Katie and Hugh’s wedding makes us long for summertime! They married at Bournemouth Town Hall and then went to the beach for an amazing British seaside wedding.

If you are thinking of having a seaside inspired wedding; do it! Katie and Hugh really went to town on their seaside wedding theme. They adorned the reception with bunting, beach hut string lights, spades, swimwear, sun hats, and even had a dinghy full of beer!

Groom with arms around bride's waist on beach

Guests enjoyed fun games including bingo, and a solo guitarist serenaded them in the sunshine as they sipped gin cocktails and dined on hog roast.

You can see in everyone’s faces how much fun they’re having… resulting in a mad dash into the sea! Enjoy these beautiful pictures by Anna Morgan Photography…

Bride and bridesmaids with sunflower bouquets

Sunflower bridal bouquet Sunflower and gypsophila bouquet

Groomsmen wearing tweed waistcoats

Wedding ceremony in Bournemouth Town Hall

Bride and groom leaving wedding ceremony

Wedding guests boarding red bus

Bride and groom on bus

DIY Seaside Wedding

“We were inspired to create a Great British seaside wedding, most of which was DIY. We decorated the reception venue ourselves with seaside themed props, and dressed the tables with hessian runners and little pots of herbs.

Reception drinks at seaside wedding in Bournemouth

Tom’s Bespoke Bartending drinks crate

Outdoor bar at seaside wedding


Wedding guests having drinks by the sea

Hanging wooden name sign

“Our very talented bridesmaid, Rosie, made the most amazing wine stopper cork board for our seating plan.”

Cork wedding seating plan Umbrellas

Wedding table decor


Pot of Rosemary on wedding table Sweet jar wedding favour

Bingo card on wedding table

Sunflowers and straws on table Sunflower and gypsophila bouquet on table


“We used beautiful home-grown sunflowers as our wedding flowers, and our ushers wore gorse flower buttonholes picked from the heath on the morning of the wedding. We also had home-made cupcakes made by my stepmum.

Wedding cake table

Wedding cupcakes

Bingo cage


Hog roast sign

Bride and groom standing between trees

Bride and groom sitting and smiling

Bride's sunflower bridal bouquet

Gorse flower buttonhole

Bride and groom holding hands

Bride and groom in woods

Groom kissing bride on cheek

“Tom’s Bespoke Bartending Co. made our guests amazing cocktails that they enjoyed on the terrace. Then, as it was such a hot day, some of our guests decided to go for a swim! We had provided towels just in case this happened!”

Branksome Dene Room

Acoustic guitarist at wedding

The Logarhythm stomp box

Beer buckets

Drinks in dinghy at seaside wedding

Cheesecake and raspberries

Drinks outside at seaside wedding in Bournemouth

Bride and groom cutting cupcake

Man running to sea

Wedding guests in sea

Bride and groom looking out to sea

Groom kissing bride

Bride and groom kissing

Images © Anna Morgan Photography

Bride’s Dress: Online — Floor-Length Ivory Lace Gown with Lace Sleeves, Bought Online

Bridesmaid Dresses: Asos

Groomswear: Mismatched Tweed Waistcoats and Chinos
Flowers: Sunflowers we grew ourselves for the tables and bridesmaids, the ushers wore gorse flower button holes picked from the heath on the morning of the wedding.

Cake: Cupcake Tower Make by Bride’s Stepmother

Catering: Lucy’s BBQ’s and Hog Roast

Cocktails: Tom’s Bespoke Bartending

Transport: Classic Red Bus