Orchardleigh Estate Wedding Photography

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Are you looking for a photographer to cover your wedding at Orchardleigh Estate?

As Orchardleigh Estate Wedding Photographers, we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure that the story of your big day is captured in a relaxed and beautiful way. Two experienced lead photographers will document everything from bridal prep and your ceremony, to speeches and that all-important party where the day’s celebrations come to life! You can rest easy knowing we’ve captured it – no detail goes unnoticed. We’re a hard-working and friendly duo who will help you get the most out of your day and wedding photography. We can organise key moments such as confetti, group shots and sparklers, which means all you have to do is relax and take in every moment. Would you like to capture your day through film, too? No problem, we’ve got that covered and offer an incredible combined photography and videography package. Get in touch to find out more about how we can fit into your day.

About Powder And Pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by! We’re Tracey and Jodie, a wife and wife team with a real passion for creating memories through photo and film. We recently tied the knot ourselves, so we genuinely understand the rollercoaster of emotions you’re experiencing right now. It’s an awesome and sometimes stressful experience, putting together an epic wedding day, but it’s so worth it!

Over the past ten years, we’ve had the privilege of meeting countless beautiful couples, each one unique and special in their own way. YOUR love story is important to you, your family, friends and to us! 

We’re not just about taking pictures and films; we’re about creating an experience – we love what we do and we’ve been told it comes across on the day.

We’ll guide you in creating the most stunning images and films, offering gentle styling tips, creative ideas and suggestions. Don’t worry, nothing will feel forced or awkward – that’s a promise! We cover all types of weddings, from elopements, to huge celebrations at every kind of venue you can think of.

Our most popular combined package means that we have your photography and videography captured with ease, with the two of us working effortlessly together to create stunning images and films. 

If you’re ever in the Yate, North Bristol area, you are so welcome to drop by our office. The kettle’s always on, and we have an endless supply of biscuits. Let’s chat about your exciting wedding plans! If you’re not nearby, we’d love to arrange a call or video meet each other.

We would be honoured if you trusted us to be just a small part of your big day.

We’d love to talk…

Jodie and Tracey xx

Weddings at Orchardleigh Estate

Orchardleigh Estate in Frome, Somerset, is an idyllic setting for lavish weddings. This exquisitely romantic venue offers a variety of refined facilities and luxuriously appointed accommodation. Comprising of forty-two opulent rooms nestled within the grand Victorian main house, and a private church on an island, it harmonizes the perfect amalgamation of historic grandeur and modern elegance. Its impressive function rooms such as the grand Ballroom and the beautiful Orangery allow a flexibility of style, be it a traditional ceremony or contemporary celebration. The verdant landscape offers a stunning backdrop for wedding ceremonies, particularly the St. Mary’s Church situated on its own private island, only accessible by a quaint covered bridge – an utterly distinctive feature of the estate. The venue is also famed for offering the exclusive use of a private fleet of classic cars and planes, adding a touch of splendor to the event. Being devoted to delivering bespoke weddings, Orchardleigh Estate is the quintessential venue balancing sheer grandeur, opulence, and personal service, underlining all the stellar characteristics one would desire for a memorable wedding experience.

How To Find Orchardleigh Estate

Located in the charming market town of Frome, Somerset, in the United Kingdom, lies the revered wedding venue, Orchardleigh Estate. This spectacular destination is nestled in the heart of 500-acre grounds, presenting a serene and picturesque backdrop that’s perfect for wedding ceremonies. Immersed in the rolling hills of the Somerset countryside and bounded by quiet lakes and enchanting woodland, access to the estate is via a private and tranquil country lane. Orchardleigh Estate’s magnificent setting, offering an intimate and exclusive aura, makes it a truly unique location for such special occasions.

The History of Orchardleigh Estate

Orchardleigh Estate, based in Frome, Somerset, United Kingdom, boasts a rich history that expands over several centuries. The estate was originally established during the Elizabethan era as an agricultural property, sprawling over 500 acres of parkland and lakes. Owned by wealthy landowner Thomas Champneys during the 19th century, the entire estate was dramatically refurbished from 1855 to 1858. The Georgian mansion, which remains a central feature, was constructed during this period and still retains its original Victorian opulence. Now a grade II listed building, the mansion indicates the wealth and splendor of the Victorian era. The estate was later acquired by the Duckworth family who resided there until the late 20th century. In 1998, it was purchased by Chris Vincent, who transformed it into a remarkable wedding venue. It now offers a unique blend of historical elegance with modern amenities. Today, Orchardleigh Estate is known for its unrivalled service and beautiful grounds that make it a premier location for weddings and events. Its lustrous history and iconic architectural designs contribute to its standing as a notable site within the Somerset area.

About Frome

Frome is a historical and vibrant market town, nestled in the eastern sector of England’s Somerset County. With its roots dating back to Roman times, this charming town presents a delightful fusion of old and new, attracting visitors from far and wide. Frome is famous for its rich industrial history, notably in the wool and cloth trade, and an impressive architectural landscape featuring numerous listed buildings. It also boasts a bustling cultural scene centred on the Cheese & Grain, the town’s multifunctional performance and event venue. In addition, Frome offers an array of independent shops and weekly markets, drawing shoppers seeking a unique retail experience. As a champion of sustainable living, the town promotes robust environmental policies, including a growing cycle network and community-owned renewable energy installations. Altogether, Frome, with its distinct character, heritage, and contemporary flair, is a vibrant and forward-thinking community nestled in the heart of Somerset.

Client Testimonials

Reviews from previous couples on our Facebook page and Google Business listing.

Recommended Wedding Photographers

We are proud to be a recommended supplier at fantastic wedding venues across Somerset and the South West & South Wales regions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we book you as our photographer at Orchardleigh Estate?

As regular visitors to this stunning location, we know all of the best spots for your family and couples photographs and where the sun sets for those romantic “Golden hour” images. With such a wealth of photo backdrops and beautiful scenery, we’ll be spoilt for choice as to where to take your photos. It goes without saying that we have professional liability insurance, the latest camera equipment and software as well as providing full contracts upon booking. Check out our reviews and testimonials too – it’s important to hear the views and opinions of real-life clients. 

How early should I book you to be photographer for my Orchardleigh Estate wedding?

Congratulations, you’re engaged and have chosen your date and venue. It’s time to secure your booking and to book your wedding photographer. We can be booked up to 2 years in advance, with the average time being a year before the big day. Don’t worry, if you are getting married sooner than that, please send us a message and we can check our diary. We take lots of last-minute wedding bookings – such as off-season or weekday weddings, as these generally have more availability. If you’ve booked a Saturday wedding in June, July or August, it’s important to book as soon as possible – which we’d love to be us! Another great incentive to book early is to guarantee your package price and potentially save you money. Even if your wedding is 2 years away, you will only pay the prices at the time of booking. 

How much does it cost to hire you as our photographer for a Orchardleigh Estate wedding?

When it comes to ensuring your wedding day has a physical reminder of the emotions, love, laughter, romance and fun, a professional photographer is something you can’t afford to scrimp on. After all, you only get to experience the day once, and it often passes in a magical blur. With a full day of photography, you can experience the day all over again, anytime you please. Take a look at our photography packages for more details.

Get In Touch

If you’re looking for a Orchardleigh Estate Wedding Photographer, it would be great to chat! Get in touch with us on our contact page.