Dorset Home Wedding Photos in Martinstown with Hannah & Nick

What can I say about Hannah and Nicks wedding and their Dorset home wedding photographs? As Dorset wedding photographers we initially meet clients and go through their wishes for their big day. It is tempting to build an almost dream like image of the wedding.

Hannah and Nick had planned to have Dorset home wedding photographs with a countryside theme. With flags, bunting, mixed flowers, views of the Dorset countryside etc. Through such creative vision, hard work and organisation exceeded all of our expectations.

A Wedding Venue at the Family Home

Arriving at Hannah’s Dorset home on the wedding morning I was anticipating the usual hectic whirl of wedding morning preparations, however everything seemed well prepared, ready to go and calm.

A huge wedding marquee, beautifully adorned with wicker love hearts, bunting and multi coloured lanterns sat above the garden. A bar and sound system surrounded the dance floor. Circular tables were decorated with an assortment of flowers, place tags, wedding rock and chalk board names. A serious amount of thought had gone into the details for the Dorset home wedding photographs.

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Wedding marquee with colourful wedding bunting

Wooden stamped wedding name place label

wedding wicker love hearts hanging in wedding marquee

Documentary Bridal Preparation Photographs

Hannah and her family were in such a jovial relaxed mood that the morning flew by and before I knew it Hannah had put her dress on and her tiny bridesmaids and page-boy were ready to head to the church.

Bride fanning herself at Dorset Home Wedding morning Lace wedding dress hangs in window on Dorset home wedding morning Cream lace wedding dress buttons and detail photograph Dusty pink bridesmaids skirts hang in window on wedding morning
Countryside theme wedding flowers at Dorset Home Wedding
Lace wedding dress hanging on Dorset home wedding morning Bride with veil on Dorset Home Wedding morning Photograph Flower girl in dusty pink flower girl skirt twirls Flower Girl Portrait at Dorset Home Wedding Photographs Flower girls in puffy dusty pink flower girl dresses Bride in wedding dress decends stairs at Dorset Home Wedding Bride kisses flower girl at Dorset Home Wedding morning

Dorset Police Tractor Wedding Transport

It has to be the first (and probably only) wedding where the answer to our question ‘how are you getting to the church?’ was “A police tractor will be pulling a trailer with all of the guests and the bride to the church!”.

Love heart shaped cloud with police tractor at Dorset home wedding

Meanwhile Murray had met the chaps as they put the final touches to their buttonholes in the local pub. Nick seemed quite relaxed if not a little excited about the Dorset home wedding day ahead.

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After an amazing arrival on the wedding tractor and trailer Hannah and Nick met before the vicar at the Martinstown Church in Dorset and from this point on looked like they were both about to burst with joy.
Police tractor pulls wedding guests to countryside church on trailer Bride arrives at countryside church wedding on tractor trailer

Dorset Church Wedding Ceremony PhotographsBride with countryside flower bouquet arrives at church wedding Bride and father walk down aisle at countryside church wedding in Martinstown Black and white photograph of bride and groom in church wedding Bride and groom kneel before altar at church wedding ceremonyAfter a lovely wedding ceremony  with readings from family and friends we quickly organised a few group wedding photographs. The still beaming couple left the church into the bright sunshine through a shower of confetti.

Wedding confetti at english country church wedding in Dorset Best man and groomsmen in top hats at Dorset Home wedding

Wedding Drinks Reception Photographs at Dorset Home

Back at Hannah’s Dorset home wedding venue the guests were greeted with a drinks reception. They gathered in the beautiful garden with stunning panoramic views over the Dorset countryside. Straw bails, sun shelters and a swing chair were surrounded by bright flowers, bunting and hand-made chalk signs.

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The younger (and some older) guests merrily played on the trampoline, space hoppers and wooden castle. The rest enjoyed the sunshine, drinks and each others company in the photo-booth.

Flowergirl and friends on wedding trampoline and space hopper Fancy dress at Dorset Home Wedding Photo-booth

The smell coming from the catering tent was impossible to capture in the Dorset home wedding photographs. It had almost become too much to bear just as the bell rang for the wedding breakfast. The bell, by the way was none other than the Duke family bell of Duke auctioneer’s fame!

Bride and groom in countryside sunlight at Dorset Home Wedding Bride and groom in countryside at Dorset Home Wedding

Marquee Wedding Breakfast Photographs

After some heart warming, love filled and embarrassing speeches the sun started to dip and the music started to play. The drinks flowed and the wedding guests started to demonstrate their finest dance moves.

Father of the Bride Speech at Dorset Home Wedding Best man's speech with props in wedding marquee Groom reacts to best man's speech in wedding marquee Best Man's Speech in wedding marquee at Dorset home wedding Best man in top hat makes best man's speech with bunting

Wedding guest portrait in wedding marquee during wedding speeches

Wedding cake and floral handbag in wedding marquee Brown wedding cake with pink flowers

Wedding marquee glowing at night at Dorset Home Wedding

Documentary Wedding Evening Photographs

Next came the exceptional wedding band Soul Party for the first dance.¬† As experienced wedding photographers Dorset we’ve seen a lot of wedding bands in our time These guys were good, really good. Next the best man joined in for the rap from ‘Vanilla ICE’s “Ice Ice baby”- not your typical wedding day!

Wedding guests dancing at Dorset Home Wedding Photography Best man raps to Vanilla Ice with wedding band at evening receptionOrdinarily you would think that would be the end of the Dorset home wedding photography coverage for us, but no. Hannah and Nick had a few more surprises up their sleeves. A hog roast, wood fire and masses of fireworks. A fantastic day for a fantastic couple!

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We love our jobs as wedding photographers in Dorset. Weddings like Hannah & Nicks Dorset home wedding day make our lives all the more special.