Natasha and Srijan couldn’t have chosen a more romantic venue for their two-day wedding celebration than the wonderful Lost Orangery at Euridge Manor near Chippenham. This was my second time shooting there (you can see my first job here, a lookbook shoot for Naomi Neoh wedding dress designer) and the gardens didn’t fail to impress me again. There’s something magnificently romanic in the rolling hills of Cotswolds, puts me into the best mood when driving to a wedding in the morning. The building as it is now was designed by master garden designers and builders, Isabel and Julian Bannerman, as part of a monastery-inspired transformation of the Wiltshire farmhouse at the heart of the estate.
Because of Covid, the couple had to postpone the wedding by a year, so they were already married officially but as any other couples in their situation, they decided to do a big celebration when it was allowed to go ahead. With cutting the cake in front of all their loved ones, they kicked off a beautiful two-day event, a Sangeet/ Mehendi evening (pre Indian wedding celebrations, buffet dinner and some music and dancing on the Friday and the big Indian wedding ceremony on Saturday. The weather was just perfect for this garden reception. They had a marquee raised on the lawn and for the Mehendi ceremony, everybody moved up to the South Terrace. I really enjoyed the warmth of the light at that time, it gave a beautiful glow to everything.
The event was organised by the wonderful Radhika who I can’t recommend enough. She is extremely professional with the warmest personality, an absolute must at events of this caliber. The beautiful cake was supplied by Jojo Foster.
I was honoured to be chosen to photograph this event, it was a very unique experience to me. If you are thinking of getting married at Euridge Manor and looking for a wedding photographer from Somerset, don’t hesitate to email me for a full gallery invite.