The Orchard Wedding Photography
The Orchard is a unique and distinctive 14th century wedding venue, bursting with character. Established in the heart of the Garden of England and nestled within the beautiful Kentish countryside.
The Orchard prides themselves on the dedicated wedding team and their distinctive wedding packages. They cater for the necessary details and planning, allowing you to enjoy the precious time of your wedding.
My top 3 reason why I love The Orchard
My top 3 reason why I love to photograph at The Orchard is
1. Organisation - this may sound silly, but I always like to visit a venue that I have not been to before and from the first contact through to arranging a pre-wedding shoot for my couple, the Orchard team were so helpful. The Orchard team was happy to arrange a suitable date and time, allowing me to have a private tour of the venue, answering any questions I had and giving me access to permitted areas. Wedding day the team is always available and over looking all detail of your wedding day, making it run as perfect as you have always thought. 5 star service
2. Areas to get married - The Orchard has 3 areas you can getting married in, you can choose from either the beautiful garden gazebo overlooking the rolling hills, surrounded by lush greenery for the start of your special day or maybe you would prefer our stunning water terrace ceremony which provides the most magical fairy lit backdrop or if your prefer a indoors service , then they can offer a stunning main suite, with our breath-taking draped fairy lit ceiling and ornate, plush interior decoration. You would marry on a raised platform before all your guests in our large and spacious main area, showcasing your perfect union. The venue really does cater for all people.
3. The lake - A short walk out of the orchard is a peaceful lake, with ducks ands swans swimming around. (TIP I bring duck food to bribe the swans to pose lol )it is a lovely break for you and your husband or wife to have time to yourself aways form your guests and just take it all in.
3-5 minute walk and it is so worth doing. Staff are always happy to help your going down to the lake, but that is the orchard staff go above and beyond for you on your day.
Top Tips for planning a Wedding at The Orchard
Top Tips for planning a Wedding at The Orchard
Relax - this is easier said than done, but when you book your wedding at the Orchard you don’t need to worry, you are in very safe hands. These are wedding professionals and seriously know their stuff. The team will ensure your day runs smoothly and that you have the absolute best day possible. So, no need to worry about anything, just relax, enjoy the best day of your life, and leave the organising to the professionals.
Suppliers for your day. - The Orchard packages are amazing and they do the pick very best suppliers and services, from professional wedding photographers and vintage bridal cars to designer wedding cake suppliers and fantastic dining experiences, to make your day amazing. So when you looking for your suppliers take time, find the best ones that sort you and trust the suppliers.
Time for photos - Of course a photographer is going to say make time for photos the Orchard has huge grounds that can provide you with some fanatic photos of your day. So do that time and trust your photographer if your nervous about being in front of the camera or how to stand etc, talk to your photographer ask for a pre-wedding shoot (something I provide), this make you both feel so relaxed in front of the camera and allows us to get to know each other and create some amazing memories of your day.
Top 5 Photographs at The Orchard
I love this area of the Orchard, The water terrance is both beautiful in the day time and also at night. In the day time with the blue sky behind you and the flowers blossoming you really feel lost. But at night the water terrace is transformed in to a fairy light haven. It is one of my favourite place to capture moments of your wedding day.
This is simple, I love a confetti photo, it to me makes a wedding, and every one loves it. these photos the a little organising but is so worth it. Let's celebrate your wedding day with your love together with your close friends and family .
Cutting your cake
With the vast packages the Orchard offers their couples. your want your photographer to capture all your details, table decorations, cars, cake etc. These little details you have took time to pick and plan so I make sure I capture all of these details for you.
Couple photos via the lake
this lake is a 5 minute walk from the orchard and it is so worth going down their for a few couple photos and also have time togerther for you both. this lake looks amazing in golden hour and if your lucky might catch a swan photo bombing your wedding photos.
I enjoy capturing all the main parts of your wedding, but I love also looking for the small details of affection through out your day, a simple holding hands, kiss on forehead. these little tokens of affection is what your days about.
I love those moments and love capturing these and when I show the images to my couples, them not realising I captured it.
This is pure natural moments
Pre-wedding shoot at The Orchard
The Orchard has really thought of everything! to make your day special. Get in contact with them for a chat or look around