Donna & Mark’s Wedding 19th December 2011

Donna and Mark had always wanted to marry at St Aldhelm’s Chapel, Worth Matravers. A remote but romantic location.

The chapel is located close to the cliffs of St Aldhelm’s Head and is a small stone chapel about 25 feet square with no heating or electricity. It was probably used for weekly services for the coastguards and their families who lived in cottages nearby.  Today it was for a romantic candlelit ceremony shared with family and friends.

The weather wasn’t kind to Donna and Mark, it was wet and windy and it didn’t look as though it was going to get any better.

On our way to the chapel we stopped off at Olivers Bistro in Corfe to photograph the venue where the guests would later be enjoying a traditional afternoon tea before a quick visit to Mortons House Hotel where Donna was getting ready for a few photographs and then on to the chapel.

The guests arrived at the chapel and we waited for Donna’s arrival. The car got close to the chapel door to save Donna from getting wet and wind-swept, umbrellas weren’t much use in this weather!

After the ceremony the couple made a dash to the car and we headed off to Mortons House Hotel with them for a few photos while the guests made their way to Olivers Bistro.

Donna and Mark rejoined their guests to a round of applause and a big cheer for afternoon tea and a glass or two of champagne.

Donna and Mark although disappointed with the weather were happy that they had been able to marry at the chapel which was more important to them, so at least the weather hadn’t stopped this, there could have been snow and ice – remember last year!

We wish Donna and Mark all the very best for their future together.

We hope you enjoy these few images from the day. All of the photographs from the day will be available to view online as soon as Donna and Mark have seen them. If you visit the client area on our website, click on Donna and Mark’s album, enter the password provided you can leave your email address and we will notify you when the images are available to view.