Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs without a Dinosaur Theme - Spot The Dinosaur!

Before we start we should mention that this was NOT a dinosaur themed wedding (as Carly says). There were, however dinosaur themed undertones throughout the Coppleridge Inn wedding day. Carly’s little green dino appears in more photographs than is obvious - how many can you see?

We began our day at the Coppleridge Inn wedding venue. A gorgeous traditional country pub set in an old farm-house on the outskirts of Shaftesbury, Dorset.

This would be where Carly and the girls would get ready for the big day but also the venue for the wedding ceremony and evening reception.

For their morning preparation the girls were in one of the rooms in the converted courtyard. Inside, Carly, her bridesmaids and mother were calmly getting ready. Carly’s dress hung in one window the sunlight shining through it picking out the detail below her wedding converse and special wedding wellys.

In another window the pastel pink and blue bridesmaid dresses hung with wedding shoes lined up below. Kaylie Carter Make-up artist worked her magic getting all the girls ready. Buttonholes and bouquets arrived from Heathers flowers.

Toy green dinosaur on morning of Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Pink and pastel wedding corsages in box from Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Bridesmaid and make up artist on morning of Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Bride has hair styled on morning of Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Mother of the bride adjusts bridesmaid dress on morning of Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Father of the bride on morning of Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Mother of the bride look out window at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Bridesmaids and flower girl dresses hang in window at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs

Carly and the girls were excitedly jovial, constantly laughing and joking. Carly even had time for a dinosaur dance with her mother. As her flower girls were sewn into their dresses Carly presented her bridesmaids with unicorn themed presents (which would be utilised later).

Bridal make up on morning of Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Bridesmaids with unicorn horns at Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Laughing flower girl on morning of Coppleridge Inn Wedding

Time seemed to fly by and before she knew it Carly was being laced into her dress. The sun had come out to play and the temperature was rising (which didn’t seem to affect everyone’s cool calm).

Bridesmaid helps bride with dress on morning of Coppleridge Inn Wedding

Groom Preparation for Coppleridge Inn Wedding

I found the guys already dressed in their blue suits they enjoyed a pre wedding drink. The wedding car was one of Alex’s best men’s. It already had wedding ribbons on. On the way to the Coppleridge Inn wedding they stopped to replace the number plates with special ones for the day which read “AC 19 AUG”. The Shiny BMW sat parked in the courtyard as the guys greeted guests.

Groom and groomsmen relax in beer garden before Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Groom and groomsmen enjoy a pre wedding drink before Coppleridge Inn Wedding
BMW wedding car with wedding date plates at Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Best man with guests before Coppleridge Inn woodland Wedding
Groom has buttonhole positioned at Coppleridge Inn woodland Wedding

Coppleridge Inn Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Photographs

The go ahead for an outside ceremony was given and the guests walked across the lawn towards the woods. At the end of the path in the heart of the wood stood the arbour. Here they took their seats on either side of the aisle guided by the groomsmen.

Alex stood with his best men and the registrars awaiting the arrival of the bridal party. The girls accompanied by the brides’ brother took the same walk across the lawn to the woods. Carly was led into the ceremony clearing by her flower girl and bridesmaids. Her brother delivered her to the arbour to the soundtrack to Jurassic park playing over the PA system!

Here comes the bride arbour reaction at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Guests look on as bride arrives at woodland ceremony at Coppleridge Inn
Bridal party enter ceremony space at Coppleridge Inn woodland wedding
Groom looks back down the aisle as bride arrives at Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Bridal party come down the aisle at Coppleridge Inn woodland Wedding
Bride is delivered to groom at woodland ceremony at Coppleridge Inn Wedding

After a short reading from the mother of the groom the soon to be Mr and Mrs made their promises to one another. Once announced as husband and wife the best men armed guests with confetti to launch at the newly weds as they ran the gauntlet of the confetti tunnel.

Mother of the groom delivers reading at woodland ceremony at Coppleridge Inn
Bride looks at groom during woodland ceremony at Coppleridge Inn
Bride and groom feet during woodland ceremony at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
First kiss during woodland ceremony at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Bride and groom during woodland ceremony at Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Pink and pastel bridesmaid bouquet at Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Guests throw confetti during woodland ceremony at Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Newlyweds leave woodland ceremony space with bubbles at Coppleridge Inn Wedding

The bridal party led everyone else back up to the sun terrace and lawn where welcome drinks and canapés were served.  Award winning cider was on offer as well as Pimms and juices. Both adults and children played on the lawn with bubbles and ball games. During the drinks reception we took the bridal party aside for some fun group photographs using the panoramic view as a backdrop.

Wedding guest in floral dress during drinks reception at Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Young guest in tree during drink reception at Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Award winning cider being served at drinks reception at Coppleridge Inn
Two girls chasing guests in garden at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Embracing guest during drinks reception at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Young wedding guest with her own drink at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Young guest in pink dress during reception at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Young wedding guests play with bubbles on lawn at Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Wedding party group photograph at Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Groom and best man during group photographs at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Bridal party jumping for joy at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Dinosaur wedding photograph from reception at Coppleridge Inn Wedding
Kisses in the garden during drinks reception at the Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Groom ,Best man and guest play with rugby ball at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Wedding guests takes a break in garden at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs

Bride and groom in woodland clearing Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
New Mr and Mrs kiss in the woods at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Newlyweds take a break on seating area in the woods at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Bridesmaids with unicorn hair bands in the woods at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Wedding guests enjoy sunshine during reception at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs

Coppleridge Inn Wedding Reception Photographs

In the middle of the courtyard was the marquee which sat over the fish pond! The marquee was decorated with colourful bunting, on the tables were material button flowers and pastel centerpieces.

Arranged wooden heart inserts from signing frame at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Personalised black and white wedding bar sign at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Material and button flower decoration at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Decorated table for wedding breakfast at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Reflection of marquee drapes in pond at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs

The guests took their places in the marquee and welcomed the new Mr and Mrs with cheering and applause. A cake of cheese from Godminster sat dangerously close to the edge of the fish pond. A delicious hog roast was the offering for the wedding breakfast. It was so good that we saw people going back for not just seconds but thirds too!! Before the guests had their desserts they enjoyed speeches from the groom and the best men.

Godminster tower of cheese wedding cake at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs

Top table reaction during best mens speech Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Guest enjoy wedding breakfast in courtyard marquee at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Young guests play rock, paper, scissors at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Flower girl and friend by pond in courtyard marquee at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Groom delivers speech during reception at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Guest reaction during speeches at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Guest reaction during speech at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Guest raise a glass for toast at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
The two best men deliver their speech Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Bride, groom and mother during best men speech at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Best men deliver speech during reception at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs

Coppleridge Inn Wedding Evening Entertainment Photographs

The evening entertainment supplied by Martin from Hooles Discos was being set up in the old barn complete with illuminated LOVE letters either side of the door. Guests enjoyed the last of the countryside sunshine in and outside of the marquee.

Bridesmaid and guests in garden at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Wedding guest with toy dinosaur at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Best man and guests during reception at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Wooden heart guest signing frame at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Bride in wellies poses with groom and love letters at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs

With everything in place the guests were called into the barn to welcome the newly weds to the dance floor. They had the floor to themselves briefly before calling everyone to join them. By now the cheese had been served with artisan beads and the evening buffet was out. Guests switched between buffet, bar, dance floor, photo booth and back again as they celebrated into the evening.

Bride and groom perform first dance at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Guests join bride and groom on dance floor at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
New Mr and Mrs take first dance at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Guests pack the dance floor during reception at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Bridesmaids on the dance floor from Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Bride and young guest play with masks at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Animated guests look on at dance floor from Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Happy guests during evening reception at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Photo booth fun with bride and mother at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Guest take a break at side of dance floor at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs
Newlyweds with sparkler heart at Coppleridge Inn Wedding Photographs

 

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