A classy wedding at Kingston Maurward College

Alexandra and Steve’s wedding day at Kingston Maurward College, Dorset

Picture this: you’re planning a Dorset wedding, and you’re dreaming of rolling hills, rustic charm, and a sprinkle of historical elegance. Well, stop right there! Because Kingston Maurward College ticks all those boxes and then some.

Below is a peek behind the scenes of Alexandra and Steve’s incredible summer wedding at Kingston Maurward. Get ready for some serious wedding inspiration, and see how I captured precious moments into life long photos.

The wedding magic started in the morning with Alexandra’s bridal prep at her parents’ place, where the air crackled with excitement. The bridesmaids were buzzing with nervous energy and laughter as they helped Alexandra get prepped for her walk down the aisle. I could immediately tell there was a really connection between everyone and it was true gold being able to capture the story of all the fun and laughter!

Next it was time for their stunning church ceremony in Axminster, where Alexandra and Steve said their vows surrounded by all their loved ones. It was a beautiful mix of solemnity and pure joy on their faces. And let me tell you, the confetti tunnel exit was epic! The sheer joy on everyone’s faces and the vast amounts of confetti was truly unforgettable.

Kingston Maurward College became the perfect backdrop for the reception that followed. Lush greenery, stunning architecture, and a vibrant atmosphere. Throughout the afternoon they had games on the lawns including large bubble wands for the kids for some lighthearted fun! Capturing the group photos was a blast, as I aimed to get those genuine smiles and laughter from their amazing family and friends.

Then came the speeches, which were heartfelt and filled with stories that made everyone feel warm and fuzzy inside. This was also a great chance to capture some candid photos of people enjoying themselves and those heartwarming connections between loved ones.

To finish my coverage, I stole Alexandra and Steve outside in the wonderful grounds for some intimate romantic portraits of them both in a super relaxed setting which was a pure joy to document!

Read more about their story below!

Tell me about your The Beginning!

We meet when we were 19, through friends. We then went out for about 2 1/2 years and then broke up for nearly 3 years. Then we have of course got back together now 3 years.We love going for walks and one of out first dates was a really long walk and climbed up into a cave! We love kayaking and being outdoors rather than indoors. We are just about to buy a house which needs renovating, so that will be fun! We both love the simple things we aren’t extravagant.

When and where did you get engaged?

We got engaged on one of our walks, one if the original places where we went on our first date walk… We were walking along and Steve said to me, ‘ take a picture of the lovely seaview ‘ Which I did then when I turned around he was on one knee. We were very lucky no one walked by for at least 5 minutes when normally this path there are constant people walking through!

What style/theme have you chosen for your Wedding Day?

Elegant and simple. The venue says it all, we don’t have to add much. Very white wedding/ peach colours.

What were you most looking forward to on the day?

Walking down the aisle and seeing each other. Although scary, very excited to actual get married and have a traditional church wedding.

Your Top tips for couples planning their day?

Do it gradually, don’t over stress. If you miss anything out, it’s not the end of the world, people don’t notice the small decoration bits generally..

Awesome Suppliers
Venue: Kingston Maurward Weddings
Celebrant: Rev Clive Sedgewick Axe Valley Church Wedding
Dress Designer: The Bridal Emporium
Florist: Flower Mouse Floristry – Kim Boalch
Hair Stylist: Debbie Louise Bridal Hair
Cake Maker: Amanda Heron

So, are you planning a Dorset wedding at Kingston Maurward and looking for a photographer to capture the magic of your big day? Let’s chat! I’d love to hear about your unique love story and how I can create a visual narrative that reflects it perfectly. Want to see more of my work? Check out more of my work in my blog or portfolio!

Photographs of Alexandra and Steve’s wedding day

at Kingston Maurward College

Hedingham Castle Wedding Venue

Steeped in rich heritage and boasting 750 acres of glorious Dorset countryside, Kingston Maurward College offers a picturesque and versatile setting for your wedding celebration. This award-winning venue seamlessly blends historic charm with modern amenities, creating a romantic atmosphere that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.

A Photographer’s Paradise: Beyond the undeniable beauty of the grounds, Kingston Maurward offers a plethora of photography opportunities to capture your special day perfectly. Imagine exchanging vows in the grandeur of the 18th-century house, bathed in soft natural light filtering through the large windows. Or, picture saying “I do” amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the sparkling lake and manicured gardens, ideal for capturing those candid moments filled with joy and laughter.

Tailored to Your Vision: Whether you envision an intimate gathering in the elegant St Giles House or a grand celebration under the exquisite Ballroom Marquee, Kingston Maurward caters to a variety of wedding styles and guest counts. The venue also boasts charming state rooms within the main house, offering flexible spaces for your reception or pre-ceremony preparations.

A Legacy in Every Frame: Choosing Kingston Maurward as your wedding venue means your photographs won’t just capture memories; they’ll tell a timeless story. Every image will be infused with the estate’s rich history and natural beauty, creating a visual narrative that celebrates the beginning of your happily ever after.

More Than Just a Venue: Kingston Maurward offers an experience. Imagine delicious locally sourced catering, attentive staff ensuring a seamless celebration, and a dedicated team to help you bring your dream wedding to life. Let Kingston Maurward be the canvas upon which you paint the most beautiful day of your lives, and allow your chosen photographer to capture every magical detail for generations to come.