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Our Best Wedding Photographs of 2016

After another full year of shooting weddings we had some time for an introspective look at our best wedding photos from 2016 and picked out some of our favorites.

Bridal Preparation Photographs

We find that our friendly, unobtrusive style really helps when it comes to capturing bridal preparations. 2016 saw a lots of bright wedding mornings with beautiful brides and bridesmaids, here is a selection of some from our best wedding photos.

Brides hair adjusted before Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Bridesmaids on morning of wedding at Sopley Mill

Flower girl put on shoes at Haven hotel wedding

Black and white wedding photograph of bridesmaids awaing bride on wedding morning

Bride in white wedding dress in mirror from our best wedding photos

Bride in white wedding dress and bridesmaids in pink greco roman bridesmaids dresses

Bride in white detailed wedding dress walks down stairs on wedding morning

Red Head Bride has veil attached at Bournemouth Hotel from our best wedding photos

Bride covers her eyes in Balmer Lawn Hotel room during wedding preparations

Bride is sprayed with perfume at Froyle Park wedding photographs

Bride in dress on morning of Italian Villa Wedding Photographs

Bride stlyes her wedding makeup in mirrors at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding

Black and white bride in handmade wedding dress from our best wedding photos 2016

White 1950's retro wedding dress hangs in window at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding

Maid of honour in pastel green dress adjusts wedding hair in mirror

Bride in mirror on morning of Sandbanks Hotel Wedding

Beautiful Blonde bride with floral headband gypsophila wedding flowers

Bride has make up applied on morning of Harbour Heights wedding

Black and white image of bridesmaid from Harbour Heights wedding

Black and white wedding photograph of bride looking in mirror on wedding morning

Mother adjusts brides dress at Harbour Heights wedding

Bride through doorway on morning of Harbour Heights wedding photographs

Bride, mother and bridesmaids on morning Dorset Castle Wedding Photographs

Flower girls from Holme for Gardens wedding

Beautiful blonde bridesmaid in silk kimono peacock design dressing gown with floral wings

Stunning red head bride with hugewedding bouquet best wedding photos 2016

Bridesmaid wears in the wedding brides shoes with long shadow at Froyle Park wedding venue

Bride has wedding make up styled at Plush manor wedding photographs best wedding photos 2016Other experienced wedding suppliers can really make a positive difference to wedding morning preparations. In viewing our best wedding photos of  2016 we realised just how lucky we were to be working with such fantastic Wedding Hair Stylists and Wedding Make Up Artists such as Amazing Face, Cat Mutter, Blushing Brides Bournemouth, Bournemouth Bridal Make up, Tara Sanger, Laura Mackenzie, It’s All About Me, Dorchester Bridal Hair and Claire Bowring.

Froyle Park wedding preperations bride is laced into wedding dress best wedding photos 2016

Bride and bridesmaids dance with prosecco during bridal preparations at Northcote House

Wedding Dress Photographs

Over the years we have seen some jaw dropping wedding dresses. Our best wedding photos of 2016 did not disappoint, with the talents of Aubrey Rose Bridal, Courtyard Bridal, Twobirds Bridesmaid and Ruth Millian Bridal Couture.

Multi coloured pastel bridesmaid dresses hanging on wedding morning

Blue bridesmaids dresses hang with white wedding dress in window

Wedding dress hangs with old painting at Dorset Castle Wedding best wedding photos

Wedding dress hangs in the window at Plush manor wedding photographs

White wedding shoes with diamante broaches against detailed wooden bed head at Froyle Park

Groom Preparation Photographs

There are times that I think that Murray must have a more challenging job shooting a wedding morning with the chaps. They are generally more subdued than the girls with less wedding accessories to deal with. Murray’s personable character comes into play allowing him to capture the story as it naturally unfolds, wherever that may be. As you can see by our best wedding photographs of 2016 that sometimes involves getting wet with a waterproof camera housing!

Tan wedding waistcoats and white shirts hanging in window on wedding morning

Groom and groomsman waistcoats photograph on wedding morning

Black and white portrait of groom during Haven hotel best wedding photos

Groomsmen in blue wedding suits walk through Dorset countryside village

Groom and best man in military uniform walk to pub on wedding morning

Groom and groomsmen swimming in New Forest river before Balmer Lawn Hotel Wedding

Lavender and rosemary wedding buttonholes made with hessian and string

Morning preparation at Dorset Castle Wedding Photographs

Groomsmen in green cravates take wedding morning selfie watched by flowergirl

Black and white wedding photograph of wedding guest dancing in bar on wedding morning

Groom and groomsmen in blue wedding suits at Froyle Park wedding photographs

Wedding Transport Photographs

One of the joys of our job is working with beautiful classic vehicles at their best. In 2016 we saw brides helped on their way to the ceremony by Dream Day Campers, Superior Wedding Cars, Dorset Dub Hire and RR Elite Wedding cars.

Bride and father journey to wedding at Sopley Mill

Bride in circular star mirror at Bournemouth Hotel Wedding best wedding photos 2016

Bride in wedding car at Haven hotel wedding

Bride leaves for wedding in the rain under umbrellas

Blue Split Screen VW wedding campervan drives through woodland in Dorset

Bride walks to classic wedding car at Bournmouth Hotel wedding by the sea

Beautiful bride in gorgous wedding dress steps out of Woodsford castle on wedding morning

Classic wedding car headlight chrome fish eye view of Highcliffe Castle wedding venue

Classic wedding Land Rover carries bridal party through Dorset Countryside to wedding

Wedding Ceremony Photographs

As wedding photographers in Dorset we have the joy of working at many stunning local wedding venues. As you can see from our best wedding photos selection 2016 saw us shooting weddings further and further afield, including a wonderful destination wedding in Slovenia.

St Mary's Church Stained Glass Window at wedding Ceremony

Black and White wedding photograph of groom at Highcliffe Castle Wedding

Best man ajdusts groom waistcoat at Harbour Heights outdoor wedding

Groom reads Holy Bible before church wedding ceremony in Dorset Church

Groom and groomsmen in blue wedding suits outside Corfe Castle Church

Groom and best man in church from Plush manor wedding photographs

Groom and best man in military uniform laugh in church

 

Groom and groomsmen in grey suits wait on church pew at Swanage church wedding

Bridesmaids in pink greco roman bridesmaids dresses outside Corfe Castle church

Black and white wedding photograph of groom laughing as he waits for the bride in churchBride in wedding veil under stone church arched doorway

Black and white wedding photograph of first kiss at church wedding

Blonde bride with pearl earrings looks at her groom during Swanage church wedding

Bride and groom at St Marks Church wedding ceremony in Swange, Dorset

Wedding ceremony photograph at Harbour Heights Hotel blue themed wedding

Bride looks at groom during wedding ceremony at St Mary's Church wedding in Puddletown

Bride hides her face at her father's joke during church wedding ceremony

Cute bride and groom laugh together during Church wedding ceremony with purple lighting

Bride and groom during ceremony at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding

Black and white photograph at Harbour Heights outdoor wedding

Child wedding guest in aisle at St Marys Lonfleet church wedding ceremony in Poole

Flower girl during church service from Plush manor wedding photographs

Bride and groom kiss as they sign the register at Northcote House wedding

Groom in blue suit signs the register of marriages in Bled Town Hall weddingWedding Couple Photographs

It seems that every year our bride and grooms get happier and happier. We thought that one of our 2016 couples might actually explode with joy a couple of times their wedding day.

Just Married at Barn Wedding

Guard of Honour and confetti from Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Confetti at Italian Villa Wedding PhotographsWedding confetti photograph at Balmer Lawn Hotel Wedding

Wedding confetti outside St Mary's Longfleet Church in Poole, Dorset

Newlyweds are showered with confetti from plush manor wedding photographs

Bride and groom with beach ball wedding confetti at Sandbanks Hotel

Wedding Flowers Photographs

Stunning wedding flowers from Dorset, Hampshire and beyond were supplied by Simply Flower,  The Oak and Owl florists, Concept Flowers, Beyond the Gate Florist and West Dorset Flowers. We are constantly being blown away by what these talented people can achieve.

Stunning pastel roses decorated wedding bouquet

Soft pastel pink and white rose weddign bouquet by Wild Berry Flowers, Dorset

Soft pink bride bouquet by beyond the gate florist at Froyle Park Wedding Venue in Hampshire

Pastel roses wedding boquet with blues yellows and pinks wedding photograph

Wedding bouquets for Holme for Gardens wedding

White and pink wedding button holes and corsages by Wildberry Flowers, Dorset

Pastel wedding flowers dispay in church by Wildberry Flowers, Dorset

Tall floral table centerpiece at Rhinefield House WeddingWedding flowers in wooden candle stick at Lulworth Castle wedding venue in Dorset

Wedding Food Photos

Wedding food is not only important for the wedding party but allows us to keep going, able to work the whole day, without time limits. This last year Beales Gourmet Catering’, The Salt Pig and Nomad Catering have made our mouths water!

The Salt Pig, Wareham Dorset Wedding Canapés on wooden board

Wedding Cake Photographs

Taking of food, our 2016 weddings have produced some particularly stunning wedding cakes. From  naked sponges draped in roses to a nautical number complete with a life-like octopus! Thanks to Abby’s Truly Scrumptious Cakes, Ice Gems of Swanage and Claire’s Cupcakery for sharing their skills.

Couple in front of wedding cake at Rhinefield House Wedding

Flower detail cake topper from Haven hotel wedding

Wedding cake at Italian Villa Wedding Photographs

Amazing octopus wedding cake for nautical themed wedding

Cake with custom cake topper at Harbour Heights wedding

Retro wedding suitcase and travel trunk for wedding cards and gifts

Wedding top hats with beach and sea at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding

Best Wedding Photos From Our 2016 Wedding Venues

Over the past 12 months we have worked at some stunning venues for the first time and re-visited some that are close to our hearts. Sopley Mill, Isle of Purbeck Golf Club, The Haven Hotel, Stockbridge Farm Barn, Eastbury Hotel , The Priory Wareham, Highcliffe Castle, The Italian Villa, Harbour Heights Hotel Deans Court,  Balmer Lawn,   Sandbanks Hotel, Lulworth Castle,  Froyle Park,  Sunningdale Park and Plush Manor to name a few.

Decorated interior at Barn Wedding

St Marys Longfleet Church wedding venue in Poole, Dorset

Highcliffe Castle Wedding Venue Photograph

Italian Villa Wedding Venue in Dorset wedding photograph at sunset

Destination wedding photographers capture Bled Island and Church of the Assumption of Mary

Wedding Party Photographs from our Best Wedding Photos of 2016

We have met some amazing people who came together to celebrate with friends and families. Thank you for the joy and laughter.

Groom and friends from wedding at Sopley Mill

Bride, groom and guests during group photos at Barn Wedding

Wedding party reactions to drinking tequila at Rhinefield House Hotel

Flower girl sticks her tongue out during group photographs at Deans CourtVarious styles of shoe at Barn Wedding

Groomsmen, bride and groom at Barn Wedding

Naughty flower girls on stone steps during Lulworth castle wedding group photographs

Wedding guests in sunglasses at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue in Dorset

Bride and groom in front of guests during group photograph at Plush manor

Bridal portrait in garden during wedding at Sopley MillBride looks over her shoulder in a tree at Deans court wedding

Bride through her veil at Haven hotel wedding

Best Wedding Photos of Wedding Couples

Our brides and grooms of 2016 will tell you that we really don’t like to pose them for couple shots. There is nothing better than witnessing the natural joy and happiness a of a wedding couple together on their big day.

Bride and groom in Military uniform in Classic wedding car in Swanage

Bride and groom kiss under umbrellas in rain by Wareham river

Bride and groom embrace from Barn Wedding

Old Mill Wedding Venue in Berkshire couple photograph

Bride and Groom next to lake at The Priory Wareham wedding

Wedding couple on way back from the beach at Rhinefield House Wedding

Bride and groom kiss on steps outside Deans Court Wedding venue Bride and Groom with lock gates in Berkshire

Bride and Groom practice choreographed first dance in gardens at Rhienfield House

Bride and groom kiss next to lake at Deans Court Wedding

Bride and groom with stone pillars and Seagull in swanage, Dorset

Bride and groom through veil from Bournemouth Hotel Wedding

Bride and groom kiss during italian villa wedding photographs

Newlyweds walk down to the beach from Bournemouth Hotel Wedding

Destination Wedding Photographers capture bride and groom at Lake Bled Church

Bride and groom in countryside field with brown and white hereford cows

Bride and groom ring wishing bell at Church of the Assumption of Mary, Lake Bled

Bride and groom kiss under pagoda at Froyle Park wedding photographs

Wedding photograph with staircase and piano at Balmer Lawn Hotel Wedding

Bride's white wedding shoes and grooms snake skin boots on glass floor

Northcote House wedding photographs of bride and groom in cave

Bride and Groom sunset over sea photograph with kite surfer

Couple at sunset from Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding Bride with sunset over sea at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding

Silhouette of couple from Haven hotel wedding

Best Wedding Photos at Wedding Receptions

Wedding receptions tend to be more of a whirlwind of people, details, moments and emotions than any other part of a wedding. Our ability to blend in with the wedding party helps us to capture them all.

Wedding guest and flower girl clink champagne glasses at Deans Court Wedding

Harmans Cross Wedding photographs of guests arriving through steam train cloud

View of Old Harry's Rocks at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding

Wedding guests sit on staw bales in wedding marquee under just married bunting

Sean Haydon wedding magician makes playing card fly at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding Black and white wedding photography of couple at Harmans Cross Wedding Bride gives groom's mother flower bouquet at Harmans Cross Wedding

Flowergirls laughing by light stone wall at Lulworth castle wedding venue in Dorset

Guests help flower girl capture balloon at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding

Wedding guest in striped deck chair on Sandbanks Hotel beach Wedding

Bride through the curtain at Rhinefield House Wedding

Bride take polaroid Dorset Castle wedding photographs of top table

Bride's grandfather at bar at Kingston Country Courtyard Wedding Photographs

Bride throws wedding bouquet on sandbanks beach in Dorset

Mother of the bride in blue mother of the bride dress makes speech at Nortcote house weddingBrother of the bride's speech at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding Top table react to wedding speeches at Northcote House wedding

Wedding guests joke around at Kingston Country Courtyard

Wedding Entertainment Photographs

The soundtrack to our 2016 weddings was provided by The Bendeicts, The Coasters, Party Dexx, Brendan Mills, Teenage Kicks Wedding Band, Silver Service Singers, Pegasus Disco. Supplying a little extra magic the incredible Chris Piercy and Sean Haydon.

Guest and best man about to reveal dance floor at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding

Silver service singing waiter singing with bridesmaid in wedding guests floral hat

Bride shakes it like a polaroid picture at Lulworth Castle wedding venue in Dorset

Bride in detailed diamate wedding dress dances at her wedding guests at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding

Father of the groom on dance floor at Froyle Park wedding photographs

Dancing bride at Barn Wedding

Flower girl in Pajamas dances at Holme for gardens Dorset wedding

Groom serenades bride with electric guitar during first dance at Northcote House wedding

Wedding Videographers

2016 saw us meet an exceptionally talented pair. Kat and Ed from KE wedding Films not only worked synchronously with us but also produced jaw dropping quality wedding films.

Letter signage from Barn Wedding

Wedding band on church stage at Plush Manor wedding photographs

Musician plays to the bride from Italian Villa Wedding Photographs

Best Wedding Photos of Wedding Evenings and Wedding Fireworks

The fantastic weather of 2016 wielded some gorgeous sunsets. We were privileged enough to see some truly spectacular firework displays later in the year.

Evening view across Poole Harbour from Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding venue

Newlyweds with surfboard from Italian Villa Wedding Photographs

Bride and groom in front of fountain Froyle Park wedding photographs

Bride and bridesmaid chat outside at Harbour Heights Wedding

Wedding marquee with lake at night at Deans Court Wedding Venue in Dorset

Club house exterior at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Lulworth Castle wedding venue at night from Dorset Castle wedding photographs

Wedding sparklers at Bournemouth Hotel from our best wedding photos

Newlyweds with love message in garden from wedding at Sopley Mill

 Wedding fireworks photograph Northcote House wedding best wedding photos

A final thank you to all our Brides and grooms and everyone we have worked with in 2016. We look forward to working with you again soon!!

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