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!

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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.

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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.

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Bride portrait at Marriot Hotel Bournemouth weddingMarianne 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.

flower girl in yellow and white floral headpiece and sunglasses Bride and bridesmaids in Bournemouth cliff liftStepping 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.

best man in mirror at Marriot Hotel wedding BournemouthThey 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.

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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.

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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.

Flowergirl in yellow and white floral headpiece Bride and father of bride on Bournemouth BeachThe 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

rusty metal wedding love sign with light bulbsThe happy couple entered the room to a standing round of applause.Bride and groom enter Marriot Bournemouth wedding receptionThe 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!

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First dance at Marriot Hotel Bournemouth weddingThe 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.

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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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