Castle Ashby

Castle ashby pre wedding photography

Welcome, welcome to my first ever blog post! Oh and it’s a good’n. Every year I run a competition on my facebook or instagram page for one lucky couple to win a shoot with me, as a thank you for all their support… Here are this years winners


There are no rules about where the shoot should take place and are usually chosen by the couple. I chatted to Jess and James before the shoot about places that were important to them, but they instead decided they wanted to go somewhere new for the shoot and asked me for suggestions. I’d seen Castle Ashby on instagram and knew it was somewhere I’d love to shoot. It absolutely did not disappoint, with an incredible orangey over growing with green plants, an endless tunnel of blossom trees and gorgeous architecture. We absolutely lucked out with the weather too, it was a sunny spring day, with not an April shower in sight. On the way there, (as usual) I took a wrong turn and stumbled across some gorgeous yellow flower fields, which turned out to be the perfect way to end our shoot. 

While shooting James told me all about how he designed Jess’s engagement ring himself and had it made by a company over in America then shipped to the UK. Made of an unpolished emerald in an ornate band, he knew it was something that would be perfect for Jess and she would adore. We also spoke about their engagement in the Scottish Highlands and how they would be going back there for their wedding day, which I was lucky enough to photography. Check it out here.  


This shoot was also featured over on the glorious wedding blog, so head over there to see more images and read about Jess and James’s wedding planning. 


Take a scroll through the day, I promise you’ll be dying to visit or even get married Castle Ashby by the end of it… 


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Lauren Elliott Photography

25 Mottram Moor, Mottram in Longdendale, Greater Manchester, UK, SK14 6LA