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civil ceremony Dorset Wedding The Grand Hotel Swanage Winter weddings 14th November, 2018 The Grand Hotel Swanage Dorset wedding of Clare & Neil

Last Saturday, I headed back to The Grand Hotel in Swanage for the last time this year, for the wedding of Clare and Neil. A much changed day from my last visit too! Not much sun around this time, in fact quite the opposite. A stormy day, windy with heavy downpours to contend with, but …

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Abbots Court Autumn weddings civil ceremony Country House Weddings Dorset Wedding 17th October, 2018 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, 2018 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 …

barn wedding civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Summer weddings 16th August, 2018 Lower Stockbridge Farm Barn Dorset Wedding of Ellie & Rupert

What a difference a few days makes! Just the other day the sun was shining and it was hot, hot, hot. Come Ellie and Rupert’s big day and the clouds have rolled in and some strange watery stuff is falling from the sky … could this be rain! Most people given the summer that we …

Christmas Wedding civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Winter weddings 17th January, 2018 Langton Arms Dorset Wedding of Zoe & Jon

It feels a long time ago now, but it was a wet, windy New Year’s Eve as I headed over to the Crown Hotel in Blandford to meet up with Zoe and her bridal party mid-preparation for Zoe & Jon’s New Year’s wedding. The room was typically busy – Zoe had a large bridal party …

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chaffeymoor grange civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Winter weddings 25th October, 2017 Chaffeymoor Grange Dorset wedding of Jayne & Phil

Last Saturday dawned blowy and blustery, and was set to get worse as Storm Brian moved across the country. Luckily I wasn’t off to a big outdoors event with lots of travelling, though – Phil and Jayne had taken the 10-bedroomed Chaffeymoor Grange for the whole weekend for themselves and their guests, and the wedding …

Autumn weddings barn wedding civil ceremony Dorset Wedding 5th October, 2017 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, 2017 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 …

civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Hotel Weddings kings arms hotel christchurch Summer weddings Wedding 22nd August, 2017 The Kings Arms Christchurch Dorset Wedding of Sarah & Gez

Last Saturday dawned bright and clear as I made my way down to Christchurch – a lovely return visit to the King’s Arms & Pavilion for Sarah & Gez’s wedding. Finally, a nice bit of summer sunshine for a wedding day! I arrived in the middle of getting ready Bridal Preps, Sarah’s room was busy …

civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Hotel Weddings 14th August, 2017 The Bull Hotel Dorset Wedding of Ursula & Sam

Saturday was a first for me – my oldest son has been working on his photography and videography for a number of years, and this was our first outing as a double-act; Ursula & Sam had entrusted their videography to him (I wouldn’t have recommended him if I didn’t have absolute belief in his ability, …

civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Springhead Trust Summer weddings Venue Weddings 27th July, 2017 Springhead Trust Dorset Wedding of Clare & Andy

I watched the weather forecast before last Saturday’s wedding with more than usual interest – the wedding was at the Springhead Trust in Fontmell; a gorgeous location very close to me. In the planning it had sounded brilliant – a totally outdoor wedding, planned with bohemian laid back style. My perfect kind of day. Except, …

chaffeymoor grange civil ceremony Country House Weddings Dorset Wedding Summer weddings 19th July, 2017 Chaffeymoor Grange Dorset Wedding of Natalie & Rebecca

Last Saturday was a lovely change of pace for me; I had an unusually late start as I wasn’t needed for bridal preps, and simply had to head over to Gillingham Town Hall for the afternoon wedding of Natalie and Rebecca. The weather remained kind, and as I arrived the guests were already milling around …

civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Plush Manor Summer weddings 12th July, 2017 Plush Manor Dorset Wedding of Ellie & Tom

After the depressing wet weather of the previous week running up to this wedding, it was a joy to see a beautiful summer’s day dawning for what I knew was going to be a beautiful outdoors wedding at Plush Manor. It’s always a brave thing to plan a fully outdoors British wedding, but for Ellie …

civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Summer weddings The Grand Hotel Swanage 23rd June, 2017 The Grand Hotel Swanage Dorset Wedding of Caroline & Oliver

Last Saturday was destined to be hot hot hot – a glorious day for a wedding, but not always the easiest of things if you happen to be working (or wearing a big heavy gown or a full on suit, to be fair!). Caroline & Oliver’s wedding was at the Grand Hotel in Swanage, where I’ve not been …

civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Hotel Weddings Spring weddings 29th March, 2017 Bridge House Hotel Dorset Wedding of Hilary & Alex

Last Staurday dawned grey but dry, and I arrived for the wedding at the Bridge House Hotel hopeful that we wouldn’t be stuck inside all day after all. I joined Hilary amidst in her super-busy bridal preps, the room overflowing with bridesmaids, Hair & Make Up artists, mum, little bridesmaid… Dad popped in a little …

barn wedding civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Winter weddings 30th November, 2016 Symondsbury Tithe Barn Dorset Wedding of Jenna & Stephen

Last Saturday I set off on my last wedding of the year, heading through an early misty morning on my way down to the coast – all the while eyeing the overcast sky and hoping the forecasters had got it right with their predictions of a dry day, but wrong that it would stay cloudy. By …

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