The Sandbanks Hotel was the venue for Charlie and Sarah’s wedding. After a week of wind and rain and a forecast that didn’t look too promising, amazingly the day started dry and better than we expected.
We had first met Sarah a couple of years ago when she was a bridesmaid at Jane and Sarah’s civil partnership wedding.
We met the girls in their room having their hair done, all was calm and running to Sarah’s timetable. With only their make-up to do we checked out the reception room which was pretty much ready and got ahead of ourselves with a few photos of the table decorations and so on.
On returning to the girls they were almost ready to get their dresses on for a few ‘ready photos’ and a glass of bubbly.
We met Charlie for the groom arrival photos along with his bestman, usher and close family before returning to Sarah to join her in the walk to the ceremony room.
The ceremony was followed by a drinks reception of warm mulled wine enjoyed by the guests, a good choice of drink for this time of the year.
The guests then braved the weather for the formal group photos outside. With assistance from the bestman and usher we were able to do this quite quickly. Sarah and Charlie returned inside for a warm and mingle with their guests before returning outside for a few photos of the two of them.
It was time for the greeting line and the guests were invited to join the couple for the wedding breakfast. The room was decorated beautifully with the colour theme running through and just a hint of Christmas. We loved the vibrant colour, good choice Charlie & Sarah!
As with many weddings now the speeches were prior to the meal, the men seem to like this and are able to enjoy their meal with the formalities over.
Whilst waiting for the first dance we couldn’t resist a quick photo of Sarah and Jane (previous wedding couple), Sarah and Charlie (todays couple) and Liz and Andy (2010 couple). We look forward to seeing them all again at Andy and Liz’s wedding next year.
Sarah and Charlie are now enjoying their honeymoon in Antigua. We wish them all the very best for their future together and look forward to seeing them on their return.