The Orangery Suite | Dorset Wedding

As soon as I started chatting to Tori & James, we had an instant connection…revolving around our mutual love of (and obsession with!) dogs! They explained that their two labradors, Alfie ( a young fox-red) and Ted (a slightly more mature chocolate, greying around the chops) were their world, and that they would absolutely be included in everything on the day. I LOVE when people bring their furry hounds along to weddings, it just adds an extra special something to the day. Usually though, the pups are brought in for photos and then whisked away for dinner by their chaperone; Alfie and Ted were there for the whole day, and they thoroughly enjoyed all the attention.

I met Tori in the morning, as she was getting ready with her bridesmaids. I could already tell it was going to be a fun day, as I photographed the dogs getting into their doggy-tuxedos, and the guinea pigs chewing thoughtfully in their pen. Tori chose a simple, elegant bouquet of faux flowers ( (owing to her intense bee-fear!) and a beautiful sage green ( for the bridesmaids. The bridal gown was delicate and elegant, with thin straps and a lace bodice (

The Orangery Suite is a gorgeous venue, especially in summer, with its stunning grounds, and the ability ot have an outdoor ceremony. Planstylehire did a great job of dressing the venue. James was in a very suave grey suit, with a tie to match the bridesmaids. The ceremony was lovely, with plenty of sun. Perhaps the most memorable moment was when Alfie and Ted (the ring bearers) were realeased at the top of the aisle to go running down to their Mum & Dad! (They also acted as witnesses afterwards, complete with inky pawprint signatures).

Speeches were heartfelt, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room (apart from when Alfie tried to sneak under the table to snatch a piece of bread!) The cake was perfect for the couple ( see the photos below!

The couple decided not to have a first dance, but instead had a ‘first bounce’ which is definitely a trend I could get behind. It was so much fun to photograph! Plus, Tori is an ex-trampolinist, so every front drop and flip was perfectly executed! Such a brilliant and enjoyable day!