Dorset Garden Wedding Bridal Preparation Photographs

We began this day of Dorset garden wedding photographs at The Landmark Trust’s stunning Woodsford castle, just down the road from Tom’s parents’ house. Here we found Farrah and her bridesmaids and the familiar faces of Chloe and Jonny whose Lulworth Castle wedding we shot back in 2016. The perfect location to take advantage of our wedding photography service without time limits. All was calm and relaxed.

Woodsford Castle before Dorset Garden Wedding Mother of the bride ironing on wedding morning at Woodsford castle Flower arranging at Woodsford castle before Dorset Garden Wedding Designer wedding dress hangs on painting at Woodsford castle before Garden Wedding Brides wedding shoes in window at Woodsford castle before Garden Wedding

After some breakfast one by one hair and make-up was styled. The flowers for the day had been provided by friend Samantha Gearing . They looked amazing from the huge bridal bouquet down to the groomsmen’s buttonholes.

Mothers have make up styled during wedding morning at Woodsford castle Mothers, bride and bridesmaids on wedding morning at Woodsford castle Bride during morning preparations at Woodsford castle Guests share a joke at Woodsford castle during morning of Garden Wedding Bridesmaid styles hair on wedding morning before garden wedding Bride in mirror during morning preparations at Woodsford castle Wedding guest not getting ready at woodsford castle Embrace during morning preparations at Woodsford castle Bridesmaid during morning preparation at Woodsford castle Guest has make up styled at Woodsford castle before Garden Wedding Bride in vanity mirror during morning of Garden Wedding Bright colors in bridal bouquet at Woodsford castle Guest relaxing ion kitchen at Woodsford castle before Garden Wedding Bridesmaid has hair styled by bridesmaid at Woodsford castle Bride helps bridesmaid with necklace before Garden Wedding Bridesmaid in blue dress at Woodsford castle Bridesmaid helps with necklace at Woodsford castle Young bridesmaid has make up styled at Woodsford castle Wedding guest final preparation before Dorset Garden Wedding Bride in custom wedding dress through doorway at Woodsford castle Bride and bridesmaids embrace on morning of Garden Wedding Bow tied on custom wedding dress before Garden Wedding Bride and bridesmaid on wedding morning before garden ceremony Bridesmaid sprays another bridesmaid with hair spray at Woodsford castle Bride comes out of castle door before Dorset Garden Wedding Bride and bridesmaids gather outside castle before Dorset Garden Wedding

Dorset Garden Wedding Groom Preparation Photographs

Meanwhile, just down the road preparations for the wedding ceremony and reception were in full swing. Chairs arranged on the lawn and bunting hanging from  the hedges. At the rear of the garden was the wedding breakfast marquee containing the tables, dance floor and Bar from South West Marquees.

Tom busied himself, checking that everything was in place. With jobs delegated to groomsmen and other family members tom readied himself. He attentively checked on the wedding campers at the other end of the garden.

Mother of the groom and friend select photos for pin board at Dorset Garden Wedding Groom helps groomsman with waistcoat at Dorset Garden Wedding Groomsman get a paw from dog before Dorset garden wedding Blue wedding jackets hang in conservatory before garden wedding White rose groomsmen buttonholes from Dorset garden wedding Flowers lit up by sunlight in window from Dorset garden wedding Chalk board wedding signs from Dorset Garden WeddingGroom through doorway from Dorset garden wedding Groom greets wedding campers at Dorset garden wedding

One of the groomsmen even set up ‘shop’ on car park duties armed with an umbrella, camping chair and beer! Tom joined the rest of his groomsmen in the conservatory to distribute and tie the wedding ties. With another job ticked off the list there was time for a toast before heading out to greet his wedding guests.

Groomsman on car park duties at Dorset garden weddingGroom and groomsmen tie their ties in conservatory before garden wedding Mother of the groom helps to open whiskey bottle at Garden Wedding Groom and groomsmen raise a toast on morning of Dorset Garden Wedding Groom greets guests before garden wedding ceremony Groomsmen and family dog await arrival of bridal party for garden wedding Groomsmen and bridesmaids await the arrival of the bride at Woodsford house

Dorset Garden Wedding Ceremony Photographs

Guests took their places and (hidden by the hedge) bridesmaids were the first to arrive. They were greeted by groomsmen who would escort them down the aisle. Farrah arrived with her mother who had the honour of walking her down the aisle.

Bride arrives in Range Rover at Dorset Garden Wedding Bride is greeted by celebrant at Dorset Garden Wedding Bridal party prepare to make their entrance at Dorset garden wedding Paper crane decorations for Dorset garden wedding Groom awaits the arrival of the bridal party at Dorset garden wedding Guest reaction to hearing that the bride has arrived at Dorset garden wedding Bridesmaids escorted down the aisle by groomsmen at Dorset garden wedding Bride is escorted by mother at Dorset garden wedding Bride and mother arrive for Dorset garden wedding Smiling bride arrives for Dorset garden wedding ceremony

A close friend, who had the celebrant duties for the day called for the guests to rise for the entrance of the bridal party. After the bridesmaids and groomsmen had all taken their seat Farrah and her mother came down the garden aisle together. Farrah looked amazing in her Karen Reilly wedding dress and was beaming from ear to ear.

Farrah and Tom made their promises to one another and exchanged rings. After readings from family members they were married. They joined the guests in the garden for the drinks reception while canapés were served.

Best man presents rings at Dorset garden wedding Bride smiles at groom during ceremony at Dorset garden wedding Laughing groomsmen and guests during garden ceremony Grooms sister delivers reading during garden ceremony Celebrant during reading at Dorset garden wedding ceremony Celebrant performs hand fasting ceremony at Dorset garden wedding Groom punches the air in celebration at garden wedding Newlyweds walk towards marque at Dorset garden wedding Hand fasting personalised cloth from Dorset garden weddingGuest congratulates the bride at Dorset garden wedding Bride is embraced by family member at Dorset garden wedding Groomsman delivers drinks during reception at garden wedding Guest in grey three piece suit during drinks reception at Dorset garden wedding Guests enjoy drinks reception at Garden wedding Groomsmen check running order of the day at Dorset garden wedding Guests enjoy drinks reception at Dorset garden wedding Guest sits during drinks reception at garden wedding Bride and groom in confetti at Dorset garden wedding

Dorset Garden Wedding Speeches and Evening Entertainment

Confetti was thrown and guests posed for pictures with the newly weds before everyone was invited to take their places in the marquee.

Table plan outside marquee at garden wedding reception A box of socks with message for guests at Dorset garden wedding Three tiers of wedding cake with Star Wars cake topper at garden wedding Mother and guest admire wedding cake at garden wedding reception Guests at the marquee bar at Dorset garden wedding Film theme table name at Dorset garden wedding Box of blankets with message for guests at Dorset garden wedding Guests chat over a drink in marquee at Dorset garden wedding Large glass drinks dispensers at Dorset garden wedding Wedding guests at table in marquee from garden wedding Guest poses for picture during garden wedding reception Bridesmaid and guest look on during garden wedding reception The flag of Oman bunting at garden wedding reception Guest take a seat on garden bench at Dorset garden wedding Bride with friends during drinks reception at Dorset garden wedding Groomsman takes a seat inside house at Garden wedding Celebrant during marquee reception at garden wedding

The speeches were delivered in-between courses. After lots of words of thanks, cheers and toasts everyone gathered in anticipation for the first dance. The happy couple had the dance floor to themselves for a short while before being joined by most of their guests.

Mother of the bride delivers speech during garden marquee reception Bride reaction during speeches at garden marquee reception Table of wedding guests during speeches at Dorset garden wedding Best man delivers speech at Dorset garden wedding Guests laugh during speeches in marquee garden wedding reception Groom and guests smile during best mans speech from Dorset garden wedding Guests applaud during speeches in marquee from garden wedding Groom delivers speech in marquee at Dorset garden wedding Bridesmaid reaction during speeches at garden wedding Guest reaction during marquee wedding reception Bride and groom kiss during marquee wedding reception Standing guests raise a toast at marquee wedding reception Bride and groom take first dance at marquee wedding reception Dancing bride and groom are joined by guests during marquee wedding reception Dancing guests during marquee wedding reception Bridesmaid and guest on dance floor during marquee wedding reception Table of guests share joke during evening wedding reception Mother and sister of the groom on dance floor at marquee wedding reception Guest throws some serious shapes on dance floor during evening reception Guest on dance floor during evening wedding reception Guests get down on dance floor during evening reception

Once the sun had set and the stars were out everyone gathered on the lawn at the back of the house for a fireworks display by Anytime Fireworks.  Finally everyone headed back to the marquee to dance the rest of the night away.

Nighttime family portrait during fireworks at garden wedding Guests look up at fireworks display at garden weddingGuests enjoy fireworks display at Dorset garden wedding Colourful fireworks display from Dorset garden wedding

 

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