By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Oh to be at the beach hey? Well today we are looking at the concept of a UK beach wedding thanks to the fantastic team behind this inspiration editorial. Photographer Maria Madison and wedding planner Kennedy Events have very kindly send us all the beach wedding inspiration we need on this cold winters day.
If you are thinking of having an elopement or a small wedding, then take off to the seaside for your reception (with a sweet pup of course)! Does it get any better than a sweet intimate set up such as this? A beautiful sweetheart table, pampas grass, terracotta and emerald green details and of course macramé wedding décor everywhere. How very romantic.
2020 has been a somewhat crazy year so far and with an emphasis on small intimate receptions, in this styled photo shoot we wanted to bring a little Bohemian beach inspiration, with an autumnal colour palette of emerald green and terracotta.
Uphill Beach in Somerset beach provided the perfect open air venue that anyone can access, driving onto the beach and setting up a small reception area with a 1970’s vibe.
During the Pandemic, many of us have taken to doing new things, maybe a hobby or interest that we have pursued, so it seemed very appropriate to use Macramé in this styling provided by Knot’s by Jill. Macramé is the ancient art of tying knots to make decorative items, reintroduced in the 1970’s and bang on trend.
Our couple with their alternative look rocked their outfits, bridal gown selected from the Essense of Australia range and provided by Rookery Bridal, was simple in its design but still elegant, we wanted a bit of a more modern look on this one so opted for the Fedora. The bouquet had an array of burnt orange colours, embellished with dried grasses and feathers. Our male model kept it simple, sporting chinos and shirt by Suave owl.
No wedding is complete without a celebration afterwards and what better way than a sweetheart table on the beach, I kept the macramé theme running with its intricate pattern, echoed in the plates, table runner and lanterns. Giant emerald vases filled with pampas and emerald velvet chairs just brought the area to life.
A selection of South West cheeses and gourmet crackers, adorned the table.
The show-stopper was our cake by Cake My Day Bristol, again with Macramé being the inspiration for the highly decorative pattern and the autumnal colours bringing warmth to the table, this stunning cake was a work of art.
Now we can’t forget Maximus the pooch, the fur baby of the shoot with his own low crate treat station, I couldn’t really resist putting this together, more and more couples are inviting their pets to the wedding, with a combination of love heart shaped biscuits and a bottle of Pawsecco, Maximus could get the party started.
The stationery was completely personalised right down to the actual picture of Maximus the pooch and the Seedlip cocktail, small details make a difference and add a touch of wow factor, bespoke detailing by Luna and Wild.
Which brings me to drinks in the chill out zone, the macramé tipi, decorated with a selection of coloured cushions, lanterns and pampas for a Glamping feel. I created a bespoke celebratory cocktail to toast the celebrations using a non alcoholic Seedlip gin, a refreshing alternative and with more of us choosing not to drink, and looking for soft options, this cocktail still rocks.
Maria Madison – Photographer
Styling, Planning & Props
Essense of Australia
Wasn’t it all just so very gorgoeus? From every little detail; cakes, stationery, outfits and beauty to the gorgeous setting.
I cannot thank the team above enough for sharing these fabulous wedding ideas today. A UK beach wedding can totally be achieved and in utter style too xo Lou
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