Smedmore House Wedding Photos

Looking for captivating Smedmore House wedding photos? Join us as we unveil Natalie and Louis’ enchanting summer outdoor wedding on the Dorset coast. Smedmore House provided the perfect backdrop.

As Murray and I arrived, the morning sun rose over the Purbeck hills. It cast a golden glow on Smedmore Estate, Kimmerage Bay, Portland, and the Dorset Sea.

Bridal Preparation Photos At Smedmore House

The day began with Natalie and her entourage in the bridal suite. All eyes were on Natalie’s daughter, Brooke. Who stole the spotlight with her vibrant energy. The talented Cat Mutter, the wedding makeup artist, and Carly, the hairstylist (from Salon53), worked their magic. High spirits and humor filled the house and gardens as the warm sun bathed the scene.

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We used mirrors, framed paintings, and sunlight to capture emotions and moments. Ceremony speeches were expertly rehearsed. Champagne and snacks provided energy. The bridesmaids’ green dresses and Natalie’s stunning wedding gown hung in the background. Family members flowed in and out, each completing tasks for the day.
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Natalie had chosen beautiful bouquets of dried countryside flowers from TheBeauBlooms. They fitted in with Smedmore House’s ambiance perfectly.

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From the top-floor windows, the bridal party watched as guests arrived at the marquee and lawns. Both were beautifully decorated for a love-filled day.
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In the final moments of the morning, the girls donned their dresses. Natalie was then helped into her stunning wedding gown. The look on Natalie’s father’s face as he saw her in white was priceless. They led the bridal party into the bright gardens.
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Smedmore House Photos Of Groom Preparation

The first order of the day for the chaps was to open a beer or two. Then the ironing could begin!
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Louis and his groomsmen ensured the ceremony set up in the walled garden was perfect. They readied themselves in Smedmore House’s garden wing. With Louis’s mother on hand to help with clothing adjustments. Waistcoats, ties, and cufflinks secured, they transformed into dapper gentlemen.
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Outside they welcomed arriving guests into the Staley home’s gardens. At the same time as Natalie’s father arrived to collect her, a lighthearted moment saw Louis and his best man sharing jokes atop the aisle.

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony At Smedmore House

In the warm Dorset sunshine of the walled garden, the beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony took place. The adorable flower girl and page boy led. Bridesmaids in elegant green gowns walked down the aisle, followed by Natalie and her proud father.
Everyone admired their beauty, especially Louis when he set eyes on his bride-to-be.
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The heartfelt ceremony was filled with laughter, emotional moments, and a few tears. Against the garden backdrop, guests enjoyed readings from the bridesmaids. Followed by the exchange of vows, and the tender first kiss.
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After signing the register, the newlyweds made their way down the aisle. They were greeted by cheers and a shower of confetti.
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Smedmore Gardens Drinks Reception

Guests enjoyed a delightful garden drinks reception. With beverages and canapés provided by Crab Apple Catering. Smedmore House’s enchanting gardens provided the perfect setting for celebration in the Dorset sunshine. Sounds of happy chatter and laughter filled the air.

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Group and Couple Wedding Photos

Amidst the celebrations, it was time to capture group and couple photos. We worked efficiently with a relaxed and jovial attitude. Ensuring we didn’t detract from the occasion. Once complete, guests were ushered to the wedding marquee and horsebox bar. This allowed us time with Natalie and Louis alone. The love and togetherness between the newlyweds are clear, in these intimate photos throughout the gardens.
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Smedmore House Wedding Speeches and Breakfast

Inside the beautifully adorned marquee, the wedding breakfast was a joyous occasion. The newlyweds were welcomed with a standing ovation.
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Natalie’s father, the groom, and the best man delivered speeches. The space was filled with laughter, tears of joy, and love. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous three-course meal by Crab Apple Catering. Brooke added a touch of joyful humor as she showcased a novel way to eat dessert. With satisfied bellies and hearts full of love, the horsebox bar kept the drinks flowing.

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Wedding Evening Photos

The sun dipped toward the coastal horizon, casting a warm orange light. Natalie and Louis took a romantic walk down Smedmore’s tree-lined avenue. Soon joined by an excited Brooke, with the sea views in the background. Inside the now-glowing marquee, Frankie Miles musician extrordinaire set up for the evening’s musical entertainment.

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Natalie and Louis cut their naked wedding cake. They then shared their first dance surrounded by loved ones. The night continued with dancing, laughter, and celebration as the couple and their guests danced the night away.
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During a break in Frankie’s sets, a unique flash-lit shot was set up. This allowed the newlyweds five minutes under the stars before returning to their excited guests on the dance floor.
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Natalie and Louis’s summer outdoor wedding at Smedmore House showcased the beauty of love and the splendor of a Dorset country house.

Their day, filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories, was a joy to capture in their Smedmore House wedding photos.

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