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Poole Guildhall Wedding

Hannah & Jannine had an amazing Poole Guildhall wedding. No fuss, plenty of shots, tattoos and getting married were at the top of the list for them. The two girls run an awesome company called 217 events, they Dj and set up photobooths throughout Dorset and the UK.

So the day started with them getting ready at home together; what they were wearing was no big secret and they helped sort each others outfits. Jannine’s bouquet was handmade by herself in about 5 mins flat! She knew what she wanted and tied it together! They headed off to have a drink before the ceremony at Poole Guildhall which is steeped with history.

The Guildhall was first built in 1761 at a huge expense and used as council chambers and market space. Later in its life after a bomb in WW2 destroyed the slipper baths in Poole the Guildhall became the replacement for a time and was also used as a canteen for soldiers in preparation for the D-Day landings. From there it became the new place to get married in Poole after new laws on civil marriage came about.

Hannah and Jannine decided to use the full extent of the building having the ceremony in the larger of the two rooms. Its a gorgeous bright room and suited them down to the ground. A beautiful short ceremony later and they were married, smiles and laughter and some photos on the iconic curved steps then back to the bar for a celebratory drink with a couple friends.

A fitting end to a walk around the town with fish and chips is getting a tattoo, a simple MRS & MRS tattoo. A huge congrats to these two awesome ladies, your day was just perfect.

If you'd like to have a chat about your big or small day contact me here...

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2017 in a nutshell - Dorset Wedding Photographer

2017 in a nutshell – Dorset wedding photographer

SO first of all how quick did 2017 go! Last I knew it was the start of wedding season in May and then it 2018, how did that happen!! Below are a few pictures, well a lot from what I’ve shot this year, not every wedding is included but a random selection with more to be added.

It’s been a crazy year for me, with travelling all over the country to shoot. I am still amazed every time I shoot that I get to do this as my job, not many people can say they love what they so I’m truly thankful to everyone who books me.

A few trips to make a special mention are Megan & Corrie, you may have seen the blog post previously, but what an honour that another photographer from another country would have you capture their love, and to throw it in the mix was a surprise engagement in my fave place Glen Etive in Scotland.

Next was my trip to Rhodes, Greece. Emily & Ross had a beautiful day in the heat, 38 degrees!! They trusted me to capture the most intimate and amazing family get together with trips to the old town and one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve seen topped off with a firework display. The blog is coming soon do not worry!!

The weddings I’m most grateful for are the local’s ones, getting to visit some amazing venues in my home county of Dorset is amazing, Sopley Mill, The Old Vicarage, Parley Manor, Plush Manor, Burley Manor, The Italian Villa and Stockbridge farm are to name a few. They all make me feel so welcome.

But the biggest thanks always goes to the couples, the trust that goes into the day is unbelievable and I can truly say that some of my couples have become amazing friends. Long may it continue till I’m old and grey! Well I’m feeling old and starting to go grey!!

Here’s to 2018 and a bigger beard!!

Sopley Mill Wedding Photographer

Emma & Jamie - Sopley Mill Wedding photographer

This is Emma & Jamie’s beautiful wedding at the amazing Sopley Mill in Dorset.

Emma & Jamie’s wedding was put together by Naomi at The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, it was the most magical wedding i’ve ever attended. The love, emotion and joy in the room was beyond anything. There is a story to go with this day that is not mine to tell but I was grateful to have the opportunity to be present and capture all that love, emotion and joy.

The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation is a charity that organises weddings for people who are terminally ill, its an amazing charity and I’m honoured to be apart of it and of this day. Naomi is an incredible women who is battling her own illness while taking care of others. If we all took a small leaf from her book then this world would be a better place.

A huge thanks to everyone who donated time and effort to this day to make it so amazing for this epic couple. If you'd like to have a chat contact me here.

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Verity & James – Plush Manor Wedding

When you get a wedding enquiry for a place called Plush Manor you think it’s a joke, and then you google said place and realise there is a place on your doorstep called Plush! And it has the most gorgeous manor house that is used for minimal weddings per year. Verity & James were the sweetest couple with big plans for the wedding, they had an amazing team to help out on the day including a good friend and wedding planner Sam Savage.

The wedding was to take place outside with no contingency plans in case of rain! Well apart from umbrellas! Thankfully the sun shone and the day was gorgeous. After the ceremony we moved to one of the many private gardens for drink and canopies along with the confetti throw which is always a favourite of mine! Plush Manor has an awesome set up, on the grounds you have a ceremony area, a manor house, several gardens and the cherry on top is an empty church, yes a church! The church isn’t allowed to be used for ceremonies and is totally empty and you’ll see in the photos the set up in there for the wedding breakfast. Just amazing! After the wedding breakfast the sun was going down which made for some gorgeous evening shots with a little smoke and a bit of dancing while the church was turned around to make way for the proper party.

A huge thanks to Verity & James for being awesome and to Sam for helping make the day go smooth.If you'd like to chat about your wedding contact me here.