a lovely touch.’
Orchardleigh House is a unique venue, a beautiful Victorian country house set in the heart of the Somerset countryside. Neil and Suzie planned their wedding from their home in Malawi, Africa and pulled off a happy, fun wedding day with guests travelling from afar.