I’ve known Adam for a while now through working at the Bournemouth International Centre and had the great pleasure of meeting his beautiful fiancée (now wife), Chloe, when we all got together last summer at Flirt Cafe for a pot of tea and cake. We sat for a while talking about all things wedding related and when they mentioned they would be interested in having a venue decorator on board to assist in making their dream wedding even more fabulous, I knew just who to send their way - the lovely Rachel, from Love By Design Weddings and Events was the obvious choice.
Soon enough, the big day had arrived and I joined Chloe at her parent’s house for bridal prep, where I was introduced to Mel from Bournemouth Bridal Hair and Makeup. We had a right laugh and this was by far one of the most relaxed bridal preps I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. One of the many perks of being a wedding photographer in Bournemouth, is getting to work alongside so many other talented wedding suppliers. That and all the cake I get to eat!
Chloe looked like a million dollars all done up and beamed from ear to ear as she stood in her stunning dress from Brides With Curves!
The ceremony was a beautiful church affair at St. Mark’s Church, probably one of the nicest churches I’ve captured a wedding in. It’s beautifully lit, with huge colourful stained-glass windows and more than enough room to wander around without disturbing anyone while I snap away.
The weather was damn near perfect too; we had an incredible late May Bank Holiday weekend, with wall-to-wall sunshine. So we had some pretty amazing family formals in the grounds of the church before Chloe, Adam and I jumped in their fabulous wedding car and drove off to Coy Pond for the first of two couple’s shoots.
The reception was held at the Purbeck Suite within the B.I.C, which again was perfect, providing us all with the stunning sea views to enjoy as we celebrated. With a barbecue on the terrace, friends and family enjoyed a thoroughly relaxing day.
Just before the evening guests arrived for dancing and all that beautiful cake, we snuck off to the beach for some sunset photos and to make use of the arcades and some brilliant murals that adorn the walls. They’d come prepared with a string of bunting that spelled out ‘Thank-you’ to get a shot for their thank-you cards to send to the guests afterwards. It’s always nice to see some wonderful personal touches being added by the couple.
The first dance kicked things off, followed by some incredible moves being thrown on the dance floor by Chloe’s father. We jumped in front of the camera and Rachel’s incredible ribbon backdrop for some photo booth shenanigans, which was provided on the day by Photo Booth Parties, and ps. Julian is excellent at keeping the guests entertained. Definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a photo booth at your wedding!
On my way out (boo!), I was handed a nice big portion of nachos and a few delicious cupcakes to enjoy on my stroll home, another perk of being based in Alum Chine and shooting a wedding just along the beach. What could be a better way to round off another fabulous wedding?!
Until next time,
If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your own wedding, I’m always very happy to chat about your plans over tea or a nice mug of coffee. And definitely check out the other suppliers to help make your day even more special.