The RNLI College Wedding Open Day – Poole Dorset wedding photographer


by Ian Hamilton

RNLI College Poole Wedding Open Day

Yesterday saw me putting the “exhibition kit” into the back of the car bright and early for a trip to the RNLI Lifeboat College in Poole, for a Wedding Open Day organised by Bellissimo Wedding Planners. This is the second year that I’ve exhibited at this show and it’s really well attended by Brides not only from Poole and Bournemouth but from further afield in Dorset and beyond. The RNLI College is quite a unique wedding venue in Dorset, with striking modern architecture and a harbour-side position where you can look out across Sunseekers and other expensive craft!

As usual, Melanie and her team from Bellissimo Wedding Planners put on a really professional event and there was a terrific range of wedding suppliers on show, most of whom I know very well, so I was “almost” a social occasion for me!

The team from Bellissimo Wedding Planners at the RNLI Wedding Show

Wedding suppliers at the show

There were (naturally) some excellent wedding photographers, florists, cake artists (I’d hesitate to refer to them as cake-makers because that doesn’t do them justice), hair and make-up artists, wedding transport (we had Rolls-Royces and VW splitties on display), dress suppliers plus a host of other services to help Brides (and the odd Groom) make the most of their wedding day. Even though it was a bright day it was bitterly cold, so well done to those couples who braved to elements to go outside and watch a fabulous display put on by a Fire Performer from We Perform

I had the opportunity to talk to lots of lovely Brides about their wedding photography at this RNLI College wedding fair and I look forward to exhibiting at next year’s show … who knows, if you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Poole or Bournemouth next year you might pop along and have a chat with me!

About the RNLI College

The RNLI College in Poole, Dorset is a contemporary venue in a stunning waterside setting offering the perfect backdrop for your special day providing wonderful photographic memories to enjoy for many years to come. Choosing the right venue is the most important decision you’re going to make when planning your wedding. At the RNLI we understand this and are proud to offer a stunning wedding venue to make your day one to remember, together with excellent food and service, guaranteeing you and your guests a most memorable wedding day. We are licensed for marriage ceremonies and civil partnerships. We can accommodate both your wedding breakfast and evening reception in our attractive function rooms, including the Harbour View and Waterfront suites. By special arrangement, you can also use our private pontoons to arrive and depart by boat making this truly a day to remember. Don’t forget by holding your wedding at the college, you will help to raise essential funds for saving lives at sea. This is a unique way to share the joy of your special day.

Striking architecture of the RNLI Lifeboat College in Poole

The striking architecture of the RNLI College in Poole, a unique wedding venue


Lovely VW Splitty wedding car from Dorset DubHire

Beautiful VW Splitty, from Dorset DubHire


Stunning Vintage Rolls-Royce wedding cars from RR Elite

Stunning vintage Rolls-Royce wedding cars from RR Elite


Gorgeous VW Splitty wedding car from VW Splitty Wedding Bus Hire in Dorset

Another lovely VW Splitscreen, this time from VW Splitty Weddings


Model displaying a stunning wedding dress at the RNLI wedding venue in Dorset

Anita modelling a stunning wedding dress


Suppliers featured in these photos:

RR Elite Dorset Dub Hire VW Splitty Weddings Girls of Elegance We Perform


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