We’re delighted to feature this magical winter styled shoot at Kirkham Abbey in North Yorkshire.  Find out what the photographer said about the shoot and check out this beautiful gallery below.

The shoot was organised by myself, Weddings by Charlie and Ellie of Eleanor Jayne Makeup Artistry. We had the idea for the shoot after having enquiries from couples getting married in the winter.

Many couples opt to get married in the warmer months, but there are so many opportunities to inject personality and creativity into a winter wedding. We knew we wanted to shoot outside, and early in the morning in order to capture the atmosphere created by the morning light, fog and frost.

We chose Kirkham Priory as it has a beautiful bridge and the River Derwent running alongside. Zoe at Treasured Brides was so kind to work with us. At the dress fitting with our model, Alina, Ellie was immediately drawn to the long sleeved Daniela Di Marino dress from the Incanta collection. It perfectly fit the organic, whimsical theme we had planned and so much beautiful detailing throughout the bodice, sleeves and skirt.

Paired with Alina’s striking, ethereal features, we all agreed it was ‘The One’. Flowers by Caroline was very kind to make us a beautiful white bouquet, using Carnations, Roses and silver, green Eucalyptus that perfectly mirrored the thick frost on the grass.

On the morning of the shoot, we got so lucky with the weather. We had an early start, and began shooting between 8.30am and 9.30am. It was still morning, with very little cloud cover, meaning nothing inhibited the bright morning glow that was diffused by the fog. This helped to create some incredible, romantic shots. We made the most of the scenic location, getting photos from the bridge (with gawking, confused commuters in passing cars), as well as from the lake side.

We worked quickly, with hot water bottles and layers on hand, so that Alina didn’t get too cold. It was incredible to see the shoot come together, all the way from conception to the final images, and to work with other York based suppliers.

Image credits:
Photographer @weddings.by.charlie
Make-up @eleanorjayne_makeupartistry
Hair @eleanorjayne_makeupartistry
Dress @treasuredbrides
Dress Design @danieladimarino_official
Florals @flowers_by_caroline
Model @alina_longmore_
Planning @eleanorjayne_makeupartistry & @weddings.by.charlie