Katrina & Wayne’s Portrait Shoot on Bournemouth Beach

Newlyweds Katrina and Wayne got in touch with us wanting some photos to celebrate their marriage to each other. They opted for a short Portrait Shoot on the beach in Bournemouth.

It was a bit of a blustery day with rain threatening the entire day. We had to cut our shoot in two halves to shelter in our cars from a heavy shower.

Our friends Amazing Face were on-hand that day for Katrina’s hair and make-up.

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Joanna & William’s Wedding Prep Shoot on Solent Beach, Bournemouth

We’re very excited to be heading back to Plush Manor next month for Joanna and William’s wedding. Their whole day is going to be spent there and it’s such a brilliant venue. We were pleased to hear they’re going to be making full use of all of its special nooks and crannies. We had such a great time when we were last there.

We met up at the weekend to talk through timings, just before the weather got crazy warm and we went for a little walk on Solent Beach near Bournemouth and up on the cliff.

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Rachel & Paul’s Wedding at Beach Weddings Bournemouth

The crowds gathered along Bournemouth Prom to greet Rachel and her Bridal Party as she made her way to the wedding on Bournemouth Beach. It was a fun journey to make, down the cliff lift with views over towards Bournemouth Pier and the wedding marquee.

Paul and his Groomsmen had already made the walk down the prom to great guests and await the bride.

Rachel and Paul’s ceremony and afternoon reception took place at Beach Weddings Bournemouth where a seaside theme was an absolute necessity. The afternoon was perfect and it was warm enough for the bride to kick off her shoes and spend the day bare foot. Guests enjoyed eating ice creams and going for a paddle and standing proud in the corner of the marquee was a seaside wedding cake expertly made by one of Rachel and Paul’s friends.

After food everyone boarded a couple of land trains to take them towards Poole for an evening buffet and drinks in Alum Chine. At one point in the journey the two trains performed a Noddy Train ballet and both looped together spinning us round and round about five or six times. We were probably all only going about 5mph but it was unexpectedly disorientating and an absolute hoot!… Read Full Post

Rachel & Paul’s Wedding Prep Shoot on Bournemouth Beach

We met up with Rachel and Paul last week on a rather windswept day. They’d spent the day at the seaside wedding planning for next month.

They’re getting married and having their afternoon reception at Beach Hut Weddings on Bournemouth Beach. Considering we could easily walk to this venue from our home it’s ludicrous this place has passed us by until now. After a day on the sand they’re planning to enjoy their evening reception at Edge Restaurant along the prom.

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Emma and Colin’s Wedding at Richmond Hill United Reformed Church and The Italian Villa

We took in a fair few places for Emma and Colin’s Wedding. Things started over in Hamworthy with Emma’s bridal preps taking place at her Mum and Dad’s home along with close family members and her bridesmaids.

Meanwhile, after some last minute preparations at Colin’s parent’s home the groomsmen enjoyed their time before the ceremony at The Dancing Jug in the centre of Bournemouth.

Despite a promising blue sky in the morning the day was a little bit damp and gloomy. Good job then that the wedding had so many colourful details including bright coral bridesmaids dresses.

After the church ceremony at the Richmond Hill United Reformed Church just off Bournemouth Square everyone made their way to the Italian Villa at Compton Acres where they spent the rest of the day celebrating and eating Emma’s homemade fudge and her sister’s impressive first wedding cake.

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Pip and Andy’s Wedding Prep Shoot at Solent Beach

We met up with Pip and Andy on a warm Summer’s evening last week to take some prep photos on the beach. We whipped off our shoes and went for a paddle at the same time.

These two are getting married in August at the grand Cheam School in Hampshire after a church ceremony nearby.

Pip is a rather talented Photo Stylist by profession (no pressure, then!) and we’ve seen some great Pinterest boards sent over to give us a gist of what’s in store for the day.

Here are some photos from our shoot at Solent Beach…

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Sarah and James’ Wedding at Victoria Park Methodist Church and Key West, Bournemouth

Sarah and James got married last weekend and we couldn’t have hoped for a more pleasant start to our wedding season with such a lovely, kind crowd.

Pretty much everyone had travelled especially for the day, including Sarah and James who live in Birmingham. Bournemouth was a spot picked for the special day as it was an old uni destination of Sarah’s. Whilst she was living down here Sarah attended Victoria Park Methodist Church regularly and so, this was the obvious choice for the wedding ceremony. However, in an extra special twist, the ceremony was to be lead by Sarah’s Dad who took the service and did a perfect job.

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel played host to the bridal preps in the morning. The abundance of free sweet treats played a part in this choice and provided a good accompaniment to breakfast Buck’s Fizz.

Sarah and James put up with appalling weather during their Engagement Shoot the last time they came down to Bournemouth and we were so happy they had much better luck for their wedding. The report at the start of the day was extremely dire but with every hour the rain kept getting pushed further back. Just another example of why it’s absolutely pointless getting obsessed over wedding reports before your big day.… Read Full Post