Wedding Inspiration | A Novel Way to Entertain – At The Tythe Barn

Ashleigh and Elliott were wed on the 31st August at The Tythe Barn in Taunton. How do you expect to start your wedding breakfast? The traditional way is for the happy couple to enter the room to applause then to have your meal served to you by the waiting staff. Ashleigh and Elliott had a different idea!


The Tythe Barn:

Ashleigh prepared for her wedding day in ‘The Nook’ with her bridesmaids. The Tythe Barn is perfectly set up for an easy and relaxed wedding day, The Nook is situated just a few metres from the outside marriage setting. A pretty enclosed contemporary cottage surrounded by stone walls, carefully set up for bride prep with a wall of lit mirrors for hair and makeup and well positioned and even labelled hooks for the dress, flowers and shoes!


An Outdoor Ceremony

An outdoor ceremony was planned and the weather remained perfect, with wooden grates of gypsophila and old fashioned milk jugs holding bouquets of roses. Elliott and his groomsmen greeted guests in the beautiful garden while Ashleigh greeted an emotional dad and stepdad all ready for the ceremony.

Arm in arm with her stepdad, Ashleigh was led to the top of the aisle and her waiting father who then took her arm and walked her for the final

walk towards waiting Elliott, it was a lovely ‘handover’ and very emotive.

The Tythe Barn has lovely grounds for an out door ceremony if the weather is fine, it also has the essential bonus of a beautiful interior should the weather take a turn for the worse! Guests seated on long benches in front of a beautiful flowered aisle archway, it really is stunning. Ashleigh and Elliott’s ceremony was filled with laughter and the happy couple walked back down the aisle together under a shower of confetti!

Carve Your Own!



With clapping and whistling that had Ashleigh in stitches as it seemed to never end, everyone sat down for wedding breakfast. Just as everyone was settling down, one person from each table was led away out of sight to a backroom and were given carving instructions, a chefs hat and apron. To an improvised but brilliantly executed routine, the ‘waiters’ returned to the room, waving napkins and singing and settled at the end of each table ready to carve and serve the roast to the guests. It was fantastic fun and thoroughly enjoyed by all the guests.


Dancing with The Mums

It was a beautiful warm evening with Pimms and proscecco and the speeches that had many in tears, from laughter and emotion carried everyone on into the evening. It is quite common for the father of the bride to have a special dance with his daughter but Ashleigh and Elliott were greeted first on the dance floor by their mums. Sharing the space for an emotional dance before being handed over to each other for their first dance as husband and wife. The decor of The Tythe Barn with it’s swathes of fairy lights making the perfect backdrop.



Ashleigh and Elliott had a truly wonderful day, so filled with happiness, it was a pleasure to be part of it.







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