Carly and Nick got married at the very distinctive and chic Cafe Shore in Sandbanks, Poole. It’s a restaurant and bar with beautiful views of Poole Harbour and Brownsea. I think it’s a pretty unbeatable vista to glance over when you’re actually standing there… getting married.
The day started with me making my way over to Carly’s parents house for the bridal preps. By all accounts things started off a little bit later in the morning for Nick, with a quick dressing and then drinks whilst catching up on “Helicopter Heroes”.
I love looking through the shots we end up with after a wedding. The clocks on mine and Ian’s cameras are always synced and it never fails to make me chuckle when I see Groom’s nervously pacing at the ceremony venue and the bride’s still got her jammies on.
On with the preps and ceremony…
Carly and Nick’s Wedding Reception continues in Part Two
Carrying on from Part One
As the nights were drawing in and it would be getting dark during the wedding breakfast we made our way over the road to the beach to take some portraits soon after the ceremony.
Actually, most of Carly and Nick’s friends came along for the ride too. Thanks to several members of the wedding party who helped carry bridal shoes and bouquets with such finesse.
After the meal we headed out onto Cafe Shore’s terrace to play around with a bit of light-scribing while the venue was set up for the evening. We soon found out it’s a lot easier to draw shapes than right backwards words (especially after the wedding breakfast and champagne toasts). I’m still have trouble deciphering a lot of the messages, but the thought was there!
Posted with thanks and congratulations to Carly and Nick x
I finished off my first ever Christmas Cake last night by adding the icing and the decorations.
I wanted to go nice and traditional and used Mary Berry’s Celebration Fruit Cake recipe in the Great British Bake Off book. She says to use pre-done rolled icing sugar but I felt like going old-school to make a snowy scene with Royal Icing.
I possibly may have added just a tiny bit more brandy than it said to in the recipe. So let’s raise a glass in hope it doesn’t taste rank.