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DELIGHT (& A BIT OF DRAMA!) AT DORFOLD HALL

If you’re anything like us, historic houses always make the grade at a gorgeous wedding. We are therefore delighted to bring you a stunning styled shoot one of Cheshire’s gems, Grade 1 listed Dorfold Hall. We are also proud to recognise the talents of our featured wedding suppliers: Kreative Hairdressing, and Sarah Dunn Makeup and Beauty, whose talents shine through in this styled shoot. 
Dorfold hall wedding venue

Dorfold Hall Wedding Venue

With its 400 year pedigree, mature parkland and elegant gardens, Dorfold Hall ticks all the right boxes. We love the Jacobean architecture, and the moody romance of this esteemed estate, just a stone’s throw from Nantwich.
Dorfold hall wedding
For photo opps galore, this venue can be wonderfully whimsical, as above, or marvellously moody.

Wedding Flowers and Foliage

From the highly regarded Jamie at Vickerstaff Photography, these photographs all have one thing in common: flowers and foliage (and a bit of drama!). Most of them ooze it, in fact. For these evocative arches, aisle runners and blooms, we must credit the incredible work of Red Floral. As much architecture as a floral feast!
wedding foliage arch
We were already big fans of the woodsy arches and floral hoops, but this one (above) definitely wins the (flower) crown! 
woodland wedding bouquet
For people in love with violet, as we are, the handpinned purple ribbon and very-berry-licious bouquet adds drama and puts the ‘o’ in original. For anyone in need of a less ordinary buttonhole, read on…

Woodsy Wedding Cake

We admire this creation from DelliPops Cakery. Topped with a red apple and fine feather, it evokes Snow White and lush woodland. Looks pretty delicious too!woodland wedding cake

Wedding Hair and Makeup

Of course we are big fans of the work of How to I Do‘s very own Kreative Hairdressing, and Sarah Dunn Makeup and Beauty. We feel like we are on the set of one of the great period dramas. In fact who wouldn’t cast these models, Rachel Hulme and Lewis Orchard-Reid?  wedding hair with volume

Check out those cheekbones and cascading soft curls. There is a heroine in all of us! The rich lip and dramatic eye makeup is striking to say the least. We LOVE the velvet cape which mirrors with the makeup palette perfectly. And that buttonhole – below – is dapper and different. unusual buttonhole for autumngothic wedding looksdorfold hall wedding This is certainly hair with flair, with so much body and wow-ness (not a word perhaps, but it should be) that it is practically an extra outfit. velvet wedding cape

Dramatic Wedding Outfits

You have seen the peeping ruffled skirt. The bodice is beaded and stunning. All very dramatic against the soft velvet of that cape. The cape makes a statement by itself and allows for a grand reveal of the dreamy dress.sarah dunn wedding makeupbridal haven wedding dressThanks and recognition go out to Bridal Haven by Kate Elizabeth for this fabulous wedding dress. Also, to Papa’s Tailoring for the stunning suit.

papas tailoring bespoke suit

With Thanks!

Big shout out to all the fabulous suppliers involved in this styled shoot at the ever delightful Dorfold Hall. This photograph says it all, ‘Goodbye!” 

gothic wedding cape

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