Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel wedding of Charlotte and Peter
Charlotte and Peter travelled down from Leeds for their Bournemouth Marriott Highcliff Hotel wedding. Now, given the vagaries of the British weather you’d naturally think they’d be a little apprehensive. Well, no such problems. The “British Summer” defied us all. It was actually one of the hottest days of the year. Perfect for their outdoor ceremony overlooking Poole Bay.
My day started with the Bridal preparations. Now normally Brides have to travel to their wedding. Not Charlotte. Her wedding was held just a few hundred feet from where she was staying!
Charlotte, her Bridesmaids and the children got ready at the delightful Coastguard Cottages at the Marriott. With a stunning view across Poole Bay (and her wedding venue) from the bedroom it was the perfect start to her day. When I arrived Laura MacKenzie was busy getting the girls’ hair ready. The children were running around excitedly and there was a real buzz in their suite.
Outside, the temperature was starting to rise as the “boys” arrived in a stretched Hummer. Have to admit that the driver did a great job of actually managing the negotiate it into the Hotel’s car-park!
Yellow was the themed colour and it was a perfect complement to the blue of the sky and the sea.
I mentioned it was hot? It was sweltering! As Charlotte and Peter exchanged their vows I could almost see them wilting in the heat.
After the drinks reception and the group photos I stole Charlotte and Peter away for a while. He hopped into the cliff-lift and went down to the beach. It was quite a strange feeling – normally I’m down on the beach already with couples at their beach weddings!
The Steel Band played whilst the wedding breakfast was served, the guests sheltering underneath the parasols to escape the heat.
As evening approached and the temperatures dropped (slightly!) it was time for the party to begin in Harry’s Bar.
Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day Charlotte and Peter, even if I did lose a few pounds in weight! 🙂 xx
Wedding venue: Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Hair: Laura MacKenzie
Steel Band: Steeelasophical
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