What happened to your wedding venue in the 1940s? You could be treading in the footsteps of a wartime bride, or even on a film set… as is the case with Yorkshire’s magnificent Denton Hall. In 1942 the venue became a location for filming a romantic war film about a soldier’s story of love lost – and has a romance and sense of nostalgia which should be cherished.
In May, I was asked to contribute some calligraphy to a styled shoot at Denton Hall. Wedding photographer Suzy Mitchell and make-up artist Annabel Bailey styled a fabulous 1940s inspired shoot which took place in the grounds and rooms of the venue.
Annabel’s Grandfather fought in the second world war, and his uniforms were worn by the ‘groom’ in today’s styled shoot. The bride wears a vintage dress from York’s Glory Days Vintage, and after the wedding I adore the images where for me, the simpler dresses are just as gorgeous as the bridal gown.
1940s styled wedding shoot at Denton Hall, with Suzy Mitchell Photography
All images by www.Suzy-Mitchell.com
With thanks to all of the wonderful wedding suppliers who collaborated to make this shoot so special
- Photography: Suzy Mitchell Photography (http://www.suzy-mitchell.com)
- Flowers: Sarah Richardson of Leafy Couture (http://leafycouture.co.uk)
- Dresses: Jackie Davison of Rose Pink Vintage http://www.rosepinkvintage.co.uk
- Make up: Annabel Bailey (www.annabelbailey.co.uk)
- Hair by Hannah D’Ath
- Wedding rings: Iain Henderson Designs (www.iainhenderson.co.uk)
- Bespoke wedding stationery and calligraphy: (http://calligraphy-for-weddings.com/)
- Hats: Beth at By Betty Hats www.bybetty.co.uk
- Venue: Denton Hall (www.denton–hall.co.uk)
- Wedding cars: www.classicweddingcarhireskipton.co.uk