I was honoured to be asked by Melanie Kiani of Bellissimo Weddings and Events to be part of her launch group for an exciting new venture – “Beach Weddings Bournemouth” – legal wedding ceremonies on Bournemouth beach. Whilst you can have your wedding ceremony on the beach in this country by using a Civil Celebrant, the legal element still has to be conducted by a Registrar. Earlier this year Bournemouth Council agreed to allow wedding ceremonies on the beach, using a “beach hut” that’s been licensed for legal purposes.
In addition to being part of the launch day itself, Melanie asked if I would also photograph the launch, with the images forming part of her marketing and promotional material – no pressure then! 🙂
We’d initially arranged to shoot some promotional photos using models on the launch day, but last week’s weather smiled on us and I was able to get some lovely shots – even if was a tad chilly! The reaction from the media’s been sensational, with plenty of column inches in the nationals, such as the BBC, Daily Mail, Guardian etc.
I nipped down to the beach again today to check how preparations are going for tomorrow’s event, an as you can see from the video, we’re back to traditional British weather! But if you’re in the area, pop in either tomorrow or Saturday – would be great to see you. 🙂