We both started this Morten Walled Garden wedding morning at Hannah and Matt’s home in East Knighton in Dorset. This was to be the stunning rural location for the for the girl’s morning preparation. This was to be a wedding of different venues, a landscaped garden wedding, a marquee wedding and a wedding at home. The huge marquee on the lawn would be the site for the evening reception.
Morten Walled Garden wedding Bridal Preparation Photographs
The kitchen was a buzz of activity as the team from Yasmine Talyor Hair design worked their way around the room. Family came and went in various staged of readiness as Hannah transformed from beautiful to stunning. Tom captured the proceedings as her close family rallied around with last-minute tasks and their own transformations.
Outside finishing touches were being applied to the wedding bunting and bell tent accommodation and some seriously ominous looking rain clouds closed in.
Morten Walled Garden Wedding Groom Preparation Photographs
I found the gents at the home of the ‘chauffeur’ for the day Nick. Bacon sandwiches were made and washed down with tea and a toast to Matty. The chaps calmly prepared for the day ahead. I captured some images of the blue Californian VW camper van outside. As the van set off to collect the bridal party the gents checked themselves in the mirror one last time. They then set of in convoy for the Morten Walled Garden wedding.
Morten Walled Garden Wedding Ceremony Photographs
Matty greeted guests as they gathered under the stretch tent sheltering from the rain showers that kept coming and going. Matty and Jason then took a moment to gather themselves as everyone awaited the arrival of the bridal party.
A short break in the weather was timed to perfection and as the guests and groom took their places. Hannah arrived, greeted by her flower girls and bridesmaids and accompanied by her brother. Ring bearers for the day would be Hannah’s two nephews. One of which led in the bridal party hand in hand with one of the flower girls followed by the other two and the bridesmaids across the lawns. Finally Hannah was escorted into the garden by her brother Matt. Emotions were running high and a few tears of joy were shed from the guests and groom alike.
The traditional ceremony took place under the wooden pavilion surrounded by gorgeous trees and flowers. Guests were treated to a reading from a friend, promises were made and rings exchanged (with help from the all-important ring bearers). After vital paperwork had been completed the guests were invited to take confetti and line the path leading away from the pavilion. Grinning from ear to ear the new Mr and Mrs made their way along the path and were showered with confetti.
During another break in the rain we gathered everyone on one of the manicured lawns for a group photograph. During which Matty couldn’t resist taking a selfie (a theme for the day)!
The guests were then sent on their way to the reception venue. We had a little walk round the beautiful walled garden to capture some photos of the happy couple.
Back at the family home the marquee from Camelot Marquees was awash with colour. From the floral table arrangements made by Hannah’s sister Helen Helas to the cupcakes and sweets along the side of the room. Bright Chinese paper lanterns hung from the marquee ceiling in almost every colour of the rainbow. The newly weds and guests enjoyed a hog roast from Jurassic Hog Roast before everyone taking their places for the speeches.
Marquee Wedding Speeches and Evening Entertainment Photographs
Matty kicked things off with words of thanks to everyone who had helped organise the special day. As his speech drew to a close the emotion was getting to him and his eyes begin to well up. This started a trend for the speech makers as Matty’s two brothers-in-laws Matt and Jason didn’t have a dry eye between them.
The cheering and laughter continued beyond the speeches. With the sun back out many used the deck chairs and hay bales to sit on and enjoy drinks.
The DJ arrived and while he was getting ready the evening caterers Mobile Surf and Turf arrived and began cooking. With full belly’s it was time for the newly weds to take to the dance floor. Only briefly they had the space to themselves. Soon they found themselves in the middle of what could only be described as an en-mass group hug. We all felt the love.