Holme for Gardens wedding photographs in Dorset with Lindsey and Hamish

We have been looking forward to shooting this Holme for Gardens wedding since meeting Lindsey and Hamish at a Holme for Gardens open day earlier this year. This relatively new Dorset countryside wedding venue is stunning. Weddings here are hosted right in the middle of the gorgeous gardens, strawberry fields, ponds and orchards.

Bridal Preparation Photographs

We found Lindsey, calm and collected at a holiday cottage a stone’s throw from Holme for Gardens Wedding venue. Our bride-to-be and her bridesmaids were busily having hair and make up styled. The wedding flowers from the ever talented and effervescent Lauren at Concept Flowers then arrived. Bouquets of dusty pink Hydrangeas for the bridesmaids and pink and yellow roses with green succulents for the bride.

Flower girl on morning of Holme for Gardens wedding
Hair styling before Holme for Gardens wedding
Bride has make up done before Holme for Gardens wedding
Bridesmaid has hair done on morning of Holme for Gardens wedding
Bridesmaid curls hair before Holme for Gardens wedding
The wife ladybird book on morning of Holme for Gardens wedding
Wedding flowers arrive before Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Wedding bouquets for Holme for Gardens wedding

In stark contrast to the whizzing chaos of preparations downstairs Lindsey’s beautiful wedding dress hung in a window upstairs. The back-lit dress with its mixture of simple lines and understated applique gave a serene feel to the room.

Wedding shoes from Holme for Gardens wedding

Flower girls were transformed into little wedding princesses in pastel pink. Lindsey’s bridesmaids only stopped whizzing about to don their Greco-Roman dusty pink bridesmaids dresses. Still exuding a happy calm Lindsey was helped in to her wedding dress and her morning transformation was complete. Descending the stairs to the gasps and applause of the bridal party she looked breath-taking.

Flower girls shoes from Holme for Gardens wedding
Bridesmaid helps flower girl on morning of Holme for Gardens wedding
Bride in mirror before Holme for Gardens wedding
Flower girl shows off her nails before Holme for Gardens wedding
Bride on morning of Holme for Gardens wedding
Bridesmaids help bride before Holme for Gardens wedding
Bridesmaid with bride before Holme for Gardens wedding
Bride and bridesmaid ascend the stairs before Holme for Garden wedding
Bride in dress before Holme for Gardens wedding
Wedding bunting on VW Van before Holme for Gardens wedding
Father sees bride in dress before Holme for Gardens wedding
Bride and Father in VW Bus from Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Bride and father on route to Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding

Holme For Gardens Wedding Venue Preparation

Meanwhile I arrived at Holme for Gardens wedding venue to find many of the suppliers adding the final touches to the wonderfully transformed space. Polly and her team from Blue Bay Events had performed and amazing job of preparing and managing the site. I knew we were in safe hands for the day.

Oakleaf Marquees had constructed a three-part space with designated areas and reveals for ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening disco. Hamish arrived with his best men while the groomsmen to checked the final details. Looking exceptionally dapper, buttonholes were attached. He then oversaw his groomsmen expertly arranging the flower petals down either side of the aisle and welcomed his guests.

Groom supervises groomsmen at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Groom helps groomsman with buttonhole at Holme for Gardens wedding
Groom helps father with buttonhole at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding

The bar from A and D Mobile bar was at the end of the entrance corridor. Decorated with balloons containing white ostrich feathers it looked amazing. Everything was in place for this stunning Holme for Gardens wedding.

Groomsman at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding

Holme For Gardens Wedding Ceremony

The civil ceremony then took place by the wedding pavilion under the marquee. The pavilion had been decorated with Acer trees fresh from the garden center. The autumn reds and oranges of the leaves beautifully complimented the pastel blues of the surroundings. Hamish took his place at the front with his groomsmen. They awaited the arrival of the bride while the flower girls and bridesmaids waited outside.

Father of the groom at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Guests await brides arrival at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Groom awaits his bride at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding

Looking gorgeous Lindsey arrived escorted by her father in a classic two-tone VW van complete with wedding bunting and ribbon. Behind the drapes Tom could just see the bride through a gap in the curtain before she made here entrance. The guests were then asked to stand and the bridal party made their way down the aisle. It was a wonderful civil ceremony with two heartfelt readings. The couple made there promises to each other in the bright sunshine which now beamed though the transparent marquee roof.

Bridesmaids and flower girls arrive at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding

Bridesmaids come down the aisle at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Bride comes down the aisle at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Bride and groom exchange looks at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Father give bride away at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Reaction during ceremony at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Registrar reads at Civil ceremony at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Bride and groom at ceremony at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Bride and groom laugh during ceremony at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Guest delivers reading at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Bride and groom during ceremony at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Civil ceremony at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Best man during ceremony at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Reading at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Couple kiss at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
First kiss at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Guests at civil ceremony at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding

Holme For Gardens Wedding Drinks Reception

After showering confetti the guests enjoyed drinks and canapés against the sunlit Holme for Garden’s orchards. While we stole the newlyweds for a walk around the gardens against the Autumnal colours we could hear a mixture of laughter and merry chatter.

Flower girls throw confetti at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Father of the groom during reception at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Guests enjoy drinks reception at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Couple kiss during group photo at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Newlyweds with marquee at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Newlyweds in garden at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Wedding couple in garden at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Couple on bench at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Guest relax on straw bales at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Flower girl from Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Cake and sweet mirrored dresser from Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding

Holme For Gardens Wedding Breakfast and Evening entertainment

Lindsey’s father kicked off the side-splitting and eye-watering speeches shortly followed by Hamish and his two best men. Next the happy silence that descended on the room indicated that everyone was enjoying the wedding breakfast provided by Claret Catering.

Guests applaud father of the bride at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Father of the bride encourages guests Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Father of the bride delivers speech at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Best man reaction during speeches from Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Guest reaction during speech at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Father of the bride speech at Holme for Gardens Dorset Wedding
Glasses are charged at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Groom delivers speech at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Brides reaction to grooms speech at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Bridesmaid reaction at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Best man reads speech at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Reaction to best man speech at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Best men deliver speech at Holme for Gardens Dorset Wedding
Reaction to grooms speech at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding

With after-dinner coffees and fresh drinks to hand guests then gathered around the wedding cake to get pictures of the newlyweds ‘cutting the cake’.

Couple at sunset from Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Groomsman through a balloon at Holme Gardens Dorset Wedding
Guest and best man about to reveal dance floor at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Inside marquee at Holme for Gardens Dorset Wedding
Chandelier at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Guests drink and discuss at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Cake about to be cut at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Wedding cake with flower decoration at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Guests gather at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding

Next the happy couple took their places on the dance floor for their fist dance as husband and wife.  Music was provided by Mark Gerrard from Pegasus Disco. He had also been excellent as the wedding host for this Holme for Gardens wedding in Dorset.

Couple embrace at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Newlyweds dance at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
First dance at Holme for Gardens Dorset Wedding

Linsdsey and Hamish swirled about the dance floor for most of the first track and guests were soon encouraged to join them. As darkness finally crept overhead and the stars shone brightly the wedding guests merrily danced the night away.

Guests on the dance floor at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding
Flower girl in Pajamas dances at Holme for gardens Dorset wedding
Guests enjoy the dance floor at Holme for Gardens wedding
Marquee lit up under the stars at Holme for Gardens Dorset wedding

 

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