Kings Arms Christchurch Wedding Photographs

We love working as Christchurch wedding photographers and arrived early on the morning of this spring Kings Arms Christchurch wedding. Hannah-May, her mother and bridesmaids were busy with Fiona Lucy Clark wedding MUA and hairdresser extraordinaire. Out the window we could see the Kings Pavilion where in just a few hours the wedding ceremony would take place.

Kings Arms Christchurch Wedding Morning Preparation

Hannah-May’s beautiful wedding dress and veil hung in the window. The closed shutters caused the sunlight to burst through illuminating the dress against the wall. While Hannah-May had her hair and makeup styled her mother helped her two bridesmaids with their aquamarine dresses.

Fiona Lucy Clark wedding makeup artist brushes that look like trolls
Mother of bride ironing as bride has wedding hair styled on wedding morning
Bride has wedding makeup applied in mirror on wedding morning in Dorset
Mother of bride opens bottle of Prosecco on wedding morning in Christchurch
Bridesmaid in detailed aqua marine bridesmaids dress on dorset wedding morning
Documentary bridal wedding preparation photograph with MUA

Murray had a chance to have a look round the Kings Pavilion while Craig added the final touches to the venue. Orders of service and confetti bags placed on the chairs before it was time to go and get ready himself. Once he and his page-boy were in their wedding attire it was back downstairs to welcome his guests. He fixed his buttonhole and headed across the road to the Pavilion. While he waited for the guests a rain shower came in forcing guests to shelter under umbrellas en route.

Kings Arms Hotel Pavillion in Christchurch Dorset wedding venue with woodland styling
Wedding confetti and order of the day detail photograph
Kings Hotel Wedding breakfast woodland spring setup at Kings Priory in Dorset
Hessian bow wedding chair sash at Kings Arms Hotel wedding venue
Groom helps his son put on bow tie on wedding mornging at Kings Arms Dorset
Wedding morning groom preparation photograph puttign on wedding tie
Groom in navy blue wedding suit in Kings Arms Hotel Christchurch bar
Groom watches rain at Kings Pavillion wedding in Christchurch, Dorset
Wedding guests fist bump as the rain comes down at Christchurch wedding
Wedding guests arrive under umbrellas at rainy wedding in Dorset
Groom waits patiently lit by chandelier and fairy lights at Kings Pavillion wedding
Mother of the bride waits for brides arrival at Kings Pavillion in Christchurch, Dorset
once in a while love and fairytale wedding chalkboard sign on easel

Kings Arms Christchurch Wedding Final Preparation

Meanwhile back in the Kings Arms Hannah-May had been readying herself and now looked particularly stunning in her white wedding dress. Once her father had arrived and pinned his buttonhole the bridal party headed downstairs. When crossing the road the rain stopped and the traffic was also invited to stop with the hotel’s very own “Stop - Bride Crossing” sign.

Bridesmaids laughing in aqua marine bridesmaids dresses at Kings Arms Hotel
Bride has wedding make-up styled whilst being laced into wedding dress
Happy bride is laced into her wedding dress reflection in mirror at Kings Arms Hotel
Portrait of bride in beautiful white detailed wedding dress with diamantes
Reflection of beautiful bride in mirror at kings Arms Hotel wedding
Lacing the back of a wedding dress with diamonte applique
Bride has wedding veil attached by Fiona Lucy Clark Hair and MUA
Soft pastel pink, yellow, blue and white wedding flowers bouquet
Father of bride has button hole pinned on Kings Arms wedding morning
Bride in stunning white wedding dress on Kings Arms Hotel wedding morning
Mother of the bride enjoys a glass of Prosecco during bridal preparation
Bride and father pensively waiting before ceremony at Kings Arms Hotel wedding
Stop Bride Crossing Sign on the road outside Kings Arms Hotel wedding venue

Kings Arms Christchurch Wedding Ceremony

The guests inside could see Hannah-May arriving but Craig resisted looking until she was escorted down the aisle. The heart-warming civil ceremony took place in the beautifully decorated pavilion. Woodland themed candles and decorations surrounded the happy couple. As the newly-weds made their way back down the aisle as husband and wife confetti filled the air.

Bride and father walk around Kings Pavilion wedding venue in Christchurch Dorset
Happy groom waits for his bride at Kings Pavillion wedding ceremony in Christchurch
Beautiful bride with soft pastel wedding flower bouquet walks to wedding ceremony
Father of bride walks bride down aisle at Kings Pavillion wedding in Dorset
Bride and groom hold hands during wedding ceremony in Christchurch, Dorset
Happy bride during Kings Arms Pavillion civil wedding ceremony in Dorset
First kiss photograph at Kings Pavillion wedding venue in Christchurch Dorset
Phone cameras at Kings Pavillion wedding ceremony in Christchurch Dorset
Bride and groom celebrate with champagne outside Kings Pavillion in Dorset

The guests enjoyed bubbles and canapés inside the pavilion before we headed outside onto the porch for some group photographs. Group photographs taken care of, we stole the bride and groom away briefly for some shots in and around the ruin of Christchurch castle. After returning the newly-weds to their guests everyone made their way to the Kings priory for the reception.

Bride and groom climb hill up to Christchurch Castle ruins at Dorset wedding
Bride and groom kiss between the walls of ruins of Christchuch Castle in Dorset
Bride and groom hug on top of hill overlooking Christchurch in Dorset
Bride and groom silhouette wedding photograph in Christchurch Castle, Dorset
Colourful foam butterflies in basket ready to be used as wedding confetti
Wedding guests throw butterfly confetti at bride and groom outside Kings Pavillion
Mother of the groom shares a joke wearing black fascinator and lime green coat
Grandmother portrait photograph at Kings Pavillion wedding
Baby wedding guest photograph with blue eyes and colourful stripey hat
Bride and groom share a romantic moment after wedding ceremony
Beautiful blonde wedding guest in dusty pink dress at Kings Pavillion wedding

Kings Arms Christchurch Wedding Afternoon Tea

Upstairs had been transformed by Simply Flower with seasonal daffodils around small tree branch centrepieces, hessian “Just Married” bunting and matching chair sashes. Fairy lights and round lanterns hung from the ceiling. The happy couple and their guests enjoyed a typical English afternoon tea with sandwiches and an assortment of cakes.  Post- tea Craig made his groom’s speech from behind a baby seat which he used as a lectern/ table for his drink! He gave a heartfelt thanks to his guests and praise for his new wife for organising such a special day.

Woodland theme wedding decorations, hessian bunting and spring daffodils
Dorset apple wedding cake with love sign and happiness quote cake slice
Lemon and earl grey tea iced ring wedding cake with blue flower decoration
Mother of the bride enjoys chat during high tea wedding breakfast
Young wedding guest looks at high tea wedding breakfast at Kings Arms Hotel
Portrait image of wedding guest in greco roman style dress at Chirstchurch wedding
Bride laughs at grooms speech at Kings Arms Hotel wedding venue in Dorset
Grooms wedding speech at Kings Arms Hotel decorated with chinese lanterns
Groom pulls a face whilst making grooms weddign speech in Christchurch, Dorset
Wedding guests laugh at groom's wedding speech at Kings Arms Hotel

Kings Arms Christchurch Wedding Evening

Downstairs in the bar area The Good Foot Band were getting set up as evening guests arrived. Hannah-May and Craig worked their way around the room welcoming newcomers. As they arrived they mingled with the daytime guests all awaiting the couple’s first dance. While the band sound checked the guests were invited to build a balloon of fingerprints by way of a signing book.  A photo booth with many props was also at the guests disposal.

Wedding guests sneak a kiss at the bar at Kings Arms Christchurch Wedding
Groom with wedding guests at Kings Arms Hotel evening reception
Wedding thumbprint signing book in shape of hot air baloon
Wedding detail photograph of wedding cards hamper with wedding flowers
Documentary wedding photograph of groom laughing with guests at Kings Arms Hotel
Dance floor rules wedding sign on Bar at Dorset wedding venue

With the bar now filled the newly-weds took to the floor for their first dance, shortly followed by the guests. As the band got towards the end of their first set we headed outside to get a final picture of the LOVE letters lit up in front of the pavilion.

First Dance at Kings Arms Hotel Christchurch wedding photographs
Wedding guests dancing at Kings Arms Christchurch wedding
Bride and father of bride play with lightscabers in LED backlit photobooth
The Kings Priory wedding venue photograph in Christchurch, Dorset at night
The Kings Pavillion civil wedding ceremony venue in Christchurch at night

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