Sally and Paul’s wedding at Parley Manor is gorgeous! Sally’s bouquet caught my eye and I knew I had to feature this stunning day – there’s so much more to share with you too. Watch out for the adorable dog, the vicar’s gold DMs (yes!), the perfect tiered wedding cake made by a friend, the groom’s selfie at the altar… you’ll LOVE this!
Paul and Sally are characters, clearly loved by so many people and their day is just filled with the biggest of smiles. Parley Manor is a spectacular venue – and despite the rain early in the day their wedding was absolutely fabulous.
Images are by Dorset wedding photographer Paul Underhill, who gets a fantastic review from Sally and Paul. (Don’t miss the wedding report at the end of today’s feature.)
For more Dorset weddings visit this link on the English Wedding Blog: http://english-wedding.com/category/dorset-wedding/ and to submit a wedding to the blog please read my submission guidelines and get in touch! With congratulations and massive thanks to Sally and Paul, and to wedding photographer Paul Underhill for sharing this amazing day with us on the English Wedding Blog. Enjoy!
Our wedding report: Sally & Paul
Wedding photographer’s website:
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
He was brilliant – very friendly and captured our wedding day perfectly.
Parley Manor, Parley.
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
The best day of our lives, fun, emotional and beautiful.
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
Both being a critic of photos of ourselves, we were surprised to find many that we liked.
Your wedding style and theme:
Traditional church wedding followed by a relaxed, fun celebration at the wedding breakfast and into the evening.
Any happy tears on the day?
How did the two of you meet?
We met in Newquay on a weekend break with our friends. (He was dressed as Popeye)
How long did you spend planning your wedding?
1 year roughly
Best bit of budget advice?
Spreadsheets, spreadsheets, spreadsheets!
Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes absolutely, I couldn’t wait to show everyone, exactly as it should be.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Designed: Ronald Joyce, brought from Wedded Bliss in Dibden Purlieu. http://www.weddedblissbridalstudio.com/
Glitz and sparkle: the bride’s accessories:
Jewellery and underwear was purchased in Debenhams – the veil was again from Wedded Bliss
The groom wore:
A Ted Baker hired grey tailored suit – from Debenhams.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
They wore gorgeous peach dresses from the M&S Bridal range.
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
I am a hairdresser and I am still in contact with my tutor from college. She was kind enough to come and do our hair. Make was done by a friend.
A gorgeous array of berries, peonies roses and peach roses.
What do you remember most about the wedding ceremony?
All of it.
We had a bible reading and a reading that my friend wrote for us – it was beautiful.
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Yes it was covered in pearls, light, candles, willow and flowers – truly stunning!
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
A four tier traditional wedding cake was made by my amazing cousin Emma Butt.
We had a DJ in the evening and a photo booth which provided lots of giggles and a takeaway guest book full of silly photos! http://www.photopoint.uk.com/
On the day tips and advice:
Relax and enjoy every moment – it goes so quickly.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Knowing you are commited to your best friend for the rest of your life.
Quick supplier list for other brides and grooms:
- Dorset wedding photographer Paul Underhill www.paulunderhill.com
- Parley Manor, Parley www.parleymanorweddings.co.uk