Ashleigh & Adam’s Seaside Fun Themed Wedding

It’s not often we shoot a wedding we can walk to. After recently creating chocolate themed wedding photographs in Bristol it was nice to be working near to home. Living in and taking Swanage wedding photos in a small town, it was bound to happen! Ashleigh’s wedding perfectly reflected her personality, full l of the things that are important to her in life. Family, fun, children, the seaside, glitter and dancing.

Swanage Wedding Photos of Bridal Preparation

Walking in the hot morning sun I found Ashleigh and the girls preparing for the big day in her flat, just down the road from our office. The sunlight streamed in through the windows overlooking Swanage bay as Ashleigh, her mother, bridesmaids and children whizzed about the flat in a blur of preparation. A wonderful setting for some Swanage wedding photos.

Smiling baby son on morning of Swanage Wedding Photos

Ever since Ashleigh had initially decided to contact us about photographing her big day we could tell just how personal to her it would be. She had hand picked or hand made just about every detail of decoration involved. The hand made pink and purple wedding bouquets sat in a bedroom with the wedding dress, wedding bible and an extremely cute flower girl’s dress.

The classical elegance of Ashleigh’s Viva Bride ball gown dress was emphasized with detailed beading as it glowed away in the window. To punctuate the pastels and add something blue to the occasion Ashleigh had chosen a pair of striking Kurt Geiger blue Carvela Women’s Kollette closed-toe heels.

Ballgown style wedding dress hangs in window from Swanage wedding photos
Kurt Geiger blue closed toe wedding shoes from Swanage wedding photos
Flower girl dress with Hepburn quote from morning of Swanage wedding photos
Split room view from morning of Swanage church wedding
Bridesmaid and flower girl look out of window from morning of Swanage wedding photos

The bridesmaids took a break from entertaining children, making food, ironing and all of the other tasks a wedding morning involves to don their dusty pink Greco-Roman bridesmaids dresses. They looked gorgeous. They were, however immediately outshone by Ashleigh’s eldest children in their incredibly cute page boy and flower girl outfits!

Yasmine Taylor was on hand for all the girls wedding hair styling and even trimming needs!

Smiling bride has hair and make up styled at Swanage Wedding Photos
Bridesmaid armed with make up brush in mirror from Swanage Wedding Photos
Bride has hair styled while feeding baby on morning of Swanage Wedding Photos
Flower girl message and bouquet from Swanage Wedding Photos
Printed message to Mum and Dad from bride from Swanage Wedding Photos
Bright eyed bride in mirror from Swanage Wedding Photos
Bridal hair style on morning of Swanage Wedding Photos
Bride helps son with pink tie on morning of Swanage Wedding Photos
Bridesmaid in pink dress checks herself in mirror from Swanage Wedding Photos
One bridesmaid help another with her pink dress from Swanage Wedding Photos
Flower girl with flowers in her hair in mirror from morning of Swanage Wedding Photos

The always happy Cat Mutter, make up artist extraordinaire arrived and worked her magic on the the girls. Before she knew it Ashleigh was calmly slipping into her wedding dress with the help of her ever attentive mother.

Mother of the bride helps daughter with wedding dress from Swanage Wedding Photos
Buttons of wedding dress are done up from Swanage Wedding Photos
Bride in wedding dress takes a breath from Swanage Wedding Photos
Mother of the bride adjusts wedding dress on morning of Swanage Wedding Photos
Bride in wedding dress puts on veil from Swanage Wedding Photos
Smiling bride through veil on morning of Swanage Wedding Photos
Mother of the bride helps flower girl with lip liner from Swanage Wedding Photos
Bride in wedding and veil poses from Swanage Wedding Photos

Swanage Beach Wedding Photographs

With her veil fitted we departed into the heat of the sun on the beach, joining the multitude of tourists on the sand.

Bridesmaids help bride with dress on beach from Swanage Wedding Photos
Smiling bride on beach from morning of Swanage Wedding Photos
Bride on beach with veil blowing in wind from morning of Swanage Wedding Photos
Lace detailed back of wedding dress from morning of Swanage wedding photos

Back in the cool shade of the flat the girls had time to catch their breath, make final adjustments to hair and make up and leave for All Saints Church.

Bride and son share a moment on morning of Swanage wedding photos
Bride and daughter share a moment on morning of Swanage wedding photos
Father of the bride on wedding morning from Swanage wedding photos

Swanage Wedding Photos of Groom Preparation

Meanwhile Murray found Adam and his best man just up the road at the Pines Hotel in Swanage. They were enjoying a drink in the hotel garden which is perched on top of the cliff overlooking Swanage bay.  Back in their room they changed into charcoal suits with pale pink ties with matching pocket squares.  They both retuned to the cliff top garden to put on their buttonholes in the sunshine.  They too then made the short walk down the road to All Saints church.

Groom in the sun at cliff top hotel garden from Swanage wedding photos
Wedding suit with pink tie and matching pocket square from Swanage wedding photos
Groom in wedding suit reflection in mirror from Swanage wedding photos
Best man in the mirror while tying tie from Swanage wedding photos
Best man helps groom with buttonhole from Swanage wedding photos
Groom and best man walk to church in the sunshine at Swanage wedding photos

Swanage Church Wedding Photographs

Murray visited the church earlier capturing Swanage wedding photos of the decorations that had been put up the night before. Pink crepe pom poms hung from white ribbons across the roof.  Large pink heart shaped pink balloons gently swayed at the back of the church whenever the breeze came in through the doorway.

Pink and purple paper flower decorations in church from Swanage wedding photos
Smiling groom over pink balloons in church before Swanage wedding photos

Adam and his best man greeted guests as they arrived. Ashleigh’s two brothers had been given the job of ushers and they stood at the door issuing the orders of service as guest arrived. The chaps moved to the front of the church where the jokes with family slowly faded to a nervous quiet.

Ushers with orders of survive wait to greet guests from Swanage wedding photos

Smiling best man with thoughtful looking groom from Swanage wedding photos

First to arrive were the bridesmaids and flower girl. They waited a short time before Ashleigh arrived with her father. Outside the whole group paused for a few moments outside to gather themselves. The vicar led the bridal party into the church hand in hand with the flower girl.Adam’s nervous face disappeared as he saw Ashleigh for the first time. Ashleigh could not stop grinning from ear to ear throughout.

Vicar and flower girl lead wedding party in from Swanage wedding photos
Best man , Father of the bride and bride and groom all sing during ceremony
Flower girl looks to see what's going on from Swanage wedding photos
Page boy son with mother of the bride during ceremony from Swanage wedding photos

During the ceremony two readings were delivered and the happy couple made their promises to one another. The marriage was blessed and rapturous applause broke out from the guests. Ashleigh and Adam next made their way down the aisle as husband and wife. Once outside guests armed themselves with confetti and some even had handheld confetti cannons! The newly weds exited the church and confetti went everywhere. Up, down even sideways . Once the confetti had settled everyone enjoyed a drinks reception in the sunshine outside the church.

Best man puts hand on grooms shoulder during ceremony from Swanage wedding photos
Father of the bride during wedding ceremony from Swanage wedding photos
Groom hold brides hand for blessing of the marriage at Swanage wedding
New Mr and Mrs first kiss from Swanage wedding photos
Bride smiles during wedding ceremony at All Saints church in Swanage
Usher dries his eyes during ceremony from Swanage wedding photos
Guests gather outside church for drinks reception from Swanage wedding photos

Swanage Wedding Drinks Reception Photos

The bouncy castle, space hoppers and face painting behind the church had not gone unnoticed by the many children at this wedding. After some group photos they couldn’t wait to get involved. Inside the church tables and chairs were moved to make it ready for the wedding breakfast.

Bridal party are gathered for group photo from Swanage church wedding
Mother of the bride in blue facinator from Swanage wedding photos
Newlyweds pose for photo outside church from Swanage wedding
Bride will ball gown style wedding dress outside All Saints church in Swanage
Bride with brothers outside church from Swanage wedding photos

Alexa Temel had laid out a mouth watering array of hot and cold buffet foods. The bar was serving a huge range of drinks suitable for a hot summers day. A contented quiet settled in the church as guests enjoyed time off their feet and the tasty food.

Table of decorate your own cupcakes from Swanage wedding photos
Pink guest signing canvas from Swanage wedding photos
Pink and purple floral table decorations from Swanage wedding photos

After wedding breakfast many of the guests ventured outside to enjoy the sunshine. Children and adults alike had their faces painted and Ashleigh could resist the call of the bouncy castle no more.

Bride on bouncy castle with children from Swanage wedding photos

Swanage Wedding Evening Photos

Back inside Martin from Hooles Discos had set up his DJ rig complete with illuminated LOVE letters underneath the church window. The wedding cake was cut and our happy couple took to the dance floor for an unofficial first dance. It wouldn’t have been Asheligh’s wedding unless the children were dancing with her. They showed up most of the adults with their moves!

Groups of dancing guests from Swanage church wedding
Dancing guests at evening reception at All Saints church in Swanage
Bride looks at temporary tattoo from Swanage wedding photos
Dancing bridesmaids and guests during evening entertainment from Swanage wedding photos

As the dancing continued inside Ashleigh had a glittery floral tattoo added to her arm. She then rejoined for the Macarena and the happy couple left through a human archway!

Bridesmaid dances with guest during evening entertainment from Swanage Wedding Photos
Father of the bride strikes a pose at Swanage Wedding Photos
Dancing bridesmaid in pink dress during evening of Swanage Wedding Photos
Bride dances with son and guests during Swanage Wedding Photos
Bride is joined by family and guests on the dance floor from Swanage Wedding Photos
Cute flower girl during wedding reception from Swanage Wedding Photos
Flower girl emerges from guest guard of honor from Swanage Wedding Photos
Bride makes here way down guest guard of honor from Swanage Wedding Photos

Next, we drove the newly-weds up the road to Studland for some Swanage wedding photos with sunset on the sand dunes. Upon the premise of capturing more images overlooking Poole Harbour we parked up at the Sandbanks Hotel. Unbeknown the Ashleigh this was where they would be spending the night - a surprise from her new husband.

Newlyweds against sunset sky from Swanage wedding photos
Bride and groom share embrace and the sunset from Swanage Wedding Photos
New Mr and Mrs kiss against the sunset sky from Swanage Wedding Photos
Bride and groom share embrace at sunset from Swanage Wedding Photos
Newlyweds embrace at harbour sunset from Swanage Wedding Photos

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