Emma and Marc’s Sopley Lake wedding photographs. A sneak peek from a gloriously sunny wedding day featuring woodland walks, a wedding magician, lakeside marquee, a silent disco, Bournemouth Town Hall and Sopley Lake wedding venues by one thousand words documentary wedding photographers in Dorset.
Bridal Preparation Photographs for Sopley Lake Wedding
We began the day at Emma’s family home where she would be getting ready with the rest of her bridal party. We joined CWM films on this Bournemouth Town Hall and Sopley lake wedding morning. Emma, her bridesmaids and mum all had hair and make-up styled by the team from Amazing Face. They all seemed calm, and happy for the wedding day ahead.
Soon the flowers supplied by Martha and the Meadow arrived. Buttonholes in place, balloons and bouquets at the ready it was time leave for Bournemouth town hall.
Groom Preparation for Sopley Lake Wedding
Marc was at home getting ready with one of his groomsmen. Final details for him included his wooden bow tie and custom leather braces. Suited in blue with brown wedding shoes he was ready. They made the short journey to Bournemouth Town Hall wedding venue.
Bournemouth Town Hall Wedding Ceremony
Marc took a moment to greet friends and family outside in the sunshine before heading into Bournemouth Town Hall. Once inside he had the room to himself before it filled up with guests.
Civil Wedding Ceremony Photos
Emma arrived outside and met with registrars to complete vital paperwork. Emma and the bridal party waited in the hallway before making her entrance. Once Emma’s father had given her away he took his seat. During the ceremony and Emma and Marc made some very personal promises to each other.
After the exchange of the rings they were declared married. Everyone gathered outside to congratulate them before making their way to Sopley Lake wedding venue.
Dorset Woodland Couple Photographs
We took our time getting there, with the newlyweds stopping to take some pictures en route. One last photo before we joined the guests at Sopley Farm’ pick your own’ where the couple had their first date.
Sopley Lake Wedding Reception Photographs
We arrived at the lake ahead of the newlyweds. With help from the bridesmaids, we assembled the guests to welcome Emma and Marc. A confetti throwing guard of honour greeted them as they walked down the path.
Taddle Farm Tents marquee sat among the trees with other elements spread around it. Garbanzo’s Ice cream trike served guests with Italian Ice cream. A photo booth on the jetty, Champong in front of the marque and a floral crown table to mention a few. The Paddock Bar horsebox was there to keep the guests topped up and Alfie the magician worked his tricks on them. Before asking people to take their places in the marquee all saw a mass game of Champong.
Marquee Wedding Breakfast and Speeches
Red Cherry Catering served a wedding breakfast in the marquee. One member of each table gifted with a chef’s hat and apron and the task of carving the meat for the rest of the table. Father of the bride and father of the groom kicked off the speeches. Following these was the groom himself all which had guests crying with laughter and joy.
Evening Entertainment at Sopley Lake Wedding
With wedding speeches completed there was more time to enjoy the various activities. Some even opted to visit the island in the middle of the lake.
As the sun went down evening guests arrived and it was time to light the fire pit and toast marshmallows. At this point Jenson the page boy was seen dancing on a table!
Cutting The Cake & Wedding Dancing
Cutting of the cake was next, this creation was from La Patisserie Macaron which was a tower of macrons with a cake perched on top. Following this was the couple first dance as husband and wife with most guests joining them. We stole the newlyweds away for a moment for some sunset shots before returning them to the marquee.
Wedding Silent Disco Photographs
With a curfew in place for the noise levels, the music switched to a silent disco at 10:30 everyone was dancing and singing.
The final act of our day was to take the happy couple over to the island for the last shot of the two of them on their big day.
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