We have been looking forward to creating Laura and Nathan’s Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs. With a Dorset village church wedding ceremony and marquee placed on a local farm with views to die for overlooking Corfe Castle. We love farm weddings and with a non traditional wedding breakfast of curry and cake, wood fired pizza and a brass band it promised to be a wedding not to forget.

Documentary Wedding Bridal Preparation Photographs

Tom began this Purbeck farm marquee wedding morning at the couple’s home in Steeple near Church Knowle. There was a buzz in the air as the bridesmaids and bride all had hair and make up expertly styled by Peachey Glam and Yasmin Taylor Hair Design. The girls wore matching pink dressing gowns and enjoyed wedding morning bubbles as they took turns.

Bridesmaid writes bride and groom's names and wedding date on chalkboard framed with reclaimed wood on wedding morning
Wedding portrait photograph of bridesmaid reflected in ornate wooden framed mirror during wedding morning hair styling
Bride has wedding makeup styled in natural daylight by wedding make up artist during bridal preparation photographs
Bride and bridesmaids wearing dressing gowns laugh at a joke during wedding morning preparation photographs
Simple and elegant white wedding dress hanging in doorway of blue room on wedding morning
Detail wedding photograph of pink paper circular fan wedding morning decoration hangs from wall mounted deer skull with antlers
Documentary wedding photograph of bride's funny face reflection in dressing table mirror on wedding morning preparations

Flowers arrived from Buds of Mave containing pink and white roses interspersed with green foliage and Gypsophilia. With every one wedding ready the first trip in the wedding car would be the bridesmaids. Once they had been dropped off at the church the driver returned for Laura and her father.

Smiling bridesmaid reflection in mirror as hair stylist takes photo of hair on phone on wedding morning preparations
Beautiful bridesmaid in pink dressing gown has make up styled by make up artist on wedding morning photo by one thousand words
Thoughtful looking bride in white dressing gown reflected during Dorset wedding morning preparation photographs
Bridesmaid helps bride reveal diamanté and bead detailing on simple yet elegant white wedding dress in blue walled room
Wedding detail photograph of diamanté and beaded belt detail on simple yet elegant white wedding dress by one thousand words
Wedding photograph of button detailing as bride is helped into simple yet elegant white wedding dress against blue wall
Bridesmaids excited reaction to seeing bride in wedding dress for the first time photograph by one thousand words photography
Smiling bridesmaids in dusty pink dresses look at bride in wedding dress for first time on wedding morning
Documentary photo of father of the bride sitting in a window looking emotional on wedding morning with his daughter
Pink and white wedding flowers with green foliage in countryside bridal bouquet photograph by one thousand words photography
Bride in elegant white wedding dress holds up pink and white floral wedding bouquet on wedding morning
Vintage white Rolls Royce wedding car with pink ribbons out side bridal morning preparation Venue in Dorset countryside
Wedding photograph taken from vintage wedding car as it approaches a Dorset hamlet church wedding venue

Groom Wedding Morning Preparation Photographs

I found Nathan and his groomsmen enjoying a hearty breakfast before making some final adjustments to the wedding marquee set up. This done they began to get ready for the day.

They all wore matching three piece suits with pink ties. With every one ready for a Purbeck farm marquee wedding we all headed for the New Inn in Church Knowle. Here, Nathan greeted some guests who had also though to stop for refreshment on route to the church. After a G&T or two it was time for the groom and the rest of team groom to head to the church.

Documentary wedding photograph of groom adjusting shirt collar in mirror on wedding morning by one thousand words photography
Wedding detail photograph of grooms wrist wearing a vintage retro gold Casio digital watch wedding morning gift
Black and White documentary wedding photograph of Groomsmen in varied states of readiness during wedding morning preparations
Groom wears three piece blue wedding suit during wedding morning preparations in wooden cabin on Purbeck farm
Best man helps page boy son with pink tie during wedding morning preparation photographs
View of Corfe Castle in Dorset countryside across tiled barn rooftop taken from grooms wedding morning preparation venue
Detail wedding photograph of custom made circular engraved wooden ring box with wedding rings held in hessian

Purbeck Hamlet Wedding Church Ceremony Photos

The ancient church of Steeple lies in a stunning little hamlet nestling under the Purbeck hills. Two of the groomsmen went ahead to direct traffic and were soon joined by the groom and his other groomsmen. The church soon filled up and after more greeting of guests Nathan took his place at the front. Two of his groomsmen also filled in as bell ringers as the bride was due to arrive.

Groom stands in doorway watching wedding guests arrive through graveyard at Purbeck stone church wedding venue in Dorset

Laura arrived in style in her beautiful vintage white Rolls Royce from Wedding Cars Dorset. Upon exiting the car her bridesmaid were on hand to ensure she looked her best. They all paused outside the church to gather themselves. Noah, the page boy led the bridesmaids in, after which Laura and her father came down the aisle.

Bridal party make final adjustments to wedding dress outside stone church arched doorway before wedding ceremony
Best man checks his inside pocket for wedding rings as the groom waits for the bride to arrive at their church wedding ceremony
Grooms first look at bride down the aisle at Dorset church wedding ceremony photographs by one thousand words wedding photography
Documentary wedding photograph taken as the bride and groom see each other for the first time at church wedding ceremony
Sombre looking father of the bride holds pink, white and green floral bridal bouquet during church wedding ceremony
Father of the bride gives her hand in marriage away to the groom during Dorset church wedding ceremony photograph

Laura’s father gave away her hand in marriage to Nathan and took his seat. Noah’s duties were not over, as he helped with the rings. Rings and promises exchanged the newly weds had their first ever kiss(!). After the marriage blessing it was time to take care of the paperwork before exiting the church to roars of applause. Confetti rained down on the happy couple as they made their way back to the wedding car, departing for their Purbeck farm marquee wedding reception.

Page boy helps deliver wedding rings for vicars blessing during church wedding ceremony by documentary photographers in Dorset
Bride and groom first kiss as wedding party and guests applaud during Dorset church wedding ceremony photographs
Best man reassures groom with pat on the back during Dorset stone church wedding ceremony photograph
Funny documentary wedding photograph of flower girl lying with feet in the aisle during blessing at Dorset church wedding
Photograph of bride and groom stopping to kiss outside Dorset stone church doorway by one thousand words wedding photography
Newly weds are showered with confetti outside Purbeck, Dorset stone church wedding venue photograph by one thousand words

Purbeck Farm Marquee Wedding Photos Of Reception

The venue for the wedding reception was a short distance down the road on a friend’s farm. A marquee stood proud in the corner of the field with an amazing view back across the valley towards Corfe Castle. Outside the marquee guests enjoyed a drinks reception in the sunshine. Soon the newly weds joined them. At 5pm on the dot everyone filtered into the Purbeck farm marquee wedding venue for the speeches.

Wedding guest in floral dress strikes a pose during drinks reception in Dorset countryside field
Bride and groom walk across field together in Purbeck, Dorset countryside wedding photographs by one thousand words photography
Bride and groom with East Orchard Farm wooden door and sign at Dorset farm wedding photo by one thousand words photography
Kissing bride and groom with corrugated metal wall at Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs by one thousand words photography
Bride and groom walk through countryside fields towards Corfe Castle during their Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs
Bride and groom stand in Dorset countryside field at Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs by one thousand words
Bride and groom cute couple photograph in Dorset countryside at Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs

To kick things off the father of the bride gave a heartfelt and entertaining speech welcoming Nathan to the family. Next up was Nathan himself who said that he had written “something” down. Nathan’s brother gave the funniest best man speech we have heard for a while. The original Jokes about growing up with his two brothers had all in fits of laughter. Neither the caterers or photographers couldn’t keep a straight face!.

Bride and groom watch father of the bride's speech behind top table at marquee wedding decorated with bunting
Wedding portrait photograph of bridesmaid in dusty pink dress laughing during wedding speeches by one thousand words photography
Father of the bride reads his wedding speech with a microphone from behind the top table in wedding marquee photograph
Top table bride and groom reactions in front of marquee bunting during speeches at Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs
Groom delivers wedding speech from curved top table decorated with bunting at Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs
Bride holds her head in hands as groom shows that he wrote the word something during wedding speeches in a marquee
Wedding photograph of laughing guests during speeches at Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs by one thousand words
Documentary wedding photograph of bearded wedding guest in blue suit with white patterned tie belly laughing to wedding speeches
Father of the groom, best man and page boy laugh at wedding speeches sat at top table in wedding marquee
Best man in black suit delivers his wedding speech holding notes and microphone to top table at rustic marquee wedding
Documentary wedding portrait photograph of wedding guest raising his pint of beer as a reaction to wedding speeches
Groom crying and rubbing tears away during best man's wedding speech in marquee photograph by one thousand words
Marquee full of wedding guests raise champagne glasses to toasts at Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs

Wedding speeches complete it was time to enjoy what everyone had been smelling for some time now. Four different curries were served by the lovely Bliss Food Company for this non traditional wedding breakfast. Yet dessert was a traditional wedding cake handmaid by one of the incredibly talented bridesmaids. Three tiers of it sat on a handmade wood, rope and glass pedestal. Zoe and her team from the The Kings Arms were on hand to keep the guests topped up with their marquee bar serving tasty beverages.

Groomsman carries page boy on his shoulders under festoon lighting through wedding drinks reception in Dorset countryside field
Table of wedding guests interacting with a baby during marquee wedding breakfast
Photograph of three tier white butter iced wedding cake with fruit and Mr & Mrs bunting on glass and rope stand

Purbeck Farm Marquee Wedding Photos Of Evening Entertainment

Once the wedding cake had been eaten and more drinks consumed evening guests started to arrive in time to see the happy couple take to the dance floor for the first dance. For the smallest of moments they had the dance floor to themselves surrounded by their nearest and dearest before being joined by the aforementioned.

Bride laughs during first dance surrounded by smiling wedding guests at Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs
Documentary wedding photograph of smiling wedding guests intimate dance with drinks in hand in wedding marquee
Happy wedding guests embrace whilst dancing at a Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs by one thousand words photography
Pointing bridesmaid dancing with drink in hand at Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs by one thousand words
Male wedding guest in cheque suit laughing with bride on the dance floor at marquee wedding photograph
Documentary wedding photograph of wedding guests playing with inflatable instruments on marquee dance floor
Wedding guests gathered on the dance floor at Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs by one thousand words photography

There was a break in the dancing action as the bride and ladies headed outside for the bouquet toss. Fresh pizza from Dorset Pizza Kitchen was on the evening menu while brass band Brass Junkies were banging out some classic tunes and keeping the dance floor bouncing into the night of this Purbeck farm marquee wedding.

Bouquet toss wedding photograph taken from the side at a Purbeck farm wedding in a Dorset countryside field
Bride and friends congratulate happy wedding guest that caught the wedding bouquet in countryside field
Wedding guests queue outside Dorset Pizza Kitchen at Purbeck farm marquee wedding evening reception
Wedding guests gather under sunset with glowing clouds at Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs
Brass band playing wedding evening music in disco lights at a Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs by one thousand words
Groom dances under multi colour disco lights with drink in hand in wedding marquee photograph by one thousand words photography
Bride lit with pink disco lights dances with glass in hand in wedding marquee photograph by one thousand words wedding photography
Smiling bearded grooms man in grey waist coat dances with pint in hand under disco lights in wedding marquee photograph
Happy wedding guest in blue waistcoat dances under multi coloured disco lighting in wedding marquee
Night time wedding photograph of festoon lighting and glowing marquee from Purbeck farm marquee wedding photographs

All in all a wonderful rural wedding day for a lovely couple, thoroughly enjoyed by both wedding suppliers and wedding guests.

 

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