Bournemouth Beach Wedding Photographs in the Sun

We have been getting excited about and watching the weather forecast for Paul and Marianne’s Bournemouth Beach wedding for a few weeks now. What a beautiful sunny wedding day they had!

Dorset Beach Weddings Bournemouth Photographs

On Saturday we set out across the Sandbanks ferry in glorious sunshine. We popped down to the beach to see the wonderful setup provided by Beach Weddings Bournemouth wedding stylists.

 Bournemouth Beach wedding deck chair
yellow and white Marquee set up for Bournemouth Beach wedding ceremony

The Marriot Hotel, Bournemouth Wedding Preparations

We headed up to The Marriott Hotel , Bournemouth to find Marianne ensconced in her room.

Surrounded with the stunning floral works of Concept Flowers, Marianne and the girls were busily preparing for the day. Hair was dressed and makeup expertly applied.

Bridesmaid makeup at Marriot Hotel Bournemouth
wedding dress at Marriot Hotel wedding Bournemouth
bride hair flowers with wedding makeup
Flower girl has makeup applied at Marriot Hotel Wedding
personalised wedding converse shoes
Bridesmaid in mirror at Marriot Hotel Bournemouth
flowergirl in white and yellow head piece
The single light source, a huge window looked out across Bournemouth beach and the sea. This directionality made for some lovely side lit images.

Marianne had a wonderfully relaxed yet practical approach to her wedding day. Being a teacher she was busy creating display fans and pom-poms, writing out the ‘spin the wheel’ and even found time to start decorating Harry’s bar for the evening reception!

With her friends and family buzzing about her Marianne was the picture of calm. As the morning progressed (and as the champagne was drunk) she transformed from creative guide to stunning bride.

Bride and bridesmaids in Bournemouth cliff lift
Stepping out into the sunshine, down the steps of the Marriott to the cliff lift I could see Marianne’s contagious happiness spreading. It was hard not to smile with such a stunning view and excited company.

Bournemouth Wedding Groom Preparation Photos

Meanwhile Murray joined Paul and the chaps for their Bournemouth Beach wedding morning activities.

They donned some fantastic Lego cufflinks. Then spent some time on Youtube discovering how to pin their button holes. Fortunately the Best Man, Paul knew his way around a Winsor knot. After a swift drink at the bar they headed off to the cliff lift down to the beach.

Groom in cliff lift with Bournemouth beach in background
Bournemouth Beach weddings and Coastal Creatives had done an amazing job in the wedding marquee on the beach. The bright space was decorated with yellow flowers and fans. White stones formed the aisle, wood and shell love hearts hung in the sea breeze.

The wooden wedding hut itself was adorned with shells, driftwood, boats and love hearts.

Outside on the beach the Best Man relaxed in a deck chair.  Paul danced with his gran and greeted the arriving guests. The groomsmen set the wedding rings in a box with sand from the beach.

wedding rings in sand box at Beach Wedding
best man in deck chair at Bournemouth Beach Wedding
groom dances with mother on wedding morning at Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach Wedding Ceremony Photographs

Once the guests were seated with a view of the beach Marianne, the flower girls and the bridesmaids arrived. The registrar announced them in. Our beautiful bride was walked down the aisle by her father to the heavenly sounds of The Abraxas Ensemble string quartet.

Bride and father of bride on Bournemouth Beach
The wedding guests were treated to a wonderfully uplifting wedding ceremony with sentimental readings from family. We were able to unobtrusively cover the proceedings from two different angles.The register was signed in the wedding hut and the happy couple left into the bright sun of the beach.

Beach wedding Bournemouth ceremony
Exchange of rings at Bournemouth Beach wedding
Wedding ceremony reading at Bournemouth Beach wedding
Beach wedding Bournemouth wedding hut and flower arch

Bournemouth Beach Wedding Reception Photos

Champagne was served and the guests were treated to Purbeck ice cream by the sea. The the marquee was turned around. Marianne and Paul even supplied extra-large Jenga and connect four for the children to play.

wedding guests walking on the sand on Bournemouth Beach
wedding guests in marquee on Bournemouth Beach
Beach wedding Bournemouth marquee
wedding message in a bottle
framed wedding table name sign in yellow and grey
yellow wedding flowers and candles floating in water
yellow and white wedding fans
Documentary wedding photograph of groom in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Beach Wedding Breakfast Photos

Wedding speeches had the guests in stitches and ended with the Vulcan toast of “live long and prosper”!

What meal is best to have at a beach wedding? Fish and chips of course, from Fish Face Catering which, were perfect.

 
baby at Beach wedding Bournemouth wedding breakfast
beach weddings bournemouth best man's speech
Over the sea a smoke love heart from the Swanage Carnival aerobatics display could just be seen above the horizon.

Bournemouth Beach wedding marquee with cliff lift
wedding guest on Bournemouth beach with pier

Bournemouth Beach Wedding Evening Photographs

Back out on the sand we had time for some group photographs. Murray even swam with the waterproof camera housing for the ‘couple photographs’. Some of the guests got wet too, feet!

Bride and groom on Bournemouth beach wedding photograph
Bournemouth Beach wedding photograph from sea

Bournemouth Beach Balloon Release

With two huge white and hundreds of silver balloons from Bournemouth Balloons Marianne and Paul led a visually stunning Balloon release. One of the many joys of using two photographers meant that we could cover this event from two angles, Murray above on the cliff and myself down on the beach.

bride and groom balloons at Bournemouth Beach wedding
Bournemouth Beach wedding balloon release
bride and groom hug at Bournemouth Beach wedding

Marriot Hotel Bournemouth Wedding Reception Photos

We headed back up the cliff for the wedding reception at the Marriott Hotel Bournemouth. Harry’s bar was now dressed with yellow flowers, fans, pom poms and candles. We noticed a table of wedding favours – home made scotch bonnet sauce! Hot!

In the darkened background of the room stood a gorgeous handmade rusted metal love sign with light bulbs.

The happy couple entered the room to a standing round of applause.
Bride and groom enter Marriot Bournemouth wedding reception
The wedding cake stood proud by the bar complete with robot cake toppers. A first for us, Marianne and Paul cut the cake with a real Samurai sword!

Cutting wedding cake with Samurai Sword
wedding flower vase with love sign
The happy couple spun about the dance floor under the colourful disco lighting for their first dance, surrounded by their friends and family.

The rest of the evening was spent spinning the wheel of fortune and pulling some serious shapes on the dance floor. A fun-filled finish to a fun-filled day.

wedding guests dancing at Marriot Hotel Bournemouth wedding
 
wedding love sign with bride and groom kissing

You can see What Marianne & Paul thought of our Bournemouth Beach wedding photography service in their review of Bournemouth wedding photographers.

 

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