I do love a nautical themed wedding shoot, and add a dash of vintage – bliss! I’m very pleased to share this beautiful styled shoot on Dotty today, with the stunning images captured by 1Chapter Photography.
Jean-Marc tells me, “I teamed up with some great people to produce a nautical wedding inspiration shoot with a trendy and vintage twist. We wanted to be far away from the clichés associated with nautical weddings, like the navy colour, and it started with the use of an unexpected colour palette for this styled shoot: Cayenne/Coral, Grey and Sand. To complete that palette, we also made the choice of using symbols of the seaside – starfish, shells, sea urchin, rope. The result: a fresh and punchy inspiration for future brides and grooms who would love to get married at the beach!
The gorgeous stationery was designed by Plume à Plume, who adopted a romantic approach. They created a lovely range of seaside inspired stationery, and I particularly love the netting with the little luggage tags attached. Find out more about Plume à Plume on their website or Facebook Page.
The fabric bouquets and accessories were by Doucefleur Design, and you can see more examples on Etsy. The bouquets for the shoot featured silk, soie, satin, mousseline, buttons and chiffon. The fabric buttonholes for the groom also worked really well with the floral bow tie.
I love me a rockabilly wedding dress, and the gown was handmade by Au fil de la Lune (Over the Moon!). It really enhanced the vintage vibe of the shoot, and the pop of colour created by the orange underskirt was also a beautiful extra touch.
Jean-Marc continues, “The shoot took place on the beach in Sheerness, Kent, on a sunny and quiet Sunday morning. We wanted 2 different atmospheres: a first set with a more ceremonial/formal attitude (the veil, accessories with soft colours…) to remind the tension couples feel before saying “I Do”. This board is associated with formal aspects of a wedding: escort cards and the reception table. Then a second set, more relaxed and punchy, with bright colours and a loose hairstyle. The poster, the cakes and the cocktail dispenser recall the celebration side of the Big Day.”
To complete the team and make the styled shoot successful, we needed other talents too…
– Retromorphosist for the hair and make up who specialises in vintage style, and gave our bride the perfect look to match the dress.
– Poshpud for the cakes, who designed three amazing cakes, working with our colour palette and inspiration, to perfectly match our theme incorporating rope, shell and pearls.
– Amanda Li Hope with her Asteroid engagement ring created using Fairtrade gold.
– Bow & Tie London for the bow tie, to complete our groom’s look – trendy but relaxed.
A huge thanks to Jean-Marc of 1Chapter Photography and the team for letting me feature the shoot on Dotty!