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

Helen & Thomas’ Wedding Reception at Studland Bay House – Part Two

Continuing on from Part One

Before we go much further we should give a big shout out and thank you to Melanie from Bellissimo Wedding and Events. Helen and Thomas took Melanie on as their wedding planner to help with both the preparations during the run-up to the wedding and on the day itself. She was like Wonder Woman. Not only did an amazing job helping to set up the Marquee at Studland Bay House, decorate the reception and put together a brilliant plan for the day she also saved the day when it came to broken toilets and acted as Toastmaster too. All whilst maintaining a level head and a good sense of humour. This was our first time working with a wedding planner and during that day alone she proved just how valuable they are. Cheers Melanie!

The Wedding Reception marquee was set up on the clifftop over looking the beach at Studland in the grounds of Studland Bay House and we had excellent views of Bournemouth and Poole. The water was sparking, the sky was blue and the bunting was plentiful.

There was a seaside-theme for the day and guests were able to sun themselves and check out the view with a stack of deckchairs.… Read Full Post