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A Pride and Prejudice Inspired Wedding at Prior Park College

Bride walking down staircase at Prior Park College

I’m delighted to be able to share this incredible Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice inspired shoot set at the beautiful Prior Park College in Bath. The shoot was the brainchild of Lauren Alexander Weddings, who coordinated and styled the shoot. Prior Park College was the perfect setting. With stunning architecture and impressive grounds, and situated overlooking Bath, it provided a beautiful backdrop for the shoot.

A beautiful yellow, blue and white bouquet sitting in alcove at Prior Park College
Stunning David Fielden Wedding dress hanging up in window of Prior Park College

Beautiful Bridalwear

Carina Baverstock Couture supplied the wedding dresses for the shoot. The authentic ‘Austen’ look featured a dress by David Fielden. Whilst the modern ‘Austen’ look featured a dress by Jenny Packham. Kayte Fawsett created incredible bespoke boots for the shoot. They were pale blue with a Georgian wallpaper pattern, sympathetic to the era.

Nude coloured bridal lingerie on marble floor at Prior Park college
Blue wedding boots and blue leather gloves resting on shelf at Prior Park College

The shoot showcased two main looks for the Bride and Groom. A more traditional wedding look that was sympathetic to the  Pride and Prejudice ‘Austen’ look. The second look which was a modern take on the theme.

Silver antique tray with wedding stationery arranged on it with blue silk ribbon
gold resting rings sitting on little green book with white leather gloves and small blue and white hair pins

Inkflower Press designed calligraphy styled stationery. It was printed on lush linen and translucent papers. Giving an elegant and luxurious feel to them. Molton Wedding Rings supplied ethically made rings. Made using fairtrade gold. Claire Lloyd Accessories supplied beautiful and elegant jewellery pieces. They matched the theme in a delicate shade of blue and cream. The Lucky Sixpence created to incredible bespoke hairpieces that wore worn by the model.

Dessert table set up with wedding cakes and biscuits in room at Prior park College

Let Them Eat Yummy Cake

A selection of wedding cakes on dessert table, including a cut slice of cake at Prior Park College

Dainty Bakes made authentically styled cakes. They were sponge with a buttercream icing. And were decorated with edible flowers in colours of pink, purple, yellow and greens. The result was absolutely stunning. There were little round biscuits on a silver platter. They matched the cakes with white icing and an edible flower imprinted on them.

A selection of iced biscuits with press flowers decorating sitting on silver tray at Prior Park College
A selection of mini cakes and macaroons, with vintage teacups and saucers at Prior Park College
Bride standing and sitting on staircase of building at Prior park College

Pretty Details All-Around

Pretty hair accessories in hair of bride at Prior Park College
Bride holding ring on ring cushion and embroidered hankie at Prior park College

The Bride wore gorgeous cream leather gloves authentic to the era. And had a wonderful bespoke napkin embroidered with Elizabeth Bennet’s initials. Extra Special Touch did an amazing job. Tulle and Blue supplied pretty satin ring pillows to use.

Afternoon tea set up on table on veranda at Prior park College
Tea cups and dish of macaroons on the table
Harpist playing harp at wedding at Prior Park College
Bride standing in doorway surrounded by floral arrangement at Prior park College
Bride standing in doorway looking to the side, in doorway of Prior park College surrounded by flowers
Bride and groom walking out of chapel together at Prior Park College

Modern Austen at Prior Park College

Bride wearing ornate silver hairpiece
Bride holding beautiful floral bouquet at Prior park College

The floral styling was out of this world. Jasper and Quinn Florist created bountiful bouquets, buttonholes and floral collars. And show-stopping floral arches and free-standing table decorations. All in keeping with a palette of soft yellows, pale blues, whites and green foliage. The groom wore a Marc Darcy suit from Suave Owl. After the shoot, we all get to play with he gorgeous pup too.

Groom and his dog walking in grounds of Prior Park College

Luxurious Table Setting

Table arrangement for wedding breakfast with free standing floral arrangement at Prior park College

The table setting included a free-standing floral arrangement. White decorative chargers with gold-edged white plates were used. Gold cutlery complemented along with crystal glassware. Pretty glass candlesticks with pale blue candles created an intimate atmosphere. Small round iced flower biscuits and sachets of seeds completed the look. To create an elegant and luxurious wedding table at Prior Park College.

The free standing table arrangement of flowers on wedding breakfast table
Table setting of wedding breakfast at Prior park college
Place setting with white ornate charge and gold rimmed plates. Complete with embroidered napkins , biscuits and sachet of seeds as favour

The day ended with a few bridal portraits outside. Which showcased the stunning Georgian architecture and impressive grounds. Prior Park College is situated overlooking Bath and provided a beautiful backdrop in keeping with the era.

Bride and groom hugging each other on the balcony of Prior park College
Bride and groom standing together holding hands in the gardens with Prior park College building in the background

The aim of the shoot was to create something beautiful, classic and achievable for a couple. Something for those who cherish the little things. Who see the importance of sustainability, and who love colour used in an elegant way. And most importantly appreciate a little quirkiness. I think we definitely achieved that.

Bride and groom holding each other in the gardens of Prior Park College

Prior Park Wedding FAQ’s

Where is Prior Park College?

Prior Park College is a school in Bath. It is situated on Ralph Allen Drive, overlooking the world heritage city of Bath. The postcode is BA2 5AH, which I have found to be accurate.

What type of venue is Prior Park College?

Prior Park College is a school located in Bath. it is available to hire for weddings, private parties as well as corporate and sporting events.

can I look around the space?

Yes, you can look around Prior park College to get a feel for the space. They are also wedding Fayres held there by The Wedding Emporium to give you wedding inspiration.




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