Ken and Eliza’s Wedding at YMCA Fairthorne Manor

If you’ve not seen Ken and Eliza’s Chinese Tea Ceremony already, stop what you’re doing now and check out their wedding morning blog here.┬áTheir wedding was so action-packed it’s hard to believe they fitted everything into one day.

After their Tea Ceremony Ken and Eliza got changed for their wedding ceremony which took place outdoors around the campsite fire pit. The weather was nuts – we started off photographing the day in wellies and by the afternoon it was so hot many guests chose to get changed into shorts so they could spend the afternoon playing games.

Adorned with her hand-made headdress and Totoro origami bouquet, Eliza made her way over to the ceremony which was conducted by Ken’s Sister, Andrea. She’s easy to spot in the photos below as she is cloaked and armed with a Dragon Staff for the wedding. She also did a magnificent job of making the astounding wedding cake (despite never making one before).

The whole day took place within the grounds of YMCA Fairthorne Manor Campsite, so there were plenty of facilities for guests who wanted to let their hair down and kip over for the night. We can’t express enough how perfect this venue is for Bride and Grooms who want to be in complete control of the day.… Read Full Post

Jenny and Duncan’s Humanist Wedding at Studland Bay House

Following on from their legal, civil ceremony the day before at Swanage Town Hall, Jenny and Duncan’s celebrations really got into full swing for their Humanist Ceremony and reception at Studland Bay House.

Despite it being a fairly grey, sea mist-swirling kind of day, it was dry enough to make the most of the outdoors and the ceremony took place looking out over the sea and Old Harry Rocks. Guests were seated looking out over the cliff too with an official Celebrant conducting the ceremony.

Jenny and Duncan had full reign over the house for the weekend and had spent the evening after their civil ceremony celebrating and getting all of the final preps together.

Other than the ceremony and the drinks reception the main party was held in a marquee attached on to the side of the house. There were plenty of lovely decorations, including boat table centres to embrace the seaside location with ice-cream, a strawberry “naked cake”, a delicious wedding breakfast and a stack of cheese to keep the guests full.

In the evening guests were treated to choreographed First Dance by Jenny and Duncan. And when they weren’t filling the dance floor they were out playing with sparklers in the garden.… Read Full Post