Dorset Castle Wedding Venue Photographs

We love living and working in Dorset. We have been expectantly waiting for the chance to work our magic at Mandy and Dave’s Dorset Castle Wedding Venue for what seems like ages.

A Wedding Morning at Purbeck House Hotel

We arrived on a bright crisp seaside morning at the Purbeck House Hotel’s Louisa Lodge.The wedding dress hung at the back of the room .The sea view beautifully backlit the shape and lace detail of Mandy’s phenomenal garment.

Mandy’s bridesmaids were busy having their hair styled. Cat Mutter wedding makeup artist worked her Magic with Mandy in a room with a sleeping baby!

Murray left in search of Dave and the gents, who were found at the other end of the building readying themselves. Once suited and booted they strolled confidently through the hotel gardens to the bar.

Once in the bar Dave added the final touch to his outfit. Cufflinks with an image called ‘the Smooch’ by artist Caroline Shotton ( who’s artwork Dave and Mandy collect).

While the gents enjoyed a drink in the hotel Bar there was a hive of activity around the girls with the final touches of hair and makeup.

Hair Adjustments before Dorset Castle Wedding
Bride enters at Dorset Castle Wedding
Excited Bride before Dorset Castle Wedding
Bride in the mirror at Dorset Castle Wedding
Two stunning wedding cars waited outside the hotel a vintage a white Jaguar from Mike Gladwin and a red and white MG complete with suicide doors from Paul. The gents were the first to set off for the Dorset Castle Wedding location, Durlston Castle wedding venue.

The guests awaited them in and outside the ‘Belvedere Suite’ as the cars set off back to Purbeck House Hotel to pick up the ladies who, now looking stunning walked through the hotel gardens to the front of the “Scottish Baronial” Victorian house.

Wedding Cars at Dorset Castle Wedding

Durlston Castle Wedding Ceremony Photographs

Mandy looked exceptionally calm. She made her way up the stairs towards the Dorset Castle Wedding Venue’s ‘Belvedere Suite’ led by her ring bearer, flower girls and bridesmaids.

The wedding couple only had eyes for each other and the guests were welcomed by the registrar. Mandy was given away by her son. The emotions of the first reading were a little too much for the bridesmaid, who had the audience in tears.
Ceremony room at Dorset Castle Wedding

 
Vows at Dorset Castle Wedding
After the exchange of rings it was time for Chandler (the ring bearer and ‘selfie fanatic’) to perform his reading. This he had re-written onto his phone to do away with the paper copy that he had earlier!

Couple at Dorset Castle Wedding
Kissing the Bride at Dorset Castle Wedding
After another reading the first kiss was followed by a second, Mandy and Dave couldn’t keep their hands off each other! The happy couple headed out to the balcony for a celebratory glass of Pimms.

Bride with veil in wind at Dorset Castle Wedding
The coastal wind had picked up, whipping Mandy’s veil around congratulating guests. The wedding party quickly headed down to the warmer ‘Gallery Room’ on the lower levels of the Dorset Castle Wedding Venue.

Young Guest at Dorset Castle Wedding

Dorset Castle Wedding Venue Reception Photographs

Quick on their toes (especially in wedding heels) Mandy and Dave arrived before the guests and even had a moment to have a little slow dance on their own.

Bride among the the guests at Dorset Castle Wedding
With the entire wedding party now enjoying the panoramic view across the Dorset coast we all headed outside for some group photos.

After a couple had been taken a cry went out “where’s Chandler?” He arrived back in time to take a ‘selfie’ with the whole wedding party! We also had time for a few windy confetti photographs.

As drinks and canapes were served we stole Dave and Mandy away for a short walk and photographs with the Victorian stone globe. We had to laugh at the confusion as to where the honeymoon destination, Thailand was!

Couple walk away at Dorset Castle Wedding
Kiss in front of Stone Globe at Dorset Castle Wedding
Couple Photograph at Dorset Castle Wedding

Wedding Breakfast Photographs at Durlston Castle

The gallery room had been beautifully decorated by Polly and her team from Blue Bay Events. Each table was named after a place in Purbeck that the happy couple had visited. Gorgeous lily displays from Wild Berry Flowers beautifully complimented the red and white colour scheme.

A welcome line saw the guests to their seats with hugs and kisses. The members of the wedding party were introduced by Party Hosts’ very own Paul Taylor. Complete with personal walk on music similar to those usually seem in a boxing match.

Bride and Groom welcome guests at Dorset Castle Wedding
Making an entrance at Dorset Castle Wedding
With every one now seated it was time to enjoy the sumptuous wedding breakfast provided by Seventh Wave wedding catering.

Durlston Castle Wedding Speeches Photos

Mandy’s son started the wedding speeches. Heartfelt words welcomed Dave to the family by saying he would be proud for his kids to call him Dave Pops!

Guests during speeches at Dorset Castle Wedding
Dave (or ‘Disco Dave’ as he was apparently known) followed. Then in a lovely manner the best man likened a wedding to a boiler!
Groom toasts at Dorset Castle Wedding
The much-anticipated ‘wedding couple’ quiz results were read out, with half of the top table Mexican waving their victory.

The bar opened and as the sun set the wedding party headed back up to the 360 degree coastal views provided by the ‘Belvedere Suite’. The wonderful cake created by a family friend was cut. Next Mandy’s best friend conducted a poem recital, all accompanied with sunset drinks.

Guest using telescope during Dorset Castle Wedding
Bride ascends spiral staircase at Dorset Castle Wedding
Wedding cake flowers at Dorset Castle Wedding
 
Sunset at Dorset Castle Wedding

Dorset Castle Wedding Venue Evening Reception Photographs

Back under the red disco lighting of the Dorset Castle Wedding Venue’s ‘Gallery Room’ Paul Taylor from Party Hosts read a ‘Love story’.

After a standing ovation from their guests the happy couple took to the dance floor for their first dance.

First dance at Dorset Castle Wedding
Typically this is the part of a wedding where the guests will join the bride and groom for a slow dance. Not at Mandy and Dave’s wedding. In true Mandy and Disco Dave style there followed a girls vs boys dance off! The girls nailed a synced routine and the chaps compensated with some ‘special’ moves of their own. Disco Dave was not to be beaten!

True to his name Disco Dave then led his guests into the evening’s dancing.

We left the Dorset Castle Wedding Venue with the excited sounds of guests chatting and laughing to the background of disco beats inside. Outside, under the starlit sky the sound of the sea could be heard lapping at the shore below.

Bournemouth from Dulston Castle wedding
Two very special wedding venues in Dorset for two very special people.

You can what Mandy & Dave thought of our Dorset wedding photography services in their Dorset Castle Wedding Venue Photographs review.

 

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