If there was ever a wedding to epitomise what our Short & Sweet wedding days are perfect for it’s Emily & Josh’s.
They got married on an autumn day in Swanage with a small number of family and friends and we tagged along for a couple of hours.
Popping in to see Josh in his holiday cottage on the way we started coverage during the wedding ceremony at Holy Spirit & St Edward’s church before making way to Mortons House Hotel in Corfe Castle for their drinks reception.
Emily and Josh wrapped up their wedding day by tea-time and spent their evening enjoying some peace and quiet in their pretty little holiday cottage in the shadow of Corfe Castle.
After their meal we walked down together before we went home to take some photos on the platform of the Swanage Railway station. Sadly, the steam train had been cancelled for the day but this may have been a blessing in disguise as it meant there were no crowds and we had the freedom to wander and soak up the fabulous atmosphere.
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Family and friends from Brazil and New Zealand made their way to a field in Dorset for Kate and Alex’s wedding at a friend’s farm – Cedar Organic near Corfe Castle.
Their ceremony was conducted by a Pastor in the luscious outdoors of the farm. A lovely Tipi from the folks at World Inspired Tents provided the setting for the reception.
This really was a hands-on wedding. Many friends helped on the day to ensure the day ran smoothly taking on a number of jobs including floristry, bar-keeping, cocktail making and Toast-Mastering. They made an excellent job of it.
Here are some photos from their day…
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Kate and Alex have such a special spot to hold their wedding – at their friend’s farm – in a prime spot within the rolling hills of Corfe Castle in the Isle of Purbeck. Rempstone Farm is home to Cedar Organic and the herd of Ruby Red North Devon cattle are going to have to get a shift on to make way for the party.
We met up with them this weekend at the farm and walked the short distance to the field where the day’s going to be held. There wasn’t much to look at other than the spectacular view overlooking Poole. However, we’ve seen enough empty venues in our time now (and are used to having to visualise where marquees are going to be) to know it’s going to be a beauty.
Here are some photos from their prep. Thanks for showing us around, Kate and Alex!
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About a 40-minute drive from us is Corfe Castle. It’s the name given to both the distinctive majestic ruins and the village that lies at the foot of them. It’s a place I know well having relatives who live there but we’d never been lucky enough to shoot a wedding there until Gemma and Chris got in touch with us. The Purbeck area is so beautiful and Gemma and Chris really made the most of it with a reception just up the road at the picturesque Kingston Country Courtyard.
Although we arranged to meet at The Greyhound pub opposite St Edward’s Church we chanced on Chris (far right) and his Groomsmen whilst we were parking up our car so we joined them in the walk up to the drinking hole.
There was just some time for a quick Groom nerve-settling G&T to get introduced to everyone and snap up the rings…
before we all made our way over to the church.
The Grainger String Quartet did an excellent job of playing both before the ceremony and during the drinks reception.
Gemma’s Mum waiting proudly.
Gemma, her brother and her bridesmaids were greeted by a mass of onlookers.
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