Palmer & Alaway

By Richard Wright

Friday, December 21, 2012


Palmer-Alaway wedding
A COUPLE who first met at a dance, John Raymond Palmer and Lesley Vivienne Alaway, married at the Bourne Hall Hotel, Luccombe.

The bridegroom, a retired gardener, is the son of Mr Gerald Palmer of Croxley Green, Watford, and the late Mrs Lillian Palmer, and the bride, a retired financial director, is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter Pratt, of Harefield, Middlesex.

The bride wore a burgundy, full-length strapless layered gown with ruched front and bustle, collected in front with pearls and diamante. It was teamed with an ivory bolero edged with pearls.

She wore a burgundy fascinator and carried a bouquet of ivory and burgundy silk roses with trailing greenery interspersed with crystals and pearls.

She was attended by Isabella Grace Palmer, three, (bridegroom’s granddaughter), who wore a burgundy and ivory outfit with a burgundy sash to match the bride’s and carried a basket edged with ivory and burgundy roses filled with loose petals.

Jody Palmer (bridegroom’s son) was the best man and usher was Stephen Alaway (bride’s son).

Deputy superintendent registrar Jane Ackrill officiated.

A reception was held at the Bourne Hall Hotel, followed by a honeymoon in Larnaca, Cyprus.

Photography by Julie@Wrenphotography.

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