As another year of beautiful weddings has come to a close, we’ve spent some time looking back at our best wedding photographs of 2019.

Tom and I have witnessed some truly amazing and emotional moments over the last twelve months. We’ve been lucky enough to capture them as a team of two documentary wedding photographers. Not forgetting to have some great laughs along the way.

2019 was a year of meeting lovely people at stunning wedding venues. We have continued to improve our service, helping our clients create evocative memories for years to come.

Father of the bride waits through doorway for daughter to show off wedding dress first look on wedding morning photograph

2019 Wedding Moments

See how many of these special moments you can spot…

A groom jumping a pond, confetti cannons, a seated confetti shot, a glowing silent disco and champong. A bride and groom on a pedalo, a military band at an Italian Villa, a Polaroid seating plan and a Lego bride and groom. A Fireman guard of honour, a fire engine wedding escort, the groom’s shocked face during best man’s speech and a marquee on a hill (they said it couldn’t be done).

Also lookout for a drag act, an e-trike rickshaw, a dragon dance, bell-ringing groomsmen. The brass monkeys band, a zillion fairy lights, dinosaurs in the flowers. A singing groom, custom sculptural bridal bouquet and a singing waiter.

Once again we have worked at many incredible wedding venues. Some new and some we have been before. Likewise, we have also worked with many new suppliers and old wedding friends. We love what we do and particularly who we do it with. Last years venues included Athelhampton House, The Kings Arms Hotel,Sopley Lake, the Italian Villa, Tithe barn ,Isle of Purbeck Golf Club,Studland Bay House,Sherborne Castle,Kingston Country Courtyard,Durlston Castle and Smedmore House.

Best Wedding Photographs Of 2109

Athelhampton House wedding venue in Dorset by one thousand words photography

Black and white wedding photograph of wedding dress and bride with glass of bubbles on wedding morning

Cheeky blonde flower girl in white dress scrunches up her face on wedding morning photograph

Austin six classic wedding car parked by Dorset stone walls and rusty corrugated building

Wedding Morning Preparation Photographs From 2019

We usually start the day in awe of the hair and make-up teams. This year we have worked with Amazing Face, Cat Mutter wedding make up, Enchanted Beauty Bournemouth, Peachey Glam , Yasmin Taylor Hair Design and Jenny D amongst others. They work their magic on wedding mornings while we capture both bride and groom as the day starts to unfold.

Wedding makeup artist documentary wedding photograph bridal preparations

Grooms white rose buttonhole flower on blue tweed suit hanging on coat hanger by one thousand words wedding photography

Documentary Black and White Groom Preparation Photograph with Slatted Windows Silhouette

Wedding Makeup is Styled under Circle Light during Bridal Morning Preparations

Brown Leather Embossed Braces with wedding date and bride and groom initials wedding morning preparation Photograph

Black and white bridal preparation photograph of wedding make up being applied by one thousand words documentary wedding photography

Refinerii Bridal metal buttonhole boutonnière with blue suit, blue sparkly wedding tie and palm tree print shirt

Wedding portrait photograph of bridesmaid reflected in ornate wooden framed mirror during wedding morning hair styling

Black and white documentary wedding photograph of mirrored groomsmen in doorways on wedding morning by one thousand words

White detailed wedding dress hanging on ornate framed mirror over fireplace during wedding morning preparations

Documentary wedding photograph of mother of the bride wearing pink hat and grey dress and jacket on wedding morning

Documentary wedding photograph Bride Reaching for Wedding Dress in slatted wooden Window on Bridal Morning

Bride in A line white wedding dress leaves wedding morning cottage documentary wedding photograph by one thousand words

Bridesmaids in floral dressing gowns checking in mirror during morning preparations for Barn Dorset wedding

Simple and elegant white wedding dress hanging in doorway of blue room on wedding morning

Bride descends stairs at Smedmore House wedding photographs

Amongst the details, the colours, aesthetics and smell of wedding flowers are a big part of the wedding day. In 2019 we photographed some amazing creations from the likes of West Dorset Wedding Flowers, Simply Flower, Willow and the Wisp, Martha and the Meadow, Buds of Mave, Kabloom Florist, Concept Flowers and With Love Florists.

West Dorset wedding flowers pastel blue pink and white bridal flower bouquets

Silver dinosaur themed wedding floral table decoration centre piece detail photograph by one thousand words wedding photographers

Multicolour floral pink and yellow pastel bridal wedding bouquet with green foliage photograph taken against white backdrop

Groom and groomsmen in blue wedding suits check wedding table details at Tithe Barn wedding venue decorated interior in Dorset

Pink and white wedding flowers with green foliage in countryside bridal bouquet photograph by one thousand words photography

Bride in dress strikes fun pose during wedding morning in Swanage

Bride descends wooden staircase with bunting on wedding morning

Brides hands resting on wedding dress with natural nail polish

Bridesmaids excited reaction to seeing bride in wedding dress for the first time photograph by one thousand words photography

Detail wedding photograph of custom made circular engraved wooden ring box with wedding rings held in hessian

View of Corfe Castle in Dorset countryside across tiled barn rooftop taken from grooms wedding morning preparation venue

Happy flower girls in white dresses playing on railings outside Swanage church before wedding ceremony

Bride and flower girls watched by bridesmaids through doorway on wedding morning

Detail wedding photograph of bride and grooms Wedding Rings on floral Carved dark Wooden Church Font Cover

Groom and best man meet registrars before New Forest hotel wedding ceremony by one thousand words wedding photography

Mirror reflection of last minute preparations in bridal suite at barn wedding venue by one thousand words wedding photography

Documentary Photograph of Groom Waiting at Bournemouth Town Hall The Willows Room before wedding ceremony

Groom greets wedding guests in doorway at Athelhampton wedding photographs by one thousand words wedding photography Dorset

Black and white Purbeck castle wedding photographs from above bridal party

Bride walks into gardens at Athelhampton House wedding venue

Bridal party arrive at Athelhampton wedding venue in sunshine by one thousand words photography

Bridal party walks along the streets on way to Sherborne Abbey wedding

Bride and flower girl laughing at each other at Athelhampton House

Black and white wedding photograph of bride with bouquet in stone doorway by one thousand words photography

A quality wedding transport service is vital. They ensure the bride or groom get to where they are going on time and in style. Keep rolling Dorset Dubhire, RK Prestige Wedding Cars and Hire a Classic

Bridesmaids bride and father with vintage wedding car and floral bouquets wait outside Dorset church wedding venue

Bridal party arrives at Sherborne Abbey wedding venue in Dorset on summers day with blue skies photograph

Bride is helped into classic white wedding car with blue ribbons

The bride arrives in rain under umbrella at New Forest Hotel wedding venue Rhinefield House hotel by one thousand words photography

Happy blonde bride smiling with veil in the back of a classic wedding car holding a pastel flowers wedding bouquet

Funny wedding photograph of Military Groom Singing with Wide Mouth at Church to Vicar on Wedding Morning

Bride and father enter Athelhampton House during wedding ceremony by one thousand words photography

Groom is comforted by family members in church whilst waiting for bride in emotional wedding photograph

Wedding Ceremony Photographs From 2019

Old stately homes, modern churches, registry offices, stone barns and abbeys. When it came to wedding ceremony venues 2019 had it all. These beautiful backdrops saw tear-jerking, side-splitting and heartwarming wedding ceremonies to include in our best wedding photographs of 2019.

Wedding ceremony at Athelhampton House exchange of vows balcony photograph by one thousand words wedding photography

Church Of Transfiguration in Sandbanks Poole Church Wedding Ceremony inside Photo

Bride and groom in blue wedding suit holding hands during civil ceremony at the Tithe Barn Dorset wedding venue

Sombre looking father of the bride holds pink, white and green floral bridal bouquet during church wedding ceremony

Bride and groom have first kiss under stained glass window at Sherborne Abbey wedding ceremony in Dorset

Documentary wedding photograph of groom rubbing head whilst signing register with bride laughing at family members

Best man reassures groom with pat on the back during Dorset stone church wedding ceremony photograph

Church wedding exit guard of honour from fire men in protective clothing and helmets in Swanage

Bride and groom leave Sherborne Abbey wedding venue in rickshaw trike with united Kingdom and French flags

Bride and Groom Share Aching Smile Moment at Bournemouth Town Hall Wedding Photograph by one thousand words photographers

Classic wedding car transport with fire engine crew escort and blue lights in Swanage

Wedding Reception Photographs From 2019

Bride and groom arrive at Sherborne castle wedding by rickshaw trike

Wedding photograph of laughing Bride Groom Showered with yellow and white Confetti Sitting In front Wedding guests

Bride and Groom play Wedding Champong at Sopley Lake Wedding Drinks Reception Documentary Photography by one thousand words

Photograph of Coldstream Guard Wedding Band Playing at Italian Villa wedding venue through Fountain Water Drops

Macro photograph of custom made Lego bride and groom characters with daises as wedding flowers


Bridesmaid and Page Boy Watch Bride Groom in Pedalo at Sopley Lake Wedding photo by one thousand words wedding photographers

Sopley Lake Wedding Photograph of Bride and Groom on lake on Pedalo by one thousand words wedding photographers

Bride and groom kiss under umbrellas during Swanage Victorian Pier black and white wedding photos by one thousand words photography

Bride hugged by wedding guest at garden drinks reception at Studland Bay Dorset wedding photograph

Bridesmaid wears berry dress with purple Doctor Martin's Shoes standing on gravel at wedding

Family Tree Framed Family Photographs at Sopley Lake Wedding Reception Photo by one thousand words photographers

Traditional Chinese dragon dance at Sherborne Castle wedding drinks reception in Dorset

Polaroid photographs used to make a personalised wedding sign with a wooden pallet DIY idea

Wedding Drinks Reception Croquet Game on Lawns at Kings Arms Pavilion Wedding by one thousand words wedding photographers

Brides hand Grabs Bridesmaids Bottom in pink dress During Group Photographs documentary wedding photograph

Bride and Groom at Christchurch Castle Ruins Kings Arms Wedding Photograph by Dorset Wedding Photographers one thousand words

Groom jumps over ornamental pond at Athelhampton House Wedding

Bride and groom kiss in garden tree tunnel at Athelhampton House wedding

Bride and Groom framed in pavilion columns kissing at Sandbanks Beach Poole Dorset Wedding Photograph

Tithe Barn Dorset wedding photograph of bride and groom in countryside flower meadow with blue summer sky

Durlston Castle wedding venue in Dorset photograph of bride spinning in white wedding dress with Victorian stone globe

Bride and groom kiss in Oriel window at Athelhampton House Wedding

Silhouetted bride and groom in Alhambra Room At Rhinefield House New Forest hotel wedding venue by one thousand words

Documentary Wedding Photograph if Huge Pregnancy Bump in floral dress with Father Of Groom in blue suit Photograph

Hovering Mid Jump Excited Page Boy in Braces and Straw Hat at Sopley Lake wedding photographs by one thousand words photography

Groom leads bride through wooden doorway in to wedding marquee with beer hidden behind her back

Documentary photograph of groom practising his wedding speech outside wedding venue in bright sunlight

Happy looking bride excitedly pumps the air with her fists during grooms wedding speech from behind top table

Bride makes wedding speech with long paper roll of notes as top table wedding guests laugh

Grooms horrified face reaction to best man's story during speech at Dorset wedding

Tasty wedding food keeps us (and the guests) fuelled during the day. Working into the evening It helps ensure that we don’t miss anything. Thanks to Red Cherry Catering, Beales Gourmet Catering , Happily Ever Afters and The Salt Pig.

Polaroid photo style place setting sign with message in a bottle bottle wedding favour and miniature alcohol bottle

Wedding guest wearing retro straw boater falls asleep on his arm in the sunshine during wedding breakfast

Documentary wedding photo of father holding baby whilst drinking glass of wine at Sherborne Castle wedding breakfast marquee

New Forest hotel wedding breakfast table of guests raising drinks toasts photographed from above

Everybody loves cake and we do too. The ones we have seen this year have all been stunning creations. Art from some of the best cake makers around. Verity’s Creative Cakes, Angel Cake Company, Dream Cakes by Michelle, Speciality Cakes and La Patisserie Macaron.

Yellow and Pink Macaron Tower Wedding Cake with green foliage on wooden Barrel Photo by one thousand words photography

Three tiered butter iced Victoria sponge wedding cake with floral decoration on wooden log slice and silver knife

Wedding Evening Photographs From 2019

For when the party gets started it’s over to the DJs and bands. When looking back at our best wedding photographs of 2019 we realised they have all been wonderfully varied. We even shuffled about to our first silent disco, which was very fun to photograph! Party starters include Iggy :: Wedding DJ, Party Dexx, Pegasus Disco, Ruby and the Rhythms, Brass Junkies, The Defectors, The Sparks and The Viscounts.

Bride is surprised by dancing wedding guest flash mob at Athelhampton House wedding venue in evening reception by one thousand words

Wedding guests gather under sunset with glowing clouds at Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs

Brass band playing wedding evening music in disco lights at a Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs by one thousand words

Military Groom and Bride take First Dance on wedding evening at Italian Villa wedding venue in Poole Dorset Photograph

Giant LOVE letters photograph taken outside Kingston barn wedding venue at night during evening disco with multicoloured lighting

Wedding evening dancing glass roof reflection photograph with fairy lights in Dorset stone barn wedding venue

Tithe Barn Dorset wedding photograph at sunset of bride and groom in silhouette framed with trees by one thousand words photography

Bride and groom kissing silhouette against sun and swirling clouds from Golf club wedding reception

Sopley Lake Sunset Woodland Bride and Groom Kissing Photograph by one thousand words photographers at Sopley Lake wedding

Bride and military Groom on Beach at Wedding with Sunset over sea Kiss in Poole harbour Dorset wedding Photograph

Long exposure sparklers photograph with bride and groom at Athelhampton House wedding venue at night by one thousand words

Bride poses with layers of wedding dress during first dance by the sea documentary photo by one thousand words wedding photography

Athelhampton House Wedding first dance with red love heart confetti

Wedding band singer with dancing wedding guests and coloured disco lighting at Tithe Barn Dorset wedding photograph

Black and white photograph of singing waiter during wedding entertainment performance with swirling napkins

Wedding Silent Disco Three Channels Glowing Headphones in retro Suitcase photograph by one thousand words photographers

Night time bride and groom Smedmore House wedding photographs

Sopley Lake Wedding Venue Photographs Night Lake Reflection one thousand words wedding photographers at Sopley Lake wedding

Bride and groom silhouette against giant Yew tree pyramids at Athelhampton House wedding by one thousand words

Some of the wedding extras this year were supplied by Swit Swoo, Bloc photo booths, Wedding Magician Dominic Reyes, Perfectly Pretty Wedding and Zoe Barker Design. A big shout out to Lewis Hutton, Singing Waiter who did not fail to entertain at Kim and Sam’s New Forest wedding. He certainly provided us with a good amount of material when choosing our best wedding photographs of 2019. We also had the pleasure of working again with documentary videographers Zach and Grace. We look forward to seeing them again in 2020.

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