Dean and Jade originally wanted to have their wedding abroad in the Bahamas, but the expense meant that not all of their friends and family could attend. So because they visit Christchurch often, they fell in love with Christchurch Harbour Hotel which they had exclusive use of. They had a coastal and Bahamas theme which included imported 'Sands' beer, a caribbean band, shell and beach table centre piece and sand filled vases.
Francis and Katy live in Perth but have English and South African roots amongst others. Most of their family live in England so they decided to have their wedding back in England in the village of Tarrant Monkton with the use of a family friends Farm and grounds for their beautifully decorated country style wedding and their ceremony down the road at All Saints Church.
Jonny and Becky married at Canford Magna Church on the beautiful Canford Magna School grounds and has their reception at Parley Manor near Christchurch in their stunning marquee, surrounded by their equally stunning gardens
Alistair and Julie married at Poole Guildhall and had their wedding reception at one of the most idyllic places I have seen in Dorset. Tucked away from Wimborne highstreet is the beautiful private grounds of Deans Court with beautiful lawns, trees, wedding marquee onto a jetty and all in front of the most beautiful pond.
Nick and Ellie married at the beautiful old and rustic Castle in Chora a small town in Astypalea in Greece, one of the most southern Islands from the mainland. Ellie's Auntie lives in Astypalea and organised the majority of the wedding with close family. They will also have an English celebration on the most popular wedding date this year, July 18th with all friends and family.
Jin and Charlotte married at Church of Holy Angels in Lilliput followed by a fabulous reception at the beautiful Italian Villa in Sandbanks, nestled in amongst Compton Acres gardens. Charlotte grew up in Bournemouth and moved to Birmingham where Jin came from. Jin's side of the family are indian so it was an English and Indian vibe to the day as well as a olive green colour theme with splashes of hessian.
Louis and Judith live in Richmond, London and had a weekend away at Christchurch Harbour Hotel in Dorset and because they had such a great time there, they decided for it to also be their wedding venue for their French Themed Wedding
James and Sam married at the beautiful Sopley Mill on the border of Dorset and Hampshire. As it was December and Christmas time, they wanted to embrace the time of the year using rustic tree stumps, tea-lights and mistletoe to really create a rustic woodland feel as ell as using candles that smelt of cinnamon to create that lovely Christmassy smell. They served canapés of pigs in blankets and mini mince pies, along with winter pimms.