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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The stunning wedding cake from Sadie Smith was cut and Zac returned to perform for the newly wed’s first dance.
Sandbanks wedding photographs would not be complete without some images of the sunset as seen from Poole harbour.
You can find out more about this amazing wedding venue here in our Sandbanks Hotel wedding venue review