Dorset Wedding

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 …

Country House Weddings Dorset Wedding Gay Wedding smedmore house Summer weddings 14th August, 2018 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 …

beach wedding Dorset Wedding Hotel Weddings Summer weddings The Grand Hotel Swanage 23rd July, 2018 The Grand Hotel Swanage Wedding of Seonaid and Robin

A beautiful hot, sunny, clear blue sky day in June. A Wedding by the seaside, in beautiful Dorset at a fab venue, what more could you want. Seonaid and Robin’s wedding’s a long time in the making (they will know exactly what I mean), but as they say good things come to those who wait! …

Dorset Wedding Marquee Weddings Summer weddings 6th June, 2018 True Lovers Knot Dorset wedding of Pip and Stewart

What a fab day, the wedding day of Pip and Stewart! Wall to wall sunshine, a totally relaxed (and I mean totally) atmosphere and proceedings, lovely people to be around and great food to boot, perfect! The True Lovers Knot, a first for me, what a great spot for a chilled wedding. A marquee for …

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, …

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 …

Church Weddings Dorset Wedding Marquee Weddings Southover House Summer weddings Wedding 15th June, 2017 Southover House Dorset Wedding of Paula & Richard

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of covering a wedding at a new-to-me venue (that doesn’t happen often these days!) – I started the day at the beautiful Southover House near Tolpuddle. The house had been entirely taken over for the wedding, and when I arrived it was already with lots of rooms taken up by family & close friends, …

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