Beautiful blooms and bold palettes at autumnal wedding in Dorset

A fusion of bold reds and oranges, Ellie and Toby’s gorgeous autumn wedding had the stunning backdrop of Parley Manor in Dorset.

For anyone facing restrictions on their wedding, you’ll struggle not to be totally inspired by Ellie & Toby. Their special day was full of laughter and so many smiles celebrated by 30 of their closest family and friends. Complete with a guest appearance from Chloe the camper and the sunset of dreams, take a peek at their day and discover their top gift list picks.

How did you two meet?
We met at a climbing centre, we were the only 2 people on the wall and hit it off.

What's your favourite thing to do together?
Our favourite thing to do together is to climb and to hike, as well as travel around in our campervan Chloe.

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What was the best thing about the wedding?
The best thing about the wedding was that we got to get married despite the global covid pandemic. We were so grateful to be able to have our day with 30 of our closest family and friends.

What tip would you give other couples planning their wedding?
Use Prezola for your gift list. Means you get to tailor it to suit you and gives people a good feel for what you want and need. Also, relax! The marriage is the most important thing so don't get too caught up in all the little stresses of the day.

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Tell us all about your honeymoon!
Our honeymoon was revised many times due to the travel restrictions. We ended up on a road trip around the inner and Outer Hebrides as well as the Isle of Skye. We climbed mountains, swam in the sea and enjoyed the remote landscapes for 3 beautiful weeks, staying in our trusty camper.

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What has surprised you most about being married?
Weirdly, nothing has surpirsed us about being married...yet! Bar the fact we love it!!

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Were you always planning to have a gift list?
We were always planning on having a gift list, we just weren't sure in what capacity. A friend suggested Prezola and we were hooked!

What's your favourite gift list feature on Prezola?

The notes and the tick list for the thank yous! Makes writing the thank you's soooo much easier.

What are your favourite brands on Prezola?
Garden Trading, The White Company and KitchenAid.

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What item were you most excited to get on your gift list?
We were most excited to receive all of it to be honest! All the linen products were beautiful, and the garden trading home organisational bits are fab!

Tell us all about your Prezola delivery day
Prezola delivery day was HARD! Toby was away and I had to wait all day until he came home before we embarked on opening all the gifts with pizza and ciders in hand. They were beautifully packaged and it was so special. Christmas came early.

How would you describe your interior style?
Our interior style is very natural; we like natural sustainable options, with a modern farmhouse kind of style.

Is there a gift you wish you had added to your gift list but didn't?
The Garden Trading Idbury fire pit, Farringdon Box Shelf and Farringdon Letter Holder.

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