Who doesn’t love the beach? This sunny seaside wedding photoshoot makes us want to plan a gorgeous beach wedding! With a seventies twist, this photoshoot is totally fabulous…
The photoshoot came together from a brief conversation between 3 wedding professionals in the South; a photographer with the love for old beetles and the beach, the owner of vintage vehicles and access to beach huts, and a vintage dress designer. And the results are absolutely stunning.
Jenny Owens explains the inspiration behind the photography: “I loved participating in this impromptu photo-shoot. It was so relaxed and fun, something which I think comes through in the photos. As usual I used both an old fashioned film camera and digital, and I tried to edit these with a hint of that seventies bohemia film look. I think editing whilst listening to a bit of Led Zeppelin made it even more enjoyable”.
Lisa Sheridan, owner of a fabulous vintage wedding dress website, describes how she came up with the style inspiration of the shoot: “I had designed some 70s inspired wedding dresses with the festival bride in mind. There seems such a demand for this, I felt a need to give my brides an alternative look from my usual 50s/60’s look. Harping back to those hazy carefree days of the 70s, I designed the dresses with loose floaty long skirts, with a hint of flirtation. One dress was made in 100% cotton using a vintage dotty flock cotton and a complimentary vintage lace trim and with a peak of pearl back buttons. The other dress was made with an ivory crepe fabric with hidden bust shaping and a tiny flirty train, setting the dress off with an organza embroidered off the shoulder frill”.
Karen, owner of Vinnies Vintage Vehicles, explains where the beach hut wedding shoot idea came from: “As a young child, I had a bucket instead of a bag and used to collect all sorts of weird and wonderful things on the beach at Frinton-on-Sea, near where my family lived. Sometimes, I collected little crabs and called them all Fred, but mostly I collected pebbles that looked like animals and pretty shells that looked like an Angel’s toenails!
“As I got older, I changed my bucket for a rustic crate. When I create a setting, be it for our couples getting married in our campervan or for a family occasion, I gather nice things that I’ve collected over the years in my crate; rather like picking wild flowers.”
“The beach hut wedding shoot stemmed from a small idea and in a very small window of opportunity. It worked so well because the right people were a part of it and each of us brought our own special talents and enthusiasm to the day. You couldn’t plan that sort of thing – it had to happen spontaneously! I brought my crates filled with pretty things and quirky things. Oh, yes, and the beach hut was called Fred!”
The beautiful models, Kenzie and Vicki, styled their own hair and make-up. Props included headwear from Rosadior, and model’s own Irregular Choice shoes. Check out the gallery below to see the rest of the gorgeous photoshoot.”