Canford School Wedding Photographs of Bridal Preparations

We had been looking forward to creating these Canford School wedding photographs since meeting up with Hayley and Steven for their engagement photo shoot.

We arrived at Hayley’s parents’ house to fine a very calm bride to be going about her preparations for the day.  After a short time bridesmaids, flower girls had joined in the prep. The stunning wedding flowers had arrived from Carnival Flowers. As the morning passed the smile on Hayley’s face grew wider. The bridesmaids looked wonderful in pale mint green dresses and flower girls in white with matching mint sashes.

Wedding morning hugs from Canford School Wedding
Flower girl reflection in mirror from morning of Canford School Wedding
Bridesmaid has hair styled before wedding at Canford School
Bridesmaid has hair styled on morning of Canford School Wedding
Bride to be plays with baby on wedding morning
Bridal shoes on blind from Canford School Wedding
Blue, yellow and green bouquets from Canford School Wedding Photographs
Bridesmaid has hair styled on morning of Canford School Wedding Photographs
Mother of the bride on morning of Canford School Wedding Photographs
Bridesmaid with baby in mirror from morning before Canford School Wedding
Bride during make up styling be fore Canford School Wedding
Lacy sparkly bridal shoes from Canford School Wedding
Bride during morning preparations before Canford School Wedding
Bride reaches for bridesmaid dress from Canford School Wedding Photographs

Time seemed to fly and before she knew it Hayley descended the stairs in her wedding dress. She was greeted by her extremely proud father, looking dapper in his full wedding attire.

Smiling flower girl from morning of Canford School Wedding
Bridesmaid helps bride with dress from Canford School Wedding
Bridesmaid fixes father of the brides buttonhole before Canford School Wedding
Bride and bridesmaid with bouquets on morning of Canford School Wedding
Flower girl gets into wedding car before Church Wedding
Bride with bouquet in doorway before Canford School Wedding
Bride reaction in mirror on morning of Canford School Wedding
Classic wedding car outside parents house before Canford School Wedding

Canford School Wedding Photographs Groom Preparations

Meanwhile, back at Hayley and Steven’s home the gents were also preparing. Steven was blown away with his gift from his wife to be, a stunning Breitling Navitimer watch. He carefully set it to the correct time he and his groomsmen readied themselves. They wore traditional wedding suits with top hats and tailed jackets.

Bretling watch wedding gift from Canford School Wedding Photographs
Groom and groomsmen use mirror on morning of Canford School Wedding
Groomsmen using YouTube video on wedding morning from Canford School Wedding
Groom leaves the house on wedding morning church Wedding

Steven’s brother was driver for the day, with his Bentley taking them to the pub for a quick drink. Here, Steven gave gifts of Leatherman multi tools with the wedding date engraved on the blade. Refreshed with beer and Leathermans pocketed they all headed to the 14th century Norman church wedding venue.

Groomsman buttonholes are expertly pinned before Canford School Wedding
Groom and groomsmen raise a toast before Canford School Wedding
Groom and groomsmen leave for church from Canford School Wedding

Canford School Wedding Photographs Church Ceremony

With the groomsmen on car park duty Steven and his best man stood outside the church greeting guests as they arrived at Canford Mangna Parish Church. As the guests waited they enjoyed music from string quartet A Touch of Class.

Groom and groomsmen outside church at Canford School Wedding
Smart young page boys in top hats at Canford School Wedding
Groom shelters from the rain outside church at Canford School Wedding

Steven took his place at the front. First to arrive from the bridal party were the bridesmaids and flower girls shortly followed by Hayley and her father. After a short pause in the entrance Hayley and her father were lead in by the flower girls and bridesmaids.

Bride with bouquet outside church before wedding at Canford School
Groom checks his watch at Canford School Wedding Photographs
Groom and best man await the arrival of bridal party at Canford School Wedding Photographs
Bride is escorted down the aisle at Canford School Wedding
First look at Canford School church Wedding

After a reading the happy couple made their promises to one another. Grinning from ear to ear they exchanged rings and  were married. There was much cheering from the guests.While they took care of the paperwork everyone again enjoyed music from the string quartet.

Church detail and TV screen at Norman church Wedding
Groom looks around during church ceremony at Canford School Wedding
Reading is delivered in Norman church at Canford School Wedding
Father of the bride gives hand in marriage at Canford School Wedding Photographs
Flower girl looks on during ring exchange at Norman church wedding at Canford School
Bride and grooms first kiss from Canford School Wedding Photographs
Blessing of marriage in Norman Church Wedding Photographs
The signing of the register at Canford School Wedding Photographs
New Mr and Mrs come down the aisle in Norman church Wedding

Once leaving the church the guests showered them with confetti. Next they made the short journey to Canford School’s Grade 1 listed Manor House for the wedding reception.

Canford School Wedding Photographs Reception

With an unseasonal downpour the wedding drinks reception was held in the Long Gallery where the string quartet again entertained. The newly-weds cut their wedding cake before heading into the baronial Great Hall for wedding breakfast.

Smiling guest during drinks reception in long gallery at Canford School
Bridal photo collage from Canford School Wedding
Smiling flower girls during Canford School Wedding
Bride and groom atop grand staircase at Canford School Wedding Photographs
Black and white photo of bride on staircase at Canford School Wedding Photographs
Father of the bride with guest during reception at Canford School Wedding
Groom photo collage from Canford School Wedding
Guest enjoy drinks reception in the Long gallery at Canford School Wedding
Seated guest during drinks reception in long gallery at Canford School Wedding
Three tiered wedding cake with flower details at Canford School Wedding
Bride and groom cut the cake at Canford School Wedding Photographs

After enjoying a meal cooked by the in house Michelin-trained chefs the guests were treated to wedding speeches. The father of the bride, groom, best man and one of the ushers caused many a laugh and tear. The guests were invited to enjoy coffee cake and more drinks while part of the room was turned around for the evening entertainment.

Bride greets guests in reviving line at Canford School Wedding
Laughing guest during receiving line at Canford School Wedding
Bridal party receiving line at Canford School Wedding
Guest in receiving line at Canford School Wedding
Bride and groom welcomed into the great hall at Canford School Wedding Photographs
Flower girls and young wedding guests enjoy bouncy castle at reception
Wedding favor table gift at Canford School Wedding
Table number below floral centerpiece at Canford School Wedding
Smiling father of the groom during speeches at Canford School Wedding
Wedding guests in great hall during speeches at Canford School Wedding
Father of the bride delivers speech at Canford School Wedding
Guest raises glass to toast while holding baby Canford School Wedding
Guest raises glass to toast at Canford School Wedding
Groom looks at his bride during wedding speech at Canford School Wedding
Best man delivers speech in great hall at School Wedding Photographs
Groomsman delivers a speech at Canford School Wedding Photographs
Bride and groom raise a toast at Canford School Wedding Photographs

This was provided by the one and only Iggy Wedding DJ  who supervised the laying of the white LED dance floor in preparation for the first dance. We used this time and a break in the weather to capture some group photographs outside.

Bride and groom in front of Canford School Wedding Photographs
Smiling bride and groom from Canford School Wedding Photographs
Happy bride and groom in grounds during Canford School Wedding Photographs

We returned the happy couple to the great hall for their first dance as husband and wife. They took to the dance floor alone and after confetti cannons had been fired into the air above them guests were invited to join them. Wood fired pizzas were provided from Flame Baked Pizza outside in the courtyard. The whole day had been expertly captured by wedding videographers Zach and Grace.

Newlyweds dance in great hall at Canford School Wedding Photographs
First dance among heart confetti at Canford School Wedding Photographs
First dance in great hall at Canford School Wedding Photographs
Bridesmaid dances in great hall at Canford School Wedding Photographs
Wedding guest on dance floor during evening reception
Young wedding guest on dance floor during evening reception
Smiling guest on the dance floor at Canford School Wedding Photographs
Elderly guest throws shapes on dance floor from Canford School Wedding Photographs
Dancing guests at evening reception at Canford School Wedding Photographs

 

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