As a Dorset wedding photographer I’m privileged to shoot at some fantastic wedding venues. I was delighted when Emma and James asked if I’d photograph their special day. They’d travelled down from Staffordshire for a weekend to meet up with me, and we chatted over coffee at West Beach café, talking about their plans for the day. It’s always good to see a couple really excited about their plans, both of them involved in the process and keen to make it a success. The love and tenderness between them was so strong you could almost touch it and I knew this would be a Beach Weddings Bournemouth fun wedding!
Emma and James’ wedding was intimate, with just the key family members and a few friends. You don’t need a cast of thousands to make a wedding a success and I believe it’s really important that you have the people who mean the most to you at your special day. As it was a smaller ceremony they didn’t have a full marquee, but what’s known as a Chinese hat – it’s perfect for an intimate wedding.
After a cloudy start the wedding day was bright and sunny, the beach relatively deserted and the Beach Weddings Bournemouth venue looking stunning against the backdrop of Poole Bay and the Purbecks – the sun glistening on the sea.
James waited nervously under the driftwood arch, anticipating Emma’s arrival on the beach with her Father. The nerves quickly melted away and before we knew it, they were married! Afterwards they had a drinks reception (plus some delicious Purbeck ice cream) followed by some photographs. After the family formals I took them away for a short while, down to the water’s edge. I think it’s really important for couples to get some time alone on their wedding day, just to enjoy each others company whilst I take some relaxed portraits.
After the beach it was back along the promenade to West Beach, where everyone tucked into a delicious meal.
Thank you, Emma and James, for allowing me to be a part of your special day – it was brilliant!
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