The Chine Hotel was the venue for Dom and Nicky’s wedding, it was also the second day of the air show so we left early to get to the hotel to avoid the traffic and to make sure that we could park.
It was an overcast day and a little windy but so far the rain was holding off. As we were early we got on with photographing the table decorations and flowers before heading off to meet the Groom at the hotel entrance. The guests were soon arriving and were shown to the ceremony area in the Pineview ballroom.
The bridesmaids arrived and were waiting for Nicky’s to arrive in style in one of Barnes vintage style cars. Nicky looked absolutely stunning in her dress from Daisy Bridal.
After the ceremony the newly married couple went off for a short ride in the car to enjoy a few moments alone while the guests enjoyed a drink in the garden.
The couple were then joined by the bridal party, who we had a laugh or two with, in the landscaped garden for some photographs before rejoining their guests for some formal photographs before the wedding breakfast. As there was a lot of cloud cover, the planes for the airshow were restricted to fly pasts which were happening right overhead while we were taking photos, which provided entertainment for the guests and a challenge for us!
The cutting of the cake, which was made by Penny a family friend, preceded the speeches. Simon, a friend of Dom, had arranged for several recorded messages of good luck from some of Watford football team players and from Millie a heart broken Sky sports presenter who had to now accept that Dom was no longer available!
Dom and Nicky were keen for some photos on the beach so as soon as the formalities were over we headed off to the beach and Boscombe Pier. The lighting was lovely and as we got to the pier the lights started to come on which we made good use of.
Just as we returned to the hotel for the evening celebrations it started to rain, how lucky had Dom and Nicky been so far as the weather was concerned.
Dom and Nicky are now on honeymoon in Mauritius, no doubt the weather is better there than here.
We would like to thank Dom and Nicky for their hospitality and wish them all the very best for their future together and look forward to seeing them on their return from honeymoon