Durlston Castle Photography – Lorna & David’s Dorset Wedding

15th September
little bridesmaid in white dress with yellow sash

On Friday the 7th September I set off on a gloriously sunny Autumn day to Durlston Castle on on the fab Dorset Coast for the wedding of Lorna and David. A quick stop on the way to an address just outside Swanage called the Cheesehouse to catch up with the girls and the usual morning preparations and then on to Durlston to find David and the boys.

I haven’t been to Durlston for a long time, mainly due to the fact its been closed as it needed much restoration. But now its fully restored and opened again to the public and I have to say what a fantastic job they have done too.

The wedding itself took place in the conservatory room on the very roof top of Durlston, so not only did we have a very lovely ceremony we were also treated to a most magnificent 360 degree panorama…fantastic.

Time to head downwards now, to another stunning location at the rear of the castle for the reception. Glorious views accross the water to the Isle of Wight and beyond, blue skies, blue seas, warm sunshine, fabulous decorations to match and lovely company enjoying the surroundings.

A little time to slip away for Lorna and David for some pictures before heading back for the official speeches, cutting of the wedding cake and then the wedding BBQ… oh yes :-)

Evening drawing in and the sun burning orange low in the sky, Lorna, David and I made one more little trip…down to the pier in Swanage and Im so glad we did, absloutely stunning in the late Autumnal sunshine.

Returning to Durlston Castle, its finally time for Lorna and David to hit the dance floor for their first official smooch as husband and wife.

A fabulous day indeed…thank you Lorna and David for so much fun, I had a blast :-)


Here are just a few of my favourite images from Lorna and David’s Dorset wedding…don’t forget to check out the blog again tomorrow for pictures of their really fabulous details…enjoy :-)


bridal preparations

bride putting on her dress

bride at the cheese house swanage dorset

deckchairs and balloons at durlston castle wedding dorset


bride gets out of vintage wedding car at durlston castle dorset

bride meets grrom at durlston castle wedding

getting married at durlston castle in dorset


durlston castle dorset wedding venue

seaside humour boards at dorset wedding

vintage ice cream trycicle at dorset wedding

little bridesmaid looks out to sea at durlston castle wedding dorset

wedding reception at durlston castle

bride relaxes in deckchair at durlston castle wedding dorset

stripey deckchair fun at dorset wedding venue

auntumnal sunshine by the sea at dorset wedding venue

birde and groom by the sea at dorset wedding

bridal pictures at durlston castle wedding dorset

romantic wedding pictures at durlston castle dorset

Love by the sea at dorset wedding venue

bride and groom walk the dorset coastal path

BBQ at durlston castle wedding

outdoor wedding reception at durlston castle dorset

bride and little bridesmaids at durlston castle wedding

bride and groom on roof of durlston castle a dorset wedding venue

bride and groom on swangage pier

bride and groom have a romantic moment on swanage pier dorset

bride and groom stroll the promenade in swanage dorset

bride and groom first dance at durlston castle swanage dorset

stripey deckchairs at dorset wedding venue durlston casle swanage


Credit where credit is due

Cake – Robyn Whittaker    Caterer – Seventh Wave Durlston Castle

Florist – Bloom of Swanage   Wedding Planner – Polly Smith of Blue Bay Events

Harp – Verity Marigold    Make-up Caroline Swaffieldw.mattbenecciweddingicecreambikes.co.uk

Vintage Ice-cream Bike – Matt Benecci


All the lovely details from the day …