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A Staffordshire Countryside Dream from Sophie May Photography

Updated: Apr 6, 2021

Nestled into the stunning Staffordshire countryside, Ingetsre Orangery is a Grade II listed building within the grounds of Ingestre Hall. Beautifully subtle and overlooking luscious gardens, it forms part of a group of buildings set within an Arcadian landscape at Ingestre.

The Athenian style building characterised with a temple structure at both ends, is a term used to describe “a quiet scene of simple pleasures or beauty”. This was the perfect inspiration for our romantic, soft elegance themed shoot. The impressive architecture provides natural light, a connection to nature, and an avenue you can truly make your own!

The use tonal pinks and nudes to symbolise youth, good health, and playfulness, complimenting the venue’s gorgeous stone wall.  A hint of powder blue was introduced as is often referred to as a colour of freedom and creativity – two aspects very much associated with the Orangery’s refurbishment in recent years. The complimentary feeling of light tones from the blue accessories, to the natural daylight of the south facing glass walls, provided an incredibly tranquil and calming atmosphere, providing the perfect inspiration for your relaxed wedding day.

The table consisted of timeless florals in soft pastel tones with gold accents throughout the luxurious tableware and crockery. Glasses edged with an intricate gold design were complimented by the sleek elegance of Ester and Erik candlesticks in tonal pinks and peaches. The perfect table statement for enhancing the natural beauty of the daylight and glass surroundings, was to incorporate a contemporary twist on a classic design,with the ice chiavari chairs, where they could subtly blend into the background.The bespoke stationery design combined a sophisticated style with a classical touch.

The Stationery

The wax seals and elegant calligraphy were beautifully wrapped with hand tied blue silks, to fully emphasise the use of the blues against the fresh whites and pinks of the tablescape.

The Cake

A romantic 3-tier cake hand crafted with soft textured layers, a hint of gold metallic edges, and a long luxurious silk ribbon created the ultimate soft elegance in keeping with the style brief.

The Bridal Look

Maintaining an effortless and natural style throughout is so important for continuity;even inclusive of your hair and makeup! Perfectly matched foundation, subtle eyeshadow, soft highlighted cheeks, and fluffy full brows, accompany a styled, yet softly accessorised hair style with class and elegance.

Breath-taking bridal gowns by Essence of Australia encompass clean necklines, a stunning sparkling bodice, and flowing layers of tulle. They encompass refined glamour, and the sheer fabrics compliment the venue style and light feel. As a wedding planner, it was incredibly important for me that each supplier was to interpret the theme individually and relevant to their skill, with full confidence that this incredible team would produce a dreamy collaboration… And I wasn’t wrong. A symphony of luscious florals, a delicate cake display, stunning bridal gowns, and elegant tablescapes, creates a stunning scene for a timelessly romantic wedding.

In the Details

With love,

Beth and Amy xxx

Supplier love -

Photographer: Sophie May Photo

Hair Styling: Sass & Co

Cake Maker: Amerton Cakes

Accessories: Hera Designs

Chairs Hire: Lush Occasions

Crockery & Glassware: Whitehouse Crockery

Textiles: Silk and Purl

Models: @emmalxee & @amberfieldsmaher

Backboards: Ticketybooevents

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