A beautiful vintage inspired Dorset Wedding with accents of pink and grey

Today I am excited to share this beautiful vintage inspired Dorset Wedding with accents of pink and grey.

Images were captured by One Thousand Words at Parley Manor.

One Thousand Words are Tom Wishart and Murray Lambert, two documentary wedding photographers working synchronously as one thousand words wedding photography.

Over the years of working together they have developed and blended their styles to provide natural timeless wedding photography.

They have a host of amazing wedding venues on their doorstep in Dorset but are often travelling to venues further afield and even abroad.

They always shoot weddings as a team of two, working without time limits, making sure no moment is missed.


I hand over to Bride Elizabeth to tell us about their planning and their day..


How did you meet?

We were set up by our two Best Friends on a blind date back in July 2013 and as they say, the rest is history!

Tell us about the Proposal…

Without me knowing Rob asked my Dads Permission for my hand in marriage.

A few weeks later in September 2017 Rob set up fairy lights in our lounge at our first flat we bought together that spelt out WILL YOU MARRY ME in lights.

It was a total surprise to see Rob down on one knee with our favourite song being played (The Maccabees-Something like happiness)

Tell us about your wedding planning journey…

We booked our wedding in September/October 2017 quite soon after our engagement.

We looked at a few venues but as soon as we saw Parley manor we knew it was our perfect venue.

We loved that we could get married and have our reception all in one place with all the lovely grounds and marquee for all our guests to enjoy.

We had just over 10 months to plan the whole wedding which was the perfect amount of time for us.

We were both very organised from day 1 of planning right up until the day before the wedding, making sure everything was perfect.

Thanks to this organisation, and all our close friends and family, and both Parley Manor and Merlins catering we enjoyed the best day of our lives !!

Any special touches/DIY?

We made so many things for our wedding along with buying and hiring special items.

We loved our giant initial light up letters (L&R) and the giant love light up letters too, they created so many amazing photos.

Our maid of honour Meg is so crafty and she made us wooden personalised bean bag garden games, life size wooden road signs at the entrance of the venue for our guests to see when you arrived that said Lizzie and Rob and L&R on the other one.

We all were so busy making lots and lots of pink and grey bunting, our vintage frame/hessian bunting theme table plan, and confetti baskets with rose petals we had saved up.

Our centrepieces were wooden log slices with bird cages and daisy and gypsopilia themed flowers inside and each table number was a hessian looking golf flag we made with each number on it (Robs idea as he is a big golf fan!).

Our favours on the tables were Personalised M&M’s with our names, wedding date and a photo of us on, all in pink and grey to match our colour theme.

Alongside this we also had personalised pink wooden golf tees with our wedding date and names on.

For the children we made personalised colouring books that our maid of honour drew out and designed.

All these little touches made our day so personal to us both.

What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?

Vintage/Pink/Grey(silver) /Ivory/Polka Dots

What was the best bit of your day?

Highlights were having all our closest friends and family all together to help us celebrate our special day

We really enjoyed our ceremony –  that was such a special moment walking in with my Dad down the aisle and seeing Robs smile.

Also seeing our guests singing Oasis – Wonderwall during our ceremony was such good fun, another favourite song of ours.

Another highlight was going into the marquee and seeing all the hard work we put in.

Our vision looked exactly how we had imagined it.

Our first dance was to to Coldplay – Yellow, and it felt like nobody else was there just us two enjoying that moment.

Is there anything you would do differently?

There isn’t anything we would change with our amazing day, no matter how organised you are weddings can be stressful, but it was worth every minute.

We had such an amazing 2018 planning the wedding, Hen do’s, Stag Do’s.. everything was perfect

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

It was such an overwhelming day with so many emotions its hard to take everything in, so try and take yourselves away together just the two of you and have some time alone.

We enjoyed at dinner just looking at all the tables and looking at our guests having fun, just taking it all in.


Wedding Suppliers

Venue – Parley Manor

Photography – One Thousand Words Photography

Catering – Merlins Catering

Wedding Dress –  Isobels Bride and Groom

Shoes – Charlotte Mills

Bridesmaid Gowns – ASOS – Pale Grey /Silver Sequin & beaded Tulle Full length Dresses

Suit – Isobels Bride and Groom – Bespoke made Suits for all male members of the wedding party – Herbie Frogg Dark Navy Suits/Pink Tie and Pocket Square, Rob and Best man had Grey checked Herbie Frogg waistcoats and the others had matching Navy.

Cake Maker – Coast Cakes

Florist – Simply Flower

Videographer – Final Cut Films

Rings – Aris Bespoke Jewellers

Stationery – A mixture of ourselves (DIY crafts), Hanna at the Print Emporium – Dorset for our lovely invitations to match our carved wooden heart save the date magnets from Danksy Arts – EBAY

Make up/Hair stylist – A very good friend of mine Vicki did my makeup and another friend called Tasha Mckenzie did bride and bridesmaids hair.


To Contact One Thousand Words

Website – https://www.onethousandwords.co.uk/

Email – mail@onethousandwords.co.uk

Phone – 07949 182953

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