The Hawkhills: The Downton Abbey Inspired Photoshoot


The Hawkhills: The Downton Abbey Inspired Photoshoot

DATE 29 June 2019

Brought together by their love of the Downton Abbey series and its fashion, and with the imminent release of the Downton Abbey film, these creatives – brought together by My Pretties UK - were inspired to do a wedding shoot with a nod to the 40’s era.

The Bride and Groom, Photography by Littles and Loves Photography

The Venue

The Hawkhills in North Yorkshire was the ideal setting for the shoot, as its surroundings were reminiscent of those seen in an episode of the series where the Crawley family enjoyed a summer garden party. Heading inside the venue, the grand staircase, oak panelling, and show-stopping fireplaces also fit the brief perfectly.

The Hawkhills, Photographed by Littles and Loves Photography

A blue colour pallet was built around both the venue and 1940’s wedding trends, so that the final scheme complimented all aspects of the shoot.

The Dress

Two stunning Eliza Jane Howell gowns were provided for the shoot by the team at Elena Ferrara Bridal. Eliza’s era inspired gowns were paired with blue shoes from Rachel Simpson and the look was completed with blue, bespoke floral hair pins from The Bobby Pin.

Gown from Elena Ferrara Bridal, Photography by Littles and Loves Photography

Bespoke Floral Hair Pins from The Bobby Pin, Photography by Littles and Loves Photography
The minimal hair and makeup by Kaileigh Ellison MUA were also influenced by wedding looks seen on the show.


The Groom

Groom's Accessories by Ashworth and Bird, Yorkshire, Photography by Littles and Loves Photography
Blue accessories by Ashworth and Bird, Yorkshire carried the theme through the traditional mourning suit the groom wore.

Finishing Touches

All of the delicate sweet treats and the cake were creations of Charlotte of The Cherry Blossom Bakery and were hand-painted with dedication. Cake by The Cherry Blosson Bakery, Phtoography by Littles and Loves Photography
Alongside these tasty touches, eye-catching florals throughout the styled shoot were provided by Gillian from Where Bee’s Meet.

Flowers by Where Bee's Meet, Photography by Littles and Loves Photography 

The carefully constructed details of this Downton Abbey inspired shoot were all captured by Fancesca at Littles and Loves Photography.


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Venue: The Hawkhills

Photography: Littles and Loves Photography 

Planning and Styling: My Pretties UK 

Gowns: Elena Ferrara Bridal

Hair Accessories: The Bobby Pin

Hair and Make-Up: Kaileigh Ellison Bridal 

Groomswear: Ashworth and Bird

Flowers: Where Bees Meet

Cakes: The Cherry Blossom Bakery 

Napkins: Extra Special Touch

Transportation: Aquarius Wedding Cars

Sapphire Ring: London Victoria Ring Company 

Bridal Model: Storm Parlour Metcalf 

Groom Model: Jake Freeman

Stationery: Made by Rae Designs