Autumn weddings

Abbots Court Autumn weddings civil ceremony Country House Weddings Dorset Wedding 17th October Abbots Court Dorset Wedding of Sarah & Richard

A brand new venue for me, and their first ever wedding too! Abbots Court in Winterborne Kingston in the middle (and I mean literally in the middle) of the stunning Dorset countryside, is a beautiful Victorian former farmouse that just oozes romance, luxury and charm. Run by the fantastic people from The Tickled Pig it’s …

Autumn weddings beach wedding civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Hotel Weddings The Grand Hotel Swanage 5th October The Grand Hotel Swanage Dorset Wedding of Karen & Graham

Nearly 37 years in the making, Karen and Graham joyfully tied the knott last weekend at the Grand Hotel in Swanage. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, Karen and Graham finally said I do. The Grand Hotel has been Karen and Graham’s ‘go to’ place for many years and so it was a natural …

Autumn weddings barn wedding civil ceremony Dorset Wedding 5th October Stockbridge Farm Barn Dorset Wedding of Abby & James

Last Saturday saw me heading back to a venue I haven’t been to for a few years; Stockbridge Farm Barn, just outside Sherborne here in Dorset. But first it was off to Wincanton, to Abby’s family home the capture the Bridal preparations. As usual, the house was filled and busy, with both Mums and three bridesmaids, …

Autumn weddings civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Farm wedding Marquee Weddings 7th September Hedge End Farm Dorset Wedding of Liz & Sam

Last Saturday was set to be a lovely day – not only was the weather set to change after a week of wet to perfect late Summer’s sunshine, but I was return to Hedge End Farm; I covered Eleanor’s wedding to Nathan there last summer, and this summer I had the privilege to return to …

Autumn weddings civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Hotel Weddings kings arms hotel christchurch 27th October Kings Arms Pavilion Dorset Wedding of Lianne & Rick

Last Saturday saw me heading back to the Kings Arms in Christchurch for the wedding of Lianne & Rick. The traffic was horrible, and even though I wasn’t covering preps, just ceremony onwards, I was worried I wasn’t going to even make that on time! Thankfully I made it, found a parking space (at the …

Autumn weddings civil ceremony Dorset Wedding sherborne Castle 28th September Dorset Wedding at Sherborne Castle | Kate & Rod

After the recent run of ‘interesting’ wedding weather, I was glad that last Saturday’s Dorset Wedding at Sherborne Castle seemed set for some rather unremarkable Autumnal cloud – with no rain forecast! I joined Kate, her mum and her bridesmaids in the Castle Courtyard where they were getting ready (with Rod’s Mum popping in and out!) in …

Autumn weddings chaffeymoor grange civil ceremony Dorset Wedding 18th September Chaffeymoor Grange Wedding of Becky & Tom

Saturday’s wedding saw me heading off to Chaffeymoor Grange for Becky & Tom’s lovely intimate wedding with just their closest family and friends. It was very much a personal day, and I arrived in the lashing rain to find Tom and his friends busy in the kitchen prepping the food – Tom is Head Chef in a top London Restaurant, and handily …

Autumn weddings beach wedding Dorset Wedding 16th September Louise and Kieran’s Beach Wedding in Bournemouth

Friday’s Beach Wedding in Bournemouth was a bit of a surprise day for me. I hadn’t actually met Louise and Kieran before the wedding – and in fact we hadn’t even exchanged a phone conversation since early in the summer, due to the fact that they’d opted for a pre-wedding honeymoon and had spent the last …

Autumn weddings Church Weddings Dorset Wedding Marquee Weddings 7th September Pamphill Dorset Marquee Wedding of Amanda & Tim

I started Saturday at KHD, a large hair salon in Broadstone owned by my bride’s aunt, and where I met the entire female portion of the wedding party! All the bridesmaids plus my bride Amanda were in matching floral pyjamas, and the atmosphere was really fun – very much a family affair with Gran and Mum there too. …

Autumn weddings Castle Weddings Dorset Wedding portland castle 6th September Portland Castle Dorset Wedding of Kaley & Mark

Last Friday I started my day in Weymouth, joining Kaley and her family as they got ready in Kaley and Mark’s house. When I arrived, Kaley was already mid-make-up and her Dad was busy with her brother getting the family Porsche ready to take them to Portland Castle. Joining her and her Mum was Kaley’s best friend and chief bridesmaid – who happened to be …

Autumn weddings Axnoller barn wedding civil ceremony Dorset Wedding 8th October Sarah and Dan’s wedding at Axnoller Dorset

I hadn’t actually met Sarah and Dan before their wedding last week; once this would have been jaw-dropping news, but it’s not unusual these days, actually. With the marvels of modern technology it’s often much easier for my busy couples to find time to simply Skype a few times instead, which works really well. I haven’t had a …

Autumn weddings Church Weddings Dorset Wedding Marquee Weddings Pig on the Beach 5th October The Pig On The Beach Wedding of Lauren & Jay

I’m always happy when a couple enquires about a Pig On The Beach wedding – it’s a great wedding venue, with a beautiful house for bridal preps, perfect marquee lawn, and stunning views of the Dorset Coast from the landscaped grounds. I just love to photograph there. Below is a real wedding story of a …

Autumn weddings Christchurch harbour hotel civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Hotel Weddings 24th September Christchurch Harbour Hotel Wedding of Charlotte & Mark

Last Sunday saw me sharing a few hours of Charlotte & Mark’s wedding at Christchurch Harbour Hotel here in Dorset. It was a bit of a surprise booking (sadly they’d been let down by their own photographer just a few weeks ago), but it turned into a really fun afternoon with a lovely couple. Charlotte …

Autumn weddings Church Weddings Venue Weddings 12th September Gillian & Robert’s Traditional Village Wedding | Lytchett Matravers Wedding

I’m always happy when a couple enquires about a Lytchett Matravers wedding – St Mary’s is a beautiful, quintessentially English village church set just outside the village amidst the rolling Dorset fields. And of course there’s a huge choice of wedding venues for the reception within a stones’ throw of the village.Below is a real …

Autumn weddings civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Hotel Weddings 23rd September Eastbury Hotel Sherborne Dorset Wedding of Sam & Gary

Last Saturday was Sam and Gary’s wedding at the Eastbury hotel not perhaps the sunniest of days but at least fine and dry. The sun did eventually pop its head out for a little while later in the day just in time to capture a few images of Sam and Gary enjoying a little peaceful …

Autumn weddings Church Weddings Country House Weddings Orchardleigh House Somerset Wedding 18th September Orchardleigh House Somerset Wedding of Emma & Ed

Last Friday a beautul sunny Autumnal day saw me heading off to Orchardleigh House in Somerset for Emma and Ed’s lovely wedding, a fun relaxed day with plenty of laughs along the way.  A lovely church ceremony at All Saints in Lullington then Emma and Ed made a spectacular entrance back at the house in …