10 Castle Street is another of those gorgeous local venues in Dorset that’s just down the road and always somehow eluded me. 

Nestled in the little village of Cranborne outside of Wimborne, this Grade II listed stunner is really quite special and a bit of a hidden gem. It oozes quirkiness but without being pretentious. It’s also somehow cosy, which is great for a wedding as it avoids the feeling that you’re all just rattling around this enormous expanse.

We started the day at 10 Castle Street up in one of the suites upstairs where Camilla was getting ready. Tom was getting ready with the guys and heading straight to the church nice and early, so I stuck around with Camilla and the girls. Everyone was very much in high spirits, and the room itself was absolutely gorgeous. Couldn’t resist grabbing a few bridal portraits in front of the beautiful yellow walls before heading to the ceremony.

Camilla opted to hoof it to the church with her bridesmaids instead of getting a car. A decision which ended up being absolutely awesome, I’m surprised more people don’t do this. Just an excited hoard, blocking roads and causing a little bit of chaos whilst heading to the church.

After the ceremony, we were all straight back to the venue. Walking again and this time with the entire guest list in tow. Needless to say that there were a few motorists late for their appointments that day.

The wedding reception was in classic Englosh garden party style, with everyone spread across the lawn having drinks and canapés. With plenty of time in the morning, I made sure to fully explore the grounds and earmarked a few good places for photos, so throughout the day we headed out for a quick breather and to take some nice photos of Camilla and Tom together. It’s always a good idea to get away for a moment alone together, so we made sure to line these up while the guests were distracted finding their seats or popping to the loo between speeches. This also conveniently lined up with the best light, it’s almost like we planned it.

Once the sun set, the drinks came out in full force. I mentioned before about the venue feeling cosy, and the dance floor at 10 Castle Street is definitely no exception. So the place felt BUSY, and just the right type of busy too. Didn’t know where to point my camera half the time, which is definitely the sign of a good night.

Venue: 10 Castle Street

Dress: Mikaella Bridal

Florist: Dorset Flowers

Cake: Hayley Elizabeth Cake Designs

Marquee: DP Marquees

Catering: Little Kitchen + Monday Night Eating Club

Photo Booth: Ultimate Party Nights

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