Filipa and Dan’s Wedding at Bournemouth Town Hall and The Three Tuns, Dorset

Filipa and Dan got married at The Willows, Bournemouth Town Hall with a reception party at The Three Tuns in Bransgore.

It was a short day for us but in that time these two managed to pack in a hell of a lot of pretty details and were so much fun to be around. From the dress and the beautiful flowers from The Real Cut Flower Garden to the beautifully decorated marquee and party area at the Three Tuns.

We absolutely loved the table set-up for the wedding breakfast, with long, picnic benches and a smaller table-for-two for the newly weds.

Here are some photos from their wedding day:

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Melissa and Chris’s Wedding at Bournemouth Town Hall – Part One

We ended 2011 with lots of Christmas sparkle. Melissa and Chris’s wedding was held just a few days before Christmas, with a ceremony at Bournemouth Town Hall (their last wedding before Christmas too) and a reception at The Three Tuns Inn in Bransgore, Dorset.

Mel and Chris really embraced the seasonal spirit with lots of magical decorations and cute attention to detail (we loved the mistletoe kiss during the ceremony and the beautiful ribbon on the cars).

Things started with me snapping up the bridal preps at Melissa and Chris’s beautiful cottage in Wimborne. The Christmas berries and mistletoes wreaths gave the florals a seasonal feel too, thanks to the handiwork of Arcade Flowers in Ringwood.

Just to keep things interesting bridal preps were interrupted at one point by the presence of a live Vole in the kitchen (a present from Cupcake the kitten). But just as Melissa seemed to ooze calm about her wedding day she disposed of it like a pro (simply picking it up and popping it into a jam jar glass).

A calm approach also worked wonders when one of the hired Morris Minors carrying the bridesmaids broke down en route to the Registry Office. Luckily the number for United Taxis is engrained into my brain (“double-five, double six, double seven!”) so Chris didn’t have to wait too long.… Read Full Post

Andy & Nicola’s Bournemouth Wedding at the Town Hall – Part One

We must have looked like we were on a stakeout as we waited for Andy and his groomsmen for their pre-wedding drinks at Tapas Plus in Bournemouth. Sat, waiting on the bench opposite the restaurant, the sun was strong enough that we could convince ourselves we were in Spain on holiday rather than about to shoot a wedding in Dorset.

Estrella is our summer 2011 tipple of choice so we think it was a wise move of the boys to quench their pre-ceremony thirst here. Not only that, but it’s also just a small stroll up the road to Bournemouth Town Hall. Easy.

We’d already seen Andy in a wedding role as he made an excellent Best Man for David and Rachel’s big day last year. He was pretty calm and collected then and if he was nervous during the drinks on his own wedding day, he didn’t really show it. He was a pretty good time-keeper for everyone though, as he keenly led the troops up to the Town Hall.

Shortly after the guests were ushered into the Council Chamber the brightly dressed bridesmaids arrived, shortly followed by the Nicola in the jazziest bridal car we’ve ever seen – a polished orange Buick.… Read Full Post