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