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The Perfect Wedding Anniversary.

August 11, 2016

The stunning Orangery at Kew was the elegant backdrop for a very special 40th wedding anniversary celebration recently. Built in 1761, the Orangery is a beautiful, atmospheric space which adds an air of glamour and sophistication to events held there. Its rich heritage adds to the sense of occasion, with a colourful history that has seen the venue transformed from a hothouse for citrus plants in 1761, to a hothouse for large plants in 1841, and later converted for use as a timber museum housing thousands of species of wood from Britain’s colonies. Its conversion to a tea room in 1989 was the beginning of its next stage in life. It is now a wonderful, airy and atmospheric venue to eat, drink and be merry, seating up to 180 guests. 

The glamorous anniversary celebrations saw guests fly in from around the world, to be greeted by the best weather the UK has to offer! Bathed in lazy summer sunshine, Prelude Entertainment provided the sounds for the occasion, and Blue Strawberry catering created culinary delights for the guests to enjoy.

The younger guests were by no means forgotten, kept happy with entertainment in the Nash Conservatory with its wonderful natural light flooding in.

Careful thought, consideration and planning had gone into every element of this lovely occasion, and I tried to reflect this in the photos to create a special collection of images from this memorable evening.

The Orangery at Kew Gardens. The Orangery at Kew Gardens. The Orangery at Kew Gardens. The Orangery at Kew Gardens. The Orangery at Kew Gardens. The Orangery at Kew Gardens. The Orangery at Kew Gardens.