Graham and Dawn live in Wiltshire but chose to get married in St Marys Church Swanage where Dawn’s parents married. The reception was held at Kingston Country Courtyard.
Dawn got ready at Kingston Country Courtyard in the bridal suite.
We met Graham, the bestman and ushers at the church.
This was the last bank holiday weekend of the summer and the weather forecast was good so bumper crowds were expected in Swanage and because of this everyone had allowed a bit more time travelling, the bridesmaids arrived nice and early allowing us a bit more time with them than usual.
Dawn arrived in style with a proud Dad watched by her bridesmaids. Her bridesmaids helped with her veil before she set off to down the aisle to meet Graham.
The service was conducted by Rev Wendy,who was covering for the Rev John Wood.
This was the first time that we had met Wendy, she was a joy to work with and she provided a lovely ceremony. It is always a joy to photograph a wedding at this church, everyone is very friendly and helpful.
Dawn and Graham left the church to the sound of the bells and the group photos were taken in the church grounds before heading off to Kingston Country Courtyard.
The gardens were used for some photos of the bridal party before sitting down to the wedding breakfast.
Dawn and Graham had planned their day well and time had been allowed for us to take a trip to Swanage beach with them prior to their evening celebrations.
We were a little concerned that the beach could be busy as there were to be fireworks that evening (the last of the season), luckily for us, all we found on the beach was a family having a barbecue at their beach hut leaving the beach deserted for us.
We wish Graham and Dawn all the very best for their future together.