Sarah and Ryan’s Studland Bay Dorset wedding day saw us creating some stunning wedding photographs from a wedding ceremony at Studland’s ancient stone church. The sunny day included beautiful clifftop seaside views and a wedding marquee party at Studland Bay House down the road from our offices.

On the bright and hot summer’s morning we made the very short journey from Swanage to Studland Bay House. Having shot weddings at this incredible coastal venue before it was sure to be a great Studland Bay Dorset Wedding.

Bridal Preparations At Studland Bay House In Dorset

We found Sarah and her bridal party calmly preparing for her big day in the bridal suite with stunning panoramic sea side views. Enchanted Beauty Bournemouth took care of the wedding make up using the light from the the huge stone windows. A friend of Sarah’s Ashton Spicer was on hand to expertly style the girl’s wedding hair. Wedding bubbles were popped and drunk as the excitement and anticipation began to grow. Soon beautiful pastel wedding flowers arrived from Buds of Mave and the bridal party made their final preparations before leaving for St Nicolas’ church in Studland.

Black and white documentary photograph of bridal hair styling at Dorset wedding morning in Studland Bay House wedding venue
Wooden carved Buddha holding up silver and pearl wedding bracelet jewellery detail wedding photograph
White lace detailed white wedding dress on wooden hanger on Dorset wedding morning detail photograph
Blonde bride wedding hair styled on wedding morning documentary photograph with prism rainbow
Black and white wedding photograph of wedding dress and bride with glass of bubbles on wedding morning
Mother of the groom and bride laughing on Dorset wedding morning preparations by documentary wedding photographers
Multicolour floral pink and yellow pastel bridal wedding bouquet with green foliage photograph taken against white backdrop
Smiling bridesmaid holds champagne glass in mirror whilst wedding hair is styled during bridal morning preparations
Smiling blonde bride wearing detailed wedding dress against Damask wallpaper on wedding morning in Dorset
Bride is helped into lace detailed wedding dress with train on Dorset wedding morning documentary wedding photography
Happy bride in white wedding dress sprays perfume in ornate wooden framed mirror on wedding morning
Bride in wedding dress with wedding bouquet at Studland Bay House in Bridal suite before wedding ceremony
Bride descends ornate wooden staircase at Studland Bay House Dorset wedding venue photograph

Groom Preparation Photographs At Knoll House Hotel

Meanwhile Ryan had been getting ready with his best man Tommy down the road at Knoll House Hotel. Feeling the heat of the hot summers day, they spent some time out on the cooler balcony. Here they could take in the view, which would be the backdrop for the day. Making sure they stayed hydrated they enjoyed a quick drink before heading to the church.

Silver wedding rings in personalised wooden slice box wedding detail photograph on wicker and glass table top
Groom and best man drink beer on coastal Knowl House Hotel balcony on summer wedding morning in Dorset
Groom in blue suit and grey tweed waistcoat smiling as he leaves Knoll House Hotel on Dorset wedding morning

Church Ceremony Photos From A Studland Bay Dorset Wedding

It wasn’t long before the wedding guests started to arrive and the church filled up. Ryan and his best man took their places but not before Tommy checked that he still had the wedding rings. Sarah arrived in a classic wedding car from RK Prestige, accompanied by her father and bridesmaid. Outside in the hot sunshine she had a moment to gather herself before entering the church.

Groom and best man suited and booted wearing waistcoats in sunglasses walking through field on wedding morning
Groom in blue wedding suite wipes forehead in the doorway as he feels the heat at a Dorset village church wedding
Pastel pink and green floral arrangement in Studland Dorset stone church wedding photograph
Portrait photograph of smartly dressed wedding usher wearing three piece blue wedding suit in stone church doorway
Best man in blue wedding suit checks wedding rings with large floral buttonhole at village church wedding ceremony in Dorset
Full village church guests in pews await arrival of Bride at Dorset church wedding ceremony venue
Documentary wedding photograph of best man giving groom a final pep talk before Dorset stone church wedding ceremony
Bride father of bride and bridesmaid arrives in classic wedding car at Purbeck stone village wedding in Dorset

Inside the ancient stone building promises were made and rings exchanged in front of the couple’s nearest and dearest. Two readings were delivered by family members before Sarah and Ryan came down the aisle as husband and wife. Friends and family gathered outside to shower them with confetti as they made their way to the wedding car.

Wedding ceremony photographed from balcony at Dorset village stone church wedding ceremony
Documentary wedding photograph of bridesmaid reading from bible at Dorset village church wedding ceremony
Documentary wedding photograph of bride and groom watching readings at Dorset stone church wedding ceremony
Smiling bride and groom hold hands as they exchange wedding vows at Dorset village church ceremony
Reading delivered during Dorset village stone church wedding ceremony at St Nicholas' Church in Studland
Documentary wedding photograph of bride and groom walking down the aisle and exiting village church as husband and wife
Happy newly-wed bride and groom exit Studland church door in to summer sun with floral archway at Dorset wedding
Documentary wedding photograph of guests gathered in sunshine with confetti outside Dorset village church
Wedding confetti photograph outside ancient Dorset stone village church on summers day

Seaside Garden Drinks Reception At Studland Bay Dorset Wedding

Wedding guests arrived first at Studland Bay House and enjoyed a drinks reception in the landscaped garden. The chilled sound track was provided by acoustic guitarist Paul Thorne. Sarah and Ryan arrived in their classic wedding car. It took them down to the sea side cliff edge where we took some relaxed couple photographs.

Bride in classic wedding car at Studland Bay Dorset wedding venue by seaside cliffs on summers day
Reflection of groom in chrome of classic wedding car headlight with Dorset sea side view and blue summer skies
Bride and groom with Dorset coastal landscape and blue sky wedding photograph at Studland Bay House wedding venue
Bride portrait photograph in the shade of seaside trees at Studland Bay House wedding venue gardens in Dorset
Bride and groom walking through garden trees at Dorset wedding venue with blue summer skies
Bride and groom kissing in front of spectacular tree and sky at Studland Bay Dorset wedding venue gardens
Bride and groom walk through gardens towards stalely home at Studland Bay Dorset wedding venue

We walked back up to the house through the beautiful gardens and delivered them to their wedding drinks reception. Drinks and canapés were enjoyed in the sunshine which was now cooled with a sea breeze around the plants and flowers. After guests had had a chance to congratulate the happy couple we quickly arranged some group photos in front of the house. Soon everyone was called into the marquee for the wedding breakfast.

Bride and groom arrive to wedding musician at Studland Bay Dorset wedding reception with guests and marquee
Bride hugged by wedding guest at garden drinks reception at Studland Bay Dorset wedding photograph
Documentary wedding photograph of laughing guest in T-shirt and blue suit jacket during wedding drinks reception in Dorset
Female wedding guests take a break on a bench between stately home columns at Studland Bay Dorset wedding reception
Mother of the groom and wedding guests natural portrait with champagne drinks during group photographs
Wedding guest stands alone leaning on column during group photographs at Studland Bay Dorset wedding
Documentary wedding photograph of laughing bride and guests during group wedding photos at Studland Bay Dorset wedding
Laughing wedding guests and father of the bride reflection outside Studland Bay Dorset wedding venue
Laughing male wedding guests in sunglasses during seaside drinks reception at Dorset coastal wedding venue
Seated wedding guests laughing in Studland Bay House garden during wedding drinks reception
Laughing female wedding guests share bottles of beer and jokes during garden wedding reception
Documentary wedding photograph of bride and son intimate moment in doorway at Studland Bay Dorset wedding venue

Marquee Wedding Breakfast And Speeches Photographs

The happy couple entered the marquee to rapturous applause. After everyone had enjoyed the tasty wedding breakfast it was time for the speeches. First up was father of the bride who had a couple of stories about his daughter growing up. Ryan followed, keeping it short and sweet whilst remembering to thank everyone. Bringing the speeches to a close was best man Tommy, who had many stories about his best mate. He chose to use vegetables as props which had most of the marquee in fits of laughter.

Top table pastel pink roses floral spray with green foliage at marquee wedding
Groom place setting with green foliage and card name tag at garden marquee Dorset wedding
Ladder with edison light bulbs and ivy floral arrangement in rustic wedding marquee venue
Detail photograph of glass bottle and printed paper tag table decoration at Dorset marquee wedding venue
Dorset postcard Corfe Castle table names detail photograph at Studland Bay House wedding marquee
Bride takes a moment alone with beer bottle in dark wood panelled room at Studland Bay House wedding venue in Dorset
Groom leads bride through wooden doorway in to wedding marquee with beer hidden behind her back
Father of the bride points during speech at marquee wedding breakfast by one thousand words documentary wedding photography
Bride holds back tears reaction photograph during father of the bride speech in Dorset wedding marquee
Happy bridesmaid in front of wood and ivy hoop claps during wedding speeches at marquee wedding breakfast
Documentary wedding photograph of bride affectionately stroking groom during marquee wedding speeches
Wedding guests happy reaction during father of the bride's wedding speech in marquee venue
Top table laughing reaction to father of the bride's speech at marquee wedding breakfast top table
Bride laughs as groom in tweed waistcoat delivers speech on top table at Studland Bay House wedding breakfast
Best man in blue wedding suit waistcoat delivers wedding speech using notebook in Dorset Wedding marquee
Grooms horrified face reaction to best man's story during speech at Dorset wedding
Father of the groom in waistcoat laughing during speeches at marquee wedding breakfast in Dorset countryside

Before cutting the wedding cake supplied by Dream Cakes by Michelle there was still time to enjoy a few more drinks in the sunshine at this Studland Bay Dorset wedding. The Maida Vales sound checked while some of the guests got straight into the party vibe with Swit Swoo photo booth. Next the wedding band called everyone into the marquee for the newly weds first dance. It didn’t take long before they were joined by the rest of the guests, who danced the night away.

Animated wedding guests share a joke at Dorset wedding, portrait photograph at drinks reception in gardens
Three tiered butter iced Victoria sponge wedding cake with floral decoration on wooden log slice and silver knife
Wedding guests happy reactions filing and photographing bride and groom cutting their wedding cake in wedding venue garden
Bride and groom kiss after cutting cake watched by guests at Dorset wedding at Studland Bay House garden reception
Wedding guests in photo booth pulling fun poses with fancy dress hats at Dorset wedding venue
Two wedding guests take a break together under flower archway in wedding venue gardens during drinks reception
Two female wedding guests checking dancing footwear flip flops at wedding marquee evening reception
Bride and groom first dance documentary wedding photograph at Dorset wedding marquee evening reception
Bride and groom's first dance to wedding band at Studland Bay House marquee wedding venue in Dorset
Dancing wedding guests spinning with beer on dance floor at Dorset marquee wedding evening reception
Dance floor hugs with bride, groom and best man at Dorset marquee wedding reception
Sunset cloudy sky at Studland Bay House marquee with pink garden flowers on stone wall at Dorset wedding venue
Groomsman dances with partner holding beer bottle on marquee wedding evening disco
Busy dance floor with dancing wedding guests during marquee wedding reception in Dorset
Wedding guest in black and white polka dot dress dancing groove during marquee wedding reception in Dorset
Bride joins wedding guests dancing on dance floor during wedding band playing at marquee wedding evening in Dorset
Studland Bay House Dorset wedding venue with marquee and fire pit during wedding evening sunset
Four piece wedding band perform at Studland Bay House Dorset marquee wedding venue
Dancing wedding guest in floral print dress at marquee reception with coloured lighting and wedding band
Documentary wedding photograph of reflection of wedding guests having fun at Studland Bay House wedding venue in Dorset
Wedding band perform on stage at Studland Bay House Dorset wedding marquee

 

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