Harbour Heights Wedding Photographs with Helen & Elliot
Back in the early days of summer we met Helen and Elliot at the FJB collection’s Sandbanks Hotel in Sandbanks Poole. Initially, not the most relaxed of couples in front of the camera but after talking through their exciting wedding plans and a walk about the beach they were much more comfortable with me and now confident about their Harbour Heights wedding photographs.
Harbour Heights Wedding Morning Photographs
They had chosen another of the FJB collection’s stunning venues, we love creating Harbour Heights wedding photographs. I arrived to find Helen and her bridesmaid busy with their wedding morning preparations set against the backdrop of the stunning view across Poole Harbour.
Downstairs in the Heights suite the room had been dressed as we had never seen it before. A white carpet divided the chairs adorned with grey sashes and Maria and her team from Simply Flowers were busy creating gorgeous sprays and stand of white lilies and orchids set in bright green foliage. The perfect setting for their Harbour Heights wedding photographs.
Helen, now beaming from ear to ear was laced into her dress and looked a picture of beauty. As she put on her wedding diamantéd shoes I noticed her unusual ‘something blue’ – her toenails!
Groom Preparation Photographs at Home
Meanwhile Elliot and his best man were busy with their morning preparations at home. The chaps eased their transformed into their three piece suits with a couple of bottles of beer- all the time being closely monitored by their gorgeous Finnish Lapphund.
Their next duty was to greet guests at the bar in the Harbour Heights and the lively sound of chatter and merriment could be heard resonating through the entire wedding venue. From her sea view balcony Helen even had the chance to ‘spy’ on her guests enjoying the views and baking sunshine out on the sun terrace.
Harbour Heights Wedding Ceremony Photographs
I watched Helen and Elliot’s nerves faced away to loving looks of happiness during their beautiful wedding ceremony. Set against the panoramic sea side backdrop the couple were married surrounded by their friends and family surrounded by white and green lilies.
Harbour Heights Wedding Photographs of Drinks Reception
The now ecstatic couple left to a standing ovation to join their guests outside on the sun terrace. In the sunshine they were treated to a drinks reception with arguably one of the best views in Dorset. We had plenty of time to utilise the grand staircase and gardens for the couple’s chosen group Harbour Heights wedding photographs and before they knew it the call for wedding breakfast was sounded.
Harbour Heights Wedding Photographs of Wedding Breakfast
We have noticed that more and more couples are choosing to have their wedding speeches before the wedding breakfast and judging from the tear jerking and side splitting speakers it was the right call to make.
One of the advantages of taking Harbour Heights wedding photographs is that we know first-hand that the hotel has a reputation for some of the finest food in the county and this extends to their wedding menus.
Wedding Evening Photographs at Harbour Heights Hotel
As the sun set over Poole harbour the evening guests started to arrive and the wedding party filled the bar and lounge areas. With little lighting to speak of there was a warmer, cosier mood to the proceedings.
A photo booth from Weymouth Bouncy Castles had been set up and a queue of guests in fancy dress laughed their way in and out. Soulparty band had finished their sound test and under the disco lighting Helen and Elliot took to the dance floor for the first dance with almost the entire wedding party. From this point on the dancing never stopped, as the band played the female guests took it in turns to put the chaps to shame with some serious shapes on the dance floor.
Outside the stars were out and the moon reflected off Poole harbour, a multicolour glow emanated from the hotel along with the sounds of joyous laughter. We left with hearts full of joy and cameras full of beautiful Harbour Heights wedding photographs.
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