Rich & Tam’s Awesome Jurassic Coast Wedding!

January 16, 2020

Same-sex wedding photographer: Dorset

I was massively excited to be photographing Rich and Tam’s same-sex wedding on the Jurassic Coast. At our first meeting in a bar in Soho, where we chatted over a few beers, we hit it off immediately, and I loved how excited they were about their plans.

The wedding itself was awesome; it was the most perfect sunny day and with non-stop laughter all the way!

Rich and Tam got ready together at the Seaside Boarding House; a gorgeous boutique hotel perched on the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, and very close to Bridport (where the ITV series Broadchurch was filmed).

Once the grooms were all set, we took a stroll along the beach before heading over to the Abbey House in Abbotsbury, for their open-air ceremony. The Abbey House is a quaint country farmhouse set in the most beautiful gardens with undisturbed views of St Catherine’s Chapel; perfect for the sunny alfresco ceremony.

We then went for a walk up to St Catherine’s Chapel. Those hills were pretty steep, but it was definitely worth the trek for the breathtaking views across Dorset and all the way down to the sea.

One of the biggest highlights of the day was the surprise cliffside firework which blew everyone away (myself included!). Well done boys for keeping that secret all day! There was no first dance as such (more a massive pile-up on the dancefloor to get the party well and truly started!), and everyone danced, drank shots and partied hard until the wee hours of the morning.

Congratulations boys, it really was the most amazing day – thank you so much for choosing me as your wedding photographer!

The Seaside Boarding House in Bridport
Groom's suits
Gay couple getting ready for their wedding
Grooms' shoes
Grooms getting ready for their wedding
Champagne glasses for wedding
Same sex couple celebrating their wedding
Wedding toast
Wedding party
Groom heading for wedding walk
Same sex grooms walkign along the beach
Abbey House gay wedding
Wedding violinists
 Guests waiting at wedding
Flower girl
Guests takign selfie
Abbey House gay wedding
Grooms at their wedding reading vows
Two grooms celebrating their wedding
Wedding guest photos
Groom celebrating
Groom celebrating
Guests enjoying drinks reception at wedding
St Catherine's Chapel
St Catherine's Chapel
Wedding party at St Catherine's Chapel
Gay wedding couple at St Catherine's Chapel
Samew sex couple looking over Dorset coast
Samew sex couple looking over Dorset coast
Lawn games at wedding
Lawn games at wedding
Lawn games at wedding
Wedding guests playing croquet
Lawn games at wedding
Same sex wedding couple at Seaside Boarding House
Wedding breakfast room at Seaside Boarding House
Gay wedding couple enter weddign breakfast room
Father of groom giving speech
Gay couple laughing during speeches
Guest laughing during speech
Guests laughing during speech
Guests laughing during speech
Same sex couple cutting wedding cake
Same sex couple with wedding fireworks
Groom dancing
Guess dancing
Groom dancing
Groom dancing
Groom dancing at wedding
Groom dancing at wedding
Grooms under festoon lights


  1. Zibi Kedziora

    🤩 Love it Paul. Great set of images. Many thanks for sharing.

    • paulgrace

      Thanks so much, Zibi! It was such a fun day!


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Although I'm a London wedding photographer, I happily travel to anywhere in the UK and abroad. I shoot all kinds of weddings and am a proud same sex wedding photographer.