On a sunny but blustery Saturday morning  we left our island of Purbeck and headed for the mainland. Christchurch, Dorset would be our destination for this Kings Arms wedding.

Bridal Preparation Photographs at Kings Arms Wedding

The bridal suite at The Kings Arms Hotel in Christchurch was beautifully lit. The bright sun streamed in through wooden slatted windows. We found Fran Thorpe styling make up for Teri and the bridal party. Teri was super -relaxed, no sign of nerves, just a little excitement for the day ahead. Her sister, mother and bridesmaid buzzed around her. Teri gently prepared for the wedding ceremony.

Sister of Bride Prepares in Window of Kings Arms Wedding Morning Photographs
Bride takes photograph of bridesmaid on Wedding Morning With Polaroid Camera in Mirror
Documentary wedding photograph of Bride Wedding Makeup Styling at Kings Arms Wedding in Christchurch
Happy Nervous Bride Portrait Preparation Photograph in Floral Red Dress on Wedding Morning at Kings Arms Hotel
Laughing Bride During Wedding Makeup Bridal Morning Preparations at Kings Arms Hotel Christchurch

Teri’s detailed yet simple, beautiful wedding dress hung in the windows of the Kings Arms. it glowed in the the sunlight. Simply Flower delivered some multi coloured bright spring bouquets. They filled the room with a fresh floral scent.

Beautiful backlit White Wedding Dress with lace detailing Hangs in wooden Slatted Window on wedding morning
Wedding Guest Makeup in Circular Mirror on Bridal Morning Documentary Photograph by one thousand words wedding photography
Bride Chats With Future Mother in Law with champagne glasses Documentary Wedding Preparation Photo
Documentary wedding photograph Bride Reaching for Wedding Dress in slatted wooden Window on Bridal Morning

Time sped by, as it does on a wedding morning and Teri’s father arrived at The Kings Arms wedding venue just as she had put on her dress.

Father Of The Bride Has First Look At Daughter on Wedding Morning Documentary Photograph by one thousand words
Bride in white White Wedding Dress Smiles in Reflection of Circular Target Mirror on wedding morning at Kings Arms Hotel, Christchurch
Bride relaxes on wedding morning on Bed at Kings Arms Hotel Dorset with Bridesmaid in Pastel Dress

Groom Preparation Photographs at Kings Arms Hotel

Will and his best man were in the hotel room next door. There was time for a final read through of the groom’s speech before heading downstairs. Accompanying the father of the bride they headed across to the Kings Arms Pavilion. Here the wedding ceremony would take place later in the day. After a quick look and some help arranging the croquet hoops they headed up the road for a drink. They then all headed back across the road to the Kings Arms Pavilion to take their places for the wedding ceremony.

Groom Reads Wedding Speech To Best Man On Bed At Kings Arms Wedding Venue Hotel In Christchurch
Documentary Black and White Groom Preparation Photograph with Slatted Windows Silhouette
View of Ruins and bowling green with wedding croquet from Kings Arms Wedding Pavilion in Christchurch, Dorset
Kings Arms Wedding Pavilion Decorated for a Spring Wedding in Christchurch Dorset by one thousand words wedding photography
Multi Coloured Wedding Flowers Spring Floral Spray Photograph at Kings Arms Wedding Venue Pavilion in Christchurch
Croquet Post at Wedding Lawn Game Preparation at Kings Arms Pavilion Documentary wedding photograph
Grooms Party Walk Outside Kings Arms Pavilion on Wedding Morning in Dorset
Documentary wedding photograph of Grooms Party Ordering Beer in Pub on Wedding Morning in Christchurch Dorset
Groom in blue wedding suit with green tie Portrait Wedding Photograph in Pub
Grooms Party in blue wedding suits Walks to Kings Arms Wedding Venue in Christchurch Dorset
Documentary wedding photograph of Grooms Party having a beer at Bar in Kings Arms Christchurch on Wedding Morning

Civil Wedding Ceremony Documentary Photographs

The Kings Arms Pavilion was beautiful, decorated with wild flowers, pale pink chair sashes. Fairy lights stretched across the ceiling. With everybody in place it was time for the bride to make her entrance. Teri was next escorted across the road by her father and bridesmaid. She made her way to the front where Will was waiting for her. After two readings the happy couple made their promises to each other. The best man was on hand with the rings. Rings were then exchanged and they became Husband and wife.

Documentary wedding photograph Groom Waits Bridal Arrival At Kings Arms Pavilion Wedding in Christchurch Dorset
Bridal Party Walk along Kings Arms Pavilion Balcony at Christchurch Wedding Ceremony
First Look Documentary wedding Photograph at Kings Arms Hotel Pavilion Dorset Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Guest Take Photograph on Mobile Phone in Aisle During Wedding Ceremony at Kings Arms Pavilion in Christchurch, Dorset
Father Smiles as he Gives Bride Away During Wedding Ceremony Photograph at Kings Arms Pavilion Wedding
Wedding Readings by Guests at Ceremony at Kings Arms Pavilion Dorset Photograph
Kings Arms Pavilion Wedding Venue Wedding Ceremony Photo Christchurch Dorset by one thousand words wedding photographers
Documentary Wedding Photograph of Happy Bride Smiling During Kings Arms Hotel Pavilion Wedding Ceremony
Exchange of Wedding Rings Documentary Photograph at Kings Arms Pavilion wedding Ceremony
Groom pulls funny face as Best Man Hands over Wedding Rings to bride during wedding ceremony
Grooms Family Watch Kings Arms Pavilion Wedding Ceremony in Christchurch, Dorset by one thousand words wedding photography
First Kiss Wedding Photograph at Kings Arms Pavilion Wedding Venue in Christchurch Dorset
Groom Whispers into Brides Ear After First Kiss Documentary Wedding Photograph at Kings Arms Wedding in Christchurch, Dorset
Toddler Wedding Guest With Kermit The Frog In The Aisle at Kings Arms Pavilion Wedding Ceremony Photograph

Wedding Reception Photographs at Kings Arms Pavilion

The paperwork was completed then guests were treated to an al fresco canapé and Champagne reception. Large sofas to the side of the Kings Arms Pavilion proved to be a perfect setting for a seated wedding confetti shot. While some of the guests stood for group shots others enjoyed croquet on the lawn.

Bride and Groom Kiss on Outdoor Sofa with retro cases at Christchurch Pavilion Park Wedding in Dorset
Brides White Wedding Dress Fluffed in Sunshine at Kings Arms Pavilion Spring Garden Wedding Reception Photograph
Heavily Pregnant Grooms Sister and Grandmother at Kings Arms Pavilion Wedding Drinks Reception Photograph
Wedding Guests Play Croquet During Drinks Reception At Kings Arms Christchurch Photograph by one thousand words
Wedding Drinks Reception Croquet Game on Lawns at Kings Arms Pavilion Wedding by one thousand words wedding photographers
Kings Arms Christchurch Pavilion Wedding Confetti Photograph Sofas travel cases
Wedding photograph of laughing Bride Groom Showered with yellow and white Confetti Sitting In front Wedding guests
Grooms Father Documentary Portrait Photograph in Blue Wedding Suit and Spring Flower Buttonhole at Kings Arms Hotel Wedding
Bridesmaid Portrait Photograph With Spring Flower Wedding Bouquet During Group Photographs at Kings Arms Priory
Bride and Groom Pull Faces With Wind During Group Wedding Photographs at Kings Arms Wedding in Dorset
Child Wedding Guest Toddler watched by relaxing father at Kings Arms Wedding Drinks Reception in Park
Pregnant Groom's Belly Is Poked By Joking Groomsmen Documentary Wedding Photograph at Kings Arms Pavilion Wedding
Groomsman in Blue Wedding Suit Runs past outdoor sofa at Drinks Reception at Kings Arms Wedding in Christchurch
Groomsmen in Blue Wedding Suits waiting on Kings Arms Pavilion Wooden Balcony
Kings Arms Christchurch Pavilion Wedding Venue Drinks Reception Photograph by one thousand words wedding photography

Then took the newlyweds on a little walk to capture some images of the two of them on this their special day. We utilized the castle ruins and other features in the gardens. Meanwhile the guests had made their way back across the road to the Kings Arms Priory.

Kings Arms Wedding At Christchurch Pavilion Documentary Wedding Venue Photograph by one thousand words
Bride and Groom Couple Photograph in Christchurch Priory Gardens mausoleum Niche
Christchurch Priory Gardens Wedding Tree Tunnel with Bride and Groom Kings Arms Wedding Photograph
Documentary bride and Groom Wedding Photograph at Christchurch Priory Gardens Archway by one thousand words
Bride and Groom at Christchurch Castle Ruins Kings Arms Wedding Photograph by Dorset Wedding Photographers one thousand words
Bride and Groom Silhouette Wedding Photograph Framed by Christchurch Dorset Ruins Window

Documentary Wedding Speeches Photographs

After the Kings Arms wedding breakfast it was on to the speeches. First up was the Father of the bride who shared stories of his daughter growing up. Next was the Groom who gave a very good account of himself and remembered to thank everyone involved. Last to go was the best man. He had most of the room in fits of laughter with his tales of days gone past in the company of the groom. Following the speeches was the cutting of the cake, the cheese cake from West Country Cheese.

Laughing Bride Holds Head During Wedding Breakfast Jokes With Friends at Kings Arms Wedding Breakfast Table Photograph
Toddler Wedding Guest On Stone Bridge Waving at Wedding in Christchurch, Dorset by one thousand words wedding photography
Documentary Photograph of Wedding Guests Pulling Funny Faces at Toddler at Kings Arms Hotel Wedding Breakfast
Male Wedding Guest Holding Baby at Kings Arms Hotel Wedding Breakfast Photos by one thousand words wedding photography
Groom Practices His Wedding Speech With Best Man at Kings Arms Hotel Wedding Venue in Christchurch
Documentary Wedding Photograph if Huge Pregnancy Bump in floral dress with Father Of Groom in blue suit Photograph
Wedding Guest Laughing During Wedding Speeches at Kings Arms Hotel Christchurch
Animated Father Of The Bride Wedding Speech Portrait Photograph
Laughing Grooms Wedding Speech at Kings Arms Hotel Wedding Venue with ivy and fairy light decorations
Bride looks into grooms eyes and Cries During Wedding Speech at Kings Arms wedding in Christchurch , Dorset
Grooms Mother Applauds Wedding Speeches at Kings Arms Wedding Portrait Photograph by one thousand words
Wedding Guest in Laced detail green dress Laughing at wedding Speeches Documentary Photograph by one thousand words
Best Mans Wedding Speech under fairy lights and ivy at Kings Arms Hotel Wedding breakfast photograph
Happy Wedding Guest in blue wedding suit and blue wedding hat with feathers photo at Kings Arms Hotel
Cheese Tower Wedding Cake Surrounded by Spring Flowers With Slate Love Heart With Bride And Grooms Names
Bride and Groom Cut Four Tier Wedding Cake Made from Cheese with knife

Evening Entertainment Photographs in Christchurch, Dorset

Everyone then reconvened downstairs at The Kings Arms where the wedding DJ from Party Dexx had been setting up. Next the new Mr and Mrs took to the dance floor to take their first dance as husband and wife. Soon many of the guests joined in, including the “Ringwood girls”!

Wedding Photograph of Bride and Groom With DJ and Headphones at Kings Arms Wedding Evening Reception
Groom and Friend Wedding Guest Share Moment at the Bar on Wedding Evening
Laughing Wedding Evening Guests Enjoy Beer and Jokes With Groom at Kings Arms Hotel Bar in Dorset
Kings Arms Wedding Photograph of First Dance with bride and groom by one thousand words wedding photography
First Dance Wedding Photograph at Kings Arms Wedding in Christchurch Dorset by one thousand words wedding photography
Bride and Groom Wedding Evening Dancing at Kings Arms Wedding under blue lights Surrounded by Guests
Happy Wedding Guest Documentary Wedding Photograph Under Blue Wedding Evening DJ Lighting
Grooms Gran Sits Still at Wedding with Dancing Around Her Documentary Photo at Kings Arms Wedding in Christchurch
Singing and dancing Best Man Opens Suit Jacket on Wedding Evening Dancing at Kings Arms Wedding
Grooms Father and Granny Look Serious Sitting On Sofa On Wedding Evening at King ARms Hotel, Christchurch
Mother of Groom Dancing to DJ Music Kings Arms Hotel Evening Reception Photographs by one thousand words wedding photography
Happy Wedding Guest Dancing at Kings Arms Christchurch Wedding Evening Disco
Female Wedding Guest Caring for Baby at Wedding Evening Reception Documentary Photograph by one thousand words
Kings Arms Hotel Christchurch Wedding Venue Photo With Bride Groom in Evening by one thousand words wedding photography
Kings Arms Christchurch Wedding Venue Photograph With Bride Groom at Night by one thousand words wedding photography

 

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