Parley Manor Weddings

Parley Manor Wedding Photography

Parley Manor Wedding Photographer – Millard Photography

I am utterly delighted to be a Parley Manor Preferred Partner – I have been part of this amazing team for over 16 years capturing many weddings in the grounds from Spring through til Autumn. Here is a wedding from May – a beautifully sunny (as it often is on the South Coast!) day
This wedding started at The Captains Club Hotel in Christchurch.
Natalie had certainly bought the party people with her – her Bridesmaids were both getting ready and enjoying the bubbly simultaneously!

Charlie and Natalie chose mid May to get married (always useful if you want to see the foliage and grounds at that time of year). I met them the previous year and after spending time with them understanding their plans I was ready – at least I thought I was!

captains club Christchurch south coast UK
Captain Club Christchurch
Captains Club suite
Bridesmaids dresses
Bridal bouquet
Bridal preparation at captains club
Bridal preparation wedding dress
Mum dressing daughter in wedding dress
Bridal preparation
Bride and mum
Father of the bride waiting
Dad waiting
Father of the bride
Dad seeing daughter on wedding day
Father of the bride first look at daughter
First look Father of Bri
View from Captains Club suite Christchurch
Christchurch UK River
Parley Manor wedding ceremony
Parley Manor wedding ceremony

After the preparation photographs I headed off to Parley Manor to meet up with Charlie & his Groomsmen before Natalie arrived for the ceremony – arriving in Christchurch wedding cars

Groomsmen rocking it
Groomsmen rocking it
Groomsmen waiting at Parley Manor Ceremony marquee
walled garden at Parley Manor
Christchurch cars wedding cars

This has to be one of my favourite moments to watch out for at any wedding – the final few minutes before the ceremony begins. The emotions, excitement and nerves – the is a super charged moment and you never know what may happen.

Parley Manor Gardnes

They left plenty of time in their wedding day schedule to enjoy the ‘Just Married’ moment and the gardens at Parley Manor.

As you can see from the photographs their wedding day flowed beautifully with the Merlins Catering Team serving drinks and canapés – that kept Natalie and Charlie’s guests, who had travelled down from London, more than happy whilst they themselves mingled with their guests.

Once everyone had a few drinks I started with the group shots that they had requested – on the wedding day I tend to manage the groups moving and directing people to the right areas for the photographs. Again sometimes its about the requested group shot other times its good to stand back and watch the pre or post photograph moment – sometimes I manage to capture a great story telling photo.

Parley Manor House
Parley Manor grounds a view from above
Parley Manor wedding breakfast marquee
Parley Manor wedding breakfast Merlins Catering
Parley Manor wedding breakfast Merlins Catering Team set up
wedding speeches at Parley Manor
wedding speeches at Parley Manor reaction photograph
wedding speeches at Parley Manor reactions
Love letters at  Parley Manor
Bridesmaids in the golden hour light
Bride and Groom in the golden hour light at Parley Manor
Bride and Groom in the golden hour light at Parley Manor
Bride and Groom in the golden hour light at Parley Manor weddings

Parley Manor – A charming Georgian Manor house, preserved in time

Built in the early 1700s and lovingly cared for, Parley Manor will make you feel like you’ve stepped back to times gone by.

This grand yet elegant, family run, Georgian Manor house is situated on what was once a large country estate, stretching from Hurn Forest to the River Stour. Today, the grounds are made up of four acres of parkland and gardens, offering you an exclusive secluded wedding venue, situated on the Dorset/Hampshire border. As you sip champagne in the traditional English gardens, you’ll be reminded of the countless celebrations that have come before yours, and your special day will become a part of the estate’s grand history.

The old and the new work in perfect harmony at Parley Manor. The manor itself provides a splendid backdrop for your photographs, while the canopy for your evening reception is well equipped to host a 21st-century celebration.

In close proximity to Christchurch, Poole, and Bournemouth, Parley Manor is well connected to the outside world, making it convenient for wedding guests. In addition, Parley Manor’s expansive grounds and clear blue skies will make you feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.