Mel & Martin’s Captains Club Christchurch Wedding back in the summer was a scorching July day.
Arriving at the Captains Club, I could but look at all those outside enjoying a lazy day by the rivers edge. A beautiful setting to sit and enjoy a cool glass of something and watch the world go by.
Likewise, it’s also a great place to plan your wedding day bridal preparations. Great views, cool rooms and very close to Highcliffe Castle.
Highcliffe was the final destination, for the ceremony and reception and we were going to follow it all the way as Dorset wedding photographers.
Mel and Martin’s day was a real celebration of family. Their two daughters being central to their lives were naturally their chosen flower girls and ring bearers.
Some of the pictures captured here, really resonate with me and at the same time encapsulate parental love and union.
Captains Club Christchurch Weddings
Their youngest looking out from the steps for the arrival of her mum and bride to be. The first frames after the ceremony as Martin and Mel greet their daughters outside the ceremony room. the hugs, the laughter, the first sips of shared champagne. Touching moments that can never be replaced or substituted by any arranged or posed photograph.
Capturing weddings days & fleeting moments like these carries a purity within truthful reflection. Pictures that carry weight & substance, the beauty within both setting and the characters within.