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Dorset Wedding

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 Country House Weddings Dorset Wedding 17th October Abbots Court Wedding of Sarah & Richard

I’m so pleased that an Abbots Court Wedding is back on for this year – the venue has been resurrected with new owners, and is set to be one of Dorset’s great wedding venues. It’s a beautiful, intimate house with fab gardens and great views.Below is a real wedding story of the very first Abbots …

Autumn weddings beach wedding 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 …

Dorset Farm wedding Dorset Wedding Marquee Weddings Summer weddings 22nd August 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 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 …

Country House Weddings Dorset Wedding Gay LGBTQ 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 …

beach wedding Dorset Wedding Hotel Weddings Summer weddings The Grand Hotel Swanage 23rd July 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 Venue Weddings 6th June 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 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 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 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 Dorset Farm wedding Dorset 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 …

Castle Weddings 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 …

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, …

Dorset Farm wedding Dorset Wedding Milborne Wood Summer weddings 3rd August 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 …

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 …

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