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.

Other 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

 

Bride in wedding veil under stone church arched doorway

Groom in blue suit signs the register of marriages in Bled Town Hall wedding
Wedding 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.

Wedding confetti photograph at Balmer Lawn Hotel Wedding

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.

Wedding 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!

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.

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.

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.

Various styles of shoe at Barn Wedding

Bride looks over her shoulder in a tree at Deans court 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 with lock gates in Berkshire

Bride with sunset over sea at Harbour Heights 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.

Black and white wedding photography of couple at Harmans Cross Wedding
Bride gives groom's mother flower bouquet at Harmans Cross Wedding

Brother of the bride's speech at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Top table react to wedding speeches at Northcote House wedding

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.