The Green House Hotel Wedding Photographs
This is the story of a Green House Hotel wedding in Bournemouth. No, this is the story of Anja & Andreas’ beautiful fairy tale wedding. We say a fairy tale wedding, but it was not planned that way.
The fantasy references were subtle but they were there. All set against the adversity of COVID restrictions this day full of love and tears also had dragons, unicorns, and fairies… it’s just… well… no one else really noticed them!
Are you sitting comfortably? Then we will begin.
We first met Anja and Andreas at a wedding at The Old Vicarage, where they saw how we worked, saw our wedding photos, and booked us straight away. That was a different story from a different time, this tale is theirs.
Documentary Bridal Preparation Photos
It all started not so long ago in a town not so far away.
We arrived at Anja’s family home on her wedding morning to find her incredibly relaxed. A knock at the door and her bride’s man swooped in with coattails a flutter in the wind and a mane of purple hair on his head.
Around the house we found dresses hanging, jewelry ready to be worn, and diamante shoes. Our friends Zach and Grace wedding videographers arrived to film the day unfolding.
Wedding Morning At A Family Home
We love shooting preparations in a family home as you can get a real sense of the people that live there. The artwork, family photographs, books, and fantasy artwork all add to the story of the wedding day. This in turn contributes to the larger chronicle of their life.
Anja’s mother was on hand to keep an eye on proceedings and receive emotional hugs when needed. Meanwhile, purple nail varnish was matched to purple hair and many a cup of tea made. The bride’s man did an amazing job of relaxing everyone with added bouts of hilarity. He even went as far as to help with the application of eyelashes.
Next arrived the two bridesmaids and the flower girl. It’s rarely we see a retro gun’s & roses t-shirt (I used to have in the early 90s) on a wedding morning. It’s even rarer to meet a cuddly unicorn.
Within the blink of an eye, they had donned their mauve bridesmaid’s dresses. The mirror, mirror on the wall utilised by Anja for final touches to her wedding makeup.
Outside the carriages had arrived from Austin-Beauford Wedding Cars ready for the trip to The Green House Hotel wedding venue. A Vanden Plas Princess and Austin Chalfort drew every eye in the street.
In the front room, Anja donned her dress, the joking and laughter turning infectious. Anja’s mother was the first family member to see her wearing her bridal outfit, tears welling in her eyes. Her father couldn’t have looked prouder.
A quick application of a white veil and it was time to leave.
Groom Preparation photos at The Green House Hotel
Meanwhile, At the Greenhouse hotel wedding venue in Bournemouth, another story was unfolding. Andreas and his groomsmen were busying themselves. They had the task of figuring out waistcoats, cravats, and traveling with rings. Their dapper wedding suits were supplied by All Aspects Wedding Services.
Generally, the chaps tend to go from zero to ready much, much faster than the ladies. Andreas’s team were the fastest in the land. Their final adjustments and precious ring checks in under 20 minutes.
The Green House Hotel Wedding Venue in Bournemouth
We would be remiss not to mention just how unique The Greenhouse Hotel is as a Dorset wedding venue. Many of their values align with our own. This luxury boutique venue is about as green as it gets when it comes to environmental impact. From EV charging points to local traceable suppliers, upcycled furniture, and a vegan menu. Throw into the mix spacious, designer rooms and you have something very special.
Back to the wedding. Outside the sky started to look more threatening, as the chaps applied buttonholes and greeted guests.
Inside the Green House Hotel wedding ceremony room did not disappoint. The floral patterned wallpaper offset leaf-patterned metal artwork over the windows. In the corner of the room ‘A Touch Of Class’ string quartet struck up under a huge tree sculpture made from wood slices.
As the wedding cars arrived the groom’s party entertained the masked guests. Following the bridesmaids and flower girl, Anja’s father walked her down the aisle. Only the registrars and I could see the happiness and relief on his face seeing his love for the first time that day.
Bournemouth Hotel Civil Wedding Ceremony Photographs
Bournemouth registrars conducted a happy, uplifting civil ceremony. Anja and Andreas grinning from ear to ear throughout. Readings, vows, laughter, and tears all occurred observed by the flower girl and her flower wand. She looked as if the only thing missing was a small set of fairy wings.
Following the declaration of marriage came the kissing. The first kiss, kissing over the register and kissing before walking back down the aisle to rapturous applause. For a small wedding party, they could make a lot of happy noise.
Confetti was thrown and we took some time with the guys outside the hotel, alone with their cars. Back in the warmth of the bar, everyone enjoyed the drinks reception with canapes. The sound of the string quartet adding an ethereal soundtrack to proceedings.
Keeping an eye on the scary-looking weather forecast we whipped through their group photographs. Rain called off play at the start of our couple photos so we retreated back to the drinks reception.
Wedding Breakfast Photos At The Green House Hotel Wedding
Anja and Andreas entered the now-transformed ceremony room to a standing ovation. The mixture of warm ambient lighting and cold storm light provided a unique feel.
Speeches then came from Anja’s father, Andreas, and his best man. Who was clearly a gentleman as Andreas seemed to have got off lightly. The newlyweds then cut their cake from Helen Jane Cake Design (not with a lightsabre). The weather turned wild outside.
Wedding Evening Reception Photographs
We wanted a few more couple photos and by now the wind was whipping the rain against the windows. We decided to head back into the bar and use the patterned wallpaper for some silhouette images.
Meanwhile, the DJ from Coastal Discos had set up in the basement rooms. Guests filtered down underneath fairy lights. Settling onto their tables they were treated to an emotional first dance. In a loving embrace, Anja and Andreas slowly swirled about the dancefloor.
Animated, emotional discussions and fond stories of the past were then exchanged. The flower girl soon decided the music had to be danced to by a unicorn. There may have even been a quick shuffle on the dancefloor by the bride and bridesmaid.
At the end of such a wonderful day of Green House Hotel wedding photos, emotional goodbyes were said to family and friends. Until recently they had not been able to connect with each other at such a wonderful celebration.
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