Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding Bridal Preparation Photos

In Contrast to our last Harbour Heights wedding it was a grey and overcast morning at Sandbanks, Poole as we arrived for Dawn & Liton’s big day..

Tom found Dawn in the bridal suite styling her make up while her 1950’s retro style wedding dress hung in the window. While purple and yellow lily bouquets arrived from Simply Flower the sunlight attempted to break through the clouds. Dawn’s bridesmaids arrived and shared glasses of bubbles as they joined Dawn. Dawn’s brother was full of smiles as he saw his sister in her stunning dress for the first time. His two sons/ page boys looked incredibly dapper.

White 1950's retro wedding dress hangs in window at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
White retro 1950's wedding dress button detail photograph
Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding Suite with bride, wedding flowers and telescope
Purple wedding lily bouquets from simply flowers wedding florist in Dorset
White wedding lily bouquets from simply flowers wedding florist in Dorset
Black and white wedding photograph of bridesmaids laughing on wedding morning
Bride and bridesmaids in bridal suite at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding venue
Bride styles her wedding hair in mirror on wedding morning at Harbour Heights
Bride checks her wedding hair style in mirror at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Bride sprays wedding perfume as she is watched by bridesmaids on wedding morning
Bride drinks champagne in bridal suite at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding venue
Blonde bride hugs bridesmaid on wedding morning at Harbour Heights Hotel
Blonde bride is buttoned into her retro 1950's style wedding dress
Page boy in blue sleveless wedding suit looks at bride in wedding dress

Wedding Groom Preparation at Harbour Heights Hotel

Meanwhile, downstairs, Liton’s best men and ushers busied themselves putting the finishing touches to the speech and checking the Harbour Heights Hotel wedding ceremony room. The Hytes suite was decked out in blue and white colour scheme complete with chair covers and sashes from Classic Chair Covers. Blue bunting and fairy lights hung from the ceiling. Liton’s best men and ushers all wore matching blue sleeveless wedding suits with Liton’s slightly darker.

White groomsmen button hole flowers at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Usher pins wedding button hole at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Wicker wedding cards hamper at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Ink drawing nautical themed wedding invite for Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Wooden Love sign with butterflies at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Love and Just Married signs at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Groom in blue sleeveless wedding suit at blue themed Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Groom in blue sleaveless wedding suit waits for his bride to arrive

Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding Ceremony Photographs

Dawn was led down the aisle by her Matron of Honour, Page Boys and Bridesmaids before her brother gave her away. The grey weather outside it did not dampen the mood inside and the room was filled with smiles. Tears were wiped aisle and cheers followed the ceremony. Liton fist pumped the air as he and his new wife walked back down the aisle.

The newly weds and guests enjoyed a drinks reception in the bars. Some even braved the rain but took shelter under the umbrellas on the terrace as the ceremony room was turned around in record time. Talking of records the table names were songs chosen by the wedding couple and displayed on 6” Eps with Gypsophila center pieces.

Bride walks down the aisle at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding ceremony
Bride and groom at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding ceremony
Mother of the bride watches Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding ceremony
Bridesmaids in blue bridesmaids dresses at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony photograph at Harbour Heights Hotel blue themed wedding
First kiss photograph under blue bunting at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Black and white wedding photograph of groom fist pumping air after wedding ceremony
Bridesmaid hugs groom at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding group photographs
Groom with monogrammed wedding cufflinks at Harbour Hotel Heights Wedding
Wedding guest in blue suit at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding drinks reception
Black and white wedding portrait of wedding guest at Dorset wedding
Wedding guests in floral outfits laughing at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Wedding guest laughing at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Black and white wedding photograph of guests at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Wedding guests enjoy drinks reception at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Vinyl record wedding table names at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Vintage china tea cup candle wedding table decoration at Harbour Heights Hotel wedding
Blonde bride with pearl neacklace portrait photograph
Groom admires the panoramic view at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Blue wedding bunting in the rain at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Best man e sleveless suit with cards table at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Wedding guest portrait photograph under blue bunting at Harbour Heights Wedding

Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding Breakfast Photographs

The guests took there assigned places and it was time for the speeches.Dawn’s brother kicked things off with an animated speech with toasts to the bride and groom and bridesmaids. He raised a special toast to his and Dawn’s father who’s ashes had been scattered on Brownsea island, now visible through the clouds.

Bridesmaid kisses husband at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Bride and groom relax at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding venue
Black and white wedding photograph of bride and groom entering wedding breakfast
Top table applauds wedding speeches at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Brother of the bride's speech at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
For Dad table decoration at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Bride raises a toast to Brownsea Island during Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding speeches
Page boy looks out to Brownsea Island during wedding speeches at Harbour Heights Hotel
Brownsea Island view in evening from Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding venue
Bridesmaid claps during wedding speeches at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding venue

Litons emotional speech had the guests in floods of tears and was followed by his best men’s speech. They used two flat screen tvs positioned so that everybody could see. The slide show started with Liton as ‘The Fresh Prince of Sheffield’ which had the whole room in stitches and set the tone. We were also treated to Litons passport and a mock-up of a Mini me with Liton’s face. Hilarity ensued.

Converse All Star wedding shoes in blue at wedding in Dorset
Black and white wedding photograph of page boy giving out presents at wedding
Mother of the Bride cries during wedding speeches at Harbour Heights Wedding
Best man laughs at Groom's speech at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Bride gives joke glasses gift to page boy at Harbour Heights Hotel wedding
Wedding guests drink wedding toasts at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding speeches
Best man portrait during Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding speeches
Best man's speech at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Fresh prince image at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding speeches
Bride and groom laugh at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding speeches
Wedding guest applauds wedding speeches at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Joke passport photograph for best man's speech at Harbour Heights Wedding
Groom laughs at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding speeches
Black and white wedding photograph of guest laughing at wedding speeches
Wedding speeches Mini Me groom photoshop at Harbour Heights Wedding

Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding Evening Reception

By the end of the speeches the sun had fought its way through the rain and clouds. The wedding party were able to enjoy the view with after dinner drinks. The happy couple popped into the bridal suite and waved down at their guests below on the terrace.

Wedding guest enjoys Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding sun terrace
Evening view across Poole Harbour from Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding venue
Blue bridesmaids dresses at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Ushers photo bomb group wedding photographs at Harbour Heights Wedding
Bridesmaid in sunglasses enjoys sunset view at Harbour Heights Hotel wedding
Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding sun terrace with low evening light
Wedding guests at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding wave to bride and groom
Bride and Groom wave from bridal suite balcony at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Page boys in high backed chairs at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding

Richard from Night Fever Roadshow had set up and worked his DJ magic for the rest of the evening. Dawn and Liton took to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. Their guests soon joined for some serious shape throwing.

First dance spin under bunting at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Bridesmaid dancing at wedding disco at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Wedding guest dancing at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding

After quite a bit of dancing we let the newly weds relax. Finally we took down to the beach for some couple photos with the sun setting next Brownsea Island behind them.

Bride with sunset over sea at Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Bride and groom with sunset over Poole Harbour

 

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