|Our wedding at Goldney Orangery in 2003|
You see, ten years ago we got married at Goldney House in Bristol, and held our reception in its gorgeous Orangery, just as John and Mary did.
Goldney House is one of Bristol's hidden gems. Many people walk past it unwittingly every day--unless they students who live in the hall of residence within the grounds--as it is hidden behind a rather forbidding tall wall. If you climb up the next hill you can get a glimpse of the house.
|Goldney House from the road|
|The "prettier" side|
|The Sherlock wedding at Goldney Orangery, 2014|
The top table was set up differently to ours, but it's still clearly the same room! After flicking through hundreds of images of Goldney and its Orangery on Google, I've reached the conclusion that the somewhat lurid yellow walls and murals were TV trickery. Which is a relief, really! I think the peach walls work much better, but then I'm biased! The Orangery is such a lovely room; loads of light, bounced around endlessly by the mirrored doors...just gorgeous.
|Wish we'd seen the Watson's cake--here's ours instead!|
|Hercules and the Tower, the Mahogany Parlour where we said our vows, and a rather pretty archway in the gardens|
PS The "almost funeral" comes from Sherlock. Our wedding was entirely crime-free! John would be most envious.