We had been looking forward to this Italian Villa Poole Wedding for a while. A stunning classical wedding car and ceremony at Sandbanks Church in Poole followed by a sunny wedding reception at The Italian Villa attended by the Grenadier Guards band. Since meeting with Emily and Robbie to discuss their plans for the big day we knew it promised to be a good one.

To help Emily & Robbie feel more relaxed having their picture taken we got together a few months ago for a engagement photo shoot on sandbanks beach. We have shot many a wedding at the Italian Villa, but never one with the groom in his military uniform.

Bride Preparation Photographs at Family Home

Tom found Emily at her parents’ house at sandbanks. Here she would be getting ready with bridesmaid (sister) and parents. The house was filled with the wonderful scent of white and cream wedding flowers from Willow and the Wisp. Emily was incredibly relaxed and before she knew it she was being helped into her dress by her mother and ready to go. A gorgeous gold and green Rolls Royce Silver Cloud from Hire a Classic Car.com was chosen as the wedding car for the day. It’s first job was to deliver Emily’s Bridesmaid and Mother of the Bride at the church. They waited patiently outside in the sunshine for the car to return with Emily and her father.

White and Cream Wedding Flower with green foliage Bouquet Close Up Wedding Detail Photograph
Happy Father of the Bride relaxes in chair at family home on Wedding Morning Documentary Photograph
Simple Ivory Silk Wedding Shoes amongst White Wedding Flowers with green foliage detail photograph
Mother of Bride with pet Cat on her Shoulder during Wedding morning Preparation Photograph
Happy Bride is Buttoned Into white Wedding Dress by Mother of bride on wedding morning Photograph
Close up photograph of Bride being buttoned into wedding dress with lace detail panels by mother using a crochet hook
Bride and Mother of bride button Wedding Dress reflection in dusty Mirror during Bridal Preparation photos
Emotional Father of Bride has a First Look at daughter in wedding dress on wedding morning with Tears in his Eyes
Bride's Grandfather has emotional First Look at bride in wedding dress Photograph on Wedding Morning in Poole, Dorset
Bride Exits Family Home on wedding morning in White Wedding Dress watched by Father in mornign suit and top hat
Mother of Bride in yellow Floral Dress talks to Father of Groom in Top Hat and Tails outside Sandbanks Church wedding venue
Bride in White wedding Dress helped into Classic Wedding Car with top hat on badge by father in morning suit in Poole
The Church Of Transfiguration Sandbanks Poole Church Wedding Venue Spire with blue summer sky and green Trees

Groom Preparation Photographs at Sandbanks Church

I caught up with Robbie and his groomsmen at The Church of Transfiguration in Sandbanks. Shortly after I arrived Robbie was into his uniform. The band got set up and did a quick run through of the hymns and other music that they would play. This completed they all proceeded to get ready. Once in their distinctive woollen red uniforms they took their places. Given the hot sun rising into the sky outside I was not at all jealous!. Robbie and his best man greeted guests as they arrived and directed them to seats. With almost all of the guests seated Robbie and his best man took their places at the front.

Coldstream guards Military Wedding Groomsmen Hats in Blue and Red wool with golden badges detail wedding photograph
Woollen Military Red Uniform sleeve with Golden Buttons wedding Detail Photograph
Military Groom and Best Man in Red Uniform Laughing with Vicar in church wedding venue before ceremony
Detail wedding photograph of bride and grooms Wedding Rings on floral Carved dark Wooden Church Font Cover
Bridesmaid in Navy Blue bridesmaids Dress with white wedding flowers Outside Our Lady of Transfiguration church in Sandbanks
Groom in red Military Uniform Waits patiently at top of aisle for bride at Church wedding Ceremony in Dorset
Funny wedding photograph of Military Groom Singing with Wide Mouth at Church to Vicar on Wedding Morning
documentary photograph of Military Wedding Groom and Best Man in red uniforms Laughing before Church wedding Ceremony
Bride in White wedding Dress adjusts her Veil with Classic Green and gold Wedding Car outside church wedding venue
Military Groom and best man in red uniforms laughing with Mother in Church before wedding Ceremony
Bride and Father of the bride enter Military Church Wedding Ceremony as groom in red uniform waits at top of aisle

Church Wedding Ceremony in Sandbanks, Poole

As we have mentioned before The Church of Transfiguration is possible the lightest church that we have ever shot in. On such a sunny day the whole place was illuminated. Robbie stood front and center looking nervous, waiting for the arrival of his bride. Emily’s father escorted her down the aisle. It was great to hear the hymns chosen by the bride and groom when accompanied by the band. Robbie and Emily made their promises to one another and were married.

The Church Of The Transfiguration Sandbanks Wedding Ceremony Church Photograph taken down the aisle
Bride Smiles during Exchange of the Rings at Military Church Wedding Ceremony in Sandbanks, Dorset
Mother of the Groom in hat Watches the Bride during Church Wedding Ceremony with reflection of brides face
Military Groom in red uniform and Bride in white wedding dress have First Kiss during Church Wedding Ceremony in Dorset
Coldstream Guards Military Band in red uniforms Playing Church Wedding Ceremony Music on brass instruments
Documentary photograph of Happy Bride and Military Groom in red uniform Sign Marriage Register in Sandbanks Poole Church
Church Of Transfiguration in Sandbanks Poole Church Wedding Ceremony inside Photo
Classic Green and Gold Wedding Car Outside Our Lady of the Transfiguration Sandbanks Poole Church Wedding Venue
Bride and Military Groom Kiss Outside Church Of The Transfiguration Sandbanks with classic wedding car and ribbons

Outside, in the full heat of the sun the newly weds had some photos with family and friends. Guests were then invited to make their way to The Italian Villa for the wedding reception. While they did we took the newly weds down to Sandbanks beach for some unique couple photos.

Bride and Groom framed in pavilion columns kissing at Sandbanks Beach Poole Dorset Wedding Photograph
Military groom in red uniform and bride in white Wedding dress Photograph of walk on Dorset Beach with sea and blue sky
Photograph of Dorset Beach with Wedding Couple. Bride wears white wedding dress groom in red military uniform in summer sun

Reception at Italian Villa Poole Wedding

Wedding guests were treated to a drinks reception in the Italian garden whilst the ten piece brass band providing the sound track. As the newly weds entered the garden guests assembled on the stairs and rained down red confetti on them. The brass band continued to entertain before one of them invited everyone inside for the wedding breakfast.

Italian Villa Poole Wedding Venue Photograph with Italian Gardens at Summer wedding drinks reception
Italian Villa Poole Wedding Venue Photograph through stone Archway to Italian gardens with water fountain and flowers
Coldstream Guards in Red Uniforms make female Wedding Guest laugh at Italian Villa wedding drinks reception in summer sun
Italian Villa Poole Wedding Confetti Photograph with military groom in red uniform and red confetti documentary wedding photograph
Portrait photograph of Groomsman in Grey Waistcoat in the sunshine smiling at Italian Villa Wedding Drinks Reception
Brides Grandfather in Morning Suit Portrait Photograph at Italian Villa Wedding Drinks Reception in sunshine
Happy wedding Guest in silk floral dress at Italian Villa Drinks Reception Photograph
Simple but beautiful Four Tier White white Wedding Cake with navy Blue Ribbon and white flowers made from icing
Photograph of Coldstream Guard Wedding Band Playing at Italian Villa wedding venue through Fountain Water Drops
Coldstream Guard Military Groom in red Uniform has his Hat and uniform Poked by Wedding Guests at drinks reception
Coldstream Guards in Red military Uniform play at italian Villa wedding venue drinks Reception brass Band Music
Bride Talks to the Coldstream Guard Band in red military uniforms in the Italian gardens at The Italian Villa Poole Wedding Venue
Military Wedding with guests in Red Uniforms at Italian Villa wedding venue on stone Balcony and stone stair case
Father of Bride in morning suit wears Military Bearskin Hat at Italian Villa Wedding drinks reception in the gardens
Coldstream Guards in red Military Uniforms and bearskins pose with bride and groom at Italian Villa Poole Wedding venue
Bride and Mother of bride have a Head To Head moment during wedding drinks reception on Italian Villa stone Steps
Happy Wedding Guests Read the wedding Table Plan before Wedding Breakfast at the Italian villa wedding venue
Wedding Guests sat at table Laughing together during Wedding Breakfast
Bride and military Groom with Father and guest Waiting for Wedding Breakfast in Italian gardens at Italian Villa wedding venue

Speeches at Italian Villa Poole Wedding

The wedding breakfast supplied by Beales gourmet catering was enjoyed by everyone before they were treated to the wedding speeches. The Father of the Bride went first with stories of his daughter growing up. Next up was Robbie who survived some light heckling before the Best Man brought the speeches to close. Guests could now take a rest from laughing!

Bride and Military Groom in red uniform walk into Italian Villa Poole Wedding Venue breakfast up stone staircase
Military Wedding Hat and Bearskin sit on table with Four Tier White Wedding Cake detail photograph
Wedding Guest Smiling in the Sunshine at Wedding Breakfast Table in Italian Villa wedding venue in Dorset
Mother of Bride in yellow dress Talks to Guests at Wedding Breakfast Tables at Italian Villa wedding venue
Beautiful blonde Wedding Guest Portrait over glasses During Speeches at Italian Villa Poole Wedding venue
Brides Sister Holds her Head in Hand whilst laughing at Wedding Speeches at top table at The Italian Villa Poole wedding venue
Top Table at Italian Villa Laughing During Father of the Bride Wedding Speech with microphone groom crying, bride laughing
Wedding Guests Laughing as they watch the Wedding Speeches at The Italian Villa Wedding venue Photograph
Groom in Red Military Uniform Makes Wedding Speech using a Microphone and mobile phone
Wedding Guests Heckle and applaud the grooms wedding Speech at The Italian Villa Wedding Breakfast
Beautiful Dark Haired Wedding Guest smiling at weddign breakfast table Portrait Photograph
Happy smiling groom in Red Military Uniform at top table raises his hand to object to Wedding Speeches
Best Man in black and grey Wedding Morning Suit Makes Best Man's Speech with Microphone and black book
Top Table Reaction to Wedding Speeches at The Italian Villa wedding venue in Poole
Happy Wedding Guest Times The Wedding Speeches for a sweep stake on phone Whilst Drinking Red Wine
Wedding Guests Laughing at joke at Italian Villa Poole Wedding Venue wedding breakfast documentary photograph

Evening at Italian Villa Poole Wedding

After cutting the cake it was time to head downstairs to the Siena Suite for the first dance under disco lighting and fairy lights. Soon others joined the newly weds and some serious shapes were thrown. We stole Emily and Robbie away, briefly, to take them down to Poole harbour shore, capturing some shots with the amazing sunset. We then returned them to their guests who were still raving the night away.

Military groom and bride in white wedding dress have Wedding First Dance under Blue Disco Lights and Fairy Lights
First Dance Photograph military groom and bride with wedding guests and disco lighting at Italian Villa Poole Wedding
Military Groom and Bride take First Dance on wedding evening at Italian Villa wedding venue in Poole Dorset Photograph
Military Groom in red uniform Sings during First Dance under disco and fairy lights at Italian Villa Poole Wedding
Best Man in morning suit Joins military groom First Dance at wedding disco under coloured lights
Groomsmen in black and grey Morning Suits dancing on Italian Villa Dance Floor under fairy lights with green lasers
Bride in white wedding dress and Military Groom in uniform take a Beach Sunset Walk wedding Photograph in Poole
Bride and military Groom on Beach at Wedding with Sunset over sea Kiss in Poole harbour Dorset wedding Photograph
Military groom in uniform Wedding Couple hugging Watch Sunset Over the Sea on Dorset beach Photograph
Wedding Guests Singing and Dancing together in a group circle under fairy lights at Evening Disco Photograph
Wedding Guest in bright floral dress Wears Military Cap under disco lights during Wedding Evening Dancing Photographs
Father of the Bride in morning suit Singing and Dancing with wedding guests at Wedding Evening Disco Photograph
Beautiful Wedding Guest wearing Pastel Blue Dress Singing and Dancing at Wedding evening Disco under fairy lights
Wedding Evening Disco happy Guest in black and orange Floral Dress Dancing under disco and fairy lights
Wedding Guests Dance La Macarena together on wedding disco Dance Floor with coloured lights at The Italian Villa


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