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civil ceremony Gay Weddings Wedding 3rd June Wedding of Oliver & Richard – Gay Wedding in Dorset

I hate to declare I’m a Gay Wedding Friendly Photographer – because it shouldn’t even be a question, should it? Whoever’s at the front saying their vows, love is love. So of course I’m LGBTQ friendly. Below is a real gay wedding story of a recent Italian Villa wedding – it’s Oliver & Richard’s big …

civil ceremony Dorset Wedding The Grand Hotel Swanage Winter weddings 14th November 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 …

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 …

barn wedding civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Summer weddings 16th August 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 …

civil ceremony Country House Weddings Dorset Wedding Gay Weddings smedmore house Summer weddings 14th August Smedmore House Dorset Wedding of Jonathan and Justin

A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away (well London actually), two boys met and fell deeply in love …. Their family all knew it; Their freinds all knew it; And on the 8th day of the 8th month in the year 2018, they all got together at the fabulous Smedmore House …

Christmas Wedding civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Winter weddings 17th January 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 …

chaffeymoor grange civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Winter weddings 25th October 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 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 …

civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Hotel Weddings kings arms hotel christchurch Summer weddings Wedding 22nd August 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 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 Springhead Trust Wedding of Clare & Andy

I’ll be frank – I love a Springhead Trust Wedding. It’s a wild and secretive place full of charm, perfect for relaxed rustic weddings full of character, a private wedding venue in Dorset tucked into a hidden valley.Below is a real wedding story of a recent Springhead Trust wedding – it’s Clare & Andy’s big …

chaffeymoor grange civil ceremony Country House Weddings Dorset Wedding Summer weddings 19th July 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 Plush Manor Wedding of Ellie & Tom

Honestly – I love a Plush Manor wedding. It’s just one of my absolute favourite wedding venues in Dorset, tucked away in one of the most beautiful villages that no one has ever heard of – Plush. With excusive use of the house, an old chapel for your reception venue, and the choice of cermonies …

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

It wouldn’t be wedding season for me without a trip down to Swanage for a Grand Hotel Wedding. It’s a characterful Victorian seaside wedding venue right in the heart of Swanage, which combines a traditional hotel and sea views with a marquee in the gardens – did I mention the sea views across the bay?!Below …

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