Smedmore House Photography – Sara & Thomas’ Dorset Wedding by the sea

A couple of weeks ago on a very fine and sunny late Summers day, I headed down to Dorset’s very fabulous Jurassic coast to the lovely Smedmore House which overlooks Kimmeridge bay for the wonderful wedding of Sara and Thomas.

Sara and Thomas are Austrian but both live and work in the UK. In fact Sara and Thomas had been keeping a little secret, they had in fact already officially got married…that is to say they had performed the legal requirements, but they hadn’t had a ‘wedding’!  Today was to be that day!

Family and friends over from Austria joined in a very lovely and personal ceremony performed in the beautiful gardens of Smedmore House. Warmed not only by the late summer sun but by the love shared by everyone blessing the wedding rings as they were passed around, Thomas and Sara exchanged their vows and were proclaimed husband and wife.

Drinks and croquet on the lawn and a few family photographs, then Sara Thomas and I slipped away down to the stunning Kimmeridge bay itself where the water sparkled in the sunshine and we were able to capture some very lovely images for their album.

Away to the marquee and dinner and speeches…all too soon darkness comes, but coloured lanterns light the way and soon the marquee is awash with colour and sound as the band kicks in and Sara and Thomas hit the floor for their first dance.

A wonderful day indeed :-)

 

A few images from Sara and Thomas’ Dorset wedding by the sea ……

 

Bridal preparations at Smedmore House

Bride having her make up done at smedmore house in dorset

Bride in her veil at smedmore house

Bride sits on the chaise lounge at smedmore House

Bride looks out of smedmore house window

Bride exits smedmore house on her fathers arm

Bride decends the grand staircase at smedmore house dorset

Bride enters the gardens at smedmore house

wedding reading in smedmore house gardens

Bride and groom sit at ceremony in smedmore house gardens

bride and groom exchange vows in smedmore house gardens

Bride and groom first kiss in smedmore house gardens

Bubble confetti at smedmore house wedding

Wedding at smedmore house in dorset

bride and groom down by the sea at kimmeridge bay

bride and groom at kimmeridge bay dorset

bride and groom celebrating on the jurassic coast

dancing on the sea for dorset bride and groom

wedding garden party at smedmore house

croquet on the lawn at smedmore house wedding

dorset wedding venue smedmore house

frisbee on the lawn at dorset wedding

speeches in the marquee at smedmore house wedding

wedding reception at smedmore house in dorset

dorset wedding venue smedmore house

wedding catering at smedmore house in dorset

first dance at smedmore house wedding in dorsetdancing in the marquee at smedmore house wedding

wedding marquee in the gardens of dorset wedding venue smedmore house

 

Credit where credit is due

Florist – The Poundbury Florist   Cake – Teddington Cheese

Catering – Molly’s Catering    Band – No Donuts for Hilda

Dress by Elfenkleid

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