Claire and Carl’s Wedding at The Cumberland Hotel Bournemouth
Claire and Carl were joined by family and friends at the Cumberland Hotel in Bournemouth for their wedding. Guests had travelled from near and far to celebrate this very special occasion with them.
We arrived to find the girls having their hair and make-up done and they were all in good spirits with lots of laughter and excitement for the day ahead.
With the preparations complete, Claire was ready for some Bridal portraits, she looked amazing in her very elegant wedding dress . We left her with time to enjoy a ‘champagne lunch’ with the Bridesmaids and Mums.
We met Carl and the Guys in the hotel foyer. Although the day was quite bright there seemed to be a continual threat of rain and it was very windy, however we found a sheltered spot for a few photos with them. The guys were in good spirits and looking forward to the day’s celebrations.
The guests were invited to take their seats in the ceremony room, the Oceana Suite, to await the imminent arrival of the Bride and her Father. The bridesmaids entered the room ahead of Claire keeping Carl in suspense for that moment longer and as he saw his Bride for the first time he greeted her with a big smile. The ceremony was conducted by Bournemouth Registrars who always manage to put everyone at ease and deliver a great personal ceremony. So with the formalities over it was time to celebrate with champagne.
We were going to the beach with the Bride and Groom for their photos but the wind was by now quite strong and would have made this quite unpleasant so it was decided to stay at the hotel. Cutting out the travelling to and from the beach made it less rushed and more time for champagne!
The wedding breakfast was split with the starter and main course being served (delicious and plentiful) followed by the speeches with a few secrets and embarrassing moments shared, more champagne to toast the couple, the cutting of the cake and dessert.
The evening celebrations begun with the Bride and Groom taking to the floor for their first dance and then it was time to party!
We would like to thank Claire and Carl for their hospitality and Brian, Lisa and all the staff at the Cumberland Hotel who are a joy to work with.
We wish Claire and Carl all the very best for their future together. We are busy preparing their images from the day so while we are doing this we hope you enjoy these few images.
The following link will take you directly to their online galleries within our client area. The images that you have seen are already there if you wish to view and purchase any of them. All of the photos from the day will be available to view there as well as soon as we have finished editing and Claire and Carl have had first look. You will need the password provided in order to access the galleries.
In the meantime please leave any comments or words of congratulations for the couple by clicking on ‘leave a comment’ at the end of this post.
If you are getting married and having your wedding in Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Weymouth, Swanage, Wareham, Christchurch or any other location in Dorset, (we are also happy to travel further afield) and need a wedding photographer please get in touch soon. We have some dates available for 2014 and we are now taking bookings for 2015 and 2016.