I first met Jess & Oli when I was the photographer at their friend’s wedding. Working in Dorset Wedding Photography, many of my brides & grooms have been guests at weddings I’ve previously captured. It’s lovely to see familiar faces again and they have first hand experience of my approach and style of shooting. Shortly afterwards they booked me for their engagement photoshoot. We had a lovely afternoon chatting and strolling around nearby fields and admiring stunning coastal views. They were both busy with degrees and new careers so wedding plans were on hold for a little while. So I was over the moon when they contacted me the following year. We met up for a chat about their Milton Abbas Wedding Photography (and their AMAZING boho dinosaur wedding theme).
Milton Abbas Wedding
Their special day all took place along the same street in picture perfect Milton Abbas. Set in a pretty wooded valley in a Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this idyllic thatched village is a photographers’ delight. Jess and her lovely bridesmaids got ready in the converted ‘Engine Room’ at her parent’s home. Their was a real sense of community with one of the bridesmaids also being a make-up artist and their neighbour (who also looked after the dress) arranged their flowers. I popped over to take some photos of the dress and it was hanging in the most perfect window light. The whole morning was a dream to capture!
My second shooter captured the guys getting ready at Oli & Jess’ lovely cottage home. When they were ready they headed off to the Hambro Arms which is a picturesque pub on Milton Abbas street, just a few doors up from their church. They organised a big marquee outside the pub to host their wedding breakfast and reception. The amazing Roka Bella Rose Weddings decorated the marquee with a beautiful boho vibe. The sun started to come out and it soon became the hottest day of the year! The guys were very thankful for their choice of cooler, relaxed outfits!
It was soon time for Jess, her parents and bridesmaids to walk across the road to her wedding ceremony at St James Church. The dinosaur theme was also apparent in their wedding reading ‘The Lovely Other Dinosaur’ by Edward Monkton. One of my favourite readings! After they walked out as Husband & Wife, Jess was greeted by her beautiful horse which her friends had lovingly accessorised to match the wedding decor. The original plan was for Jess to ride her horse to the pub, but due to the scorching weather we decided to pose for some photos instead. As it was exceptionally hot we waited until golden hour for the majority of their couple photos. I’m really glad we did as we had such stunning light as the temperatures became more manageable! I’ll let my photos show the rest of their gorgeous day…
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