Our sneak peek at Carly & Chris’s wedding photographs from St Mary’s church in Swanage. With hot summer sun, a fire engine escort, hill top reception (with epic views) and golf buggies we knew it would be a great day for Purbeck Golf Club wedding photographs. Being one of our local churches we have been lucky enough to work many a wedding at St Marys Church in Swanage. Having also worked at the stunning Isle of Purbeck Golf Club wedding venue before we knew we were in for a visual treat.

Golf Club Wedding Photographs Bridal Preparations

Carly, her bridesmaids and flower girls and the mothers were getting ready at her parent’s house in Langton Matravers. While drinking bubbles outside in the sunshine the girls took it in turn to have hair and make styled. Soon the flower girls were in their little white dresses and Carly even had time to style her Dads hair!

Smiling blonde bridesmaid in pink peacock silk dressing robe in countryside garden on wedding morning
Bridesmaids wedding make up styled in ornate white mirror on wedding morning with summer garden window view
Laughing bridesmaid in doorway wearing pink and blue silk peacock dressing gowns on wedding morning at family home
White mermaid wedding dress with lace detail on the shoulders hanging on modern light fitting with veil
Beautiful blonde bride wears silk peacock pink dressing robe on wedding morning
Bridal party gifts in the garden from Dorset wedding morning
Custom wedding stationary invite hanging on magnet board with fairy and love heart
Reflection of Asian bridesmaid during hair styling in mirror
Mother of the bride wearing blue silk peacock dressing gown and sunglasses smiling in doorway during bridal preparation
Cute cheeky flower girl playing on stairs during wedding morning documentary photographs
Bridesmaid in Pink peacock dressing gown checks wedding makeup in mirror during morning preparations
Asian bridesmaid has hair styled during morning preparations
Multicolour pastel wedding flower bouquet close up wedding photograph taken during bridal wedding morning preparation
Mother of the bride sits for wedding makeup during bridal preparation photographs visually framed by wooden doorway

With everyone else ready it was time for Carly to get into her dress. She wore an off the shoulder mermaid style dress with classic veil. Her flower girls and bridesmaids made sure that she looked perfect for her Golf Club wedding photographs.

Bride styles fathers hair with hair spray during wedding morning preparations
Bridesmaid in pastel Blue dress sits while having wedding makeup styled before Dorset church wedding
Brides dress train adjusted by flower girls at family home on Dorset wedding morning
Fathers first look at bride in wedding dress on wedding morning

Golf Club Wedding Photographs Groom Preparations

I found Chris and his groomsmen at home in Swanage. The guys were very relaxed and after some breakfast all looking forward to the day.  Blue three piece suits with pink ties and pocket squares were their choice for the big day.With buttonholes in place they walked to the church in the sunshine.

Brown Oxford Brogues wedding shoes detail wedding photograph on blue and white striped carpet
Groomsman speaks on mobile phone sat in the sun in the garden wearing a tracksuit, sun cap and sun glasses before changing
Wedding rings reflection in glass table and blue tinted sunglasses wedding detail photograph by one thousand words
Happy groomsmen in white shirts dress each other during natural wedding morning preparation photographs
Smart groom watches groomsmen's wedding morning preparations in ornate silver mirror reflection at home
Close up photograph if a pink and yellow wedding buttonhole linen flower pinned into blue wedding suit Lapel
Smiling groom waits outside church wedding venue doorway wearing a three piece blue wedding suit in the summer sunshine

Church Ceremony In Swanage

Once they had arrived the chaps busied themselves greeting the day’s wedding guests. As the church filled Chris took his place at the front with his best man alongside him. Bridesmaids and flower girls were first to arrive in the classic Austin Six wedding car from RK Prestige Wedding Cars. After a short wait Carly and her father arrived. The flower girls were on hand to make sure that Carly’s dress was perfect.

Happy blonde bride smiling with veil in the back of a classic wedding car holding a pastel flowers wedding bouquet
Bride, father and vicar entering church doorway before wedding ceremony in Swanage

A Bridesmaid gave a lovely reading followed by the vicar. Carly and Chris made their promises to each other and exchanged rings. Meanwhile the flower girls behaved like angels! After the blessing witnesses and family members gathered for the signing of the marriage register.

St Marys Church Swanage wedding venue with stained glass window and interesting wooden beamed roof architecture photograph
Cheeky flower girl portrait photograph during Swanage church wedding ceremony
Bride gives groom funny look during English church wedding ceremony in Swanage
Flower girl and father of bride cuddle during church wedding ceremony in Swanage, Dorset
Groom shows bride his watch checking the time indicating she was late during church wedding readings at marriage ceremony
Exchange wedding rings in front of stained glass window at Dorset church wedding ceremony
Happy bride and groom look into each others eyes during their Dorset church wedding ceremony conducted by vicar
Dorset church wedding ceremony order of service during wedding prayers
Bridesmaid in pastel Blue dress delivers reading at St Marys church Swanage wedding ceremony
Cheeky flower girl sticks tongue out Dorset during church ceremony
Beautiful blonde bride signs marriage register overseen by vicar in Dorset church

Chris’s colleges from Swanage fire station gave the newly-weds a guard of honour (with an archway of axes!) as they exited the church. As the guests came out they took confetti to throw at the happy couple as they made their way towards the wedding car. They left the church escorted part of the way by two fire engines complete with sirens and blue flashing lights.

Church wedding exit guard of honour from fire men in protective clothing and helmets in Swanage
Bride and groom shelter hot sun in Dorset church doorway in Swanage
Wedding confetti photograph taken outside Dorset stone church after wedding ceremony as guests shower bride and groom
St Marys Church wedding venue in Swanage with wedding guests walking away in summer sun after wedding ceremony
Reflection of Dorset stone church wedding venue in Swanage distorted reflection in chrome lights of a classic wedding car
Wedding guests shelter from the sun on a bench under the shade of a tree next to a scooter after summer wedding ceremony
Bride and groom boarding Austin Six classic wedding car transport at church wedding venue in Dorset
Happy bride and groom are passengers in the back seats of a classic wedding car transport photograph
Classic wedding car transport with fire engine crew escort and blue lights in Swanage

Golf Club Wedding Photographs Of Reception And Speeches

The summer sun was shining at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club and it was as clear a day as we have ever seen. The panoramic view across Poole harbour was stunning. Guests enjoyed a drinks reception with guitarist George Russell providing the sound track. Many guests chose to enjoy their drinks looking out over the amazing view from the terrace.

Hand made sky blue painted and decorated wooden pallet wedding running order of the day with white flowers idea
Acoustic guitarist at wedding reception for musical entertainment
Purbeck Golf Club wedding venue photograph of top table floral and signage decorations with countryside view from window
Wedding drinks reception photograph at Purbeck Golf Club as bride and friends chat to guest wearing bright pink dress
Purbeck Golf Club wedding venue photograph of decorated wedding breakfast room with panoramic windows and countryside views
Wedding golf club drinks reception with laughing groomsmen wearing three piece check blue suit and bow tie holding beers
Uncle Bob wedding guests taking group photographs with cameras and phone at golf club with golf bags in background
Granny wedding guests sitting on bench during wedding group photographs waving at wedding party like the Queen
Wedding group photographs reflection in window with wedding guitarist and guests in silhouette at countryside wedding venue
Detail wedding photograph of pink linen wedding flower display in round fish bowl filled with crystals wedding table decoration
Countryside Poole harbour view from Purbeck Golf Club wedding venue in Dorset
Female wedding guests enjoying drinks during reception at Purbeck Golf Club
Two female laughing wedding guests sit on a bench at Purbeck Golf Club wedding venue natural documentary wedding photograph
Bride shows off her wedding shoes in sunshine at Purbeck Golf Club documentary wedding photography

Guests enjoyed a wedding breakfast with all the trimmings supplied by the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club in-house catering team. Once most had had their fill it was time for the wedding speeches.

Small baby looks at the camera as it is cuddled by a bridesmaid with arm tattoo in the summer sunshine at a wedding breakfast
Bride and groom check over wedding speech while sat at top table at Golf club reception

Carly’s father was up first with some stories of his daughter growing up. Chris followed, he remembered to thank everyone and refer to his beautiful wife at least twice. To bring the speeches to a close was the best man. He managed not to swear and used a rather cheeky photo of Chris as a prop delivered to each table.

Guests natural laughing reactions to wedding speeches at Purbeck Golf Club wedding venue
Shamed groom holds his head in his hands at top table during wedding speeches by the father of the bride as bride laughs at him
Wedding guest with white feather fascinator laughing during wedding speeches reaction photograph
Bride laughs during groom making wedding speech at top table from Golf Club reception
Parents at top table laughing reactions to the grooms wedding speech with microphone documentary wedding photograph
Best man and parents laughing reaction to grooms wedding speech at Golf club reception
Beautiful female wedding guest laughs during wedding speeches at Isle of Purbeck Golf Club
Animated best man makes wedding speech at Purbeck golf club top table
Groom at the top table looks embarrassed by best man's picture given out to laughing guests during wedding speeches

After the wedding breakfast guests again enjoyed a drink with one of the best views in Dorset. Meanwhile we took Carly and Chris out on the course with two golf buggies. We stopped at some locations for their couple shots against the backdrop of the coastline.

Purbeck Golf Club Dorset wedding venue coat of arms flag or pin with golf carts in the green countryside background
Purbeck Golf Club wedding photographs of bride and groom on greens with view across countryside and Poole Harbour
Purbeck Golf Club wedding photograph of bride and groom on golf course with veil blowing in the wind with view over Poole Harbour
High key natural wedding photograph of smiling bride in bright sunshine wearing a white mermaid wedding dress with lace detail
Wedding detail photograph of back of lace white wedding dress showing off brides curves
Bride and groom with veil wrapped around in bright sun silhouette photograph at Golf Club reception
Bride and groom kissing silhouette against sun and swirling clouds from Golf club wedding reception
Purbeck Golf Club wedding venue photograph with bride and groom riding across golf course in a golf buggy at dusk
Groom drives a green golf cart through wedding venue car park with his three flower girl children in passenger seat

Evening Entertainment At The Isle Of Purbeck Golf Club

We returned to the club house. After Chris had driven the flower girls from one side of the car park to the other it was time to cut the cake. Everyone gathered round as the new Mr and Mrs cut their wedding cake shortly followed by first dance. Mark from Pegasus Disco was on hand to ensure everything ran to time.

Bride groom cut wedding cake while wedding guests take photographs
Bride and father dance surrounded by wedding guests on the dance floor at Golf club reception
Bridesmaid in pastel Blue dress and sleeve tattoo on wedding dance floor at Golf Club reception
Asian wedding guest dancing with flower girl during Golf club reception

The clouds and sunset combined to produce something pretty spectacular as the guests danced away.

Keeping guests entertained there was a fun game of Mr and Mrs and a photo booth from Photo Star Booth. With the ladies gathered Carly threw her bouquet, straight to one of her bridesmaids!. After capturing some shape throwing on the dance floor we left everyone dancing into the night.

Happy wedding guest with glasses and white hat being kissed on the cheek by a bridesmaid during wedding evening photographs
Wedding guests laughing reaction photograph of Mr and Mrs Game on dance floor holding up coloured paddles to answer questions
Bride throws her wedding bouquet across dance floor at Purbeck Golf club reception
Bridesmaid in pastel blue dress excited about catching wedding bouquet at Golf Club reception in Dorset
Wedding evening female guests on dance floor dancing coordinated dance moves with bride to the Macarena song
Beautiful wedding guest in orange dress dances at Golf Club wedding disco in Dorset
Wedding guests enthusiastic singing and dancing with phone in hand at wedding disco under coloured lights
Bride and groom sing and dance with flower girl at wedding evening reception at Purbeck Golf Club

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