Bridal Elegance at Middleton Lodge in North Yorkshire

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I love where I live with a passion so deep sometimes it feels I’ve lived past lives here. Anyone following me on my personal Instagram account will know this is without any doubt. North Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful, magical and beguiling of spaces full of majestic landscape, stunning coastline and hidden country gems. I leap at the chance to show it off to our readers whenever I can.

Which is why it gives me great pleasure this morning to be sharing this set of images that were shot on location at Middleton Lodge Estate and their newly restored Fig House kitchen and garden. These images were captured by photographer Jo Bradbury, whose words are below.

“It was a great pleasure to return to the beautiful Middleton Lodge Estate for this styled shoot workshop at their newly restored Fig House and kitchen garden. Middleton Lodge is a wedding photographers dream, everywhere you look there is a photogenic backdrop, a wisteria covered portico, an old door into a ‘secret’ garden.”

Photography by Jo Bradbury

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“The owners have just added to their portfolio of beautiful settings by renovating the old Fig House and kitchen garden and turning it into a stunning wedding venue. It was the perfect setting for this romantic styled shoot organised by Nicola Dixon. The soft peachy colours matched beautifully with the white plaster walls, for any brides and grooms thinking of getting married here the light in the Fig House is beautiful, lots of windows and white walls which add a soft airy feel to the photographs.”

From Lucy Macnicoll Floral Design

“The flowers were the best in seasonal spring blooms, using a colour palette of ivory, blush, peach, coral and nude tones. We created utterly romantic garden inspired designs, featuring the beautiful Sahara Rose, scented Tuberose, delicate Spiraea with pops of fluffy ‘bunny tails’, floaty butterfly ranunculus, and white lilac, whilst incorporating the stunning architectural anthurium, which gave real textural interest to the designs. The florals were the perfect mix of delicate femininity combined with modern luxury.”

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From Marie Antoinette Cakes

“The cakes featured in the shoot were inspired by the faded delicate colour scheme, the overall feel of understated, contemporary elegance and the raw beauty of the fresh flowers. The Fig House was the perfect setting for us to also explore the use of texture on both cakes whilst maintaining a clean, paired back look that really allows the sugar flowers to be the focus.”

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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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