It was a great day to do some Bournemouth wedding photography at Langtry Manor! Paula and Martin’s Bournemouth wedding at the Langtry Manor Hotel was going to be terrific fun and a day really in keeping with their personalities.
This was my second visit, I knew from my recce visit that Langtry Manor in Bournemouth was a beautiful venue with some really romantic historical charm. Nowadays Langtry Manor is a boutique hotel in a quiet corner of Bournemouth, but behind the ornate Edwardian decadence is a royal romance with a whiff of scandal! It’s one of the best places in town to be a wedding photographer Bournemouth.
Wedding Photographer Bournemouth – Getting Ready
I started the day with Paula and her bridesmaids, who were having a ball making the most of the lazy morning to get ready together. Being there with a bride as she prepares for her wedding day is a real privilege because sometimes she can be feeling a little vulnerable and so it takes a bit of sensitivity to work out how each bride is feeling as I knock on the door. Good for Paula and her bridesmaids they were having a fun and happy time so I got some fun candids as hair, make-up and nails were arranged to perfection.
Langtry Manor Wedding Photographer – The King’s Room
While this was going on I popped across the hall to the King’s Room where in the wonderful light streaming through the window I got some still life shots of the flowers and Paula’s stunning dress hanging on the door. The King’s Room is truly gorgeous and I spent quite some time taking photos there to record all the little details of this beautiful hideaway.
Wedding Photographer Bournemouth – Final Touches at the Langtry Manor Hotel
As the preparations intensified there were some wonderful moments where the girls were lined up behind one another each doing the next girl’s hair or fixing a dress, which made for a lot of natural relaxed photos with a lot of interest. Just the job for a wedding photographer Bournemouth! Meanwhile, Martin and his best man put in an appearance, arriving outside the Langtry Manor Hotel in Martin’s immaculate Honda decked out with pink ribbon for the occasion!
While Martin and his groomsmen relaxed outside, I nipped back to catch the last few finishing touches to Paula’s outfit and then down she came with her Dad, ready for her wedding.
Langtry Manor Wedding Photography – The Ceremony
The weather was beautiful, dry and warm, so the ceremony was held in the garden gazebo. It was especially moving because Paula lit a candle for her Mum who had passed away, and then as the ceremony finished the celebrations could start! This is where having a professional wedding photographer Bournemouth meant that the guests could relax and enjoy themselves without too much hanging around.
We took a series of fun group shots on the red carpet while the guests enjoyed their Buck’s Fizz, and then it was time to go over to the nearby Langtry Lodge to continue the fun! You can read more about the wedding reception in this post.
Bournemouth Wedding Photography – everything set up for the reception
Following the ceremony we headed over to Langtry Lodge, where Paula’s friends had made a huge effort to get the venue looking perfect for Paula and Martin’s wedding reception. The tables were decked with butterflies and confetti, and each was named after a particular wine. After getting some photos of the room setup and all the little details of the table settings for the reception, I stopped and lingered by the truly elegant cake, in three tiers with sugar flowers and a beautiful dancing couple as the cake topper.
Wedding Photography Langtry Manor – the wedding breakfast and the speeches
Paula and Martin came over and were touched by how beautiful everything looked, and invited all their guests to join them, by way of an emotional receiving line with a huge number of hugs. Following a delicious meal the speeches started, beginning with a short but impromptu one from Nigel, a great effort from best man Doug, a quick speech from Martin, and a grand finale from Paula!
Langtry Manor wedding photographer – the evening party
After the speeches and toasts, everybody relaxed in the inviting gardens of Langtry Lodge and enjoyed the summer sun. We took Paula and Martin away for a portrait session back at the Langtry Manor Hotel, using the gardens and also in the King’s Room. This is one of the aspects of Bournemouth wedding photography I really enjoy, using the venue to its full potential.
Afterwards we headed back for some more fun in the gardens of Langtry Lodge. Paula and Martin cut that beautiful cake together, and rounded off the fun with a terrific bouquet toss and a wonderfully romantic first dance. Then as the evening drew in and the party got into gear I took my leave of Paula and Martin and headed home – congratulations Mr and Mrs Rowley and best wishes for a long and happy future together! Thanks for letting me document your wonderful day through Bournemouth wedding photography!
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