Susanna Greening: Modern, Playful & Romantic Bridal Fashion, Captured at Stretton Barn Wedding Venue in Derbyshire

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It’s a sheer joy to support independent businesses doing beautiful things. Derbyshire based bridal designer, Susanna Greening, is one such business.

I adore Susanna’s hand crafted, luxurious, free-spirited gowns – they provided the perfect style for this sweet and charming editorial captured at new Derbyshire countryside wedding venue, Stretton Manor Barn.

The mood for this editorial was soft modern romance with a touch of whimsy brought together with some of East Midlands best wedding suppliers. The ideas are so translatable and there are plenty to steal for your own wedding. Enjoy!

Film by Rather Lovely Films

Words from the designer herself follow….

“Marianne from Frances & Rose created a gorgeous English summer garden feel using a mix of pale pastels, spring tones and pops of blue and peachy orange to bring out the styling accents.”

“The styling encompassed delicate spring time flowers in a modern romantic colour palette.”

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Tara Knott styled the venue beautifully using soft blues that highlighted the colours in the florals and added beautiful hand calligraphy stationery from Wild Calligraphy.”

“All stationary and signage from Wild Calligraphy was eco conscious.”

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“The lovely blue cotton rag place cards were made from 100% recycled fibres and glass bottles were repurposed for the seating plan and filled them with lots of fresh blooms to be cohesive with the rest of the decor.”

“Tara styled a stunning cake table with a beautiful cake and treats from Storeybook Cakes with gorgeous candles and florals.

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“The dresses featured were pieces from my collection ‘Blossom’ featuring luxurious fabrics offering beautiful modern romance.”

“The stunning 3D floral lace of the Betula dress worked beautifully with the seasonal blossoms we showcased in the table displays and asymmetric archway.”

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“Betula is a stunning strapless full length gown made from an exquisite 3D floral lace with the addition of the removable sleeves, it is the epitome of modern romance.”

“The second dress featured was Holly, a high low hem style in a 100% silk organza with polka dot detail. The straps are tied in bows to finish the look perfectly.”

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“All dresses are made to order in my beautiful Derbyshire based studio and can be tailored to your exact requirements.”

Helen Sutcliffe styled Emilys hair creating a romantic, youthful and fun textured ponytail which was the perfect pairing for the dress and venue, and a current favourite for upcoming brides.”

“With the addition of a tied ribbon, the style worked perfectly with Emily’s long thick hair to showcase the dress, but keep the look soft and feminine.”

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“Emily’s makeup was created by Josephine Way in a delicate natural way with a sleek winged eye.”

“The shoes were from Charlotte Mills, the Henrietta in a dusky pink with pearl detailing which complimented the Lilley Studio pearl earrings perfectly.”

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“Lou from Rather Lovely Films created a gorgeous video from the day showing the beauty of the venue on a lovely sunny day and all the modern fairytale vibes showcased in the edit by focusing on the romance between the couple.”

“Magda was the photographer for the shoot and captured the styling and elements of the day so well.”

Credits & Thanks


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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.