A Parley Manor Wedding

On Monday I managed to get together enough petrol to make it down to Parley Manor near Bournemouth for the truly wonderful wedding of Claire and Anthony.

For this wedding, it was actually the best man - a good friend of mine - who booked me as a wedding gift for Claire and Anthony. What a beautiful gift that is.

Claire and her girls got ready at the venue, while Anthony and the boys were off scrubbing up elsewhere.

As showtime approached, Claire’s Dad, Steve, came to meet her in preparation to walk her down the aisle. What a proud man Steve was.

By this time, all of the guests were seated and Anthony was awaiting his bride, but we still had a few more minutes, so plenty of time to squeeze in a couple of shots of the kids and bridesmaids.

And then it was time to take the short walk through the Parley Manor gardens…

To where Anthony was keenly (and slightly nervously) awaiting his beautiful bride.

He didn’t have to wait much longer before Claire was proudly escorted down the aisle by Steve and before we even knew it, we had ourselves a married couple!

This picture explains perfectly why I always get a guest or two to help me round up people for pictures - it’s not always easy!

And he wasn’t the only one to be picked up!

People were getting hungry and the wedding breakfast was fast approaching but I still had a few minutes to take a little walk through the lovely gardens at Parley Manor with the happy couple.

And then after the wedding breakfast, I managed to steal them away for a few more minutes - just as the sun was setting.

A lovely first dance followed shortly after…

And then it was the moment everyone had been waiting for…. PARTY TIME!

That’s all for this little sneak peek, folks.
I’ll add one or two more pictures from this day to the Facebook and Instagram pages as I edit them, so feel free to follow along over there.

Huge and sincere thanks to all at Parley Manor, especially Viktorija and David, who not only ran the entire day to perfection, but also made sure I was well taken care of all day long.

Thanks too, to Michelle, Nelly, Kelly and Peter for assisting me at one time or another, whether that be with dress floofing, lighting, getting the kids to look at the camera or finding all of the people that had ran off when it was picture time!

Mostly though, a HUGE congratulations to Claire and Anthony. You two are amazing and I wish you a lifetime of happiness and parties! x  

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