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Spring Wedding Inspiration

We are not quite sure how we have already reached March…but it means one thing…it’s spring! We can’t wait for our 2016 season to begin in April- we have lots of lovely and excited couples who are busy planning their special day with us. We have put together some spring wedding inspiration, for people getting in married in March, April or May this year.

We really love soft colours at the beach- pink and blues look stunning against the sea and all pastel colours work really well.

Here are a few of the gorgeous looks we had at the beach over our past seasons.

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If you are looking for some unique ideas for your spring wedding, have a read of these:

  • A tea length dress is a lovely choice for the Bride for the season
  • Colour co-ordination- we love the idea of the Groom’s bow tie matching the Bride’s bouquet
  • Lightweight chiffon dresses for the Bridesmaids will ensure they are kept cool
  • We love floral headpieces for flower girls!
  • Decorate our driftwood arch with wildflowers
  • Colourful cushions for the seats for the ceremony add a lovely touch
  • A vintage birdcage makes a lovely card and gift holder
  • Homemade lemonade is a perfect drink for your drinks reception- or Elderflower Collins for a cocktail option
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  1. Outburst Photography
  2. Darima Frampton Photography
  3. Anna Morgan Photography
  4. Ian H Photography
  5. Hui Lin Photography
  6. Ian H Photography
  7. Anneli Marinovich Photography

 

 

 

 

 

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2015 season has come to an end

Our 2015 Beach Wedding season  has come to an end and what an amazing 6 months it has been! We have had 5 evening receptions on the beach this year, which were all a huge success, and we will be hopefully be varying our Licence to be able to hold an unlimited number for 2016 and beyond. We have also had intimate ceremonies with 6 people, and our biggest wedding of 210 people; every single ceremony and celebration was so special in its’ own way and we thank all of our lovely couples for choosing Beach Weddings Bournemouth.

A big thank you to all of our recommended suppliers for being amazing as usual:

Arcade Flowers, Coastal Creatives, Maidman Marquee’s, Ian H Photography, Anna Morgan Photography, Luxury Little Rooms, Fish Face, Southern Mobile Bars, Evertide and everyone else who has made the weddings happen!

Here are some of our happy couples enjoying their big days!

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Our Autumn Open Day was also a huge success- thank you to everyone who came and congratulations to lots of our new couples who booked with us. The Beach Weddings Bournemouth team look forward to your big day!

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We thoroughly look forward to all of our weddings next year! Season 2016 begins in April and our Spring Open Day is on May 1st.
BWB team x

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  4. http://www.ianh.co.uk/
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Our Season So Far

We can not believe it’s July already! Since April, we have had amazing weddings at the beach on some of the most beautiful days of the year. Providing couples with a magical day at the seaside is our passion so take a look below to see what we have been up to.

Spring Open Day

It all began with our Spring Open Day on the 12th April and what a successful day it was, greeting hundreds of visitors. We opened the doors at 10am and showed off our unique and special venue underneath the sun right up until 4pm. Our recommended suppliers attended whilst our caterers Fish Face served up a range of delicious treats.

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Our marquee packed with excited couples!

 

Coastal Creatives styling team tailored each of our tables to show our couples just how beautiful they could make their day look.

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Arcade Flowers showcased their stunning skills with their designs.

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Whilst Evertide Music and Alani String Quartet entertained our guests with their beautiful sounds.

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It was such a great day and we want to thank everyone who attended.

BWB Team x

Our New Arrivals

We have welcomed three new arrivals as well as one familiar face back to our Beach Weddings Bournemouth team this year. Meet Julia, Phoebe and Hattie, as well as Celeste who has returned to work with us. They will be with us throughout the season to work on the beautiful bays of Bournemouth.

Left to right: Julia, Phoebe, Hattie and Celeste.

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The sun shining at one of our most recent weddings!

 

Beautiful ceremony and wedding breakfast for one of our recent couples in May.

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We are so looking forward to all of our other couples to join us throughout the rest of the season and share their special day with us.

BWB Team x

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Blue Styling for the Beach

Blue: the colour of the sea and the sky, the colour which symbolizes trust, faith and purity, the perfect colour for the seaside venue, Beach Weddings Bournemouth.

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The Beautiful Bournemouth Beach

The view speaks for itself…

We just thought we would share with you some of our favourite photographs that we have taken early in the morning on our visits to the beach and before our ceremonies!

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We are so blessed to work on such a stunning beach. Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves that we are in England!

 

BWB Team x

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Beach Wedding Inspiration.

As we hold the title of being the only Beach in England and Wales where you can legally marry on sand it’s something we treasure at Beach Weddings Bournemouth. It is such a special and unique venue with absolutely breathtaking views. This post has been put together for all of our couples who are marrying with us in the future and need some beach inspiration as to how to further their guests experiences and make their day that extra bit more memorable.

Beach Cakes! We love these designs, so simple and fitting in with the coastal theme. Image 1 is at Bournemouth beach itself on one of our open days. The stunning cake is made by the amazing Lisa Notley. cake 2 cake

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The Dress! That ever important part for the bride. Whatever goes on the beach, but we especially love these looks.

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Decor! The look at your wedding is what gives it the ‘wow factor’. We adore the flowers shown, made by the talented team at Arcade Flowers.

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Accessories! We particularly love the flip-flops for the beach…

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Hair Designs! Gorgeous waves for the seaside feel. hair 1 hair 2 shell in hair

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BWB Team x

 

 

 

 

Image credits

  1. http://www.mia-photography.com/
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Bridal Headbands, Fascinators and Headpieces

Melanie and Lara recently enjoyed a day trip up to London for Brides The Show, while at there they saw some really great hair pieces which have been all the range at the beach this season – perfect for that boho beachy vibe, but with a touch of sparkle if desired, we love them!

Some of our very own brides have been embracing the hair piece and adding their very own individual touches, Natalie and Alex below wore a truly beach inspired birdcage vail:

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While Megan opted for a boho garland

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  and Adina for a simple Orchid

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One of our favourite stands at Brides The Show was Gillian Million – beautiful headpieces in a variety of styles to suit every bride.

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If you want an alternative to a full veil why not try a headpiece?

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1. Mia Photography 
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3.Emma Lucy Photography 
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5. Anna Morgan Photography 
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Beach Weddings Autumn Open Day 2014

Sunday saw an incredible day await us.  How were lucky were we to have a bright sunshine and hazy warm day to greet our Autumn 2014 Open Day couples.  We started very early at the beach before the sun came up to start to get the venue ready.   The doors opened at 10am to a steady stream of waiting couples who had come along to see the venue and meet the team and our selected suppliers attending the day with us.  The day was busy as our Open Days always are and we were really pleased to greet so many lovely couples – some who have booked with us and were coming along to talk detail and some who were new enquiries who were using it as an opportunity to see the venue for the first time.
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We started with a mini photo shoot with the super friendly and very talented Mia Hooper Photography.  Mia kindly took some photos of the team before we got started.  Pictured here are the BWB team from 2014 – a team of seven who have spent the season either office based or beach based or both !  Looking after all the admin and the execution of our couples’ weddings.

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Melanie, Lara and Celeste will all be on hand next season to look after the weddings and during the winter season the office / emails and enquiries will be manned by Melanie and Lara whilst Celeste goes off on her travels and returns in April.

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The venue looked stunning and a huge thanks goes out to the lovely Rachael and Louise from Coastal Creatives who helped to style the venue in their normal incredible fashion together with the ladies from Arcade Flowers who were there to produce their beautiful blooms for us and to give couples some ideas of how they could include flowers for their beach wedding.  Flowers decorating our driftwood arch has been really popular this season so we hope to see more of it next season plus gorgeous floral hearts in The Wedding Hut looks beautiful.

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Lisa Notley  came along on the day to showcase her cake design  business and provided some very welcome tasters of her amazing cake which includes a lot of local Dorset ingredients which makes her cakes even more exciting for our couples to have for their beach wedding with us to tie in with the Dorset / local produce which we try so hard to involve in as many of our weddings as we can

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Here are a selection of our favourite images from the day

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We were also lucky enough to be entertained throughout the day by Rachel and Kev from acoustic singing and guitar duo Evertide  who are perfect for your wedding with us
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It was a great day, wonderful to be busy again so thanks for all the suppliers who took part and help to set up, style and entertain us!

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Melanie and the BWB team x

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Gorgeous Gowns

Here at Beach Weddings Bournemouth so far we have had a fantastic season (and very busy season as you can see from our complete lack of blogging – we promise to make up for this over the next few months!) We have had our fair share of beautiful brides walk down the aisle and we thought we would share some of their gorgeous gowns with you

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Image credits:

Left top (Natalie) – www.mia-photography.com

Left bottom (Elizabeth)– www.annamorganphotography.co.uk

Middle (Helen) – www.ianh.co.uk

Right top (Niki) – www.cottoncandyweddings.co.uk

Right bottom (Melissa) – www.murakamiphotography.com

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The start of the 2013 Beach Weddings Bournemouth – second season

This season looked like a very exciting one back when we started in April.  We knew fairly early on that we would be completing around 60 weddings by the end of our second season, so we have had a lot to keep you updated on and its going so fast we have had no time to blog! So, for the summer we thought we would give you a little round up of our weddings going back to the beginning of the season so you don’t miss out on seeing any of our beautiful brides in their beautiful dresses or seeing the gorgeous décor in the marquee.

The very first wedding of the 2013 season was on Saturday 13th April. This was the very intimate wedding of Caroline and Kevin who were joined by just sixteen guests. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t very kind to them but they didn’t let this get their spirits down and their guests enjoyed fish and chips and an afternoon of fun with us. Caroline later emailed to say she wouldn’t have changed a thing about the day, not even the weather- which just goes to show you really can have a fabulous wedding day no matter what the weather.

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The second wedding of the season threw us straight in at the deep end with a ceremony for two hundred people- our biggest yet! Sonja and Andrew married with us on Friday 19th April and had a ceremony on a lovely sunny day followed by photos on the beach before going back to Andrew’s parents for their reception.

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Our third wedding was the following day, Saturday 20th April and again threw us in at the deep end with 150 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast- the biggest catered wedding we have ever held. Amy and Dean are a lovely, fun loving couple who loved every minute of their day. The weather couldn’t have been better with bright sunshine, which matched Amy’s colour scheme of sunshine yellow and her bright personality. They are a couple very much in love and we could compare her to Tigger from the moment we greeted her at the cliff lift, she was bouncing up and down with excitement all day! As the sun started to set across the bay, Amy and Dean and the wedding party wondered down the prom to Key West for their evening reception.

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Danielle and Ben married with us on Thursday 25th April in possibly one of our most intimate ceremonies so far. Danielle and Ben were joined by just their very closest family and a couple of friends. The morning was incredibly foggy but luckily the fog cleared for the afternoon to reveal beautiful blue skies. Ben chose the couple’s music as a surprise for Danielle and hired live acoustic singers to sing during the ceremony and entertain the guests during the drinks and canapé reception on the sand. The couple and their guests walked just down the prom to Westbeach for a meal to continue the celebrations after they left us, allowing them the chance to get some beautiful romantic photos at sunset!

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Friday 26th April was the wedding of Kate and Rob- yet another beautiful, fun loving couple (we do love our couples!) Kate looked stunning but wasn’t going to let wearing a wedding dress get in the way of her having lots of fun. During the drinks reception, the games came out including sack races and even tug of war- which the Bride and her girls won I must point out! Go the girls! Kate and Rob were also the first couple to hire our ice cream bike so it was a very exciting day! They enjoyed a relaxed BBQ followed by some hilarious speeches! We absolutely loved Kate’s colour scheme of pale blue and white- it looked beautiful in the marquee with stunning flowers by Arcade flowers and the handmade hessian table runners and bunting really finished the look off. They continued the celebrations with a beachy theme by heading down to Key West at the end of the pier for their evening reception.

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The last wedding of the month was Saturday 27th April which was yet another wedding full of surprises! Caroline and Ross were joined by sixty guests for their ceremony and wedding breakfast. Caroline and their guests had a huge surprise when at 3pm a very low flying plane flew across the marquee and Ross revealed he had organised a surprise private air display. The display lasted around ten minutes and had the guests (and the staff!) wowing in amazement at the stunts. Caroline and Ross enjoyed a very special day with us before heading off in a beautiful vintage car for a trip to Sandbanks for some time by themselves (another surprise by the groom) before heading to the Highcliff Marriott for their evening reception.

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On Sunday 28th April, we held our Spring open day which was a huge success, with us welcoming over 400 people to the venue to have a look around and see how the venue could work for their wedding. Our ice cream bike was on show on show for the first time and we were joined by some fabulous suppliers who chatted to our couples and visitors. Thank you to Coastal Creatives and Arcade Flowers for styling the venue, Lisa Notley for displaying her amazing cakes, English Oak Vineyard for letting our guests sample some of their Dorset bubbly, Alani string quartet for entertaining our visitors, photographers ianH photography and Fiona Moorey photography for representing our recommended photographers and taking some great images from the day and last but by no means least, our Chef Matt and the Fish Face team for providing canapés and talking to our couples about the menu choices. Our next open day will be Sunday 13th October, so if you didn’t make the spring open day come and see us in the Autumn. If you can’t wait that long, please contact us and we may be able to arrange a private viewing.

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Just a few of our early weddings we love sharing with you and lots more to report back from this season as things start to quieten down for the Autumn and Winter.  We can’t wait for the rest of the season! We get to know all of our couples really well so we love seeing all your plans come together on the day and sharing your happiness. We look forward to sharing all of our May and later weddings with you in a few weeks.

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