Seaside Theme Wedding Photographs of Bridal Preparation

Twas a windy morning at the Sandbanks Hotel when we arrived to create some seaside theme wedding photographs.The air was clear, with a crispness that you only get the morning after a thunderstorm. We found Danielle, her five bridesmaids and mother in a hive of activity getting hair and make up done. The relaxed and jovial mood was in contrast to the speed at which they were readying themselves. The five blue bridesmaid dresses hung on a wardrobe with customized name hangers.  Danielle’s dress hung  the other side of the room, a beautiful white dress with jewel detailed belt.  Hair and make up complete the girls got into their dresses then helped Danielle with hers.

Documentary wedding photograph of bridal preparations at Sandbanks Hotel wedding
Light blue bridesmaids dresses with floral detail on personalised wooden hangers
Bridesmaids laughing during wedding morning preparations at Sandbanks Hotel wedding
White wedding dress hanging on door on wedding morning at Sandbanks Hotel in Dorset
Blonde bride laughs on balcony overlooking the sea at Sandbanks Hotel wedding
Wedding shell bouquet at seaside theme wedding in Dorset
Blonde bride looks in mirror on wedding morning at Sandbanks Hotel wedding in Dorset
Wedding hair spray styling at Sandbanks Hotel beach wedding in Dorset
blonde bride receives gift from groom on wedding morning at Sandbanks Hotel
Wedding preparations at Sandbanks Hotel wedding morning
Wedding hair styling at Sandbanks Hotel wedding morning in Dorset
Bride hands out light blue detailed bridesmaids dresses on wedding morning
Blonde bride curls wedding hair in mirror at Sandbanks Hotel wedding
Black and white documentary wedding photograph of bridesmaid on wedding morning
Blonde bride in white wedding dress and tiara on wedding morning at Sandbanks Hotel
Bride helped into her wedding dress by her mother on wedding morning photograph
Blonde bride looks back from mirror on wedding morning at Sandbanks Hotel wedding
Father of the bride kisses bride on wedding morning at Sandbanks Hotel

Groom Preparation at Seaside Theme Wedding Photographs

The grooms room was located at the other end of the hotel, inside the gents matching shirts and waistcoats hanging in the window. Laid out on the floor were gifts for each of his best men/ushers including cuff links and boxers. Once all dressed in wedding attire they enjoyed a swift drink together before heading down stairs.  Andy, his best men and ushers added some final details that we were able to capture in these seaside theme wedding photographs.

Groom and groomsmen on wedding morning at Sandbanks Hotel in Dorset
Jeffery West Brown wedding shoes for groom on wedding morning in Dorset
Wedding rings photograph with cufflinks at Sandbanks Hotel
Groom has shirt styled by father on wedding morning at Sandbanks Hotel wedding
Special reserve wiskey at grooms weddign morning preparation
Groom laughing on wedding morning at Sandbanks Hotel in Dorset
As two families become one signs at seaside theme wedding in Dorset
Sandbanks beach on wedding morning of seaside theme wedding in Dorset
Groomsmen put in buttonholes at seaside theme wedding in Dorset
Sail away with me boat shaped sign at seaside theme wedding in Dorset
Blue and white hawaiian leis for seaside theme wedding in Dorset
Groom talks to civil celebrant at outdoor seaside theme wedding in Dorset

Seaside Theme Wedding Photographs of Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony was to take place on the sun terrace overlooking the beach. The decor was beach styled and the guests invited to wear blue and white leis around their necks. The civil ceremony was conducted outside with a slight sea breeze blowing across the terrace. After the happy couple had made their promises to each other they filled a glass fronted box with blue and yellow sand to illustrate their union. Drinks were then enjoyed on the terrace before we invited the bride and groom down onto the beach. From above on the terrace their guests showered Andy & Danielle with small beach balls. A spin on traditional confetti.

Bridesmaid in light blue dress waits to lead in wedding procession
Nervous groom waits for bride at outdoor seaside theme wedding ceremony
Bride and father walk up the aisle at outdoor seaside theme wedding
Bride and groom hold hands during seaside theme wedding in Dorset
Outdoor wedding ceremony by the beach and sea in Dorset
Groom in blue wedding suit at Sandbanks Hotel wedding ceremony
Sandbanks Hotel outdoor wedding ceremony at seaside theme wedding photographs
Wedding ceremony overlooking the sea at Sandbanks Hotel in Dorset
Bride and groom make their vows by the sea at outdoor wedding ceremony
blue and yellow wedding sand ceremony at Sandbanks Hotel in Dorset
Signing the register at outdoor seaside theme wedding in Dorset
wedding readings at seaside theme wedding at Sandbanks Hotel wedding
First kiss under seaside theme arbour at outdoor wedding ceremony by the sea
Bride and groom walk down the aisle at outdoor wedding ceremony by the sea

Friendly kiss between bridesmaids at Sandbanks Hotel wedding in Dorset
groomsmen in hawaiian leis on Sandbanks Beach at seaside theme wedding photographs
Bride and groom with beach ball wedding confetti at Sandbanks Hotel
Bride, bridesmaids and mother of the bride take a dip in the sea at beach wedding
wedding group photograph on Sandbanks Beach in Dorset
Bride and groom on Dorset beach for sunset at seaside theme wedding photographs
Bride and groom walk along Sandbanks beach at seaside theme wedding photographs
Groom in blue three piece wedding suit at seaside theme wedding photographs

Seaside Theme Wedding Photographs of Wedding Breakfast

Continuing with the beach theme the tables had been decorated with sand filled lanterns and bottles with beach theme cocktail table names. Simple Blue and white table runners teamed with smaller details such at chocolate shells, starfish and anchors completing the look. The wedding party and guests enjoyed a barbecue style meal. Scrumptious ice cream from Brock Ice was then served on the sun terrace. Danielle’s father started the speeches off followed shortly by Daniele herself with a message for her new husband via a projected video which brought him to tears. Andy gathered himself to deliver his speech and was followed by his Stepfather and best man who also reduced a number of guests to tears of laughter.

Compass Suite at Sandbanks hotel dressed for seaside theme wedding photographs
seaside theme wedding details with chocolate shells and hessian gift bags
seaside theme wedding cocktail table name with candle in sand and shells
Seaside theme wedding cake with palm tree topper, fish, shells and seaweed

Wedding cup cakes at seaside theme wedding at Sandbanks Hotel in Dorset
Fishing net wedding couple photograph display at seaside theme wedding
Seaside theme wedding message in a bottle table place names

Bride and groom enter seaside theme wedding breakfast at Sandbanks Hotel
Black and white wedding photograph of speeches at Sandbanks Hotel wedding
Brides video presentation speech at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding
Groom, Bride and mother of bride cry during wedding speeches
Groom's speech at seaside theme wedding at Sandbanks Hotel in Dorset
wedding guest in Hawaiian lei holds birthday cake at seaside theme wedding photographs
Best man's speech at seaside theme wedding in Dorset
Top table laugh and crying reactions to wedding speeches at Sandbanks Hotel
Best man's wedding speech at Sandbanks Hotel Compass Room
Bridesmaid in light blue bridesmaids dress smiles during wedding speeches
Wedding guest enjoys ice cream at Sandbanks Hotel wedding venue by the sea
Documentary wedding photograph of groomsmen and wedding guests by the sea
Wedding reception sign at Sandbanks Hotel wedding venue in Dorset
Wedding LOVE sign and fairy light wall by the sea at Sandbanks Hotel wedding in Dorset

Seaside Theme Wedding Photographs of Evening Entertainment

The Supers wedding band provided the evening entertainment.  Once they had set up the wedding the couple had a chance to practice their first dance behind closed doors. Guests were welcomed into the compass suite and the cake cutting was announced. The happy couple then surprised their guests with a well rehearsed first dance. They swirled, turned and shimmied about the dance floor, family and friends applauding loudly.

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding
First Dance at Sandbanks Hotel wedding in Dorset
Bride dancing during wedding first dance at Sandbanks Hotel in Dorset
Bride dancing first dance at Sandbanks Hotel wedding evening in Poole
Bride and groom first dance at Sandbanks Hotel wedding in Poole
Groom dancing during the first dance at Sandbanks Hotel wedding
weddign flip flops for wedding dancing at Sandbanks Hotel wedding
Older wedding guests dancing at Sandbanks Hotel wedding in Dorset
Wedding band with guests dancing at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding
Wedding guest dancing at Sandbanks Hotel wedding evening
Bridesmaid dances at Sandbanks Hotel Wedding

 

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