Sandbanks Wedding Photographs of Bridal Preparation

We started taking Sandbanks wedding photographs with Tara and her bridesmaids getting ready in a room with a view over Sandbanks beach. Tara’s dress hung in the bathroom illuminated by the bright sunshine shining through the window. A calm and collected Tara kept one eye on proceedings whilst assisting the bridal party in any way she could - we could tell she was a ‘hands on’ girl!

Wedding dress hangs in bathroom at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding morning
Large dusty pink roses with white gypsophila in wedding bouquet
Bride with hair in rollers has wedding make-up applied in mirror at Sandbanks Hotel
Beautiful blonde bridesmaid laughs during wedding preparations at Sandbanks Hotel
Bride has make up fixing spray added by Peachy Glam at Sandbanks Wedding
Bridesmaid watched Prosecco being poured on wedding morning at Sandbanks Hotel
Roland Cartier Maddalyn T Bar wedding shoes with girl of now perfume
Bridesmaids in pink dressing gowns share a cup of tea on wedding morning
Bridesmaid has make-up styled on wedding morning at Sandbanks Hotel
Sandbanks Wedding Photos of bride wedding hair styled with sisters reflection
Happy bridesmaid in dressing gown on wedding morning at Sandbanks Hotel
Custom printed bridesmaid dress hanger with white bow name and wedding date
Flower girl with floral headband is zipped into her white flower girls dress
Sandbanks Wedding Photographs of bridesmaid looking at the sea in mirror

Hair and make-up were styled by Natalie Notley of Peachy glam and Laura Mckenzie. The ever busy bridesmaids wore dusty pink dresses which matched the bouquets they would carry. The two flower girls wore white dresses with scaled down bouquets. Tara donned her dress and the bridesmaids jaws dropped - she looks simply gorgeous.

You can see our Sandbanks Hotel wedding photographs here or read more of our Sandbanks Hotel wedding photographers wedding venue review here.

Lovely little flower girls with floral headbands at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding photos
Bridesmaid in pink bridesmaids dress puts on shoes with dusty pink bouquet
Sandbanks Wedding Photographs of beautiful bride during wedding preparations
Cheeky flower girl photographed in mirror at Sandbanks Hotel wedding morning
Young bridesmaid in pink bridesmaids dress with dusty pink wedding bouquet
Bride is buttoned into wedding dress at Sandbank Hotel wedding preparations
Close up detail photograph of bride buttoned into wedding dress with crochet hook
Brides white strapped wedding heels with diamanté and pearl detailing
Bridal party reaction to seeing bride in wedding dress for first time on morning
Father of the bride looks lovingly at bride in wedding dress at Sandbanks Hotel
Blue Bentley wedding car outside Sandbanks Hotel Wedding Venue in Dorset

Groom Preparation Photographs at Harbour Heights Hotel

Jason was just up the road at FJB’s Harbour Heights hotel. He was getting ready with the groomsmen and of course his mum. With everyone almost wedding ready we gathered in the bar. After a quick drink  it was a short walk to The Church Of The Transfiguration

View of Poole Harbour and Brownsea island from Harbour Heights Hotel Wedding
Groom wedding morning preparation photograph captured in hotel room miror
Silver and diamond wedding rings in presentation box with silver love hearts
Dusty pink/ purple and white rose wedding button holes for grooms party
Grooms party at harbour Heights Hotel sun terrace on wedding morning

Sandbanks Wedding Photographs Church Service

At the Sandbanks church we met Beth Morgan Videographer who was an absolute delight to work with for the rest of the day. Jason busied himself greeting guests before taking his place at the front. Here best man at his side he awaited the bridal party’s arrival. Tara was led in by her flower girls and bridesmaids and then escorted to the front by her father. Hymns and readings had the audience transfixed. After some words from the vicar Tara and Jason made their promises to one another and were married.

Groom and groomsmen await bride at Sandbanks Church Wedding in Poole
Flower girls and bridesmaids wait in doorway of Sandbanks Church Wedding
Groom and best man share a joke waiting for the bride at Sandbanks church Wedding
Bridesmaids in pink walk down the aisle at Sandbanks church Wedding Photographs
Bride and father walk down the aisle at Sandbanks church Wedding in Poole, Dorset
Wedding party Singing hymns at Wedding ceremony at Sandbanks church in Poole
Groomsmen in black and grey suits with pink accents singing in Sandbanks church
Bridesmaids with tears in their eyes watch bride at Sandbanks church wedding
Sandbanks Church Wedding ceremony in Poole, Dorset Photographs
Baby looks over the back of the church pew at Sandbanks Church Wedding
Bride and groom watch bridesmaid's reading at Sandbanks church Wedding
Bride looks lovingly at groom during wedding vows at Sandbanks church Wedding
Bride celebrates with arm in air at Sandbanks church Wedding ceremony
Bride laughs with groom during Sandbanks church Christian Wedding ceremony
First kiss between bride and groom at Sandbanks church Wedding ceremony
Wedding party applaud bride and groom during Sandbanks Church Wedding
Bridesmaids in pink all look in different direction at Sandbanks church Wedding

After the paperwork had been taken care of they came down the aisle as husband and wife with much cheering. As the guests filtered out of the church they were given handfuls of confetti. They lined the path to the waiting blue Bentley wedding car.

Wedding confetti outside Sandbanks church Wedding venue in Dorset
Wedding party outside Lady of the transfiguration church in Sandbanks, Poole
Bride is hugged by emotional father after church wedding ceremony in Sandbanks
Reflection of bride in Best man's mirrored sunglasses at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding

Tara and Jason left their guests and headed to Evening Hill for some Sandbanks wedding photographs against the back drop of Poole harbour and Brownsea Island.

Bride adn groom walk over Evening Hill for sea views at Sandbanks Wedding
Bride and groom at Evening Hill in Poole overlooking Poole Harbour couple photo

Sandbanks Hotel Wedding Reception Photographs

Meanwhile the guests had made their way back to the Sandbanks hotel. Here they were welcomed with a drinks reception on the sun terrace and music supplied by harpist Emily Rowell. The Compass Suite had been decorated with drapes from Simply Flower and floral decoration by the bride herself! A custom banner and a photo booth backdrop celebrating the day from Baby Obadi Stood outside the entrance to the compass suite.  A conservatory-style room with stunning panoramic views. Guests enjoyed a Chinese banquet authentically cooked on-site in the dedicated Chinese kitchen.

Grandfather with white button hole rests in the shade at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding
Wedding guest on Sandbanks beach during summer seaside wedding in Sandbanks
Custom printed wedding banner by Baby o Badi banner at Sandbanks Hotel wedding
The Compass room dressed for wedding at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding Venue
Note on wedding key bottle openers with silver glitter wedding place name
White wedding flowers with green foliage in Martini vase at Sandbanks Wedding
White floral Mr & Mrs letters and LED love heart on bar at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding

Sandbanks Wedding Photographs Speeches and Evening Entertainment

The speeches took place in-between the main course and desert. The wedding guests were in for a treat. The father of the bride started thing off with words of praise for his daughter and welcome words for his new son in law. Jason then gave words of thanks followed by his best man Sam.

Father of the bride reads through his wedding speech at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding
Custom printed wedding Coke bottle with white flowers at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding
Bride and groom welcomed into wedding breakfast by top table at Sandbanks Hotel
Bride and groom enter wedding breakfast in the Compass Suite at Sandbanks Hotel
Top table with beach backdrop at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding Breakfast Photographs
Bride give father a whoop whoop during wedding speeches at Sandbanks Hotel
Father of the bride gives wedding speech at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding
Groom salutes wedding guests during speeches at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding
Bride and top table react to father of the brides speech at Sandbanks Wedding
Guests applaud during speeches at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Guests raise glasses for toast during speeches at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Bridesmaid gives speech from mobile phone at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding
Groom holds his head in his hand during speech at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Bridesmaid and groomsman deliver speech at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Bridesmaid raises glass to toast at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Groom in grey suit pauses during speech at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Bridal reaction during speeches at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Groom delivers his speech at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Glasses are raised for top table toast at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Best man in grey suit with pink cravat delivers speech at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Bride and groom share a joke during wedding breakfast at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs

At the conclusion of the speeches a very helpful waiter appeared to throw himself on the floor right in front of the top table. The clanging of the spoons that he had loaded inside his metallic ice bucket echoed around the room. The room went almost silent. To the everyone’s surprise he pulled a microphone from his pocket and began to sing. Of course this was no normal singing waiter but the effervescent Zac from Silver service singing waiters. The climax of his performance was as he put it ‘a demonstration of English air conditioning’. This involved everyone in the room waving a napkin above their head while singing along to the chorus.

Singing waiter performs during wedding breakfast at the Sandbanks hotel
Singing waiter getting everyone involved at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Bride during evening reception at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Groomsman in pink cravat during evening reception at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Conga line during evening reception at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Grooms father with bridesmaids at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Guest during singing waiter performance at Sandbanks Wedding Photographs
Wedding guests dance with arms in the air to singing waiter at Sandbanks Wedding
Groom hugs elderly grandad at beach side wedding reception at Sandbanks Hotel
Sandbanks Wedding Photographs of wedding party dancing with napkins

Whist everyone recovered from the conga line, singing and dancing the room was turned around for the evening celebrations. The guys from UK Party DJ were setting up with an LED dance floor and out on the terrace Little Beau Ice cream trike was parked offering an alternative to the tower pyramid of penny sweets that was next to the magic mirror photo booth.

Sandbanks Wedding Photographs of bride walking on beach to Sandbanks Hotel
Magic mirror wedding photo booth used by wedding party at Sandbanks Hotel
Groom dances with daughter at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding reception
Sandbanks Wedding Photographs of bride dancing with mother of the bride
Wedding guests dancing under disco lights at Sandbanks Hotel wedding reception
Sandbanks Wedding Photographs of bride dancing with guests to wedding disco

The stunning wedding cake from Sadie Smith was cut  and Zac returned to perform for the newly wed’s first dance.

First dance at Sandbanks Hotel Compass Room Wedding Photographs

Sandbanks wedding photographs would not be complete without some images of the sunset as seen from Poole harbour.

Sandbanks Wedding Photographs of bride and groom with sunset over Poole harbour
Sandbanks Wedding Photographs wedding couple kiss at sunset over Poole Harbour
Bridesmaids in pink dance with flower girl to wedding disco at Sandbanks Hotel
Bridesmaids in pink dance to wedding disco at Sandbanks Hotel wedding
Wedding guest evening disco dancing at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding reception
Weddign guests have a dance off at Sandbanks Hotel wedding disco
Baby is held aloft under disco lights at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding evening reception

You can find out more about this amazing wedding venue here in our Sandbanks Hotel wedding venue review.


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