Romantic Elegance at The Orangery

Written by Emma Hla
Welcome to The Orangery in Maidstone, Kent – a magical wedding venue that has captured hearts and garnered numerous awards.

Its ethereal beauty sets the stage for light and graceful celebrations, and was the perfect backdrop for this romantic and elegant editorial by Penelope Weddings and co. Over to Penny for all the details…

Notes from the Planner

Penny says…

The Orangery boasts magnificent arched windows that stretch from floor to ceiling, inviting an abundance of natural light to dance within its walls. Just outside, a spacious terrace treats guests to breathtaking views of the picturesque garden landscapes. We knew that the impeccably maintained grounds and the venue’s flawless charm would be the perfect complement to our creative vision.

Our inspiration for this shoot was rooted in romance and timelessness, drawing upon the allure of vintage glamour while infusing it with a modern twist. The result? A collection of classic, elegant, and stylish elements that are undeniably on trend.

To ensure the shoot exuded timeless beauty effortlessly, we opted for a natural color palette. The photos, captured during the summer, embraced a sun-kissed glow, allowing couples to envision their own dream weddings in the warm months or even abroad.

The gowns showcased were exquisitely light, elegant, and simple. Adorned with long, sheer pearl gloves and styled with Hollywood waves, they evoked the nostalgia of old-time glamour. Completing the look was a stunning pearl headband and radiant makeup, bringing the ensemble into the realm of modern fashion.

In our quest to add a touch of luxury, we selected textured linen napkins and incorporated hints of gold throughout the decor. The crystal cut glassware and elegant candles exuded glamour and style. The invitation suite was adorned with a sophisticated swirly font, effortlessly tying together the overall aesthetic.

Chic Weddings & Events provided a dazzling array of bouquets, centrepieces, and cake flowers, featuring a captivating blend of white roses, ranunculus, and hydrangeas. The floral arrangements added movement and texture, imbuing the setting with an air of elegance and modernity.

Our hope is that this shoot inspires couples to blend tradition with their own unique modern twist. A natural color palette can seamlessly complement a wide array of venues and seasons. By opting for a classic, simple, and timeless approach, couples can look back on their special day in the years to come with fond memories, never fearing that their style choices will go out of fashion.


Venue The Orangery

Photographer Charlene Webb Photography

Planner + Stylist Penelope Weddings

Cake Claire de Lune Cake Design

Hair Luxe Hair & Makeup

Makeup Gem Makeup Bridal

Florist Chic Weddings & Events

Bridal Gowns Together Forever Brides

Tableware + Champagne Tower A Touch of Kent

Stationery Love Flora Design Studio

Hair Accessories + Jewellery Nicholls Jewellery

Bridesmaid Dress Felicity Rose Bridal

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