Romantic Fig House Wedding – Middleton Lodge Walled Garden – Yorkshire


Fig House wedding, Middleton Lodge wedding photography. Photo of bride and groom in the walled garden.

Jessica and Callum’s summer wedding took place in the beautiful surroundings of the whimsical Fig House walled garden venue at Middleton Lodge in North Yorkshire.
The restored grade two listed garden was designed by critically acclaimed landscape designer, Tom Stuart Smith and is a private two-acre space complete with sandstone terrace, kitchen garden, wildflower planting and much more. It’s the perfect space for guests to roam and explore and makes for an abundance of stunning backdrops for portraits.

On top of these amazing surroundings, the Fig House itself has been lovingly transformed and restored from its former days as a working greenhouse for the Middleton Lodge kitchen garden, into a fabulous wedding venue. Filled with a rustic vibe and plenty of character, from the botanical feature of fig trees growing up the walls and patches of the original brick exposed for show. To the adjoining Boiler House Bar, styled with garden antiques and reclaimed church doors. The whole place is styled with a cosy country chic charm about it.

It was a huge pleasure to work as a wedding photographer at the Fig House with such a lovely couple.
Keep scrolling to see more images from this fabulous day!

Callum got ready at a nearby hotel with his brothers. He wore a blue suit with pale blue tie, and was looked quite dapper for the day ahead. Once at the venue, he met with guests at the Coach House bar for some pre ceremony drinks.

Jessica’s morning preparations took place with her family in an adjoining Potting Shed room, overlooking the gardens. Her dress was full length, lace, with a low cut back, she really did look stunning!
Having her father walk her the short distance to the ceremony through the walled garden was nothing short of a picture perfect moment. 

Fig House wedding venue exterior
Bride uses large soft brush to apply makeup.
Romantic pastel coloured wedding bouquet with white, pink, blue and purple florals.
Bride helps the bridesmaid into her dress.
Bride reaches up to take down her hanging wedding dress.
Close up of hands fastening the back of a lace wedding dress.
Bride admires her bouquet.
Bride fastening her high heel wedding shoes.
Father of the bride walks the bride through the walled gardens at Fig house wedding, Middleton Lodge.

The weather was perfect for their beautiful outdoor ceremony. A ceremony filled with so much love and followed by a shower of colourful confetti as they walked down the aisle as man and wife.

Wedding ceremony in the gardens outside the front of the Fig House.
Bride and groom smile during wedding ceremony.
Confetti being thrown over bride and groom at Middleton Lodge gardens.

Following the ceremony, the couple mingled and drank champagne with their guests in the gardens. It was really chilled out and there were so many fun and interesting moments to capture. Guests enjoyed meandered and investigated the many paths of this two acre garden, which was filled with all kinds of points of interest, such as giant domed trellis’, as well as hundreds of butterflies everywhere!

Bride and groom take a glass of champagne
Middleton Lodge walled garden venue
A group of wedding guests clink glasses of champagne together.
Natural candid moment capturing laughing and shocked faces of wedding guests.
Two ladies laugh towards the camera.
Groom with his groomsmen smiling.
Wedding guest pull a strange face.
Small child lays in a hedge smiling.
Three wedding guests laugh and smile.
Bride and groom smile with guests.
Wedding guests laugh and gesticulate hands.
Bridesmaid laughing with wedding guests

I went for a wander with Jessica & Callum for some of those more special portraits in the gorgeous wild flower area of the gardens.

Fig House wedding, Middleton Lodge wedding photography. Photo of bride and groom in the walled garden.
Fig House wedding, Middleton Lodge wedding photography. Romantic image of bride and groom embracing in a walled garden.
Close up of bride and grooms arms and hands wrapped around each other.
Fig House wedding photography in the walled garden with domed trellis
Fig House Middleton Lodge wedding. Bride and groom portrait in the walled garden.
The Fig House walled garden, wedding photography. Bride and groom hold each other by a garden gate. Middleton Lodge
Bride and groom laugh as they walk through a garden of wildflowers.

“We chose Louise to be our wedding photographer because of her fun and laid back style, without too much emphasis on posing or group photos. She made us feel comfortable on the day, less camera shy and captured beautiful pictures!
Louise fitted in like one of the guests and everyone said how organised and proficient she was.
Thank you Louise for being there, capturing beautiful pictures and being so, so lovely through it all!”

– Jessica & Callum –

A peacock butterfly on the echinacea flowers.

The wedding breakfast took place in the Fig House, which was adorned with romantic pastel cottage garden floral displays, created by the wonderfully talented stylist and florist, Lucy MacNicoll. Bespoke seating plan stationary, at each table depicted locations the couple had travelled together, such as India and Amsterdam and Rome.

Fig House wedding venue, Middleton Lodge wedding photography. Tables decorated with florals for wedding celebrations.
Fig House wedding photography at Middleton Lodge. Trestle table decorated with flowers by wall with fig trees.
Romantic pink and white floral display hangs from a ceiling.
Romantic pink and white floral table centrepiece at the Fig House
Lucy MacNicoll floral design decorate a wedding table at Fig House wedding, Middleton Lodge.
Lucy MacNicoll florals hang on the back of a chair.
Bride and groom enter the room for their wedding breakfast.
Groom giving his wedding speech
Close up of bride listening to the wedding speech and smiling.
Guests seated during the speeches.
The best man gives his wedding speech as the groom smiles.
Guests laugh during the wedding speeches.
Guests raise their champagne glasses for a toast during the wedding speeches.
Portrait of bride with bridesmaid and pageboy.
Close up of wedding bouquets by Lucy MacNicill Floral Design. Bouquets contain pale blue delphiniums, large white scabious, peach roses, and clematis flowers.
Portrait of groom with his three brothers.

A donut wall alongside naked cake awaited demolishing in the bar area and I am pleased to confirm, everything did indeed taste as good as it looked!

A wedding doughnut board and naked cake decorated with real roses.
Bride and groom cut the wedding cake together.

The evening of this most amazingly wonderful day concluded with the request amount of cocktail and beer fuelled limb flinging around the dance floor. As any good wedding should!

The bride and grooms first dance
Small child dances while holding one leg in the air.
Bride and guests dancing. Pink lights stream in the blurred background.
Two guests look like they are enjoying dancing.
Three guests dance while holding hands.
Couple dancing.
A group of guests sing and dance with their arms thrown in the air.
Bride and guests dancing surrounded by blurred purple light.
Fig house lit up at night with glowing interior lights and silhouetted tree in the background.

I loved photographing Jessica & Callum’s Fig House wedding at Middleton Lodge so much!
If you’re getting married and looking for a Fig House wedding photographer, please get in touch!

Suppliers –
Fig House Middleton Lodge wedding photographer: Fox Tail Photography
Venue: The Fig House at Middleton Lodge
Florist: Lucy MacNicoll Floral Design
Maid of Honours dress: Ghost
Groom and groomsmen’s outfits: Burton
Stationary: Places & Spaces Art Co.
Wedding stylist: Lucy MacNicoll
Entertainment: Ian Conway – Icon Entertainment Wedding DJ