Sarah & Elliot
The Orangery, Maidstone.
Photographed by Louisa Dettmer Wedding Photography
Louisa Dettmer Photography is very familiar with The Orangery; it is a remarkable wedding venue that offers couples an unparalleled setting for their special day. Louisa Dettmer Photography has been a recommended supplier at the venue since 2008. The Orangery is nestled amidst 9 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. This stunning venue provides a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere for your wedding. The Orangery boasts multiple spaces to accommodate every aspect of the celebration, from intimate ceremonies in the Garden Room to lavish receptions in the grand Orangery. The Orangery’s dedicated and professional team of event planners work closely with couples to create a bespoke experience tailored to their individual desires and preferences. With its magnificent architecture, picturesque surroundings, and impeccable service, this venue sets itself apart as a premier choice for those seeking an unforgettable wedding experience.
The beautiful Sarah married her man Elliot at the always fabulous Orangery Maidstone.
Bridal prep was in the suite at the Hilton and considering there were so many ladies to get ready, the bubbles were flowing and the mood was very calm. Everything ran to time and the bride arrived at the Orangery with all of her girls and her proud Dad who was to give her away.
We arrived in good time to capture lots of shots of the details that Sarah and Elliot had chosen to make the overall look of their day so beautiful. Flowers by Passion Floral Design and chair covers by Dressing Rooms (Both also are The Orangery’s fabulous recommended suppliers) in blush pink and cream, looked lovely with the bridge decorated in gypsophila.
The boys looked very smart in their tails with silver cravat to pick up on the silver and pink theme of the flowers and Bridesmaids dresses. They were in good spirits as they made their way over the waterfall with their guests to take their place at the Gazebo.
I know that Sarah and Elliot wanted to marry outdoors, so I was pleased that the weather was kind to them, and the rain in the days before the big day ensured the grounds looked so fresh and colourful.
Sarah wanted water to be a big feature in her shots, so she suggested we stop at the Jetty to take some shots with her Dad and the girls. The location was great and was a perfect place to gather their thoughts before starting the walk down the aisle.
As Sarah walked in the sun toward her man and she looked absolutely stunning in her dress (from Belle ‘Amore, Bexleyheath)
After the ceremony and a short mingle with the guests for some candid shots, we worked from a list from Sarah and Elliot to ensure they had some great shots with their families.
We were also able to disappear for a photos in the grounds alone with Sarah and Elliot before they made their way for their tasty wedding breakfast, by Azra Catering (recommended supplier).
As they took to the floor for their first dance as husband and wife, it was time for us to leave them to dance the night away.
We would like to say thank you to Sarah and Elliot for choosing us to be a part of your day and to their families and friends for making us feel so welcome.
Photos: Louisa & Duncan Dettmer
Louisa Dettmer Wedding Photography
Belle ‘Amore, Bexleyheath