We had heard of the Orchardleigh Estate for weddings and were keen to see it for ourselves. The church on the estate is actually situated on its own little island and reportedly is a special place to get married.
We were a bit worried about the weather as the forecast was a bit grim. On Friday, when we arrived at the excellent guesthouse (called The Plaine which we’ll tell you about in a later post) the landlord even apologised for the rain.
However, the next day it started off grey but brightened up beautifully for Ben & Anne. Ben & Anne were another wonderful couple to work with and full credit to them for going out into the bright but cold evening light for us.
Here are some of our favourites:
Here you can see the little island that the church is on and how you have to cross the bridge to get to it.
Inside the church there is little room and very little ambient light which makes for some good atmospheric shots.
The best man’s speech was outrageous and Ben was obviously reconsidering his choice for best man. According to the best man however, Ben’s speech as best man at his wedding made his seem a bit tame.
Happily, Anne Marie’s speech made it all better.
The couple’s first dance was brilliant and great to photograph.