A Sunny Wedding Day For Swanage Pier Wedding Photographs
Join us for Swanage Pier wedding photographs from Kim & Ian’s big day. Kim and Ian are a lovely couple, who graced us with their presence for an intimate engagement photoshoot on Studland Beach earlier this year.
Well, the big day we eagerly awaited finally arrived! As we embarked on a journey of international wedding planning across time zones, uncertainty loomed large. The weather gods seemed less than kind, but, as you’ll soon discover, the Purbeck microclimate had other plans. Kim and Ian enjoyed a sun-drenched celebration.
Bridal Preparation Photos in the Heart of Swanage
The wedding day began at the delightful Grade II listed Passiflora Cottage. Nestled in the heart of Swanage it was the perfect bridal preparation location. Inside, the bridal party gathered around the wooden dining table. Mirrors galore allowed for intricate makeup and hair adjustments. They also allowed us unachievable angles in the small space for capturing the proceedings
However, nothing could have prepared us for the unique twist in her wedding flowers. The magnificent creations from Dana’s Paper Flowers took us by surprise. Kim’s bouquet was crafted from colorful paper and ski maps. Paying homage to Kim and Ian’s shared passion for skiing. As a touching tribute to her late father, Kim carried a small framed picture of him on the stem of her bouquet.
Meanwhile, upstairs, Kim’s exquisite white A-line wedding dress awaited its moment in the spotlight. As she donned her gown, a custom feather fascinator from Pinkham Millinery added the perfect finishing touch to her ensemble.
Finally, with preparations complete, the bridal party set off towards Swanage Pier. The locals and holidaymakers alike raised their eyebrows with shouts of “good luck” along the way
Groom’s Preparation Photos at The Cellar Bar
Emily Colle wedding co-ordinator and her very safe hands made sure that Ian greeted guests onto the pier. They were ready and waiting for Kim and her flower girls. With Murray already in attendance, capturing the pier’s ‘goings on’ I joined Ian at the top of the aisle. Quickly helping Adam, the couple’s little videographer for the day, all that was left to do was join in the anticipation.
Swanage Pier Wedding Ceremony Photographs
Next, the wedding party was treated to a windy yet sun-baked wedding ceremony. Dorset registrars led proceedings, so full of love and happiness. The wedding guest’s readings fitted right in. After the exchange of rings the newlyweds sealed their vows with a kiss. The guests bust into rapturous applause.
Wedding Reception and Memories From Swanage Pier
The Swanage Pier Trust laid on delicious canapés and refreshments. Allowing the wedding party to savor the breathtaking coastal views. With such stunning backdrops, we whipped through the formal group photographs. Then spending ten minutes with Kim and Ian, relaxing alone on the pier.
Afterwards we looked back toward Swanage Bay from the pier, a large red vehicle appeared on the horizon. Kim and Ian had arranged for a magnificent 1950s classic Red London Routemaster Bus to transport their guests from Premier Carriage. The scenic journey wound through Swanage’s streets, the Purbeck countryside, and the ancient village of Corfe, home to the famous ruined castle. A stop at Studland Viewpoint treated guests to an elevated view over Arne, Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island, Poole, and Bournemouth before reaching the Purbeck Golf Club.
Purbeck Golf Club Wedding Reception Photographs
We love Purbeck Golf Club as a wedding venue. Although still open to members it feels like you have the whole place to yourselves, stunning views and all.
Inside, the dining room presented panoramic countryside views. It was adorned with a white wedding/ski theme. Each table was aptly named after one of Kim and Ian’s cherished skiing destinations. Featuring ski stickers throughout. Alongside the bar sat an impressive range of cakes supplied by local cake experts Love Cake. These sweet treats surrounded Ian’s tower of cheese, sourced from our local Deli.
The evening sun started to dip and the light faded to a misty orange glow. As their guests were treated to drinks Kim and Ian took off in a golf cart. We then headed across the course to the renounced 5th tee, known to golfers as “one of the finest views in British golf”. Against the fading light, we left the happy couple alone. We captured some intimate moments, their sweet affection for each other shining through.
Wedding Evening Celebrations at Purbeck Golf Club
The moment then arrived for Kim and Ian to cut the larger of the cakes. Thus setting the stage for a heartfelt toast. Next DJ ‘Disco Stew’ announced the first dance. Soon after the newlyweds gracefully swayed to the music, surrounded by their beloved family and friends.
As the night progressed, guests filled the dance floor and the tunes cranked up a notch. Beneath the starry night sky, with glow sticks in hand, the wedding party danced the night away.
Kim and Ian’s Swanage Pier wedding was a picture-perfect celebration. We particuarly loved that they had chosen quality, local suppliers for their perfect big day. We are so proud to be asked to capture stunning Purbeck wedding venues filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments.
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