A plunging neckline wedding dress, statement sleeves and satin bridesmaid dresses make this outdoor wedding inspiration at Modern Hall a bridal fashion lovers dream. Add stunning hair and makeup inspiration, bridal accessories and that delicious citrus colour scheme and we're done! This refreshing inspiration, planned, captured and styled by Recommended suppliers, Annie Poe Photography and Emma Jane Weddings, and featuring floral designs by Recommended florist Raven & Ryegrass Floral Design, couldn't be more appropriate as we look forward to spring and summer.

Plunging neckline wedding dress and satin bridesmaid dresses at an orange outdoor wedding

Chic outdoor wedding editorial featuring a vibrant orange colour scheme and inspiration for afro and curly-haired brides.

Annie Poe Photography


We set the scene in a Georgian manor house's beautiful outdoor grounds. The orangery and period house was the perfect backdrop for this editorial. Morden Hall is certainly a hidden gem of South London. In my mind’s eye, I saw a relatively simple design in rich orange hues, the table mingling with the outdoors and an organic vine installation drawing your gaze up to the lovely cottage-like façade of the venue.

Orange Colour Scheme

I wanted to convey orange as a chic and palatable (playful even!) option for a wedding design. Without a doubt, the existing vine on the exterior of the venue was my first spark of inspiration. When it came to the table and smaller details, tonal styling guided all my selections, and only items in shades of orange or a very neutral brown made it into the final design. I loved how only using one colour challenged me to expand on the textures I was incorporating.

Plunging Neckline Wedding Dress

I chose two distinct bridal looks from Morgan Davies London. The Ersa Atelier plunging neckline wedding dress was the perfect dramatic option with its beautiful V front and tulle skirt. The Alon Rita dress was a modern choice allowing our bride to elegantly show off her shoulders with beautiful lace statement sleeves. Both looks included pearl accessories. I echoed the theme's vibrance in the bridesmaid’s dresses with a sleek copper satin gown. 

Be bold on your wedding day and choose a beautiful orange colour scheme.

It was really important for me that our bride showed off the texture of her gorgeous natural afro hair. We opted for a defined curly twist out pinned to one side. I intended for this editorial to serve as inspiration to afro and curly-haired black brides seeking ways to style their natural hair on their wedding day. The visibility of natural hair inspiration for black brides is quite limited so I hope that these images help to contribute to a change in this.

Annie Poe Photography

The plunging neckline wedding dress complemented the bride's stunning side-swept hairstyle beautifully. As did the wedding dress with slit, showing off the Charlotte Mills heels with cute pompom detail. Well-chosen hairstylesmakeup and accessories can really finish a look.

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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Photographer & Planner: Annie Poe Photography | Planner & Stylist: Emma Jane Weddings | Venue: Modern Hall | Videographer: Jensen Fims | Florist: Raven and Ryegrass | Tableware, Linen & Furniture: Allens Hire | Candles : Ester & Erik | Candle Holders: Concrete Nest Store via Etsy | Candleholders: Coastal Villa via Etsy | Placemats: Concrete Nest Store | Cake: The Maison Pelumi | Stationery: Dimitria Jordan | Hair Stylist and Bridesmaids Makeup Artist: Brides by Aina.M | Bride Makeup Artist: DejI Rachel | Bridal Boutique : Morgan Davies Bridal | Wedding Dresses: Ersa Atelier, Alon Livine | Bridal Shoes: Charlotte Mills | Menswear: Cavani | Couple: Nancy, Ace | Bridesmaids: Annie Blomfield, Kabuki | Groomsmen: Simon, Faith Modelling

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