Tristan & Claire got married at Orchardleigh House in Somerset, on a sunny winters day in November. Their day was filled with friends, family and laughter. Oh and dancing, so much dancing!
My day started in one of Orchardleigh House’s apartments as we couldn’t get into the bridal suite until later that morning. Once the room was ready we all headed into the house and up to the stunning bridal suite. There was plenty of hustle and bustle in the morning. Between hair & make-up, looking after their daughter and coordinating everyone dressing the banqueting hall downstairs, there was plenty to be done. However, Claire remained calm the entire time… Tristan on the other hand, not so much! Once Tristan and the Best Men had finished downstairs, it was a mad rush to get ready. I’ve never seen so many guys all shower
and get ready so quickly.
Their ceremony was followed by reception drinks on the terrace, overlooking Orchardleigh’s gardens while watching the sunset. We took a few minutes out from celebrating with guests to get a couple of natural portraits of Claire & Tristan together, before heading in for their wedding breakfast and speeches. There were plenty of “Dad jokes” in Claire’s Dad’s speech, Tristan made a beautiful and touching speech followed by his two Best Men giving him a good ribbing.
It wasn’t long before they hit the dance floor and partied the night away. Here are some of my favourites from their day…