A Rustic Yet Pretty Styled Shoot at Danby Castle North Yorkshire

Today we are having a little look back a styled shoot we worked on last year at Danby Castle, North Yorkshire. The shoot was styled around an intimate vow renewal and we wanted to showcase the passing of time and that even though the couple are now older there were still as much in love as when they first married. They have much right as newly engaged couples to celebrate their love and time together. We also aimed to highlight the natural beauty of both the relationship and the location.



We were initially drawn to Danby Castle for its stunning ruins, which had never been styled as an outside dining area before and felt it would be perfect for the more intimate vibe we were looking for.



The florals were designed to complement the natural colours of the area with nudes and oranges highlighting the fantastic stonework of the ruins. We wanted an abundance of florals to show that you don’t need small designs just because the wedding is small. We used a column of florals to frame the arch of the ruins and designed the floral arrangements to almost appear as though they were growing there. We repurposed the décor between the ceremony and the reception to highlight that the designs can be used throughout the day and aren’t limited to one area.




The cake by Where The Ribbon Ends was just stunning, with a mixture of sugar flowers and hand painted foliage in keeping with the natural beauty of the location.



The stationery by White Orchid Print & Design was classic luxury, in keeping with the slightly older couple and the fragile nature of the venue and the natural beauty of the countryside around. Complete with vow renewal books with sumptuous pink ribbon for a touch of luxe.



The Starflower dress is part of the new wildflowers collection from Kate Clare Couture. Made from beautiful silk satin overlaid with dotted tulle and lace, the Starflower has luxurious detailing with vintage boho vibes. These dresses are all handmade to order in Kate’s studio in Yorkshire. Perfect for a boho bridal look vow renewal, without the over statement of the stereotypical wedding dress.


Because it had been so long since any of the suppliers had worked on a wedding, we all really enjoyed doing what we do best – creating stunning weddings. It was a relaxed and supportive environment with everyone pitching in.


Unfortunately due to COVID-19 rules we weren’t able to utilise a hair stylist or makeup artist and so the model did her own makeup and hair.


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CONTRIBUTORS


Rosanna Lilly Photography

Emma Ryan Photography

Peony & Gold Floral Designs

Danby Castle

Where The Ribbon Ends

White Orchid Print & Design

Kate Clare Couture

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