As a Bath wedding photographer I get to shoot at some great venues, one of which is Priston Mill. An idyllic location for Somerset weddings nestled within a countryside and rural setting.
But enough of wedding photography at Priston Mill for now. I’ll get back to that, let’s start at the beginning. On the day I met up with Karen at the Redan Inn at the nearby village of Chilcompton where she was getting ready with her mum and her four bridesmaids, though strictly speaking the bridesmaids totalled seven people as three of them were pregnant. High spirits, matching Kimono style robes and a tiny bit of bubbly saw that the party had definitely started early for the girls!
Karen looked beautiful in her lace detail dress with a gorgeous off the shoulder style and full veil.
I got to Priston Mill slightly ahead of Karen so I could catch up with Joe before the ceremony and take a few shots of him and his grooms’ party. Karen and Joe chose to get married in the impressive Tythe Barn at Priston Mill, with its oak beamed rafters and vaulted ceiling it is a spectacular space. Karen was walked down the aisle by her father behind a beautiful flower girl, a handsome page boy and her lovely bridesmaids. After a very personal ceremony which saw the pair reciting their own vows everybody enjoyed reception drinks outside in the stunning grounds around the barn. I took my chance to get some informal shots of Karen and Joe’s guests. I also took some wedding party shots and some group shots before taking Karen and Joe on a walk around the grounds to take some great portrait shots of the pair of them (you’ve got t to love a bride who will go on a zip wire in her wedding dress!)
Next it was onto the wedding breakfast that saw Karen and Joe arrive to applause. After the meal there were some very well received speeches. After which, as the weather was still good, many of Karen and Joe’s guests spilled back outside to enjoy the gardens (and the garden games!)
The evening reception started with the cutting of the cake (which looked amazing!) before a very romantic first dance that wowed all of Karen and Joe’s guests and it wasn’t long before the dance floor was full.
As the sunset we went outside for a romantic sparkler exit set against the evening sky. It was a fun and romantic moment and seeing Karen and Joe embrace with all their happy guests waving sparklers seemed the perfect shot to close the story of their day.
Priston Mill wedding photography is always a pleasure to shoot. And this was a super stylish and lovely laid back wedding for a super stylish and lovely laid back couple. Congratulations to Karen and Joe for getting married and creating such an amazing day. One that you, your family and friends and this Bath wedding photographer will always remember fondly.