Bridal preparation from Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs

We both arrived at Louise and Steven’s on the morning of these Highcliffe Castle wedding photographs. We were greeted by the beautiful wedding dress hanging from the upstairs balcony in the hallway. Louise and the girls were in great form, so relaxed and jovial. Upstairs in the master bedroom a mirrored wardrobe provided assistance for make up application and general preparations. The ladies looked the part in matching night shirts and hair curlers.

Assisting with the wedding morning activities Louise and Steve’s children merrily whizzed about the house. They fetched, delivered and helping where ever they could.

Bride's son jumps through the air with joy during bridal preparations
Bridesmaid in curlers applies wedding make up during bridal preparation

The stunning purple and white wedding flowers arrived along with hair and make up artists extraordinaire. Downstairs the kitchen was quickly converted into a hair salon where the guys worked their magic, all under the watchful eye of the family dog.

White linen basket full of petals for flower girl to use during wedding ceremony
Matron of honour with black hair looks in mirror on wedding morning preparations
Bride's large brown dog watches the girl's wedding morning preparations
Bride has hair put into curlers as part of wedding morning bridal preparations
Bridesmaid has wedding hair style during bridal preparations on wedding morning
Bride in curlers applies wedding make-up watched by brother on wedding morning
Mother of bride is helped into 1950's pink mother of bride dress on wedding morning
Black and white photograph of bride in curlers putting on wedding make up in mirror
Bridesmaid laughs with wedding hairdresser as she styles her wedding hair
Bridesmaid has wedding hair sprayed during bridal preparations on wedding morning
Bride's son shows off grey tail suit and top hat on wedding morning
Flower girl wears grey top hat with black band that is too big for her head
Matron of honour checks wedding hair style in mirror on wedding morning
Brother of bride drinks cider with tea drinking guest on wedding morning
Bride's son wears grey tail suit and patterned waist coat on wedding morning
Black and white documentary wedding photograph of bridal preparations
Wedding dress hangs in window with wedding shoes on sofa through doorway
Flower girl looks at selfie of her wedding hair style during bridal preparations
Bride is picture of calmness has wedding hair styled on wedding morning in Dorset
Flower girl is laced into her white dress by bride on wedding morning in Dorset

Before they knew it Louise and the girls were donning their stunning dresses. Looking jaw droppingly beautiful they left into the bright sunlight for Highcliffe Castle wedding venue.

Bridesmaid is helped into her dress as bride is helped into her wedding dress
Bride is helped into her wedding dress on wedding morning in mirror
Bride sees herself in wedding dress in a mirror for the first time on wedding morning
Bride descends stairs in wedding dress on wedding morning
Bride is helped into classical wedding car by bridesmaid outside house
Beautiful bride looks through wedding car window at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Bride and brother in wing mirror at wedding car at Highcliffe Castle Wedding

Groom preparation from Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs

I met the gents at Posh Togs in Winton and grabbed a picture of them in their wedding attire before I headed off to Highcliffe Castle to wait their arrival.

Groom's bloom sign for grooms wedding button hole with purple flowers

Wedding ceremony Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs

Guests had been gathering in the immaculately groomed gardens of the castle. Once the groom arrived they made their way into the Winter Garden for the civil ceremony.  After his meeting with the registrars Steve greeted some of his guests before taking his place at the front of the room. Louise arrived in a vintage style 4 seater Badsworth wedding car from RK prestige wedding car hire accompanied by her brother. The registrars came out to meet her and complete their paper work. The car was then driven around to the entrance of the Winter Garden. Here she found her flower girl, page boys and maid of honour who led her up the aisle.

Groom and best men laughing through window at Highcliffe Castle Wedding venue
Groom talks with grooms men before Highcliffe Castle Wedding ceremony
Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs of wedding car arriving at summer wedding
Bridesmaids and page boys enter Highcliffe Castle Wedding ceremony
Best man in grey tail suit and top hat waits at Highcliffe Castle wedding ceremony
Bride in white wedding dress exits classical wedding car at Highcliffe Castle Wedding venue
Purple and white wedding flower bouquet at Highcliffe Castle Wedding

After a wonderful civil ceremony in the bright light of the winter garden the newly weds invited their guests outside to enjoy bubbles on the lawn.

Bride walked down the aisle by her brother at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs
Bride and groom first look at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs in Dorset
Mother of the bride watches marriage ceremony at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Bride and groom laugh during wedding ceremony at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Wedding ceremony at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs in Dorset
Groom puts wedding ring on at Highcliffe Castle Wedding ceremony photographs
Bride makes her vows at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs by one thousand words
Bride and groom's first kiss at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs
Bride and groom walk down the aisle at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs
Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs of summer drinks reception in Dorset
Wedding guests wear fascinators at Highcliffe Castle Wedding reception
Bride kisses groom through wedding car window at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Children run around the grounds during Highcliffe Castle Wedding reception
Brides brother enjoys drinks reception in the sun at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Wedding guest in the sunshine during Highcliffe Castle Wedding drinks reception
Matron of honour in sunshine at Highcliffe Castle Wedding drinks reception

After a number of group photographs on the steps the happy couple were called inside to check the dining room which had been decorated by Beautifully Seated before opening it to their guests. The wedding cake created by Love a Cake stood tall at the side of the room with a tower of cheese on the opposite side supplied by Cheesy Moments.

Cheese wedding cake in front of red brick wall at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
three tier champagne glass wedding cake against red brick wall at Highcliffe Castle

Wedding breakfast at at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs

The guests took their places and the bride and groom were announced as they entered the room.  A three course meal was enjoyed by everyone supplied byAlfresco Catering. While the wedding breakfast was eaten the drawing-room was being set up for the evening entertainment. A white dance floor with led lights was in the middle of the room supplied by Castle Marquees. One side of it was the DJ rig from DJ Elevation Mobile Discos which also featured LEDs. On the opposite side illuminated LOVE Letters from Sugar Rush Event Hire.

Beautiful blonde wedding guest portrait photograph during Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Bride greets wedding guests at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs
Portrait of wedding guest laughing at Highcliffe Castle Wedding breakfast
Guests laughing during wedding breakfast at Highcliffe Castle Wedding in Dorset
Bride and groom wait to be announced into wedding breakfast at Highcliffe Castle
Bride and groom enter wedding breakfast at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs
Groom raises his pint of beer during Highcliffe Castle Wedding breakfast
wedding guest laughs at joke during Highcliffe Castle Wedding breakfast
Bride's son during Wedding breakfast at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs
Matron of honour laughs during Highcliffe Castle Wedding breakfast
Wedding guest during wedding breakfast at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Bride with LED dance floor, LOVE sign and fairy lights at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Bride in wedding dress on dance floor with fairy lights at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Bride and groom pose with LOVE sign and star dance floor at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Child wedding guest plays with wedding DJ's LED display at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Highcliffe Castle Wedding Venue in Christchurch, Dorset Panoramic photograph
Bride in white wedding dress walks through doorway at Highcliffe Castle Wedding

It was time for the wedding speeches. The Maid of honour kicked things off with a heart-felt speech about her best friend and boss, followed by some short and sweet words from the groom and a final speech about the bride. Louise then distributed gifts for members of the bridal party and loved ones. It was then time to cut the cake if fact both cakes, the savoury tower of cheese and the glass flute decorated wedding cake.

Groom laughs at wedding speeches at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Groom makes wedding speech as bride claps at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
wedding guest makes speech at Highcliffe Castle Wedding breakfast with candles
Wedding guests attentively listen to wedding speeches at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Bride makes wedding speech against bare brick wall at Highcliffe Castle Wedding

Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs of bride and groom with doors and stained glass

First dance and Evening entertainment at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs

With the cakes cut it was time for the first dance. Guests spilled into the drawing-room and stood around the dance floor. After having the dance floor to themselves, guests young and old joined the happy couple. In the bar area a magic mirror photo booth had been set up by Photo Booth Parties.

Child wedding guest invades the dance floor at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Bride laughs during first dance at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photograph
Bride and groom first dance in front of guests at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
First dance from Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs by one thousand words
Wedding guests dancing at Highcliffe Castle Wedding evening reception
Elderly wedding guest hugging on dance floor at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Bride on dance floor with friend at Highcliffe Castle Wedding Photographs
Damask wall paper photo booth with fancy dress at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Young girl wedding guest dance in front of DJ at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Flower girl and friends dance in circle on dance floor at Highcliffe Castle Wedding
Baby in bonnet at Highcliffe Castle Wedding evening dance floor with fairy lights
Bride poses in photo booth at Highcliffe Castle Wedding evening reception
Bride dances with daughter on star dance floor at Highcliffe Castle Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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