Whimsical and Romantic, 70’s Inspired Wedding Style

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These super gorgeous Pinterestable images were sent in by photographer Jo Bradbury, who also happens to have been the photographer who shot the gorgeous wedding we shared this morning – and who on this occasion, worked with a small team of talented wedding suppliers to produce a set of romantic, feminine images, set in the grounds of Dorfold Hall in Cheshire, an exquisite Jacobean mansion and Grade 1 listed building in Acton, near Nantwich, which is hireable as a venue. Seriously, visit the website and take a look at the aerial views of this place, it is beyond beautiful, a truly extraordinary location that would provide the most memorable of backdrops for your wedding day.

So initially, I was drawn to these images because they have been so beautifully and romantically composed, and because I adore the 70’s vibe gowns. The dresses in this feature are by Brighton based vintage wedding dress supplier, Hope and Harlequin, and designer Amanda Garrett.

Photography by Jo Bradbury

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I fell quite hard for these lovely images. As any regular reader will know, we don’t feature a myriad of styled shoots – I’m all about the realness and honesty of actual weddings, so it takes a special set of images to inspire me when it comes to inspiration shoots.These incredibly pretty florals were supplied by Red Door Design. Divine aren’t they? Florist Lisa Cooper tells us a little more about her choice of beautiful blooms…

“I would say that for the look of the flowers I was trying to convey a period feel to reflect the history of the house and gardens. Lots of ‘just picked’ garden flowers and foliage for the bouquet and head garland as though I had gathered them from the garden.”

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“The type of flowers and foliage that might be found and grown in a grand country house such as Dorfold Hall with blowsy garden roses and Peonies  in hot pink and lavender hues teamed with silvery foliage.”

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“For the table centre, which we used outside, stocks, Ammi Major, succulents and ornamental fruits such as plums and blackberries again with the Peonies and garden roses give an eclectic and slightly exotic feel.”

“The use of the urn like classic container could be an antique piece something that might be borrowed from the house. The bird cage reflects the iron work of the table and bench beautifully. I have used moss in here too. I love to use fruit and succulents in my work to give a quirky unusual twist and make the colours pop.”

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As with any styled shoot of this kind, the whole purpose is to inspire you when planning your own weddings. From the beautiful stationery, to the flowers, cake dresses, colours, texture and overall vibe. I hope the following images inspire some of you today…

Beautiful. My love and thanks to photographer Jo Bradbury and her creative team for so kindly sharing these images with Love My Dress today.

Love Annabel x

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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.

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