If you’ve been following my blogs for a while or you’ve been watching my feed on Instagram then you can’t fail to have seen images from Liz and Jack’s first wedding. I utterly loved that day and I loved this Dorset wedding too.
For personal reasons they had two celebrations, a Dorset wedding and a London wedding, and I was humbled to be asked to cover them both, as well as an engagement shoot for them earlier in the year.
I absolutely loved being in the presence of these two guys, and it’s rather fortunate that they had two weddings because it meant I got to see more of them.
Wedding part two was actually supposed to be wedding part one. The problem being that Liz has a very rare form of cancer called adamantinoma. Having already lost half a leg to it when she was younger the cancer returned and so they decided to get married quickly earlier in the year. The blunt reality is that Liz wasn’t sure what she would look like a few months down the line after treatment so they decided to bring forward their nuptials. You can read more about their first wedding here.
For this wedding, we all met in Dorset, starting off at the stunning Pig on the Beach at Studland where Liz and her sister were getting ready. Once again, there pre-wedding snack game was strong but that was nothing compared to Liz’s styling on the day. She looked stunning in her elegant, simple dress, complemented by stylish jewellery.
We left the idyllic coastline headed for Swanage to meet Jack and all their friends and family for the their ceremony, which once again was touching, heartfelt and full of joy.
A short walk from the ceremony and all the guests were treated to a ride on the Swanage steam railway which conjured up romantic scenes like something from Brief Encounter. Next stop was Harman’s Cross village hall for the reception where once again the vibe was relaxed and joyous, none more so then when Liz and her family treated everyone to a Steps dancing masterclass.
Well I hope you love this Dorset wedding as much as I did and if you like this then you should also check out Charlotte & Paul’s wedding for some more great village hall styling.
I mentioned before that I had done an engagement shoot at Lulworth Cove in Dorset with them earlier in the year. I decided to change things up a little from my usual style and I asked Liz and Jack to write down a few paragraphs about how they felt about each other and why they were looking forward to getting married. I asked them to read their words to each other while I photographed and then I recorded the words to use in their slideshow. The result is this powerful, emotional video which I know will mean more and more to them as the years go by.