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.

Wedding bell tent accommodation on home lawns with home made bunting
Glamping bed, sheep skin rugs and furniture in wedding bell tent for wedding night

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.

Documentary photo of child wedding guests playing with toys on wedding morning
Mother of the bride watches wedding hair and make-up styling on wedding morning
Bride has make-up styled looking through doorway on wedding morning at home in Dorset
Bridesmaid has wedding hair styled whilst hugging her son during bridal preparations
Documentary wedding photograph Bride has wedding day make up styled at home
Bridesmaid styles wedding hair in mirror on wedding morning in Dorset
Beautiful blonde wedding guest sees her baby in a suit for first time on wedding morning
Baby wedding guest is dressed by best man in blue wedding suit on wedding morning
Bride has wedding day hair styled in country house kitchen on wedding morning
Wedding guest in floral dress and fascinator watches bridal preparation
Beautiful blonde bride has wedding hair styled on wedding morning in Dorset
Page boy has bow tie put on as bridesmaid has make-up styled on wedding morning
Cute flower girl with floral headband watches wedding morning preparations
Flower girl in floral dress and floral head band outside countryside cottage with caved wooden bear
Male wedding guests wait outside house during wedding morning bridal preparations
Bride uses mirrors to see the back of her wedding hair style
Bridesmaid in grey and silver bridesmaid's dress ties shoes as she has her hair styled

Outside finishing touches were being applied to the wedding bunting and bell tent accommodation and some seriously ominous looking rain clouds closed in.

Bride styles her make up as her wedding dress is adjusted at home before wedding

Wedding dog looks soppy as bride and brother drink in VW wedding van

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.

Groom and best man laughing in kitchen on wedding morning in Dorset
Yellow and blue and pink and blue wedding button hole flowers bound with twine
Groom in blue shirt with burgundy wool trousers standing in front of blue VW wedding van
Groom in mirror tying wedding tie during wedding morning preparations
Fossil blue and gold watch as groom's wedding morning present from bride
Best man in blue suit prepares for wedding day wedding portrait photograph
Groom in burgundy wool blend nep three piece suit on wedding morning

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.

Page boy holds sot toy with wedding ring at Morten Gardens Wedding ceremony
Morten Walled Gardens Wedding ceremony stretch tent with wedding guests
Page boy tells best man to be quiet at Morten Walled Gardens Wedding photograph
Beautiful bride with countryside flowers arrives in classic vw van at Morten Gardens Wedding

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.

Page boy in braces and bow tie leads flower girls at Morten Walled Gardens Wedding
Bridesmaids in grey and silver dresses cross bridge at Morten Gardens Wedding
Bride and her bother walk through gardens to Morten Walled Gardens Wedding ceremony
First look photograph of nervous groom at Morten Walled Gardens Wedding

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.

Wedding guests watching Morten Walled Gardens Wedding Pavilion ceremony
Wedding guest makes reading at Morten Walled Gardens Wedding ceremony
Morten Walled Gardens in Dorset Wedding Ceremony under Pavilion photograph
Page boy at Morten Walled Garden Wedding presets soft toy with wedding rings attached
Groom places wedding ring on brides finger at Morten Walled Gardens Wedding
Exchange of vows during Morten walled Gardens Wedding pavilion ceremony photograph
First kiss in pavilion at Morten Walled Gardens Wedding ceremony in Dorset
Cheeky flower girl at Morten Walled Gardens Wedding runs across lawns
Bride and groom with countryside flowers sign register at Morten Gardens Wedding
Wedding confetti photograph at Morten Walled Gardens Wedding

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)!

Page boy pulls strait face during wedding selfie at Morten Gardens Wedding

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.

Bride and groom walk dog through Morten Walled Gardens in the rain
Bride and groom squeeze between hedges with dog and rainbow umbrella
Bride and groom on water fountain at Morten walled Gardens Wedding venue
Bride and groom kiss on bridge above river at Morten Walled Gardens Wedding
Bride and groom hug on wooden bridge at Morten Gardens Wedding
Wedding couple photograph under willow tree at Morten Gardens Wedding

Home Marquee Wedding Photographs

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.

Brightly coloured Chinese lanterns photographs in wedding marquee
Naked Victoria Sponge Wedding Cake on wooden tree slice with colourful flowers
Flower girls in floral head bands having fun at Dorset marquee wedding
Wedding marquee table place name sign on wooden ladder photograph
Child wedding guest in ball pool at Dorset marquee wedding
Dancing flower girl twirls floral dress on marquee wedding dance floor
Wedding guest with diamanté choker at marquee wedding reception
Male wedding guest laughing at marquee wedding reception photograph
Child wedding guests take Polaroid selfie next to wedding cake table
Wedding guest in pink dress blow bubbles during marquee wedding breakfast
Wedding bubble wands in memory on wooden ladder at marquee wedding
Countryside wedding flowers surrounded by wedding cup cakes
Child wedding guest play in play room at home wedding in Dorset
Marquee wedding reception with colourful lanterns and wedding bunting
Wedding cup cakes on tiered paper high tea stands at Dorset marquee wedding
Flower decorated table number at marquee wedding reception
Bride and nephew have a cuddle during marquee wedding reception
Brides brother and mother during marquee wedding reception
Polaroid photo wedding signing book at marquee wedding reception
Father and son drink from bottles mother looks on during marquee wedding reception

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.

Groom delivers speech while best man reacts during marquee wedding reception
Groom holds his head in his hands during speech at marquee wedding reception
Animated brides brother delivers speech during marquee wedding reception
Brides brother gets emotional during speech at marquee wedding reception
Best man , groom and bride during speeches at marquee wedding reception
Best man shows off dance moves during speeches at marquee wedding reception
Reaction to best man speech during marquee wedding reception
Best man in blue suit delivers speech at marquee wedding reception
Laughing bridesmaid during speeches at Marquee wedding reception
Best man getting emotional during his speech at marquee wedding reception
Groom kisses mother in law on the cheek at marquee wedding reception
Groom and best man strike a pose during speeches at marquee wedding reception

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.

Bride and bridesmaids outside during evening marquee wedding reception
Epic dark clouds over bride and friends in deckchairs during marquee reception
Young flower girl poses for the camera during marquee reception
Bride and friends having fun in bell tent doorway during marquee reception
Bride and friends walking across field of bell tents during wedding reception
Young wedding guest in spotty dress spots photographer at marquee wedding reception
Laughing bride and friend on hay bale during garden reception
Father and skipping daughter at evening wedding reception
Chilling out on deckchair under pink clouds during marquee wedding reception
Bad dad dancing at bar during marquee wedding reception
Groom standing outside in the rain as guests watch from marquee
Groom shares joke with brother in law in marquee during reception
Excited wedding guests cheer in marquee during reception
Bride and friends blow bubbles outside marquee at reception

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.

New Mr and Mrs take to the dance floor for first dance
Newlywed mobbed by wedding guests at climax of first dance
Newlyweds embrace in middle of dance floor during evening reception
Wedding guest enjoy a dance under colored lanterns in marquee
Wedding guests enjoy a dance in marquee during evening reception
A smiling wedding guest among the lasers on dance floor
Wedding guests dance in marquee during evening reception

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