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civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Hotel Weddings Spring weddings 29th March 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 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 …

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 …

civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Venue Weddings 5th October Perrie & Craig’s Dudsbury Golf Club Wedding

Last Saturday saw me heading for a Dudsbury Golf Club wedding just ten minutes outside Bournemouth. The weather was grey with heavy showers falling, but the forecast was good and I had high hopes of it clearing later for us to get out and make the most of the parkland at the country club. Perrie was busy getting ready when …

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 …

barn wedding civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Summer weddings 18th August Ashton Farm Wedding of Siân and Andrew

A Dorset farm wedding is one of my personal top settings for a Dorset wedding- and an Ashton Farm Wedding is pretty perfect. There’s the wedding barn, the woodland ceremony, the marquee… and of course all the hay bales, bunting and fire pits you could ask for from a farm wedding.Below is a real wedding …

civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Lulworth Castle 29th June Lulworth Castle Dorset wedding of Nicola & Nick

It’s been a while, but last weekend I found myself back at one of my favourite wedding venues in Dorset, Lulworth Castle, to photograph the wedding of Nicola and Nick – who had been friends since they were toddlers! They lost touch for a while, but met again five years ago and as with all great friendships they simply picked …

civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Yarlbury Cottage 10th June Yalbury Cottage Wedding of Sue & Paul

On Friday I had the pleasure of a new venue for me, joining Sue & Paul for their Yalbury Cottage wedding near Dorchester (voted ‘Small Hotel of the Year 2015’ by The Good Hotel Guide. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day, and when I arrived I was surprised to find that Sue and Paul were getting …

civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Parley Manor Summer weddings 3rd June Parley Manor Dorset Wedding of Vicky & Lee

Bank Holiday Monday – and after a fabulously hot weekend I had the pleasure of heading down to Parley Manor for the wedding of Vicky and Lee. Sadly the sun decided not to follow me there – but at least it wasn’t raining. (the weather’s always a concern for a British Wedding – but really there’s nothing …

civil ceremony Somerset Wedding Summer weddings 18th May Prince of Wales Ham Hill Wedding of Kate & Dean

Last week I had the pleasure of sharing in the very intimate wedding of Kate & Dean – the guest list was simply the couple themselves plus both sets of parents. That’s it – yes, just the six of them… and me trying very hard not to be noticed ;) I joined Kate as she was …

civil ceremony Country House Weddings Dillington House Somerset Wedding Summer weddings 11th May Dillington House Wedding of Jessica & René

Oh what a beautiful warm early summers day it was the other day, and the most perfect day for a wedding. Serge (otherwise known to family and friends by his second name René and to how I will refer to him from now on) and Jessica were to marry at the idyllic venue that is …

Christmas Wedding civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Mortons House Winter weddings 9th January Sophie & Nigels Wedding At Mortons House Hotel Corfe Castle Dorset

Just before Christmas I had the pleasure of heading down to Mortons House, a 16th century Elizabethan manor house hotel in the heart of the beautiful Corfe Castle here in Dorset to capture the wedding of Sophie and Nigel. I arrived to the usual hustle and bustle as Sophie and her bridesmaids finished their preparations, Sophie looking …

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 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 …

beach wedding Christchurch harbour hotel civil ceremony Dorset Wedding kings arms hotel christchurch Summer weddings 31st July Christchurch Wedding of Andrew and Kate

Saturday, after one of the wettest days of the summer we have had, turned out to be a beautiful warm sunny day with a lovely light breeze a simply perfect day for a wedding down by the Dorset seaside. Kate and Andrew had their lovely ceremony at the beautiful white ribbon bedecked Kings Pavilion in …