four beautiful bouquets held by bridesmaids in blue

Lucy and Kristian's vibrant micro-wedding in Somerset

Wedding venue in Bath, Priston Mill

2020 has certainly been a challenge so far, with many 'spanners being thrown into the works' thanks to the dreaded 'V' word. But, here at Priston Mill near Bath, we have had the absolute pleasure of hosting some gorgeous, intimate and romantic micro-weddings. 

In our blog this month, Lucy and Kristian tell us more about their wedding day, which was brimming with love, laughter and personal touches.

Couple celebrate with confetti tunnel at Priston Mill

Did you visit a variety of venues before deciding on the Tythe Barn at Priston Mill or were you quite set on a barn wedding venue?

Priston Mill was the first and only wedding venue we saw, and we fell in love with it instantly! Our biggest discussion was about how to choose between The Watermill and the Tythe Barn!

We did a lot of research into other wedding venues but none seemed as all-encompassing as Priston Mill near Bath. As busy working professionals with a toddler in tow we were keen to have a venue that was established and organised to help!

Flowers on crates at Barn wedding venue Priston Mill  Bridal bouquet at Priston Mill
We totally understand how crazy it must have been for you reorganising your wedding during a global pandemic! What was the biggest thing you took from the whole experience?
Oh, it was certainly crazy.  We both proudly work for the NHS and working throughout the pandemic certainly put a lot of things into perspective for us. We realised that as long as we had each other and our health; we were some of the lucky ones. It was during that time we decided that we wanted to be married more than anything. As soon as restrictions were lifted we went about trying to plan a unique day that would still keep people safe.

 Covid wedding at Priston Mill

What were some of your favourite and most memorable moments of the wedding day?

 The vows! Making that pledge to your significant half has an indescribable magic to it that I will never forget!  We also got lots of time with just the two of us, which was amazing as we felt totally elated that we did it!

We got married! It was official!

Bride and Groom kiss after being married at Priston Mill

Having a smaller number of guests there meant that we could really relax and enjoy spending the time with our nearest and dearest!

And of course, having a few bubbles afterwards went down well! Especially when combined with the adventure park around the back!

Bride and groom at Priston Mill wedding venue in Bath

You had so much fun with your photographer! How did you go about sourcing your suppliers for the big day?

Olga was amazing! We had so much fun! Our original photographer (Tasha Park) was unable to attend our new date (which was a little short notice!) so she recommended her second photographer Olga, who was brilliant!

We found most of our wedding suppliers very flexible and considerate giving the situation; especially as we were downsizing from a 90 people wedding to 25. Also, because we were now not providing for such a large formal wedding, we could be more creative on personalisation, design and decoration!

What was your original colour scheme and general theme for the day and how did you adapt things to fit your new day?

Bride groom and page boy at Priston Mill wedding venue

 Our original day had a pastel-colour rustic scheme. Which I think the new micro-wedding still encompassed! Luckily Priston Mill is such a beautiful barn wedding venue not much is even needed! Flowers to me are super important at a wedding. Ours were credited to Sophie at Flowers at the Conservatory, who was incredibly dedicated to detail and manage to create some stunning rustic displays!

Of course, we had to adapt to be very mindful of infection control, but my brilliant bridesmaids came up with some wonderful ideas such as personalised lunch boxes, name pegs and places. This only made the day more relaxed and we felt that we had tried to keep our love ones as safe as possible.

Page boy at Priston mill wedding venue in bath

   Thank you so much for choosing the Tythe Barn at Priston Mill to host such a wonderful wedding day! Have you any good advice for some of our brides and couples going forward with a smaller wedding?

I would say going with your intuition of what suits you and your love one the most! It’s your day after all! We found that we totally loved our smaller wedding! It suited us and a couple and a family much more than our original wedding plan! We would not have changed it for the world!

The world is a crazy place right now but a wedding, regardless of size, will always be a joy because love always wins!

Bride and Groom just married in covid wedding

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