Summer weddings

Church Weddings Dorset Wedding Farm wedding Marquee Weddings Summer weddings 22nd August, 2018 Buckland Newton Dorset Farm Wedding of Emily & Tim

It’s been quite a tough year for Emily and Tim. Leaving family and friends behind to start a new venture taking on a farm in Dorset. First they get a hard winter, the snow hits when least expected. Then they get the hottest, dryest summer on record for decades, all very challenging for anyone let …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dorset Wedding Farm wedding Milborne Wood Summer weddings 3rd August, 2017 Milborne Wood Dorset Wedding of Joanna & Michael

Saturday began with absolutely no hope of any improvement in the already-mizzling rain that was busy soaking the countryside as I arrived at South House Retreat in Piddletrenthide. I’d been looking forward to this wedding for months – in all my years I have yet to do a fully outdoor wedding in the woods, and …

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, …

Church Weddings Dorset Wedding Marquee Weddings Summer weddings 25th August, 2016 Buckhorn Weston Dorset Wedding of Jessica & Chris

Last Saturday I  headed to the village of Buckhorn Weston for the wedding of Jessica and Chris. The weather had been glorious for weeks, but in typical British summertime style today’s garden and marquee wedding was forecast with high winds and torrential downpours. Unkind! Still, the weather was fair as I arrived at Jessica’s family …

Church Weddings Dorset Wedding Marquee Weddings Summer weddings 23rd August, 2016 Marnhull Dorset Marquee Wedding of Emma & Jonathan

Last Thursday saw me heading off to Shaftesbury for the first part of the wedding of Emma & Jonathan. The couple met while at Cardiff Uni, and they still live in Wales; not unusually the wedding was to be the first time we actually met (once upon a time this would have been unheard of, …

barn wedding civil ceremony Dorset Wedding Summer weddings 18th August, 2016 Ashton Farm Dorset Wedding of Siân and Andrew

Last Saturday I was able to enjoy a beautiful new wedding venue – Ashton Farm here in Dorset – for the wedding of Siân and Andrew. It had been some week for the couple – in the last seven days they had moved house from London to Dorset, started new jobs – and then of course …

Coppleridge Inn Dorset Wedding Summer weddings 6th July, 2016 Coppleridge Inn Dorset Wedding of Kelly & Tyler

On Saturday I was lucky to stay very close to home, photographing Kelly and Tyler’s wedding at the Coppleridge Inn just outside Shaftesbury.  I started the day with Tyler’s grand entrance in a fabulous American Mustang muscle car. The guests soon followed, and everyone gathered in the courtyard, nervously eying the sky; Kelly had her heart set …

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