Rockley Manor wedding – Emma & Errol

“Errol is an Essex boy, and still feels like he’s on holiday when he visits the countryside.” Emma grew up in Marlborough and it’s where her family still live so it was decided a Rockley Manor wedding was for them. Rockley Manor is a beautiful wedding venue and is a joy for Wiltshire wedding photographers like us.

The vision for the day was “English summer wedding” with a few Italian and Turkish twists. A relaxed day with a pretty, rustic setting. The flowers were muted woodland wild flowers, the dress – by Stella York – had a vintage feel, With an Italian proposal Aperol Spritz and Prosecco were the reception drinks and because of Errol’s Turkish Cypriot roots, the Canapes had a hint of Turkish flavour. Emma’s shoes were a bit fun, muted pink to match the roses, custom made, and embellished with stones and ‘I DO’ written in blue crystals on the base. Errol wore a navy three piece suit with the groomsmen wearing grey. The bridesmaids looked gorgeous in their navy flowing summer dresses.

After the hair and make-up was done Emma came down stairs where she got her first glimpse of the cake. Emma told us “The cake was very personal, made especially by a friend. She has made several show stoppers in the past, and this was no exception. As Rockley Manor has hosted the British Bake Off in the past, we wanted a ‘bakeoff’ style cake, but in keeping with the colours of the flowers. There were 4 tiers – Victoria Sponge, Lemon cake, and two carrot cakes – decorated with real wild flowers, candied rose leaves, and hand made sugar roses. She also hand made macaroons in Elderflower, Lavendar, and Rose flavour. Most importantly, our cat Pepper made an appearance, made out of sugar.”

Before the meal Elizabeth, Emma’s friend from school sang Ellie Goulding’s “How long will I love you” Which made pretty much the whole room cry! She has just released her first album. Check out her youtube channel.

Emma’s bridesmaid Polly – an extremely talental botanical artist – did all the beautiful artwork on the table plan and table names. She painted a few sweet peas and a white rose on each. They were simply beautiful.

Emma has the following advice for anyone planning a wedding – “Get a wedding planner! And make sure you take 5 minutes to yourselves as new husband and wife to appreciate the day that you have spent so long planning. It goes by in the blink of an eye.”

We loved doing Emma and Errol’s Rockley Manor Wedding Photography and they had some kind words for us too –

” Kevin was recommended to us by our wedding organiser, and after viewing the beautiful shots on his website, it was not a difficult decision to ask him to do our photography. We arranged an engagement shoot to meet Kevin and Carol in London, and we found them extremely friendly, laid-back, yet professional. They expertly captured some amazing natural images. On the wedding day itself Kevin and Carol were virtually invisible, yet they captured the vibe of the day perfectly. The photos (there were lots of them!) were truly unique, and looking at them afterwards was like reliving the day. Kevin and Carol have a real talent for capturing candid moments, and this is exactly what we wanted from our wedding photography – images that documented the day rather than lots of ‘posed’ shots. We are so happy with the overall experience and outcome, and would definitely recommend Kevin and Carol to others.”

Emma also wanted to say that “The staff at Rockley, particularly Beth, were absolutely fantastic.”

If you are planning a Rockley Manor wedding we would love to hear from you. It’s such a stunning venue, we can’t wait to go back.

Rockley Manor, Malborough, Wiltshire
Close up of bottom of brides shoes
Rocking horse on landing at Rockley Manor
Florist dressing chairs for outdoor ceremony
Chairs set out for outdoor ceremony at Rockley Manor
Black and white image of groomsmen arriving at Rockley Manor
Groom walking down the drive
Black and white image of best man putting buttonhole on groomsman
Groom and his groomsmen waiting in courtyard
Groom and his groomsmen in the snooker room
Bride with her brother
Close up of bride holding her bouquet down at her side
Bridesmaid reflected in mirror
Bride and her bridesmaids ready for the wedding
Bride seeing her wedding cake for the first time
Beautiful wedding cake and macaroons
Close up of macaroons and marzipan cat
Black and white image of groom watching brides entrance
Close up of bride over grooms shoulder
Couple signing the register
Wide view of Rockley Manor with guests after ceremony
Black and white image of groom and his groomsmen
Young boy holding onto his fathers legs
Caterer preparing starters in the kitchen
Black and white image of wedding guest singing during wedding breakfast
Bride and grooms reaction to wedding song
Grooms mother emotional after wedding song
Black and white image of groom doing speech
Grooms reaction during speech
Black and white image of best man holding modelling photo of groom
Black and white image of grooms reaction to best man speech
Bride with her grandmother sitting in lounge
Bride and groom portrait shot
Sunset image of bride and groom kissing
Black and white image of bride and groom dancing
Bride and grooms first dance
Guests dancing on the dancefloor
Guests dancing on the dancefloor
Twilight image of Rockley Manor


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