A relaxed beach wedding in Bournemouth.

On a hot Sunday in July I shot Wendy & Karl’s relaxed wedding on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset. We were blessed with gorgeous weather all day long, so much so that it felt like they were tying the knot on the beach in Spain or Portugal! Beach Weddings Bournemouth is the only supplier in England and Wales who offer couples the opportunity to have their legal wedding or civil partnership ceremony right on the beach.


Wendy & Karl chose this location for it’s relaxed, laid-back feel and of course the incredible view over the ocean! Karl is originally from South Africa and used to an outdoor lifestyle so they wanted to have their wedding outdoors, spending as much time on the beach as possible. From Wendy: “Our theme is nautical/shabby chic I guess! Being on the beach and being sea lovers we will have a few anchors and shells dotted around. We also want to keep it quite light and breezy, with lots of white and pastel colours. We both like the idea of a very casual wedding style, nothing too formal or traditional.” My kind of wedding! ;-)


Melanie & the team at Beach Weddings Bournemouth are a dream to work with and made sure guests stayed hydrated with a glass of Pimms or ice cold beer, while soaking up some rays on the beach. The wedding breakfast was a Mexican barbecue catered by Fish Face and it was delicious!


I particularly loved the build up of excitement as we met Wendy & her sister at the top of West Cliff and then traveled down to the beach in the cliff lift, for the ceremony. It really is a very unique wedding venue and it’s the perfect setting for a very relaxed wedding day.


Congratulations Mr & Mrs Hassall. I wish you all the love and happiness in the world.


Here are just a few of my favourites from the day.










Wedding suppliers:

Wedding venue & coordination: Beach Weddings Bournemouth (Foot of the West Cliff Lift, Under West Cliff Lift, Undercliff Drive, Bournemouth BH2 5AA)

Wendy’s dress: D’zage from Now and Forever Bridal Belfast

Karl’s suit: Reiss

Entertainment: Jazz Dynamos

Mexican BBQ: Fish Face

Wedding cake: Cakes on Toast

Wedding flowers: Florists Gallery