Orton Hall Peterborough | Peterborough Wedding Photographer | Orton Hall Peterborough Wedding
On a warm and sunny Sunday, Orton Hall Hotel and Spa was the venue for the wedding of Samantha and James. This venue near Peterborough is set in 20 acres of conservation parkland with an avenue of Wellingtonia trees (Redwoods of California)
On arrival at this superbly appointed 17th century manor house, former home of the Marquess of Huntly, we met with relaxed bride Samantha, her daughter, two bridesmaids, her mother and other members of the family. Bridal preparation was underway and we had time to chat and take photos.
While the ladies prepared we headed downstairs for shots of the light, airy well decorated breakfast room. James and his groomsmen had arrived and we took the opportunity for photographs in the courtyard of this grand manor house.
A conservatory bathed in sunshine provided an intimate area for a lovely ceremony; Samantha and James exchanged vows and were pronounced husband and wife. A drinks reception outside provided a space for the guests.
Seeking a little shade from the sun we used the courtyard again for group, bridal party photos. There was plenty of time for informal photos as guests enjoyed the pleasant day.
Speeches were prior to the wedding breakfast; the groom presented both mother’s with a colourful arrangement of flowers. We took bride and groom only photos within two different locations in the parkland.
As evening sun continued to shine the children made the most of the outdoor space as several guests relaxed outside too before it was time for cutting of the cake. As the entertainer, who had been playing the guitar and singing throughout the day brought Samantha and James on to the floor for the first dance.
With all photographs taken it was time to say our farewells. Thank you to Orton Hall staff members for their help, drinks and for keeping the event on schedule. Congratulations to a wonderful couple and thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day, Samantha and James enjoy your sneak preview.