Holly and Lewis’ Wedding at
the Harbour Heights Hotel, Poole, Dorset
It was going to be another hot summer’s day and as we made our way to the Harbour Heights Hotel for Holly and Lewis’ wedding it seemed that everyone else was making for the beach, the constant stream of traffic down to the Sandbank’s peninsula could only mean that a spot on the beach would be hard to find!
At the hotel, Holly, her Mum and Bridesmaids were all getting excited about the day ahead. Sam and Jess were busy with hair and make-up with the girls while we photographed the details. Squeals of excitement could be heard from the Bridesmaids as everything was revealed especially the shoes and dress.
Holly was soon in her dress, she looked stunning, the dress looked amazing and the veil just finished it off to perfection. We left the girls to enjoy a glass or two of bubbly as we went off in search of the guys.
Lewis and the guys all looked really smart in their suits and so cool in their red rimmed sunglasses, the colour theme was certainly running throughout!
The ceremony was held outside on the terrace and was followed with a drinks reception before the couple left for the beach.
Lewis had bought a Red Ferrari for Holly as a wedding present, although it was only for a couple of hours and she had to give it back! She did get to be driven down to the beach, with lots of well wishers waving and tooting their horns. At the beach, space was hard to find but we did manage a few minutes at the water’s edge. As in all good marriages Holly shared the Ferrari and Lewis was driven back to the hotel.
Back at the hotel the room was being prepared for the wedding breakfast while Claire entertained the guests who were enjoying the sunshine and shade on the hotel terrace playing her saxophone with some afternoon jazz and popular music.
The reception room was decorated with the red colour theme but now some Austrian bits had been brought in which included miniature Austrian Schnapps bottle complete with hats and wigs, Pretzels and Almdudler (an Austrian soft drink) even the cake had been made to look like an Austrian Chalet.
With the room being prepared for the evening we grabbed a few moments with Holly and Lewis around the hotel before the girls were gathering in the garden for the traditional throwing of the bouquet and then a final few photos as the sun was setting before we set up our ‘fun fotobooth’ for the evening. The dancing started with the couple’s first dance and a little while later we noticed that the couple had gone missing with some of the Bridal Party. Of course we knew what they were up to but the wedding guests didn’t until they appeared dressed in traditional Austrian attire and took to the dancefloor to entertain everyone with a traditional thigh slapping folk dance, really entertaining.
We would like to thank Holly and Lewis for their hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed their wedding and we wish them 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 have enjoyed these images. The following link will take you directly to their online galleries within our client area. The images above 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 Holly and Lewis 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’ after the last image.
If you are getting married and having your wedding in Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester, Weymouth, Swanage, Wareham, 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 a few dates remaining for this year and our diary for next year is filling up fast. We are also taking bookings for 2016!!
Wedding Service Providers
Photographer – Dave Jackson Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue – Harbour Heights Hotel
Videographer – Kady Eliza
MUA – Model Makeovers
Hair Stylist _ Parley Studio
Florist – Simply Flowers
Wedding Cars – Superwed
Saxophonist – Claire Manners
Disco – Party Dexxs