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Monday, May 7

Wedding at Studland Bay House in Dorset, Louise and Neil's Dorset Beach Inspired Wedding

Louise and Neil's wedding was such a perfect wedding day. We say (and it's true!) weddings are always about the people and Louise and Neil, their families and friends are what made the day special. It would be hard to ignore all the beautiful rustic wedding details, many of which were hand made by Louise and Neil and their friends.

The ceremony took place at St Nicholas' Church in Studland, the present building dates from the 12th century but there has been a church on this site from Saxon times and was full to the rafters (literally as there are pews upstairs) with love and the singing of the church choir added to atmosphere, such a wonderful ceremony.

The Dorset wedding reception venue was literally just a 5 minute drive down to the beach, to the amazing Studland Bay House, overlooking some of the most beautiful beaches in the Bournemouth area. The beaches are managed by the National Trust and even in the summer never get too busy (one of Dorset's best kept beachy secrets?!). A very unusual Dorset wedding with tipi tents (or is that teepee wedding marquees) which added to the relaxed beach wedding theme.

We were able to pop to the beaches with Louise and Neil in their vintage vw camper van as there was a good amount time in the schedule and planned in for some romantic couple images at the beach. Whenever the ceremony and reception venues are in different places allowing time while guests meander their way to the reception means they won't miss the couple for 30 minutes while they arrive, have some canapes and freshen up.

Truly one of the most fun and relaxed wedding days from last summer, much credit has to go to Louise and Neil, a huge amount of effort on their parts to bring the day together and a real desire to enjoy the day and their guests. It would be remiss not to mention Melanie Kiani of Bellissimo Events and her team of helpers, who worked in a relaxed, warm, friendly and efficient way. Never obtrusive but close enough to hand if needed and making sure everything was perfect, allowing Louise and Neil to get on and enjoy their wedding day.

Many congratulations to Louise and Neil from Teri and I!

Old Harry Rocks Dorset Coast

Wedding At Studland Bay House

Wedding Makeup Dorset

Modern Wedding Photography

Beautiful Wedding Dress

White Rose And Carnation Wedding Bouquet

Amazing Wedding Shoes Low Heels

Amazing Wedding Shows High Heels

Reportage Wedding Photos

Bridesmaids Morning Photography

Bridesmaids Wedding Present Ideas

Fun Morning Prep Shots

Bridal Portrait Reportage

Modern Bridal Relaxed Portrait

Wedding At Studland Bay House Dorset

Grand Staircase Manor House

Romantic Contemporary Wedding Photography

St Nicholas Church Wedding Studland Dorset

Hand Made Wedding Stationary

White Hydrangea Bouquets

Reportage Wedding Photography Dorset

Modern Grooms Portraits

Fun Wedding Photos

Taupe Bridesmaid Dresses

Taupe Bridesmaids Dress

Wedding Processional Outside

Church Wedding Dorset St Nicholas Studland

Church Wedding Studland

Reportage Wedding Photography Church

Church Wedding In Dorset

St Nicholas Studland Church Wedding

Dorset Wedding Photography

Studland Church Of St Nicholas Dorset

Cute Page Boy Suit

Beach Wedding Photography In Dorset Vw Campervan

Vw Campervan Wedding Transport

Though we are not often about blowing our own trumpet(s) we were honored to win for the third time the prestigious MPA Wessex Wedding Photographer of the Year award with the beach wedding photograph below. Much thanks as always must go to our clients, who trust us to create special images for them and allow us time on their wedding days to make something totally unique :)
Beach Wedding Photography Dorset

Dorset Beach Wedding Photographer

Beach Wedding Photograper Dorset

Contemporary Wedding Photographer

Stylish Wedding Photography

Beach Wedding Dorset

Dorset Beachy Wedding Photography

Studland Beach Wedding

Beach Wedding In Dorset Near Sea

Bournemouth Beach Wedding Photos

Hydrangea Centerpieces For Weddings

Wedding Stationary Hand Made

Hydrangea Centerpieces At Wedding

Unusual Wedding Present Ideas

Eco Friendly Wedding Present Ideas

Eco Friendly Wedding Stationary

Rustic Country Wedding Details

Rustic Wedding Ideas Lanterns

Beautiful Rustic Wedding Details

Country Style Table Centers For Weddings

Tipi Wedding Photos

Rustic Wedding Table Layout Ideas

Fun Shabby Chic Wedding Ideas

Shabby Chic Wedding Table Plan

Tipi Weddings Photography

Vintage Wedding Photographer

Champagne In Flutes

Reportage Wedding Photographer In Dorset

Modern Reportage Wedding Photos

Natural Relaxed Wedding Photography

Documentary Wedding Photography

Documentary Wedding Photographer

Amazing Cheesecake Wedding Cakes

Cheesecake Wedding Cake Photos

Dorset Documetary Wedding Photographer

Tipi For Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception In Teepee

Wedding Reception In Tipi

Dorset Wedding Photographer

Band Music In Dorset

Wedding Tipi

Links and useful resources:

Dorset Wedding Photographer Our main wedding photography website with information and galleries :)
Bellissimo Wedding Planning - wonderful wedding planners, the best we have had to pleasure to work with!
World Inspired Tents - great job guys amazing tents and a real talking point on the day with all the guests
Ena's Florists - beautiful wedding flowers, a perfect mix of vintage country and rustic sophistication.
Beautiful Bridal Boutique Louise looked amazing, the perfect dress

You can now see more of the images from Louise and Neil's wedding day by viewing their HD wedding slideshow on youtube. Click Studland Bay House Wedding to view their slideshow :)


  1. Mel East7:51 pm

    Wow ! What a beautiful wedding and what incredible photography! I love it! You've really captured the atmosphere and detail of the day beautifully. Your clients must be thrilled!

  2. What a beautiful and inspiring wedding. I love every bit of it, from the color scheme to the great photographs. Well done to everyone involved!

  3. So pretty, Teri. :)

  4. Just beautiful, as ever. Wonderful work on what looks like a wonderful day.

  5. What a beautiful sky in those portraits! Stunning photos


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