Higher Orchard Wedding Receptions - Perfect wedding location!

I recently did a Wedding Photo-shoot at Higher Orchard, a stunning new venue for Wedding Receptions near Sherborne in Dorset. This is a beautiful, private location with lake, lovely gardens and wonderful views set in the magical Dorset countryside.

If you want a country house wedding, but don’t have a country house, then this is the place for you.

Hosts Fiona and Roger Potter could not be more empathetic or relaxed. As well as offering their amazing gardens, they can also provide an architect-designed cottage for the bride and groom to stay in, secretly concealed behind a log façade.

With acres of fields in which guests are welcome to camp and a flat lawn for a MQ, the Potters have everything you need for a truly stylish country wedding.

Many thanks to :

Susan Hinckley from Parham House Brides for supplying the beautiful wedding dress : ‘Rosabella’ dress by Suzanne Neville – made of Italian Matt crepe with hand appliqued embroidery. It has a sweetheart neckline and soft fishtail shaped skirt.

Thanks too to Astaires for kindly lending us a morning suit; Gemma and Matt & my daughter Jessie for modelling plus Ignacious & the Potters, and Milly the Labrador!

Also thanks to Elouise Abbott for makeup and Helen Cass for hair design.

Finally, a Big thanks to Emma Urquart from Brompton Buds for the fabulous bouquet and the Potters for making us all feel so at home.

To contact Higher Orchard please visit higherorchard.co.uk or call Fiona or Roger Potter on 01963 220 773 or 07708 842 553 or Auriole Potter on 07864 692945

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Charlotte and Dan's Wedding

Charlotte and Dan’s wedding at St Audries Park in Somerset was a wonderful day with much love, laughter, music and croquet!

Charlotte, the lovely bride, looked stunning with her hair done by Racehl Drakely, from Clara Mann Hair Designs.

The ceremony took place in the idyllic St Etheldreda’s Church, a short sunny walk from the impressive Manor House and in full view of the resident herd of deer.

The guests enjoyed canapés in the Victorian Orangery, followed by a sit-down wedding breakfast in the banqueting hall.

Charlotte’s brother played the flute as the guests took their seats, passing by the lovely tree seating plan.

We were blessed with a lovely sunny day and Charlotte and Dan took full advantage of St. Audrie’s Park’s manicured lawns with an evening game of croquet before the dancing kicked off.

"From the moment we met you we felt you were going to be the right photographer for us and you proved us right.  You're awe-inspiring, creative, imaginative, passionate and unique.  We cannot thank you enough for capturing our day in the way that you did.  Your professionalism and dedication made your participation in our day as successful as it was.  Thanks to you we will always be able to share and reflect on our happy day through your images." Charlotte & Dan.

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Venue : St Audries Park Manor House (http://www.audries-park.co.uk). This is about 10 minutes from my studio!