Parley Manor Wedding Photographs with Ross & Lisa

We love working at Parley Manor weddings. This secluded Georgian Manor House is the perfect dedicated wedding venue for couples wanting a touch of English splendor to their wedding day. Ross and Lisa had not only fallen in love with each other but the grandeur of the house and the detailed feel of the huge enchanting gardens and surrounding countryside. It certainly made for some stunning documentary wedding photographs.

Parley Manor Wedding Morning with the Bride

I arrived at Lisa’s family home in Christchurch, Dorset on her Parley Manor wedding morning. All of the girls were grouped together in a bedroom busily getting ready.

In the next room all of the wedding shoes and dresses hung ready for the day ahead. Lisa’s stunning ivory trumpet, sleeveless wedding dress dominated the room in the window. Hanging on a personalised hanger it showed off its sequinned detail, glowing in the backlight

Dress in Window before Parley Manor WeddingThe mirrored wardrobe served as a huge mirror for all styling hair and makeup, a real jovial team effort. Bridesmaid before Parley Manor Wedding Flower girl on wedding morning at Parley Manor Wedding Make up at Parley Manor Wedding  Black and white photograph before Parley Manor Wedding Make up before Parley Manor WeddingThe little flower girls were first into their pink dresses, shortly followed by the bridesmaids into their gorgeous aqua bridesmaid’s dresses. Downstairs the stunning wedding bouquets in dusky pinks had arrived and started to fill the house with a wonderful floral scent.

Flower girl before Parley Manor Wedding Pink Flowers at Parley Manor Wedding Bridesmaids before Parley Manor WeddingBlack and white image of Gran at Parley Manor WeddingOnce Lisa’s Gran was ready it took most of Lisa’s bridesmaids and her mother to help her into her dress. By this point in the morning the nerves had passed and she was radiating a happy beauty that can only come from a bride on her wedding morning.

Dress being done up before Parley Manor Wedding Final touches before Parley Manor Wedding Bride at Parley Manor Wedding Final preparation before Parley Manor WeddingOutside in the bright sunlight the sound of a four-cylinder engine announced the arrival of Superior Wedding Cars’ (one of our recommended wedding car suppliers) 1928 Chevrolet Old English Tourer – a breath-taking classic.

Parley Manor Wedding Morning with the Groom

Meanwhile Murray joined the chaps half a mile across Christchurch. Cufflinks, aqua cravats and hip flasks were prepared.Best man helps Groom on wedding morningObvious height differences resulted in laughter at the best man’s step he had to use to tie Ross’s cravat. With wedding morning nerves starting to creep in the final touches were made to speeches and button holes before leaving for the Parley Manor wedding.

Groom writing speech before Parley Manor WeddingAt Parley Manor wedding venue the bright sun showed off the deep greens and colourful flowers of the gardens, casting guest’s shadows long across the grounds. Ross greeted guests and prepared himself for the pavilion ceremony with the aid of his hip flask.

Groom and Best Man in garden at Parley Manor Wedding Dutch courage at Parley Manor WeddingBack in the Manor House the girls waited for all of the guests to be seated, backlit by the low sun in the Garden room. Even their dog was dressed up!!

Bride arrives at Parley Manor Wedding Wedding car at Parley Manor Wedding Wedding car outside Parley Manor Wedding Bride and Bridesmaids at Parley Manor Wedding Flower girl waits at Parley Manor Wedding All the girls at Parley Manor Wedding Dog at Parley Manor WeddingLisa and her father were led out by flower girls sprinkling flower petals with the four bridesmaids.

Parley Manor Wedding Ceremony Photos

Under the columns of the faux Roman Temple Ross awaited with best man Alex by his side. All nerves were replaced for tearful smiles on sight of his stunning bride.

Groom and Best Man at Parley Manor Wedding Father and Bride at Parley Manor Wedding Civil Ceremony at Parley Manor WeddingUnusually the wedding rings they were delivered by their dog, also looking smart in his dog suit! As birds merrily chirped outside the mothers and one of the bridesmaids conducted some heartfelt readings.

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After the ceremony Merlin’s Catering served celebratory drinks in the heat of the gardens

Young Wedding guest at Parley Manor WeddingWe had time to organise a few group photographs before the guests proceeded through gardens and into the wedding breakfast marquee. Wedding couple at Parley Manor WeddingThe happy couple was announced into the room by Lisa’s father and a standing ovation from their guests.

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Lisa and Ross had predicted good weather for their perfect Parley Manor wedding day and had chosen Merlin’s Catering’s option of sumptuous BBQ style food.

Bride at Groom seated at Parley Manor WeddingOnce well fed and invigorated with an array of sweet summer deserts the guest were treated to some heart-warming and tear filled speeches. A comical high point (excuse the pun) was Alex the best man getting on his stool and providing enough tears for all!

Desserts at Parley Manor Wedding  Wedding Flowers and sweets at Parley Manor Wedding  Best man speech at Parley Manor WeddingWith coffees in hand the wedding guests were then treated to the sweet temptation provided by Charlotte Louise events’ Wedding Sweet Cart. The younger guests and their parents took advantage of the children’s pay equipment on the lawns and the guests enjoyed the coy pond and Italian walled gardens.

Bride and Gran at Parley Manor Wedding

Wedding Evening Photographs at Parley Manor in Dorset

As the sun stared to dip into the horizon we took a wander around Parley Manor wedding venue’s beautiful gardens with the happy couple. Hand in hand and grinning from ear to ear the entire time Ross and Lisa enjoyed ten minutes of peace and a wonderful sunset.

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Birdcage wedding cake at Parley Manor WeddingMr DJ had set up and the evening swiftly onto the First Dance. The twirling couple were joined by guests eager to show off some serious moves and the dark of night slowly crept in outside. Wedding Dance at Parley Manor Wedding First dance at Parley Manor Wedding

Wedding Sparklers Photographs at Parley Manor

The guests joined Murray and I on the lawns with more giant Sparklers than you could shake, well, a sparkler at! Guests with sparklers at Parley Manor Wedding Bride and Groom in sparklers traceWe left the merriment with the smell of fireworks and the sound of laughter in the air.


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