RNLI College wedding photographs with Kate and Matthew

It was easy to spot the house in which Kate would be getting ready for her RNLI College wedding photographs. On this warm summer’s morning her neighbours had decorated the outside of the houses with bunting and potted flowers. In the past we have shot images for an RNLI documentary, engagement photographs in the RNLI lifeboat station in Swanage and a wedding donating gifts to the RNLI. It was a great please to shoot RNLI College wedding photographs. Inside we found Kate and her bridesmaids and flower girls preparing for the day. Mum was also on hand with bubbles as the flowers arrived  from Carnnival Flowers . Bouquets of Orange Roses and Gerbera daisies mixed in with bright green leaves.

Bright orange and green bouquets from RNLI College Wedding Photographs

Bridal Preparation Photographs on Wedding Morning

A heart felt letter from her husband to be sat on the side designed with one of the images from the couples Swanage engagement photographs. In the bright sun filled conservatory hair and make up were being styled as Katie’s flower girl helped the girls with whatever she could.

The bridesmaids hadn’t stopped laughing all morning and as they donned their turquoise bridesmaids dresses upstairs the volume was increased somewhat.

Strelitzia bird of paradise flower buttonholes from RNLI College Wedding Photographs
White shoes with lace detail from RNLI College Wedding Photographs
Mother of the bride armed with bubbles at RNLI College Wedding Photographs
Bride has make up styled on wedding morning before church wedding
Mother of the bride and flower girl in mirror before RNLI College Wedding Photographs
Bridesmaid puts on ear rings on morning of RNLI College Wedding Photographs
Bride in mirror on morning of church Wedding Photographs
Excited flower girl sees her dress from RNLI College Wedding Photographs
Dress hangs and is lit up by sunlight from RNLI College Wedding Photographs

Katie seemed exceptionally calm, probably thanks to several hugs from her fluffy pet cat Socks. Once Katie’s super smart page boy had arrived it was time for her to don her wedding dress. Kate was kept cool of body and mind thanks to a bridesmaid with desk fan.

Brother in law on wedding morning from RNLI College Wedding Photographs
Bridesmaids in turquoise dresses from RNLI College Wedding Photographs
Father of the bride has help with his cravat on wedding morning
Wedding Photographs of flower girl and page boy in wedding VW camper van
Bride helped into wedding dress with bridesmaids in turquoise on wedding morning
Flower girl watches bride putting on her wedding dress on wedding morning

Outside the VW vans had drawn the attention of the neighbours who had gathered to see the bridesmaids, Kate and her parents off.

Groom Preparation Photographs on Wedding Morning

I found the guys readying for the RNLI college wedding just a short distance up the road at Matthew’s parent’s house . On returning from the barbers the guys enjoyed bacon rolls in the garden and Matthew gave his groomsmen all presents of hip flasks and something to go in them. Matthew looked a little tentative about the day ahead.

Groom's hip flask with personalised engraving wedding morning gift
Groom and groomsmen prepare for wedding day with tweed cheque waistcoats
Groom and grooms men in grey suits enjoy a wedding morning beer

All fed and gifts given it was time for them to get wedding ready. Very quickly they were suited and booted. The groomsmen wore wedding suits with green cravats and matching pocket squares. In contrast Matthew wore an orange cravat and matching pocket square. Before they knew it the wedding transport had arrived, Lulu the Volkswagen van driven by Dorset Dub Hire’s very own Jason. Recognizing that there was a bit of nervousness in the air he quickly offered the guys a drink while they admired the vintage VW. After a final check the guys boarded the van and set of for St Michael’s church in Hamworthy. Once they had been dropped off it left to collect the bridesmaids.

Poole Church Wedding Ceremony Photographs

Matthew and his groomsmen busied themselves greeting guests and making sure everyone had orders of service. Slowly the guests took their places and Matthew took his at the front.

Groom and groomsmen wait for wedding guests outside Poole church wedding
Wedding guest in pink floral dress arrives at St Michaels church wedding venue
Groom welcomes wedding guests to St Michaels church wedding ceremony, Dorset
groomsmen hold church order of service for wedding ceremony in Dorset
Page boy and flower girl wait in church doorway at wedding ceremony in Poole
Nervous groom takes deep breaths before church wedding ceremony in Poole

Kate arrived in the second of Dorset Dub hire’s VW vans with her father. They joined the bridesmaids, flower girl and page boy (who’s outfit was completed with a ring security box). It was the page and flower girl who led them in. Kate with her father and then followed by the bridesmaids.

Orange wedding flower bouquet with bride and her father at church doorway
Groom sees bride for first time at church wedding ceremony in Poole, Dorset
Bridesmaids in Turquoise bridesmaids wedding dresses at church wedding in Dorset
First look photograph at St Michaels church wedding ceremony in Poole, Dorset
Bridesmaids in turquoise bridesmaids dresses walk up the aisle at Poole church

During the ceremony two readings were given before Kate and Matthew exchanged rings and vows and thus were married. The guests gathered outside the church in the sunshine and showered them with confetti as they exited . Lillie the ivory VW camper then took the newly-weds a short distance to Upton Country Park for some photos. After which delivering them to the RLNI collage which would be the venue for their wedding reception.

Father of the groom smiles during church wedding ceremony in Poole, Dorset
Bride makes cheeky face during wedding ceremony at St Michael’s church in Poole
Bride and groom smile during wedding ceremony at St Michael’s church in Poole
Wedding guest sings at wedding ceremony at St Michael’s church in Poole
Bridesmaid reading at wedding ceremony at St Michael’s church in Poole
Wedding readings during wedding ceremony at St Michael’s church in Poole
Best man presents the wedding rings at St Michael’s church wedding ceremony
Bride and grooms first kiss at St Michael’s church wedding ceremony in Poole
Bride and groom sing hymns at St Michael’s church wedding ceremony in Poole
Bride and groom walk down the aisle at St Michael’s church wedding in Poole
Wedding guests gather for throwing confetti St Michael’s church in Hamworthy Poole
Wedding confetti photograph at St Michael’s church wedding venue in Hamworthy
Bride and bridesmaids outside St Michael’s church wedding venue in Hamworthy
Bride and groom travel in VW camper van to RNLI college wedding venue in Dorset
Bride and groom in flower gardens at Upton Country House wedding venue
Bride and groom in gardens at Upton Country House wedding venue in Dorset
Bride and groom in gardens at Upton Country house in Poole, Dorset
VW Split Screen wedding van at RNLI College Wedding venue in Dorset

Sam Holland's RNLI Memorial sculpture outside RNLI college in Poole, Dorset
Bride and groom in silhouette walk through RNLI College Wedding venue in Poole

RNLI College Wedding Photographs or Drinks Reception

When the happy couple arrived at their RNLI College wedding reception guests were enjoying drinks on the water front terrace. At the top of the building was the wedding suite was set for the wedding breakfast. A beautiful, light and airy room located on the second floor, the Harbour View Suite is a very special room with grand sweeping views of Holes Bay in Poole Harbour. The perfect location for RNLI College wedding photographs.

Wedding guests enjoy sunshine at RNLI College Wedding drinks reception
RNLI College circular restaurant and function room Wedding venue in Poole, Dorset
Bride enjoys a drink at RNLI College Wedding drinks reception in Poole, Dorset

Alongside the table decorations were postcards of beaches within wooden boxes of sand ( hand made by the groom). Cacti with place names made for unusual wedding favours. Strelitzia ‘Bird of Paradise‘ flowers stood at the center of each table with an arrangement of orange Gerbera on the top table. After cold drinks in the hot sun guests were invited up into the cool airy Harbour view suite. They were asked to take their places so that the new Mr and Mrs could be welcomed in. 

Harbour View Suite set up for wedding breakfast at RNLI College Wedding venue
Llangennith Beach postcard wedding table name decoration in sand tray with flowers
Wedding favour cactus with name tag on wedding tables at RNLI College wedding
The Harbour View Suite at The RNLI College Wedding Venue in Poole, Dorset
Orange Gerbera in glass of blue beads wedding table decorations
Bride and groom check into hotel at RNLI College Wedding Venue in Poole
Bride and groom ascend rope clad staircase at RNLI College Wedding Photographs
RNLI College Wedding venue in Poole, Dorset photographs by one thousand words

Kate’s father kicked off the speeches with kind words about his daughter and welcomed Matthew into the family. Matthew took center stage and gave words of thanks to everyone who had come, not forgetting to refer to his new wife on several occasions. This of course resulted in whooping and applause from the guests. Finishing things off was the best man. He incited laughter at Matthew’s expense before finishing with a rude note from an absent friend.

Groom gives emotional wedding speech at RNLI College Wedding breakfast
Bridesmaid in turquoise dress cries during wedding speeches
Wedding guests laughing at speeches in observation rooms at RNLI College
Groom's father laughs at wedding speeches at RNLI College Wedding
Groom in cheque tweed and grey delivers wedding speech at RNLI College Wedding
Best man at RNLI College Wedding delivers best man's speech
Groom hides his face during best man's speech at RNLI College Wedding

RNLI College Wedding Photographs Reception

Wedding breakfast complete ,everyone returned to the waterside terrace to catch the early evening sun. In the Waterfront Suite sat an incredible four tier cake from Angel cakes decorated with Strelitzia flowers and hand painted flower detailing. Next to the cake was some wooden steps (handmade by the groom) for housing the jars of penny sweets.

Strelitzia 'Bird of Paradise' flowers on wedding cake decorated with painted flowers
Wedding guest frame wooden hearts with messages for bride and groom
Bride hands out Pick and mix sweets on wooden steps at RNLI College Wedding
Wedding guests enjoy wedding drinks reception at RNLI College Wedding
Bride and groom take a walk around the RNLI College at Wedding
Bride fans out wedding veil in summer sun at RNLI College Wedding
Bridesmaid enjoys summer sun with palm tree and flags at RNLI College Wedding
Beautiful wedding guest on dance floor at RLNI College Wedding
Child weddign dress in floral dress is first onto dance floor at RNLI College wedding
Bridesmaid in turquoise bridesmaids dress dancing at RNLI College Wedding
Groom waits next to wedding cake at RLNI College Wedding venue in Poole
Bride and groom cut wedding cake at RNLI College Wedding evening reception

The cake was cut after which the happy couple took to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. 3D Entertainment supplied the soundtrack and soon the dance floor filled up. We finished taking RNLI College wedding photographs as the sun set on this special day across the harbour and the sound of the disco echoed into the night.

Balloon release on the dance floor at RNLI College Wedding disco
Bride and groom and guests kiss on dance floor at RLNI College Wedding
Wedding guest in floral dress dances at RNLI College Wedding evening disco
Bride and groom wedding photographs at RNLI College Poole sunset
RNLI College wedding photographs Bride and groom kissing at sunset
RNLI College wedding photographs Bride and groom kissing with sunset love heart
Young guests dance together romantically at RNLI College wedding venue in Poole
Wedding guest dances with his son at RNLI College wedding evening disco

 

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