IF YOU LOVE A BIT OF ROMANCE THEN YOU’LL ADORE THIS WALLED GARDEN FIG HOUSE WEDDING!
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.
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.
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!
I went for a wander with Jessica & Callum for some of those more special portraits in the gorgeous wild flower area of the gardens.
“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 –
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.
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!
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!
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!
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