We first visited Middleton Lodge Estate a year before our engagement – this was before the Fig House and Kitchen Garden even existed. We instantly fell in love with the relaxing atmosphere and beautiful setting and décor. The restoration of the Coach House has been perfectly executed and is styled in a manner that reflects both of our styles. We knew from this initial visit that this would be the place to host our wedding. After a number of further visits to ML, we noticed that the renovation of the Fig House was nearing completion and managed to sneak inside the garden for a preview of the finished article. Even under 6 inches of snow, you could see the potential for a summer celebration on the manicured lawn of the Kitchen Garden.
Acrylic Wedding SignsAmanda being a stationer by day, did quite a lot of the décor/styling herself, which obviously meant stationery played a huge part in the day. They had an abundance of frosted acrylic wedding signs, table plan and hot foiled beer mats everywhere! She had never really worked with frosted acrylic before so her wedding was a bit of an experiment, but boy did she nail it! Every sign and detail is a work of art. Their wedding invitations were also spectacular, finished with hand-drawn illustrations, wrapped in hot foiled vellum, boxed in luxury boxes and stamped with hot foil Fig Houses. They also DIY'ed their own arch, pipe stand and palette tables which were perfect for wedding guests to relax in the sun and enjoy Middleton Lodge's gardens. The attention to detail most certainly hasn't gone unnoticed and I bet will be pinned within an inch of its life!
Inspiration & Styling
For the décor we wanted something calm that complemented the garden setting, the long banqueting tables were adorned elegantly with different sized glass candlesticks and foliage. I kept the stationery quite neutral with frosted acrylic signage and grey menus finished with hot foil. We named our tables after different flowers, which was a nod to the garden setting.