So let me tell you about Lucy and Ainsley’s effortlessly chic summer wedding held at The Orangery Ingestre wedding in Staffordshire . I just loved everything they chose for thier day, it was all just dreamy and a delight to photograph!
The wedding ceremony was held in St Mary’s church. The architecture of the church is stunning and was actually designed by Christopher Wren. A little history for you …Christopher Wren designed St Paul’s Cathedral and behind St Paul’s Cathedral is a replica of St Mary’s Church.
Ainsley arrived in style by white, convertible Ferrari! The Bride and her entourage of eight Bridesmaids arrived shortly after once everyone was seated. Lucy’s Mom read a lovely poem and all the guests sang hymns – after all the lockdowns it was so nice to have the atmosphere of a church wedding back in its full glory. The church is a stone’s throw from Ingestre Orangery so after Lucy and Ainsley greeted thier guests and were showered in confetti we made our way there, catching some lovely natural photos on the way.
Lucy’s brial outfit was stunning! She wore the ‘Riley’ dress in stone all the way from ‘Made With Love’ in Australia. Lucy’s crystal headpiece was called the ‘Luna Crown’ from Miss Clemmie and completed Lucy’s look perfectly. The bridal party wore dresses by ‘Maids to Measure’ all in a neutral shade of cream soda and each in its own design. The guys wore smart black suits and tuxedos. Ainsley and little son, Aubrey, wore matching dog tooth knitted jackets – so adorable!
Lucy loved the main room of Ingestre Orangery and we chose to take lots of Bridal portraits and group photos there. Even on a rainy day the main room is perfect for portraits as it’s filled with lots of natural, soft diffused light. The orangery has been recently sympathetically resored back to its full beauty by keeping in touch with all of it’s magnificent original features. It really is a little hidden gem of venue in Staffordshire.
The wedding flowers were designed bt ‘The Lanes’ with lashings of pampas grass and florals in muted tones.
The wedding reception was also held in the light and spacious orangery. They decorated the space with long tables adorned with 150 bottles of flowers, buds and grasses. Gold candlesticks complemented the nude tones of the florals beautifully. Wooden platters of delicious food were served by Caviar and Chips.
The wedding cake was made by a friend’s Mum and was placed on a table from Lucy’s Dad’s garden. There was also a platter of Freddo Frogs!
The party kicked off with old school garage and R&B classics and everyone was up on the dancefloor having great time.
The Lanes Lifestyle – The florist & styling
Caviar & Chips – The caterers
Coco & Kate – The Bridal Shop
Helen Willis Makeup – The MUA
With thanks to Whimsical Wonderland Weddings blog for featuring this lovely day on their platform