My final wedding of 2012 took place at one of my favourite local venues and a fantastic place for wedding photography – at Orchardleigh House in Somerset. Lindsey & Chris’s family and friends took over the house and the place was bustling with activity when I arrived in the morning to photograph the preparations. The Bonita Suite where the bride traditionally gets ready was pretty chaotic – full of bridesmaids and small children in various stages of readiness – and poor Lindsey trying to remain in a state of zen-like calmness as the time of the ceremony due ever closer!
Fortunately for Lindsey and Chris their wedding at Orchardleigh was a civil ceremony in the main hall of the house so she didn’t need to worry about going very far once she was ready – just a short walk along the first floor corridor and down the grand sweeping staircase and through the aisle with smiling faces looking on either side – and Chris eagerly waiting her arrival at the front.
With the weather being fairly mild for November everyone made their way outside immediately after the ceremony to make the most of the last of the daylight and enjoy views across the open countryside beyond the house. I stole Lindsey and Chris away for a few portraits before quickly doing the formal group pictures they wanted so that people could get back inside to warm up.
Congratulations Lindsey & Chris!
Lindsey & Chris full gallery is now online and can be viewed here - please contact the couple directly for the password. Here are a few images from their day: