It has been a lovely festive week here at The Orangery, with some magical winter weddings. Whilst we didn’t have any snow, there was certainly lots of sparkle!

Christmas has always been a special time for Clare and Anthony who were married here on 20 December. They shared their beautiful story with us…..

“Anthony and I were both teachers working for the same Further Education College. I am a teacher in Early Years Education and Child Development and Anthony is a teacher in Business Studies and Accounting. We had never met before until I changed staff rooms in March 2010 and Anthony was sat opposite me!!!

We began talking and were friendly with each other and as the weeks progressed I was starting to look forward to our weekly chats. Then one day I arrived back at my desk to find Anthony’s business card with a time and date on it… So this became our first date…which went really well …he took me out for a meal at a classy Golf Club … I remember feeling totally relaxed with him and we chatted for hours.

Our relationship blossomed and Anthony became my support during some really tough times, he is my Hero!!  We were engaged on Christmas Day in 2012, Anthony got down on one knee in front of his family, it was very emotional and a lovely Christmas present. We had our baby son Harvey in Feb 2013. Harvey completed our family as I already had two girls from my previous marriage. Harvey, Grace and Eve continue to provide us with much joy (& stress at times) lol !!!

We can’t wait to be married at The Orangery, we both fell in love with the venue once we visited it and the idea of a romantic Winter Wonderland Wedding was just what we wanted as we were engaged on Christmas Day we thought we would continue the theme. We are getting married on 20th December 2015, and we are so excited !!!!”

Thank you for sharing your story with us, it was a pleasure to be a part of your wonderful day. We wish you every happiness and a fantastic future together!

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