Laura & Luke’s Purbeck Golf Club Wedding Photographs

We know Purbeck golf club wedding venue well. Not only is it just over the hill from our offices but it affords one of the best views in the area. After our last golf club wedding we were very excited that Laura and Luke had chosen this setting as their wedding venue.

Documentary Wedding Morning Photographs

We arrived at Laura’s parents’ house on a gorgeous sunny morning on the Isle of Purbeck. Inside the family were in various states of readiness, surrounded by wedding details, makeup, flowers, shoes, jewellery, Fortnum and Mason gift boxes etc.

As people popped in and out with various wedding related tasks there was a wonderfully welcoming warm family feel to the wedding morning. Laura’s gorgeous bridesmaid Sophie was whirling about downstairs making sure everyone was happy. She was the first to enjoy the amazing skills of makeup artist extraordinaire Jodi Flanders.

Grandmother on morning of Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Laura joined us in a jovial and relaxed mood. The family dogs looked in through the window as she too had her makeup styled.

Morning make up before Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Baby on morning of Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Upstairs in a bright bedroom the dresses hung on one side of the bed whilst wedding hair was styled on the other.  We took the opportunity to use the many mirrors to unobtrusively capture the action in close quarters.

Dresses hang in bedroom before Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Bridesmaid strikes a pose
Bridesmaid in mirror before Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Mother of the bride on morning of Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Bride checks in mirror before Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Murray and I split between rooms to capture images to tell the story of the build-up of the wedding morning. As the stunning wedding flowers from Caroline Finch arrived Murray departed to find Luke and his groomsmen.

Before she had time to think about it Laura was being helped into her wedding dress. Many brides have said that their wedding morning passes in the blink of an eye and today was no exception.

Laura’s daughter was also ready, looking so cute in her flower girl dress. She had just enough time for a walk around with mummy before leaving for the registry office.

Now looking absolutely breath-taking in her wedding dress Laura left for her Purbeck Golf Club wedding. She was driven by her grandfather in his exceptionally shiny Jaguar.

Meanwhile Murray found Luke showing off his drum kit cufflinks and sharing some ‘Dutch courage’ with his best man in the Red lion pub in Swanage.

Drum cuff links detail from Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

A few members of the family arrived at the pub to wish him well and everybody made their way up the road to the town hall.

Swanage Town Hall Wedding Photographs

The morning sun beamed in through the town hall windows and wedding guests began to fill the seats.

Bride and bridesmaid arrive for Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Laura’s father escorted her down the aisle where Luke was nervously awaiting her. Smiles, tears and laughter were the order of the day. Surprisingly most of the tears were tears of joy from Luke and his father!

Bride and father from Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Civil wedding ceremony at Swanage town hall
Civil ceremony from Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
During civil ceremony from Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Grandfather looks on at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Exchange of rings from Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Tears from Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Flowers from Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

After the ceremony guests gathered outside the town hall with members of the Swanage lifeboat crew (of which Luke is a member). They had formed a guard of honour with oars to greet the newly weds as they left the building in a shower of confetti.

Guard of Honour and confetti from Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Kiss outside Swanage town hall from Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Bridle bouquet from Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club Wedding Reception Photos

We followed the wedding car up to the Isle of Purbeck golf club, of which even the car park has jaw dropping views.

The clubhouse had been wonderfully decorated with paper pompoms and fans. We noted that as the panoramic view was so striking that the room would barely need any decorations for a wedding as the guests would have a hard time noticing them!

Wedding signage at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Hanging decorations and signage at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Bridesmaid kiss at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Kiss at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Guests at reception from Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Drinks and canapés were served. Once the happy couple had time to greet and relax we took everyone outside onto the putting green for some group photographs.

Happy couple at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Newlyweds kiss at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

We then followed Laura and Luke out onto the course in two golf buggies. Our destination the famous 5th hole. Overlooking Agglestone rock and Pool Harbour this has to be one of the most beautiful places we have ever taken a wedding photograph! Laura and Luke were certainly happy to have a little time alone in such an incredible setting.

Couple in a buggy on the 5th fairway at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Newlyweds in front of Poole harbour at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Couple on 5th green at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

The sun had started to dip into the horizon and back inside food was served. We have to give credit to the Purbeck golf club wedding chef and team. The food was to die for and the hot and cold buffet was never-ending, constantly being replenished.

Evening Wedding Reception Photos at Purbeck Golf Club

The evening guests were then greeted with an amazing sunset view and yet more incredibly tasty buffet.

Guest enjoys buffet at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Guests relaxing at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Best man and guests at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Display sword at the Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Guest taking picture at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Bride chats with guests at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Wedding guest at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Since their eyes met in the morning Laura and Luke had been stealing kisses from one another all day. We think they wanted couple photographs as an excuse for yet more kissing! Their stunning wedding cake by Tina Parsons was cut and yet again the happy couple were kissing!

Cake at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Meanwhile, in the background Razzberry Jam wedding band had set up. They cued in the first dance and against the gorgeous twilight countryside panorama Laura and Luke took the first turn about the dance floor. The band started up and the guests needed very little encouragement to throw down some shapes onto the dance floor.

First dance at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Newlyweds dance at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Singing and dancing at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Wedding band at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Bride and guest dance Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

Later into the evening Luke took his place with the band behind the drum kit to entertain the guests with a perfect performance.

Guest at table from Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Wedding guests at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding
Groom plays the drums at Purbeck Golf Club Wedding

We couldn’t resist taking some exterior photographs of the Purbeck golf club wedding venue lit up against the night sky. We headed home with big smiles on our faces, leaving the wedding dancing away in the disco lighting.

You can see what Laura and Luke thought of our Dorset wedding photography services in their Purbeck Golf Club Wedding Photographers Review.

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