Living in Hampshire gives me such a lovely assortment of wedding venues to visit, woods, fields, or like Claire and Matt’s wedding, the beach with Beach Weddings Bournemouth! Did I mention the newlyweds rode on a zip wire? No? Read on!
There is something very special about a beach wedding; the sound of the sea, the golden sands, the feel of the sun on your face…even though its here in the UK! We are lucky to have some wonderful beaches close by, living here on the South.
Claire got ready at the local Highcliff Marriott hotel with her lovely maids and little flower girl daughter, before making her way down to the beach in the famous cliff top lift. Claire looked incredible in her lace detailed gown as the bridesmaids complemented her in their blush pink dresses. The little sons looked so cool matching the other groomsmen in their little suits and bow ties – such cool kids!
The beautiful floral and driftwood archway was the perfect place for Claire and Matt to say their vows, while their family and friends watched and listened to their special readings. After ice creams, drinks and lawn games I took a walk along the beach with the couple, the sprinkling of rain wasn’t a problem and I got some shots with the sea and the beach, and even the cute beach huts, such a great backdrop!
Now, the part we are all waiting for! The ZIPWIRE! Claire and Matt were very brave as they decided on the spare of the moment to ride the zipwire from one end of Bournemouth pier right down on to the beach! I am sure it was such an exhilarating end to their day! After that excitement the couple had their first dance and celebrated into the night with their family and friends. I’m seriously lucky to have such cool clients to photograph!
Such a special day, and the zipwire was a first for me too! Congrats Claire and Matt xx
Here are a few of my favourite photos from their lovely day – thank you to Michael O’Sullivan who second shot for me, some of these are his.
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