Matt and Hannah’s Wedding at St Peter’s Church & The Chine Hotel

The one thing that really stood out when talking to Matt and Hannah in the run-up to their wedding was how passionate they were their guests should have the best time ever. They went to great lengths to put on lots of different surprises for everyone, including a group jolly on the Bournemouth Land Trains and popcorn treats for guests post-ceremony.

The wedding had a Hollywood theme, inspired by the reception venue – The Chine Hotel. Back in the day this was the favoured lodging of many a star from Stage and Screen. Everyone was given their own Movie Ticket place setting for a special, Hollywood blockbuster. And if you looked very carefully, Matt and Hannah had been plucked for stardom as leading lad and lady in all of them. We tip our hat to those excellent, illustrative Photoshop skills!

Here are some of our favourites from their day…

Posted with thanks and congratulations to Matt and Hannah for their Oscar-worthy wedding day.Read Full Post

Andy & Nicola’s Wedding Reception at The Chine Hotel – Part Two

Following on from Part One

We had a quick chat with Andy a couple of days before the wedding and he told us of a last-minute addition to the day – an ice-cream bike, courtesy of Frankies Ice Cream. This was a real treat for the guests as they arrived at The Chine Hotel for the wedding reception. It was certainly the weather for it. We did note a few guests went back for more than one to “sample” the different flavours. Andy and Nicola also told us they had to endure a tasting session at the shop in Poole to decide what flavour combinations they’d have on the day. Mmmmm.

We had to compete with the ice-cream man whilst we took our group shots in the garden (hardest competition, ever!) and then it was soon time for the wedding breakfast inside the hotel.

The tables looked fantastic, packed full of detail and flowers. Flowers bloomed out of white bird cages for the table centres and there were lots of pretty butterfly decorations everywhere, including on the cake.

The speeches took place after the meal, teamed along with a number of sweepstakes including speech lengths and trouser waist size.

While the bride and groom finished off their coffees we quickly snapped up the bridesmaids…

… Then we made our way down the convenient path to the beach.… Read Full Post