I don't even know where to begin. By far the most beautiful venue I have ever been to. Truly magnificent. The Lost Orangery, Euridge Manor is quite exclusive in the wedding market as they haven't been doing weddings there for that long. I want it to stay a hidden gem as it makes it even more beautiful & mysterious. It helps that it was a beautiful day & if someone would've taken me here 'blindfolded' & told me I was in Italy I could've believe them! I heard a few wedding guests gasping in awe when they first walked through the grounds for the drinks reception saying it was like a Bond movie or Gatsby's house, & I'm sure if I went again I would notice things I didn't this time round. It's a venue that you don't even need to do anything with as the character of it stands alone & needs nothing to make it better. Anyway I think you get the hint - I loved it.
Polly & Rob chose to have 'my Rob' with me as well, & we all met previously on their Engagement shoot in Bath. Both were nervous about having their photograph taken but I think it really got them ready for the day & they realised there wasn't anything to be worried about.
We arrived at The Orangery in the morning where Polly & the ladies were getting ready, Rob then later moved on to Lacock to meet the boys & get ready for the ceremony at Lacock Church. When there's different locations at weddings, I highly recommend having a second shooter. I think it's better whether there's numerous locations or not but this was a prime example that I could relax & stay with the girls until the last minute knowing Rob was covering the rest.
Once the lovely ceremony was over everyone jumped back in their cars & made their way back to Euridge Manor for the drinks reception & wedding breakfast. I was very excited when I saw Polly's Mum's sausage dog Freddie arrive at the drinks reception (I love dogs) & I did spend a bit of time trying to get the perfect dog portrait but he was highly independent! It was a lovely drinks reception in the sunshine with photos in between & even a couple of the guests got in the little boat & had a sail around the lake, garden pond, outdoor pool? Whatever you want to call the incredible thing at the back of the house!
After a long relaxing drinks reception it was into the marquee for the wedding breakfast, speeches & evening celebrations. The speeches were broken up between courses which meant the evening was spread out nicely & gave chance for us to take another ten minutes for a few more photos in between.
I don't think I will get this wedding out of my head for a while as I honestly have never seen anything like this venue. I feel so lucky that Polly contacted me & I was chosen to photograph this truly amazing day.
There's quite a few photos in this one, as you can probably imagine, so sit back, scroll & hopefully enjoy!