A beautiful seasonal woodland elopement shoot with festive tones and a campfire feel

Today I am thrilled to share a beautiful seasonal woodland elopement shoot celebrating nature’s bounty and bringing together the beauty of autumn, and the magic of Christmas.

Inspired by earthy colours and the hues of the winter months in the UK, this outdoor shoot was an intimate take on a post-elopement campfire evening.

Images were captured and the concept created by Caroline Opacic Photography.

Shot in the beautiful Longton Wood, the shoot has two main looks – the first, a more autumnal feel, and the second a move into the festive months with shocks of red and cosy vibes.

The woodland of Longton Wood was an incredible venue at this time of year – the yellow on the trees and the thick carpet of golden leaves made for a perfect setting to celebrate all that winter give us.

The florals, by Fabulous Flowers by Jo Taylor, included foraged items from the english countryside, such as ivy, conkers, and fallen leaves.

I wanted everything to feel like it was one with the outdoors, and Anthology Vintage Hire’s beautiful furniture and props really gave this feel – the colours all blended beautifully.

Stationery came from Hawthorne and Ivory, who perfectly captured the sense of adventure this shoot should evoke, with a campervan styled invite.

Our bride, Katie, stunned in an Aneberry Bridal dress with an impressive train and dainty lace sleeves – perfect for a winter wedding.

We teamed it with a handpainted leather jacket by Bee Davies, a vintage inspired ring from London Victorian Ring Co, and a handmade headpiece by PS With Love.

The headpiece perfectly picked out colours from the jacket, which would make the perfect accompaniment for an evening round the campfire.

Finishing the look were stunning ivory knee high bridal shoes from House of Elliot and make up was by the wonderful Willow and Rose Make up.

For the autumnal set up, we opted for a more natural palette, which we then deepened and jazzed up with a deep red lip for the festive part of the shoot.

Our evening set up was an adorable campfire picnic, complete with blankets and cushions from Brolly Bucket, and a hamper full of vegan sweet goodies from Hugo’s Pantry.

We also had a stunning two tier cake from Lucky & Co, decorated with fresh rosemary to continue the foraged feel.


This shoot is inspiration for adventurous couples who don’t want to stick to traditions, but instead want to focus on themselves with an intimate elopement day in the colder seasons.

I wanted to show that you don’t need to have a huge wedding on a huge budget – a simple day in nature is just as memorable.

Shoot Suppliers

Creative Direction/ Planning and Photography – Caroline Opacic Photography

Venue – Longton Wood

Dress –  Aneberry Bridal

Jacket – Bee Davies Illustration

Headpiece  – PS With Love

Make up – Willow and Rose Make Up 

Shoes – House of Elliot Lace Boots

Hire – Anthology Vintage Hire 

Florals – Fabulous Flowers by Jo Taylor

Stationery – Hawthorne and Ivory

Cake  – Lucky and Co

Brownies & Cookies – Hugos Pantry

Ring  – London Victorian Ring Co

Brollies & blankets –  Brollybucket

Model  – Katie Lee 


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