Who says you can’t have a beautiful UK beach wedding? Aptly titled ‘Surfing the Waves of Love’ and set in the beautiful city of Brighton is captures the beauty of the British seaside in the most luxurious way. With pastel blue and frothy white styling it has a romantic poetic energy that seeps through the editorial photography by Doriane Descamps. Jessica Fasciano of The Italian Dream coordinated the inspiration shoot and we hear from her and some of the other suppliers on how they created it…
“Surfing the Waves of Love talks about the story of a bride with her ethereal romantic dream that takes her all the way to the seaside, where seagulls and salty breeze are framing her beautiful silhouette. Tones of blues and teals have been used to enhance the relaxed peaceful vibe while freedom, love and a touch of lightheartedness are the focal points we could get from this inspirational editorial. I grew up in a small town close to the seaside and I have always loved the smell of the breeze when approaching it, it has the power to refill my heart and soul, so this shoot brought back lots of memories for me. In the same way, we wanted to recreate that energy proper of the sea that mixes perfectly with the romantic poetry of the peaceful waves, like the one made from the gypsophila cascade on the table”
“The Grand Hotel is the magical venue where our shoot took place, standing centre stage on Brighton’s famous seafront. From the luxury of its gorgeous staircase to the breathtaking view, it was just the perfect setting for our modern Little Mermaid’s fairytale!”
Stylist – The Italian Dream
“Lightness and freedom with a touch of romanticism – this is the style I wanted to recreate in this seaside shoot. The sea element appears also in some statement details like the wording embroidered on Anne Prescott’s veil and Saint Beth’s shell crown worn from the bride on Nortier Shallow’s gorgeous flowy dress, simple and sweet but effective in its content. Oysters candles adorned by pearls and scallop shells were also part of our tablescape, giving us all the elements to dream about the ocean, especially if smelling their amazing scent! Marine elements can be also found in the delicious one-tiered nuanced cake by Butter Bee Cakes, embellished by golden seashells that run all over it.”
Photographer – Doriane Descamps
“The Grand Hotel is the perfect spot to photograph. With the sea in the background and the sun shining through the windows, you can easily picture a mermaid’s wedding taking place. The idea was to create a sea wedding with the typical beach elements: shells, sand and waves…. While making it as unique as it could be. With this simple idea, the team created the most beautiful setting.”
Flowers – Bryony Mae Flowers Flowers
“I wanted to supply flowers for this shoot quite literally and with light-hearted designs that hopefully bring to mind that moment when froth appears in the sea and the surf breaks and the wave crashes. I also tried to use some familiar flowers in a slightly different way. The shoot featured a floral runner made from delicate gypsophila in white and shades of blue, that tumbled down off the table (like a wave). The bridal bouquet was comprised of white roses, bleached foliage and more gypsophilia to again reflect the sea and blend with the other elements of the shoot. It’s always fun to come up with more unusual designs on these shoots, designs that hopefully show there are many ways to approach your wedding planning, and of course, the flowers for your big day.”
Stationery – The Coastal Wedding Co.
“For me, this shoot was all about enhancing the soft romance of a beautiful seaside elopement, whilst keeping the coastal theme feeling fresh and elegant. I wanted something that replicated that feeling of having your toes in the sand, holding hands with your loved and enjoying the calmness of the ocean. I matched teal and blue designs with some gorgeous navy blue envelopes, and fresh white wax seals. The gold teardrop clips were, for me, the perfect way to hold it all together with a touch of luxury.”
Veil – Anne Prescotte and Rhymes to Remember
“The veil was created in collaboration with Sally Wilkes of Rhymes to Remember who specialises in writing personalised poems for weddings. Inspired by the sea, Sally wrote ‘Love is like the ocean. Powerful. Unpredictable. A beautiful mystery we will never understand’ I like my veils tell a story, so I set about creating a design to reflect the sea and the mystery it holds. The embroidered script, in a freestyle font, represents the seabed and all it holds. The rolling waves above it, capture the power and unpredictability of the sea, whilst shoals of fish playfully swim amongst the waves, my representation of love. Crystals catch the light symbolising reflection off the water and they glisten as the veil moves and gently flows in the wind. Choosing a bespoke veil means that you will have an individual veil, a unique product embroidered with meaningful and personal elements, beautifully made and treasured forever.”
Videography – Shot By Bek
The Team – UK Beach Wedding With Bespoke Veil At The Grand Hotel, Brighton
Photographer – Doriane Descamps @dorianedescamps
Venue The Grand Hotel Brighton @thegrandbrighton / Dress Nortier Shallow @nortiershallow/ Stylist and Planning The Italian Dream @the_
@coastalweddingco / Jewellery Round in Circles @round.in.circles / Headpiece Saint Beth Official @saintbethofficial2 / Pearl Oysters Candles Dreaming of the Sea @dreamingoftheseauk /
Crockery Febbie Day Clay @febbieday / Wax Seals Little Added Touches @littleaddedtouches / Envelopes Magna Papers @magnapapers / Model @jarin1999
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