Laura’s Bride Diary: Finding our perfect intimate wedding venue

Laura and her fiancé William want their wedding to feel relaxed, and they’ve found the perfect venue to achieve that.

From the minute we started planning our special day, we knew that we wanted to have a very personal wedding that would reflect who we are.

With that in mind, finding the perfect venue was vital to us, and we set out with two main requirements for our ideal place: it would have to be relaxed and informal, as well as somewhere that would allow us to incorporate lots of the things we love into our day.

We figured a blank canvas venue would tick the right boxes and after doing lots of research we decided to have a look at The Rhynd, a newly refurbished barn near Tayport. As soon as we arrived we fell in love with the setting, and with how modern but intimate it felt.

It’s right next to Tentsmuir Forest as well as a beach, which means we’ll have loads of incredible backdrops for our photos.

Although it was the first venue we visited, we ended up booking it – it just felt right, and I think you have to go with your gut instinct. Another good sign was that The Rhynd will allow us to have a dog-friendly wedding, which means our dogs Olive and Eve can come.


Guests will be welcome to bring their beloved furry family members along as well!

Choosing our venue lifted a weight from my mind, but since then I’ve become very aware of all the extra things we now need to think about because we’ve taken the blank canvas route.

In Romanian culture, being the perfect host is a way of life and my mother raised me to make sure guests always have enough food on their plates and drinks in their hands, so I’ve been obsessing over finding the right caterer.

We want our meal to be interactive and memorable and after months of research, a very reassuring chat and a menu tasting (omg, the roast beef was delicious) we’ve booked Gourlay Catering.

We’ve opted for a family-style service to help break the ice between guests and create the laid-back atmosphere we’ve been dreaming of since we started planning!