Bridal Preparation Photographs in Swanage Dorset

On a bright and sunny Saturday morning by the sea in our home town of Swanage Murray and I readied ourselves for Trudy and Jeremy’s Harmans Cross wedding photographs. I joined Trudy, her bridesmaids and flower girls at Fusion hairdressers. They were all calm, collected and enjoying the morning’s preparations.

see no evil hear no evil talk no evil bridesmaids black and white wedding photograph

Once the hairspray had set we headed back to Trudy’s house. Her gorgeous Ivory wedding dress hung next to the pastel multi coloured bridesmaids dresses in Green, blue, purple, yellow and pink. The two smaller flower girl dresses in purple were beautifully decorated with flowers. With wedding hair styled it was time to apply make up and curl eyelashes.

Purple flower girls dresses with pastel coloured flower embellishments
Close up wedding photograph of intricate detail and buttons on ivory wedding dress
High heeled Green suede wedding shoes with snake skin pattern on heels
Multi coloured pastel bridesmaid dresses hanging on wedding morning
Pastel coloured countryside wedding flowers with butterfly details
Young bridesmaid with flowers in her hair has a rest during wedding morning preparations

The pastel colours of the bridesmaids’ dresses were wonderfully echoed in the bouquets of countryside wedding flowers. As bubbly was sipped Trudy’s daughter Freya helped a younger flower girl with her hair. Trudy gave her bridesmaids gifts of necklaces and earrings and it was time for them to get into their pastel coloured bridesmaids dresses.

Blonde bride with bright blue eyes looks at her wedding makeup in a mirror
Flower girls brush each others hair during wedding morning preparations in Swanage
Maid of honour laughs during harmans Cross wedding morning preparations
Flowergirl in purple flowergirl's dress with mulicolour flowers detailing
Maid of honour in pastel green dress adjusts wedding hair in mirror
Bridesmaid smells pastel countryside flowers bouquet on wedding morning

Behind closed doors Trudy stepped into her wedding dress, a classic ivory colour detailed with lace and diamantés. She emerged looking incredibly stunning to the gasps of her gathered bridesmaids.

Blonde blue eyed bride in detailed ivory wedding dress with tiara and flowers in hair
Bride in detailed white wedding dress and tiara rolls eyes at father of the bride's joke
Black and white wedding photograph of father of the bride on wedding morning

Wedding Photographs of Groom Preparation in Harmans Cross

It was a slightly later start for Murray. He met Jeremy at his parent’s house where he was getting ready with his mum and dad and also younger brother Simon. The chaps wore grey suits complete with waistcoats. Wedding tie in pastel colours matched the bridesmaid’s dresses. They topped the look off with lucky heather buttonholes. Once suited and booted they headed to the Crow Nest Inn to meet up with Jeremy’s older brother Adam for swift drink before heading to St Marys Church.

Groom and father of groom tie wedding ties on wedding morning in Swanage
Custom groom round cufflinks with top hat and wedding date
Swanage church wedding order of service with bird detailing

Church Wedding Photographs In Swanage, Dorset

Jeremy and his brother’s greeted the wedding guests as they arrived. Jeremy then waited at the front of the church as the bridesmaids and flower girls gathered outside in the sunshine and wind. Trudy and her father arrived in the jaw dropping black and white classical wedding car from Purbeck Wedding Car Hire.

Groom and groomsmen in grey suits wait on church pew at Swanage church wedding
Brde in classic wedding car arrives at Swanage Church wedding ceremony

Trudy was led into the church by her flower girls, page boys, matron of honour and bridesmaids. All now looking slightly nervous Jeremy waited at the front with his best men and brothers by his side. During the service there were smiles and laughter aplenty. The choir led the congregation in uplifting song and the sun beamed in through huge stained glass windows as the happy couple exchanged their vows. While the register was signed Trudy’s uncle treated the audience to a piece of classical violin music.

Bridal party enters Swanage church weddign ceremony as groom waits
Best man smiles with wedding rings on pillow at Swanage church wedding ceremony
Blonde bride with pearl earrings looks at her groom during Swanage church wedding
Wedding guest in pulpit conducting a reading during church wedding ceremony in Swanage
Bride and groom exchange vows during Swanage church wedding ceremony
First kiss between bride and groom in Swanage church wedding ceremony
Wedding guest plays violin at Swanage church wedding ceremony
Bride and groom walk down the aisle in Swanage church wedding

Wedding Steam Train Photographs in Swanage

After gathering outside to congratulate the newlyweds the guests made their way to Swanage Railway Station to board the steam train to Harmans cross. Trudy and Jeremy set off in their wedding car, stopping for some photos on Swanage beach front.

Swanage steam railway station sign as seen through train carriage window
Wedding guests at Swanage steam railway station wave to steam train driver
Bridesmaids with pastel wedding bouquets in green steam train carriage
Wedding guest opens bottle of pink champagne on Swanage Steam railway train
Wedding guest with baby on Swanage steam railway train carriage
Bride and groom by the sea in Swanage clock tower wooden hut bench

Harmans Cross Wedding Photographs of Drinks Reception

After our last Harmans Cross Village Hall wedding photographs we were excited to be returning to this versatile venue. Trudy and Jeremy arrived first a Harmans Cross Village Hall to see the room with decorations from Candleworld, food from Karla at Cherry Catering and wedding cakes from Ice Gems of Swanage. The guests arrived at Harmans cross station and made their way up the path through the steam to the hall. They enjoyed a drinks reception and wooden bar supplied by the Crow Nest Inn. There was even bouncy castle to keep the younger ones busy (and some of the older ones!). Before the speeches we stole the happy couple away briefly for some photos down by the train tracks.

Bride and groom arrive at drinks reception at Harmans Cross Wedding photographs
Old film ticket style wedding table number sign with lovehearts and wine
Green birdcage wedding cake with flower and butterfly decorations
Three tier multi coloured pastel wedding cake with love birds and flowers
hand made wedding gift bag for child guests with initial and birds
Wedding table plan with butterflies and mirror at Harmans Cross Wedding
Dance, Fun, Party wooden arrow signs at Harmans Cross Wedding photographs
Wedding name place tag with love heart and lucky heather
Handmade weding gift bags with bridcage wedding cake, green chair sashes and butterflies
Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding decorations with bunting and pompoms
Customised wedding wine bottle with bride and grooms names and wedding date
Harmans Cross Wedding photographs of guests arriving through steam train cloud
Harmans Cross Wedding photographs of wedding guest greeting bride and groom
Harmans Cross Wedding photographs of Child guests enjoying bouncy castle
Wedding guests sit on staw bales in wedding marquee under just married bunting
Wedding sweet cart at Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding in Dorset
Wedding guests with matching blue outfits at Harmans Cross Wedding
Wedding guest hamper in toilets at Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding
Wedding guest with fur coat and flower in her hair at Harmans Cross Wedding
Cute child wedding guest on bouncy castle at Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding
Black and white wedding photography of couple at Harmans Cross Wedding
Child on inflatable wedding entertainment at Harmans Cross Wedding
Wedding guests laughing and enjoying a beer at Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding
Elderly wedding guest enjoying a Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding
Wedding guests with glasses and moustaches on sticks
Best man practices his speech in wedding marquee with wedding bunting
Bride and groom walk down countryside path together at Harmans Cross Wedding
Black and white wedding photograph of bride and groom hugging
Bride and Groom at Harmans Cross Train Station with Steam Train and Dorset Flag
Bride and groom with steam trains in a cloud of steam from Swanage steam railway
Groom in grey wedding suit portrait photograph with green steam train
Bride and groom on steam railway tracks at Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding

Wedding Speeches at Harmans Cross Village Hall

Trudy’s father gave a brief speech followed by her uncle and then it was time for Jeremy and his brothers. Jeremy gave a heartfelt speech thanking everyone (not forgetting his new wife of course). Adam was followed by his younger brother Simon. He was quick to let everyone know that he was the youngest and best looking of the three brothers!

Bride's uncle makes a speech at Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding
Best man laughs and bride cries during wedding speeches at Harmans Cross Wedding
Beautiful wedding guest portrait at Harmans Cross Wedding in Dorset
Grooms speech photograph at Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding
Best man makes speech at Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding venue
Groom portrait photograph during wedding speeches at Harmans Cross Wedding
Best man pointing during best man's speech at Harmans Cross Wedding
Wedding toasts at Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding in Dorset
Bride and groom raise champagne glasses at Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding
Bride gives groom's mother flower bouquet at Harmans Cross Wedding

Wedding Breakfast Photographs at Harmans Cross Village Hall

After the speeches the wedding couple and their guests enjoyed a sumptuous High Tea style wedding breakfast. The newlyweds visited each table to cut the centrepiece cakes and talk to all of their guests.

Wedding guests with paper pompoms and chinese lanterns at Harmans Cross Wedding
Father of the groom pinches a sweet at Harmans Cross Wedding
Bride and Groom cut wedding cake at Harmans Cross Wedding
From behind the hop table at Harmans Cross Wedding
Flower girl blows bubbles at Harmans Cross Wedding
Wooden heart wedding message board at Harmans Cross Wedding
Father of the bride's family photograph at Harman Cross Village Hall Wedding

Fairy lights and candles were lit as the sun dipped into the horizon. The wedding party enjoyed drinks in the wedding marquee outside. Once the hall had been turned around we were treated to an evening of  DJing supplied by Paul Ballett from Muzik Mania Entertainments.

Bride and wedding guest laughing under fairy lights, bunting and chinese lanterns

First Trudy and Jeremy took to the dance floor to execute their choreographed first dance. As they swirled together under the disco lights the drops, turns and swaying wowed the gathered crowd.

Bride and groom's first dance routine under disco lighting at Harmand Cross Wedding
Bride and groom dance under bunting and chinese lanterns at Harmans Cross Wedding

Franky Rudd and Social Affair made sure that the dance floor was never empty and the guests merrily partied the night away.

Frankie Rudd wedding musician plays at Harmans Cross Village Hall Wedding
Wedding guest dancing under multi coloured disco lighting
Wedding candles in jars with love hearts, lace and string outside wedding venue

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