Elopement Beach Wedding
My inspiration for this shoot was to showcase an elopement wedding on a rugged beach, where the neutral colours of the sand and the impressive rocks meets the blues of the sea. I wanted to feature this shoot on a rugged stretch of beach where the rocks made a fabulous backdrop, which fits a rustic boho trend fabulously. To compliment this beach's natural tones, I put together a colour palette of neutrals, blues, golds and white with contrasting pops of colour in reds, oranges and magenta with greenery, which we incorporated in the table set up and chest of drawers, and worked beautifully near the stark colours of the rocks, and the beautiful props by Bay Wedding Props and vintage rugs by Boho and Bloom Prop Hire, where everything looked lovely on this stunning beach at Reculver in Kent, where the sun shone all day.
I wanted to have the couple feed each other cake by the dresser, and make this styling element of the shoot playful. With the sea in the background I felt gave this part of the shoot an edge, and wasn't anything I had seen before. This gorgeous stand out piece of furniture by Bay Wedding Props looked stunning, beautifully adorned with pops of colour which contrasted in a striking way with all the beautiful floral arrangements by Stag Cottage Flowers, tumbling out of the drawer.
The flowers popped on the beautiful layered cake too which was made by the talented Cakes by Petula. For an extra pop of colour we added a trio of beautifully coloured and patterned vintage chinaware by Simply Vintage Tea Set Hire.
We continued the floral colour theme and style in the table centrepiece, the bridal bouquet, buttonhole and the hair style, created by Versastyle by Laura, with the hair flowers supplied by Stag Cottage Flowers. I wanted to create a boho look for the bride model and this style was on trend for boho wedding looks, as was the makeup by Kerry Ann Makeup. Our lovely model Honey wore a beautiful dress made with lace appliques, delicate pearls and shimmering sequins made by Rebecca Ingram Harmony which was supplied by Gillian Roberts Bridal. I wanted to continue the blues from the colour palette to flow with the sea, by having Honey wear a beautifully made handcrafted blue Swarovski crystal pear drop earrings with a diamante stud and beaded surround, made by Hazel of Gillian Roberts Bridal, and the talented Hazel also made the light blue dickie bow tie worn by the groom model.
Everything was beautifully captured and shot in pictures by the talented Cheryl Ann Photography and the video by Gaetano Di Giacomo MP.
In these unprecedented times if you want to escape from it all and make your day only about you both, you can have your nuptials at a registry office to get the legal aspect done, then as the trend to marry outdoors continues why not elope to the beach with a celebrant if you wish, to read each other your vows, and celebrate your love for each other together at the beach, just the two of you. It's pure romance.