Snowy Winter Bridal Shoot at an Historic British Abbey
We’re taking a step back in time with today’s utterly bewitching bridal shoot. Inspired by the dramatic setting of the Valle Crucis Abbey ruins, in Wales (which was built in the 13th century!), it is brimming with a haunting, almost gothic, beauty. With details kept to the minimum to allow the venue to shine, the day of the shoot brought an unexpected surprise in the form of snow, which added to the stillness and serenity so exquisitely captured in these images. Once seen, this shoot will stay with you forever…..
By way of an introduction to this haunting beauty, I have a few words from photographer Avonné….“This shoot took place at the Valle Crucis Abbey in Llangollen, UK. We never intended it to snow, typical unpredictable UK weather! But the snow added more to the renaissance feel I was going for. I was unable to find a florist in time so I went to a local floral shop and pieced together a bouquet. The florals were something that I wanted to compliment the flow of the dress. I wanted a soft, yet wild look as if you handpicked them yourself.
I got my inspiration when I was hiking in Wales, UK. I stumbled upon the abbey and I INSTANTLY wanted to photograph a bride in it. The inside was extremely moody and had a eerie renaissance feel. I just had to do it. It was EXTREMELY cold on this day but it was completely worth it. The old vintage look that I saw in my head came to life.”
Isn’t the location just incredible?? And I think the snow, whilst unexpected, really adds to the drama! A huge thankyou to the whole fabulous creative for working so hard to pull this shoot together on such short notice, but especially to Avonné Photography who created her vision and photographed it so perfectly. If you would like to see more of Avonné’s work do pop across to her website www.avonnephotography.com, and be sure to find and follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!
For more breathtaking bridal shoots, take a look at this beauty inspired by the dutch masters and this dusky floral-filled editorial all the way from Russia. Or for something a little more seasonal, this dreamy shoot features another stunning long sleeve wedding dress – as well as a romantic row boat!
Contributors & Credits
Photography – Avonné Photography // Ceremony Venue – Valle Crucis Abbey // Makeup – Sasha Brown Makeup // Floral – Melanie Louise Florist // Photography Assistance – Design Flight // Stationery – Cristina Leis Calligraphy // Wedding Dress – ASOS // Wedding Dress – Chi Chi London // Flower Crowns – Serenity Kate Couture // Submitted via – Matchology