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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Dave (or ‘Disco Dave’ as he was apparently known) followed. Then in a lovely manner the best man likened a wedding to a boiler!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.
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’.
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!
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.
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