Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Wedding Morning Photographs
We started this Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott wedding day at Beautifully Gorgeous Hair Salon in Poole. This welcoming and cosy salon had wonderful isolating lighting and mirrors everywhere. It was not uncommon for me to take a photograph of a reflection of a reflection!
The ever talented Ed from KE Wedding Films (one of our recommended wedding videography suppliers) joined me. Together we captured the morning’s proceedings unfolding around us. Louise and the girls were generally on good form, calm and collected. In between cups of tea Louise’s mum couldn’t stop the emotion of the day getting too much for her and crying.
Louise’s daughters helped organise the bridesmaid’s hair styling. They added to the jovial atmosphere with their own supply of jokes. Mid styling Louise was surprised with a gift from her husband to be. Lee scored some serious husband points with a holiday to Venice, again causing Louise’s mother to cry.
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Wedding Bridal Preparation Photographs
Back to the happy couple’s new home we were greeted by an enthusiastic dog and the cries of a new tiny kitten. As the girls prepared glasses of Prosecco Louise’s mother emerged triumphant in multi-coloured outfit.
Louise’s dancing around the kitchen was interrupted by yet another gift. Her bridesmaids had created album of photographs from the hen do with some slightly risqué pictures.
Hillview Flowers had been working their wedding magic again. A Bridal bouquet of pink roses with white flowers and green foliage perfectly complimented the pink bridesmaid’s dresses and their stunning white rose bouquets.
Make-up was styled by a friend in the natural light of the kitchen. Having a wonder around noticed the stunning trumpet strapless white wedding dress hung in bedroom doorway upstairs.
Before she knew it Louise joined her dress in the bedroom and was applying her veil and said dress. The bridesmaids, now with hair and make-up styled had donned their pink dresses. They helped lace Louise in.
Louise, now looking incredible descended the staircase, bringing a tear to her father’s eye. With final touches to hair and make-up the bridesmaids departed for the church. Louise was left to enjoy a few moments of calm (and a glass of fizz) with her father.
A Silver Rolls Royce Phantom from RR Elite Wedding Car Hire (one of our recommended wedding suppliers) glistened in the hot sun outside the house. Louise and her father glided in limousine luxury through Bournemouth traffic to St Peter’s church in Bournemouth town center. They were greeted by bridesmaids in the warm August sun outside the church.
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Wedding Groom Preparation Photographs
Meanwhile Murray had found Lee and the groomsmen. They were busy preparing themselves in their rooms at Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott wedding venue. He had never met such a fun-loving group of gents. With much machismo gusto were joking away all morning. They were looking dapper in grey tail suits, silver waistcoats and matching pink cravats and pocket squares.
With final adjustments to hair and alcohol levels they departed into the hot sun to head for the Mary Shelly pub opposite the church. Here they enjoyed a well-deserved pint and headed across the road to welcome the wedding guests to St Peter’s church.
Lee was so incredibly happy and calm. He even took it upon himself to calm down some of the more excited guests arriving!
Bournemouth Church Wedding Photographs
Now stood at the front of the aisle lee waited alone for Louise’s arrival. Led up the aisle by her bridesmaids Louise walked arm in arm with her father.
Set against the huge stone arches, incredible gold detailing and stained glass windows the guests were treated to a traditional Christian church wedding. With a couple of readings from friends the happy couple couldn’t keep their eyes off each other. They exchanged vows and rings, signed the register and were proclaimed man and wife.
Outside in the sunshine there was enough time to meet and greet guests in the hot summer’s sun of the church yard before heading off to Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott wedding venue.
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Wedding Reception Photographs
Once at Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott wedding venue guests were still arriving. So we took the opportunity to have a quick stroll. A viewpoint overlooking Bournemouth Beach and the sea was the perfect place for some couple shots.
Louise and Lee entered their drinks reception to a round of applause. The wedding party were busy enjoying glasses of Pimms with canapés on the lawns with sea views.
After a few group photographs it was time for the happy chatter and laughter to die down as guests moved into the hotel for a greeting line.
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Wedding Breakfast Photographs
The Dorchester Suite at Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott wedding venue had undergone an incredible transformation. Simply Flower had wonderfully decorated the room with drapes and LED lights as far as the eye could see. Grey and pink Chinese lanterns adorned the ceiling. Silver chair sashes and ribboned name place signs perfectly complimented the colour scheme. Sprays of pink and white roses intersected with green foliage and the most beautiful orchids stood proud on every table.
Bournemouth Balloon Company had also done themselves proud with masses of pink and silver balloons, including a huge entrance archway.
The guests formed a queue to be greeted by the wedding party. The best men nervously practiced reading through their speeches outside. Louise’s daughter was doing a great job of deciphering the huge table plan and showing guests to their seats.
As the guests filled the room a wedding signing book was doing the doing rounds. The happy couple entered to a standing ovation. Wedding Breakfast was served. Judging by the almost silence that descended we would say that the food at Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott wedding was exceptional.
With plates cleared and champagne glasses filled it was time for the speeches. Louise’s father started the ball rolling and the guests found themselves between laughter and tears for the next forty minutes.
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Wedding Evening Reception Photographs
The bar opened as the sun set outside. We took Lee and Louise out in the cool evening air to another viewpoint, retuning in time to cut their wedding cake.
Alan Mather wedding DJ started the evening’s entertainment. The happy couple took to the dance floor for their first dance. Twirling about under the disco lights and lazers Louise and Lee were watched by their surrounding family and friends. Above the dance floor a giant balloon was popped releasing tiny balloons and confetti onto the couple.
It wasn’t long before they were joined by hordes of dancing guests throwing shapes well into the night. As we left the smells of the evening buffet mixed with the sounds of music and laughter.
You can see what Louise thought in her Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott wedding photography review.