Peach Elegant Country House Wedding Inspiration for the Modern Classic Bride

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Morning lovelies, we’ve had a somewhat quiet week as we ease ourselves into the summer holiday period, however we’re making up for that this weekend with two days full of inspiring content and weddings, starting with this beautiful set of images sent in by our darling Little Book directory member, The Vintage House That Could.

The Vintage House That Could, founded by Katie, provides a wonderful service to couples getting married, offering venue and floral styling services full of quintessentially English charm. Katie worked with a number of great suppliers to bring these images to reality, and I’m thrilled that the gowns used include that of couture bridal designer Caroline Castigliano – one our our very favourite British designers. These images were shot on location at Welsh wedding venue, Talhenbont Hall, and Katie’s words follow…

“Set in a secluded Welsh spot Talhenbont Hall is a 17th century Elizabethan Manor house with simply stunning grounds. With 100 acres of private woodland and gardens situated in the beautiful area of Llŷn Peninsula near Snowdonia. A family owned wedding venue where you are made to feel at home the minute you walk in. As soon as I saw the dramatic views and interiors of Talhenbont I knew I wanted to work with the original features but juxta-pose those ornate details with modern textures and romantic gowns”

Images by Camilla Arnhold

Talhenbont 220“The colour peach was my starting point after falling in love with some carnations with a soft peachy hue and then finding beautiful tapered candles to match. My styling on the table includes paint-splattered plates, which prompted me to find a cake maker who could recreate a painterly look, like an artist with a palette knife. I dyed muslin with avocado skins and created the same shade, which worked so well on the table and with the cake.”

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“The dark wood of the antique dining room table contrasted with the white modern marble slab and marble vases and bringing in the bright orange roses, linear foliage and textured pampas grass brought the look together.”

“The stationery needed to be both elegant but different so we opted for white printed velum for the suite and Cassie printed the seating plan onto a canvas banner, which looked amazing blowing in the trees.”

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“I wanted the dresses to echo the romance of the hall but I wanted to showcase different looks. The ladies at Rachel Ash Bridal in Atherstone Warwickshire supplied all 3 outfits. The first a stunning 2 piece with heavily embroidered bodysuit and tulle skirt by Catherine Deane, the second a low back embroidered dress with the ultimate pockets by Caroline Castigliano, both of these looks were complimented with soft dusky pink muted make up and the hair was inspired by the catwalk look from Rodarte.”

“Lots of Gypsophelia was worked into the hair to create a resplendent crown. The third dress, an utterly gorgeous evening gown by Theia worked perfectly with the peach theme. Covered in fabric petals and peach ombre dye. This look called for more dramatic make up and the hair was altered to allow for an oversized flower headpiece by Rock n Rose.”

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“The final piece of the jigsaw was the amazingly talented Camilla Arnhold. After seeing her portfolio and how she worked with both film and digital I knew she would be perfect for the look and feel of the shoot. She has captured the essence of the place beautifully and the outside shots have a real imposing feel and give you the sense you are in a brooding landscape.

There is real romanticism at Talhenbont that transports you to another time and I love the way both the dresses and the styling work with the strong backgrounds.”

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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.