Our journey to Ferndown to Claire’s family home confirmed that spring is truly here. The trees bursting into life, the blossom, spring flowers and bird song all greeted our arrival to what was otherwise a very quiet cottage.
The girls were all out at the hairdressers leaving Dad to enjoy the calm and tranquillity. The make-up artist arrived and as soon as Claire arrived back it was all systems go and there seemed to be a relay system of girls arriving, make up and then on to dressing.
Claire was helped into her very elegant wedding dress (from Daisy Bridal) by her Mum who did a superb job of lacing it up. While everyone else was dressing we managed to get some stunning bridal portraits, before heading off into the garden where we were joined by the rest of the family.
We met the Groom, Best man and Ushers at the church, St Stephens, Pamphill. The church is at the end of a tree lined gravel driveway and has the most magnificent brickwork in a very peaceful location.
The bridal car arrived and with just a short walk with her father to the church door Claire was ready to walk up the aisle to meet Chris who was waiting nervously.
We can photograph from the balcony where the organist plays which provided some different views to what we normally get which adds that little bit of individuality. With the ceremony complete the newly married couple joined their guests in the churchyard for some family photos before being showered with confetti.
The guests made their way to the reception and we spent a few moments longer with the couple before heading off for some beach photography and then onto the Royal Bath Hotel for the wedding breakfast.
We wish Chris and Claire all the very best for their future together, we hope you enjoy this little taster and have many more for you to see on your return.