Here’s the second part of Gemma and David’s stunning wedding photography at The Orangery, Maidstone (and here’s part 1 of their wedding if you missed it).
After their lovely open air wedding and subsequent wedding blessing, David and Gemma made the exit from their ceremony (still accompanied by the dance music beat from Mote Park) across the grass. As the guests were to make their way over to the Orangery by a different route, I took the opportunity to capture some bride and groom portraits by the lake, before we made our way back and across the bridge for Gemma and David to join their guests in the sunshine for drinks and canapes. Everyone was all smiles as they soaked up the sun in the beautiful surroundings, and chatted to the newly-weds!
After a couple of quick groups and confetti, the guests made their way into the Orangery for the wedding breakfast, followed by the happy couple. After a lovely meal, I took Gemma and David back out for some quick portraits on this side of the river – the beautiful evening summer sunshine provided some lovely backlighting which is always great for photography. I always advise couples to try to fit in a photography session around this time – the best time for light, it’s cooler in the summer, and all the guests are still inside eating so it’s lovely and quiet!
By then it was time for the speeches – Gemma’s dad’s speech was a cracker – much embarrassment for Gemma, followed by a lovely Groom’s speech and then best man complete with slideshow!
A fantastic band started the evening off for the first dance, and then really got everyone up and enjoying themselves as the dancing really kicked off.
Once I’d finished inside, I quickly set up a final shot with the lovely nets of fairy lights in the hedge at The Orangery and then got Gemma and David out for one or two final shots.
Here are my favourites from their wedding day – hope you enjoy it as much as I did photographing it!
If you’re getting married at The Orangery Maidstone, please contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.
All photographs copyright David Burke Photography 2016