These beautiful images bring back such beautiful childhood memories – exploring this hidden, magical space called Ingestre, just a few miles from the village where I grew up.

The Ingestre Orangery is located on the grounds of Ingestre Hall, a 17th-century Jacobean mansion overlooking landscaped gardens designed by Capability Brown and its own small church on site – designed by Christopher Wren. The entire area is accessible via a discreet turn off the country road that winds between the village of Great Haywood and the nearby town of Stafford. It is a truly hidden, magical, secret gem and I am very excited to share it with you here today.

Charlotte Palazzo Photography + Consequences

The talented photographer behind this editorial is our directory member Charlotte Palazzo Photography, who has teamed up with florist Claire from Myrtle Fox & Maude. This talented duo and their creative team captured the orangery in Ingestre in such a beautiful light.

The two met in a cozy café on a clear autumn day to discuss their mutual love for this magical Luminuos autumn light (also my favorite).

It didn’t take long to figure out a plan to capture this light in the glitz of a pristine greenhouse setting, with the help of a group of talented wedding suppliers from Staffordshire.

“The orangery was rescued from a wreck resembling Miss Haversham and, through funding from English heritage, it has been beautifully transformed into a stunning location perfect for an intimate wedding.”

“The neighboring Ingestre Hall has extensive gardens designed by Capability Brown, a small church designed by Christopher Wren, and stunning architecture in the nearby Ingestre Stables.”

“The shoot was hopelessly romantic, with bespoke clothes from Sarah Willard Couture, finely embroidered shoes from Di Hassal, beautiful hair accessories from Glorious von Heidi and even a shot of a horse, ‘Mr Bing’, from the local stables.”

“The styling and the floral pattern perfectly captured the huge white rooms and the changing light, while at the same time creating a deep, rich autumnal intimacy through the lively use of chocolate, caramel and dark pink tones.”

What absolutely beautiful pictures. For anyone looking for a beautiful Staffordshire wedding venue, I recommend taking some time to learn more about Ingestre Orangery.

And if you are looking for a talented photographer to capture your wedding in Ingestre, we of course recommend the beautiful Charlotte Palazzo without hesitation.

Our love and thanks to the entire creative team who brought this beautiful autumnal vision to life.


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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora, and three dogs. She loves photography, supports women in business and life and is in her element to be surrounded by nature and landscape.


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