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What to wear at a Country House Wedding

Feb 26, 2024 | Wedding Ideas and Trends, Wedding Planning

The wonderful thing about choosing a dress for your country house wedding is that anything goes.

If you’re planning on holding your wedding at a country house, you might be wondering what style of dress suits such a venue. Well the team at Baddow Park House are here to tell you that with so many gorgeous wedding gowns to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

From timeless classics to ravishing ruffles, luxe lace to detachable skirts, we love them all. And just to prove it, here are some of our fabulous brides showcasing the dresses that caught our eye during 2023.

Princess dress at country house wedding

Zeal Photography

Pretty as a princess

The princess dress has always been adored by many and Gabby certainly rocked the look with pure style and elegance at her Baddow Park Country House Wedding.  Both enchanting and magical, she looked like royalty as she glided down the oak staircase to marry her prince, in a classic heavily embroidered dress with a full A line skirt. Just breathtaking!

Vintage lace

Providing a truly out of this world look for Lana, this sensational sheath gown featured a mesmerising ornate appliqué lace throughout, with long line satin button detail to the back and sparkling beaded spaghetti straps,  the scalloped lace train added an effortless elegance for an unforgettable wedding day dress.

Stunning vintage lace wedding gown

Pure Image Photography

country house wedding dress

Sophie Mort Photography

celebrating the unique

Wanting the best of both worlds for her country house wedding celebration, this gorgeous wedding gown with a detachable train gave Lillie the ability to transform her look for the ceremony and reception. Luxurious aplique lace adorned with beautiful beading, and a two tier veil, this was a sophisticated gown that was both elegant and practical… What’s not to love!

The iconic mermaid

If you want to feel like a movie star on your big day, this style of dress could be the one for you. Ellie’s iconic mermaid wedding dress provided an ultra-feminine, hourglass silhouette which oozed Hollywood glamour. Accentuating her curves, fanning out into a full skirt it provided her with that never to be forgotten red carpet moment.

The iconic mermaid dress

Emma Gosling Photography

Country house wedding dress

Sophie Oldhamstead Photography

Regal Beauty

If you’re a bride that wants all eyes on you, then a royal train is your best bet.  A must-have for many brides, it brings a traditional and romantic wow factor to your look, as you glide down the aisle. We totally fell in love with Anna’s classic ivory bridal gown with delicate lace overlay drifting into yards of ivory tulle. Breathtakingly beautiful, it was truly fit for a queen.

Ravishing ruffles

The ravishing ruffle is very much back in business, and super on trend for 2024. Dramatic, bold and jaw droopingly beautiful, Kirsten was a bride looking to make a statement. And if you’re still not convinced, J-Lo rocked the ruffles when she wed Ben Affleck last year in a frothy gown by Ralph Lauren and photographed here by Vogue.

Wedding dress with ruffles
Classic wedding dress for a country house wedding

Farlie Photography

Classic style

Elegant, timeless and classy, a sleek ballgown is super flattering and oh so feminine. Inspired by classic romance, and designed by Suzanne Neville, Lauren’s luxe dress screamed sophistication. With clean, simplistic lines, this dress showcased her natural beauty both inside and out for a very special winter country house wedding.

Italian romance

Last, but definitely not least, we are finishing on a gown that would bring drama to any country wedding celebration with the most incredible statement sleeves! This was worn for an Italian Romance photoshoot at Baddow Park House but we loved it so much, it had to be included. We were beside ourselves with excitement for this dreamy off the shoulder outfit with sheer puff sleeves…Bellissima!

Country House Wedding dress ideas

Nicola Drummond Photography

Our Country House Wedding Bride Tips

From hazy summer ceremonies to magical winter weddings, a beautiful, country estate wedding venue is the perfect place to marry at any time of the year and what’s more, the world is your oyster when it comes to choosing your bridal gown.

Here are a few of our bride tips to reassure you…

While exploring new trends can be tempting, prioritise your inner comfort to ensure you shine with joy on your big day.

Pick a wedding dress that not only suits your style but more importantly makes you feel comfortable and confident.

Trust your instincts and choose a dress that reflects you.

Please let us know which one you choose, we’d love to hear!

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