Best Wedding Photographs of 2017

After finishing off our two Christmas weddings we have taken stock of the last 12 months. We have put together a selection of our best wedding photographs of 2017

2017 was a crazy year with all kinds of different weddings for us to work at…..

A Harry Potter wedding, a Rock and roll wedding, a wedding with 28 bridesmaids! A same sex wedding with Helicopter ride and barn dance and Punch and Judy show. We will never forget the pirate theme wedding in Lulworth Castle. Lots of rum, a dog called Rum and Captain Jack Sparrow pouring rum!

As well as capturing amazing wedding photographs in 2017 we both got married (not to each other!!). A near disaster when the original marquee for my wedding was trashed by a storm! Enter Western Marquees  to the rescue. Needless to say it turned out to be the best day ever!!

Bride and father pensively waiting before ceremony at Kings Arms Hotel weddingCustom wedding rings and heart bracelet on stone tableBride in mirror on morning of Walton Castle wedding photographs Bride and groom with photo bombing buzzard at Walton Castle wedding photographs Bride walks across courtyard at Castle wedding from Best wedding photographs of 2017Bride through veil on morning of Scaplens Court wedding photographsGroom sees his bride at Poole guildhall wedding photographsWedding band singer with tambourine in lights at Dorset weddingUpton House wedding venue through VW wedding van window rain
Bride writing down her vows during morning preparationColorful bridal bouquet on morning of Lulworth castle wedding Sitting bridesmaid on morning of Lulworth castle weddingGroom raises his glass with groomsmen on morning of Lulworth castle weddingCork ships in pool with skull rocks at pirate theme wedding Train of floral wedding dress against wooden floor from Lulworth castle wedding dressBridesmaid awaits the arrival of bride at Lulworth Castle weddingBride in floral wedding dress climbs staircase at Lulworth castle wedding

Best Wedding Photographs of 2017 – New Wedding Venues

Last year took us far and wide throughout the UK from Dorset and Hampshire to Bristol and London We were fortunate to have worked some stunning venues that were new to us.

The Trafalgar Tavern in London  is perfect for weddings, the grand space of the Nelson Banqueting Rooms overlooks the Thames, offering gorgeous views of London to compliment the plush surroundings. A world away from the Purbeck countryside Amy and Neil’s Greenwich wedding day is a definite for inclusion in our best wedding photographs of 2017.

The  Coppleridge Inn in North Dorset is set within 15 acres of meadows and woodland, overlooking unbroken views of the Blackmore  Vale. Carly & Alex’s subtly dinosaur themed wedding photographs are going to stick in our minds for a while!

Amy & Dan’s The Old Vicarage wedding on the Dorset Hampshire border was in a gorgeous country House venue set in the heart of 10 acres of stunning gardens and woodlands.

Scaplen’s Court wedding venue is a truly unique hidden gem in Poole. This beautifully unique Grade I listed ancient building, offered a romantic and inspiring setting for Amy & Dan’s wedding photographs.

Happy bride with megaphone during kilted groom's wedding speech at Lulworth Castle Surprise flash mob wedding party dance for bride and groom during wedding breakfast at Lulworth Castle in DorsetPirate bride and groom cut the cake with Jack Sparrow lookalike at Pirate weddingBride and bridesmaid dancing with flowing dresses at Lulworth Castle wedding in DorsetWedding guests pose for photograph outside Lulworth Castle wedding venue in DorsetNetting petticoat for tea length wedding dress at Greenwich wedding photographs Pet hamster gets in on the act on morning of Greenwich wedding photographs Bride shares a joke with her bridesmaids on morning Greenwich wedding photographs Black and white Greenwich wedding photographs of bride and groom at Trafalgar Tavern Greenwich wedding photographs of bride and groom next to huge stone buildingBridesmaid take a moment on morning of countryside weddingGroom in brown tweed and bow tie waits in church for arrival of his bride Newly-weds walk across countryside field at rustic wedding in Dorset countryside at Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding band in Dorset lead singer of 'Gentlemen of the Road' at rustic barn weddingThe General Lee wedding car Dukes of hazard with palm trees by the sea at Sandbanks, Dorset wedding Father of bride sees bride for first time on Rock and Roll wedding morningBridesmaid in pink dressing gown shows of her wedding hair and make-up in beauty salon Groomsmen enjoy English fried breakfast served in skillets on wedding morningGroomsman studies order of wedding day morning of countryside wedding in LeicestershireJimmy Choo custom made Silver Bridal shoes hanging on deer antlers at country wedding Country wedding marquee in grounds of country house in Leicestershire Father of the groom ties pink wedding tie on groom's brother in wood panelled building White A Line backless dress with lace detailing and lace bolero hang backlit in windowDocumentary photograph from morning of countryside wedding in LeicestershireGroom in doorway on morning of countryside wedding Groomsman helps bell ringer as he reads the paper at church wedding ceremonyGuest reaction as dance floor is revealed from Best wedding photographs of 2017 Backlit bride and groom first dance in black walled marquee on chequerboard dance floor
Wedding fireworks above trees with bride and groom in foreground and moon Wedding guests watch wedding fireworks in the night skyBlack and white portrait photograph of bride laughing during wedding preparations Bride and groom kiss in gardens at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue in New ForestGay wedding couple in white shelter on Swanage Victorian pier on Summers wedding Gay wedding grooms in red waistcoats and headphones helicopter ride over the Dorset coast Aerial photograph of Durlston Castle wedding venue by the sea from wedding helicopter Grooms dramatically exit wedding helicopter in Swanage countryside field Gay wedding couple in cowboy outfits silhouette reveal surprise wedding barn danceWedding bucking bronco with sunset at Durlston Castle wedding venueBride gets into her dress on morning of Upton house weddingBride's veil is caught by wind as she exits her house on wedding morningBridesmaid in blue bridesmaids dresses photographed from above with chandelier  Bride and groom walk through flower garden at Upton House wedding venue in Dorset Detailed chandelier at country house weddingPink and white rose wedding bouquets for 28 bridesmaids on wedding morning Bridesmaid has pink bridesmaid dress tied in front of red floral wall paper Mass of bridesmaids in pink bridesmaids dresses hold up wedding bouquets in bus 28 bridesmaids in pink bridesmaids dresses outside countryside church wedding venue Silhouette of a mass of bridesmaids waving their wedding bouquets in air on top of busBridesmaid styles wedding hair in mirror on wedding morning in Dorset Flower girl in floral dress and floral head band outside countryside cottage with caved wooden bearBride uses mirrors to see the back of her wedding hair styleBride and groom squeeze between hedges with dog and rainbow umbrella Bride and groom kiss on bridge above river at Morten Walled Gardens Wedding Groom shares joke with brother in law in marquee during receptionVintage wedding transport outside brides home before Lulworth wedding Page boy ring bearer with bridesmaids at Lulworth Castle Wedding Photographs

Best Wedding Photographs of 2017 – New Wedding Suppliers

Our best wedding photographs of 2017 would have not been possible without the tireless work of other amazing wedding suppliers. 2017 saw us working with with many new suppliers, whom we look forward to working with again.

Bliss Aviation  supplied a wedding helicopter at two or our weddings this year! We worked with Hooles Discos  Dorset fine Dining.  Gentlemen of the road. Wild Farm Flowers Florist  Paisley Flower Company   Thomas The Caterer  .

At a London wedding at on the banks of the river Thames we met Violets and Velvet florists and Laura Anne Make Up before experiencing the wedding band Beer Pressure.

Just Add Flowers supplied the flowers for not just a bride but her 28 bridesmaids as well. The photographs went viral, starring in UK and German newspapers, even being shown on Australian breakfast TV!!!

For my wedding I pulled in some of my favourite contacts in the wedding industry.  Coastal Tents supplied their amazing Tipis. Fiery Fox Wood Fired Pizza  made mouth-watering pizza all night long and the Sway Allstars Orchestra band kept the party going.

Guests make there way to Lulworth Castle for wedding receptionBride throws multi coloured bouquet at Lulworth Castle WeddingWedding dress hangs in window with wedding shoes on sofa through doorway Bride had make up styled on morning of Dorset castle weddingBeautiful bride looks through wedding car window at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs of wedding car arriving at summer wedding Bride with LED dance floor, LOVE sign and fairy lights at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs of bride and groom with doors and stained glass Bride dances with daughter on star dance floor at Highcliffe Castle WeddingBridal party enter ceremony space at Coppleridge Inn woodland wedding Bride and groom feet during woodland ceremony at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs Flower girl and friend by pond in courtyard marquee at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Groom in grey suit waits for bride to walk up aisle at St Peter's church wedding in Bournemouth Vicar blesses couple at St Peter's church wedding ceremony in Bournemouth Bride's face in mirror of Bentley wedding car driving through BournemouthBride had shoes adjusted on morning of Durlston castle wedding Father of bride reaction as bride has make up styledGroom in grey tails suit waits for bride at Durlston Castle Wedding ceremony Durlston Castle Wedding Photographs of bride and groom in love Flower girls and page boy wait not so patiently for first dance at Durlston Castle weddingStunning wild flower bridal bouquet from Wild Farm Flowers in Dorset Gypsophila and wild flower bridesmaid bouquets with stamped card labels bride has wedding make up styled during chaos of bridal preparations on wedding morningBridesmaids in pink see bride in wedding dress for he first time on wedding morning Groom and his son look at each other in wedding suits on wedding morning Gromsmen in suits looking cool walking down country lane on wedding morningMother of the bride in pink hat from Best wedding photographs of 2017Bride and groom come down the aisle as husband and wife Guests wait outside the church armed with confetti Wedding marquee and dramatic sky at Purbeck Valley Farm wedding photographsNewlyweds take their first dance in marquee at Purbeck farm weddingGorgeous pastel countryside flowers wedding bouquet with pink and cream roses Bride is buttoned into wedding dress by her bridesmaids on wedding morning Dorset Wedding Photographer's shoes and wedding accessories on leather table Bride walks onto Swanage Stone pier overlooking the sea with epic rain clouds Wedding photographer groom and bride kiss in woodhenge in Dorset countrysideFather of the bride looks at daughter during speech at countryside wedding Bride looks out towards Corfe Castle from Countryside weddingDorset Wedding Photographers First dance from marquee Wedding Photographs Sway Allstars wedding band play to huge wedding crowd in wedding marqueeGroom preparation before Grand Hotel Wedding Photographs Bride in sunshine on Swanage beach from Grand Hotel Wedding Photographs Bridesmaids in purple bridesmaids dresses open champagne bottle in wedding marquee Groom and groomsmen choreographed dance on wedding marquee dance floor Electric Eden wedding band singer and fiddle player enveloped in smoke at wedding Illuminated marquee and trees from Burnbake wedding reception

Best Wedding Photographs of 2017 – Dorset and Hampshire Wedding Suppliers

We are so lucky to be able to work with the best of the best in the local wedding industry. 2017 was no different, every time we find out we are working with these guys we know it will be a fantastic wedding.

Dorset Dub Hire‘, Blue Bay Events, FJB and Cat MutterCharlotte Trim Floristry The Wedding Crècherz    Simply Gourmet Catering    Perfectly Pretty Wedding & Events,  Simply Flower  The Bright side band   Godminster  and Iggy wedding DJChristchurch wedding cars. Camelot Marquees  KE Wedding FilmsChris Piercy Wedding Magician Model Makeovers Tara Sanger  Laura Mackenzie  Linen & Lace  and Clair Lythgoe all deserve a special mention. Our best wedding photographs of 2017 would not have been possible without their specialist talents.

Grooms party wedding morning preparations on wedding morning photograph Documentary wedding photograph of Bride in mirror as buttoned into wedding dress by bridesmaids Beautiful winter bride smiles at groom as she reads her wedding vows at The Italian Villa Italian Villa Wedding Venue photographs bride and groom in candle lit cave Italian Villa Wedding Venue Photographs of bride in doorway with stone staircase Wedding Wedding Sparklers reflection at The Italian Villa Wedding Venue in Dorset Italian Villa Wedding Photographs of choreographed first dance with fairy lights
Mother of the bride in black and white striped dress dancing at Italian Villa WeddingGroom looks out of window during morning preparations before Italian Villa winter wedding Bride and groom on bridge in gardens at Italian Villa wedding photos

 

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