Bournemouth says "I Do" love to be beside the seaside!

We at the UKAWP are delighted to announce that one of our long standing members, Bellissimo Weddings, has launched the first ever Beach Weddings in the UK……..


‘It’s a bride’s dream come true!  Where better to tie the knot than on a stunning golden beach with the sound of waves lapping in the background, a shimmering blue sea just steps away, and a happy gathering of friends and family poised to celebrate in style?

Forget dreary, long-haul flights, costly packages and crumpled wedding gowns – Bournemouth is launching the country’s first dedicated wedding beach hut right on the golden sands for the UK’s first legal, civil wedding ceremonies to start in April next year.

Couples will be able to host up to 400 guests in a beautiful marquee, have the services of a registrar, choose their own music and enjoy Champagne toasts and superb wedding breakfast on one of the best-loved beaches in the country.

“This is an absolutely amazing opportunity for prospective couples,” says Melanie Kiani, Director of Bellissimo Wedding Planners who are the operators of this new beach venue.

“Never before has it been possible to conduct a legal, civil ceremony on the beach in this country, we think it will be phenomenally popular”

“Most couples like their wedding day to be different, the new beach hut is unique and we can provide every last detail – catering, flowers, styling and decor, music – you name it.  Couples can even arrive at the ceremony on a decorated land train chugging along the prom or sweep down to the beach in a beautifully decorated cliff lift.  The possibilities are endless!”


The very first couple to marry in the wedding beach hut, LIVE, will be held on 27th April 2012 courtesy of Daybreak TV, Bournemouth Tourism and of-course Beach Weddings Bournemouth. We ran a competition featured daily on Daybreak TV Here comes the tide! in February to win a whole whole wedding day including 28 guests, wedding breakfast for 30 people, cake, dress & photographer.

Beach Weddings will then be available for weddings for six months from April to October every year, from 10am to 6pm every day 7 days a week.  There are already over 25 bookings in 2012 diary.

Packages for the 2012 season start at £999 which includes use of the licensed Wedding Hut, your own representative from Bellissimo Wedding Planners to help plan your day, beautiful white wooden seating, Cliff Lift arrival for the bridal party music for your ceremony arrival and drinks reception, plus contemporary seaside decor.  Couples can then add in a marquee and catering and all the other touches as they wish.

“There’s no doubt that many couples want to get married on the beach but until now have had to travel abroad, so we’re delighted to be able to offer superb weddings in the very ultimate beach setting,” says Mark Smith, director of Bournemouth Tourism.

“We think this will be of huge appeal to couples who want to keep an eye on wedding budgets but dream of getting married on the beach and to those who want all their family and friends present – Bournemouth is easily accessible from London, the Midlands and home counties so everyone can be part of the big day.”

Well done Melanie – we wish you all the luck in the world and look forward to seeing Daybreak on 27th April.

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