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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 and 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 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.

1. Beach Cakes – We love these designs, so simple and fitting in with the coastal theme. These images were from our beach open days and these stunning cakes are made by the amazing Lisa Notley.

Image Credit : Mia – Photography
Image Credit : Ian H Photography 

 

2. The Dress – That ever important part of the Bride. Anything really goes on the beach, but we especially love these looks.

Image Credit: Dru Dodd PhotographyImage Credit: Ian H Photogrpahy 
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3. 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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Image Credit: Fiona Moorey Photography

 

4. Accessories – We particularly love the flip-flops for the beach.

Image Credit: Ian H Photography
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5. Hair Designs – Gorgeous waves for the seaside feel.

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Image  Credit: Samantha Davies Photography

Love the BWB Team x

 

 

 

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End of 2016

Happy Christmas folks!! We are just about done for the year so we would like to take the opportunity to wish all our clients, friends and suppliers a very happy festive break.

We have worked on some amazing weddings this season and here is a little round up of just some of them that we wanted to share with you. A massive thank you all of our recommended suppliers who help us throughout the season and make each and every wedding enjoyable too. Since 2012 we have had a lot of weddings and we wanted to share some interesting facts about Beach Weddings Bournemouth that we think you will enjoy;

FACT 1 – We have had a total of 275 bookings since 2012

FACT 2 – Around 1,984 glasses of bubbly have been poured to toast the bride and groom in 2016

FACT 3 – So far we’ve held 11 evening receptions

FACT 4 – In 2015 we had our busiest year with 71 bookings

FACT 5 – Approx 16,020 guests have come through our doors since 2012

With that in mind, here are some of our happy couples enjoying their special day on the beach:

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Image Credit: Samantha Davies Photography

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Image Credit: Ian H Photography

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Image Credit: Fiona Moorey Photography

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Image Credit: Dru Dodd Photography

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Image Credit: Ian H Photography

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Image Credit: Cotton Candy Photography

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Image Credit: Ian H Photography

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Image Credit: Paul Underhill Photography

 

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Image Credit: Paul Underhill Photography

We hope you enjoyed taking a look at some of our pictures from the season and to keep up to date check out the gallery on our website and some of our Facebook pics too!!

To wish you a Merry Christmas here is a link to our Christmas video to bring you a little more Christmas cheer. Have a fab Christmas and we will see you in the New Year! With love from all the BWB team x

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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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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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  13. http://withweddingdress.com/images/28147-blue-and-white-wedding-flowers-bouquet.jpg
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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

Image Credits: 1, 2 and 3

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.

arcade flowers message in a bottle pebblesImage credits: 7,8 and 9

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

Image credits: 13,14 and 15

 

BWB Team x

 

 

 

 

Image credits

  1. http://www.mia-photography.com/
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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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Choosing your Bridal Bouquet – The Arcade Flowers Guide

Our recommended florists, Arcade Flowers have some wonderful advice for you on how to choose your Bridal Bouquet- Thanks ladies, some great advice! Arcade flowers can provide some great packages for your Beach Wedding and will even deliver them down to our site at the crack of dawn to ensure they look perfect just before your ceremony. Contact them to find out more.

Most brides choose to carry flowers on their big day. Traditionally, the wedding bouquet was not carried for aesthetic purposes; fragrant flowers and herbs were carried to mask the smell of body odour when bathing was not a daily occurrence and also to ward off evil spirits! Today, fresh flowers are used to add a natural element to the proceedings, compliment the colours and style of the day and also give the nervous bride (and bridesmaids) something to do with their hands!

When deciding on your blooms, think about whether you would like to keep them subtle or make more of a statement…

A classic bouquet in creams and green, by Arcade Flowers. Image courtesy of Ian H Photography

Bold ‘colour pop’ bouquets by Arcade Flowers. Image courtesy of Big Bouquet Photography

Think about colour, texture, fragrance, the season, your favourite flowers and family traditions, the style of your venue and dress, as well as the overall feel of your day, be it casual and relaxed or a more formal event. When coming to meet your florist be sure to convey all of this information to give us the best possible chance to create your perfect bouquet. Bring lots of pictures along too. Even if you don’t know why you like a certain image, it will help us to get inside your head and realise your vision. For a beach wedding you might choose a natural and rustic hand-tied posy of seasonal summer flowers- perfect for a romantic wind-swept look.

Frothy white Astilbe with blue Echinops and Thistle to echo the sea, by Arcade Flowers

Early-summer mixed flower bouquet with rustic twine binding, by Arcade Flowers

Finally, if budget is a concern, try not to scrimp on the flowers you carry. The bridal bouquet is your ultimate wedding day accessory and will feature in a good proportion of your photographs, so make sure you get it right and try to cut back on something else which perhaps wont feature in so many photographs!

All the team at Arcade Flowers

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www.arcadeflowers.co.uk/

01425 471037

shop@arcadeflowers.co.uk

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