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Gray Manor Wedding - Donna & Mike

Gray Manor Wedding in the heart of the countryside on the Hampshire/ Wiltshire border.


What a day it was! Beautiful Wedding at Gray Manor. The super chilled-out couple and only closest of family and friends staying in the same place. That sounds like a recipe for a good party!  Wedding full of surprises? Definitely, this is the one! With Captain Jack's Sparrow who was walking the bride down the aisle and offered entertainment for everyone young and old! All these at Gray Manor. A unique boutique wedding venue and hotel set in the heart of the countryside on the Hampshire/ Wiltshire border.

Add up amazing suppliers, and I'm about to share with you an amazing Wedding Day of Donna and Mike! Enjoy!


Wedding suppliers:

Wedding Venue: Gray Manor Hotel

Jack Sparrow:  Simon 

Hair: Sharon

Cake: The Travelling Cupcake

Band: Hard to Handle

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M & J - Wedding in Bournemouth

Wedding In Bournemouth

This wedding was one big unknown. Martyna and Jack are amazing. In these difficult times, they proved that anything is possible.
Two people who are so much in love with each other decide to go no matter what and have an amazing Miramar Wedding In Bournemouth. All we know It’s not easy to plan a wedding. Especially during a pandemic. 2 venues, many rollercoasters but they made it. I felt honored to have been there to witness & document their love!

That was such an amazing wedding and would like to share this story with you! This wedding at the Miramar Hotel will go down in history.


All amazing suppliers that helped to make that day as perfect as possible.

Florist: Lisa Kyprianou
Cake: Annette Langley-Tayler
Makeup Artist: Oliwia Siller
Hairdresser: Hannah
Suit: Isobel’s Bridal and Groom
Transport: Excelsior Coaches Ltd – Beautiful VR bus

Martyna & Jack

Their love story

That how they began their love story

Ryanair opened a new route between Kraków and Bournemouth during the 2019 autumn, so Jack decided to explore exotic Poland with it,s beautiful Christmas market.

That time of the year Martyna was in Wrocław on work purposes (leading speech therapy courses for Preschool teachers).

It was that funny time in both of their life that they wanted to explore the world, meet new people, taste new food, and have fun. So both of them decided to set up Tinder apps.

The intelligent app paired them both. He clicked a little heart on a girl who was wrapped in a suit like a burka (photo from her trip to Egypt) so as she clicked a little heart on a guy who was drinking a coffee in Venice.

From word to word they started to share holiday experience. She came back from Wrocław, so he was pushing even more to force her to drive 50miles to meet him before a flight back to the UK. She called sick at work, escaped to Cracovia to make sure that he can spot the Dragon. They ate breakfast, got a reindeer lollipop, and said goodbye rushing for a taxi towards the airport. No expectations, no bad feelings, no kiss. Just a rough heartbeat only after running to get a taxi back… or maybe not only. That is how they met…


Bride is getting ready

This day started very early for everyone. The morning was beautiful and sunny. The day was beautiful, full of the sun. Martyna was getting ready with her family who arrived from Poland to the wedding. They rented a caravan at Rockley Park. You’ll find a fantastic park with its own boat park and an award-winning rural beach. This outstanding Haven ‘Five Star’ Park is an excellent base for a holiday.

Her parents and sister are great. As soon as I met them, I knew that the day would be merry and fun. The bride team keep all the atmosphere uplift and make sure that Martyna will go on her wedding with a big smile on the face. I wish everyone such a team.

Moreover, Rockley Park Holiday Park made a fantastic surprise of balloons and champagne to celebrate in style.


Groom is getting ready

Wedding Ceremony in Pool

The Guildhall - Registry Office

Intimate Wedding Ceremony

Poole Guildhall is a Registry Office in Poole, Dorset. It is a wonderful and lightroom that also has a beautiful curved staircase that is brilliant for wedding photography. Martyna & Jack wanted a group photo overt there. Poole itself has many hotels available for the wedding reception. And that was also the plan. However, their first location was canceled. Due to the pandemic, the Registry Office has also brought about a lot of limitations. Obligation to wear masks and a limited number of guests. Only 16 people were allowed to participate in the ceremony.

Martyna & Jack are stars. At the last minute, they arranged a vintage coach which was a surprise for all guests, and drove them all in style to the wedding venue in Bournemouth.

Hotel Miramar

Wedding Venue in Bournemouth

Trying to find the perfect Wedding Venue.

The bride needed to go to Poland to get a dress. Just after lockdown, she caught a flight, sorted everything: the dress, handcrafted wedding rings, table cloths, including polish, traditional vodka, came back after a week ready to merry The music man!

But the Branksome dene room decided to close the venue till the end of the year at least. All the plans collapsed. She gave up. Tired and without hope for a reception decided to just have a ceremony and spend the afternoon with parents and sisters. But he didn’t give up. Asked a few venues for options… and got the idea: The Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth can do a nice intimate wedding properly set up during a pandemic.

The Hotel Miramar was originally built as a private residence in about 1905. It was owned by the Austrian Ambassador who used it as a weekend home. It is built in the “Arts and Crafts” style which was very popular at that time.

divider this romantic clifftop hotel, sympathetic to its Edwardian origins, is the epitome of an English country house hotel by the sea, occupying one of the most spectacular vantage points in Bournemouth.

Inside the elegance continues, the clean lines and perfect angles of the fine architecture have lost nothing of its original character, retaining both the charm and grace of true Edwardian style.

Perfect place for a wedding party. In meantime, the government hung up permission for weddings for 2 weeks. The hotel proposed to give money back straight away, but they decided to wait until the end. And it was worth it!

Wedding Party In Miramar

Great performance by Jacek in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Beach Elopement

Short wedding session

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Magda + Michal - Destination Wedding

I’m really proud to show You a Destination Wedding where I was a guest at the wedding and was taking photos as a second photographer. That has allowed me to really slow down, enjoy the Wedding and capture images I would otherwise not be able to. That was a great experience and was able to learn a lot as this was the very first wedding I shoot in my photography journey.  I was allowed to do anything and so I did. I am not going to show you a full story as it would be shot by the main photographer. Instead, I will show you photos from another perspective.

Magda and Michal. I’m really grateful that you invite me to celebrate your most important day in your life. It was an awesome experience I will not forget. You were so brave to do things your own way and that really has paid off. Thanks again!