Who doesn’t love a bit of sunny weather? That’s why this seaside wedding shoot makes us wish we were getting into a car right now and heading to the beach, and you’ll probably agree…
The shoot took place on Mundesley Beach, North Norfolk and used all local suppliers to bring you all the beach wedding inspiration you need. Let’s see how they did it!
- Photographer: Jessica Elisze Photography
- Model: Lucy Scarfe
- Make-up: Melissa Abel
- Hair: Gemma Holiday
- Dresses: Kathryn Potter – Love Couture
- Fashion stylist: Abi Gray
- Florist: Samantha Powell – The Little Flower Shop
- Props: Penny Baldry – The Little Lending Company
- Location: Mundesley Beach, North Norfolk
The model, Lucy arranged the whole thing: “I was born and raised in the picturesque county of Norfolk. I moved to London six years ago for my career, so I don’t have easy access to beautiful beaches anymore. Therefore, I thought I would gather some of Norfolk’s finest wedding suppliers and head back to the coast to create this Beach Bride-inspired photoshoot!”
Each of the four dresses in the shoot came from Love Couture, based in the Norwich Lanes. All the gowns are designed and made in their studios, and have a stand-out-from-the-crowd yet super flattering style.
Customers are able to have their own gown fully designed and made-to-measure, all unique to their specifications.
The shoot saw a variety of styles and shapes of dresses, all perfect for brides looking for a bit of edge in their wedding day outfit. Which is your favourite?
Melissa says: “I love to create beautiful, soft, dreamy bridal make-up. I am always so touched when women put their trust in me to design the most important make-up look of their lives. Giving the gift of breathtaking beauty to a women on her wedding day is an absolute joy to me and it’s what gets me out of bed at 5am every week.”
Product and technique: “I created Lucy’s beautiful flawless skin with ‘Laura Mercia Secret Camouflage’ and ‘MAC Studio Fix Foundation’. For the smokey-eyes, I used a mixture of MAC eye shadows in ‘Amber Lights’, ‘Handwritten’, and ‘Carbon’. The Lips were a mix of various colours in my pallet.”
Top tips: “When creating a smokey-eye, my fail safe technique is to apply primer to the skin and then move onto the eye make-up before I work on the skin. This ensures that the foundation is not disturbed when cleaning up any eye shadow drop down. Using a waterproof base on the eyes before shadow helps the shadow to stay on for longer without creasing. I love MAC paint pots!”
Abi tells us: “For this shoot I wanted to show a range of different looks, so once the dresses had been chosen, I set about styling each one in a different way.
“For the backless halterneck gown I kept it simple with accessories, using just flowers and a ring, to let the dress do the talking. I paired the lilac ring with lilac wedges belonging to the dress’ designer and oversized blooms to add a pop of colour. We decided to have Lucy’s hair up to show off the beautiful low back and added a few flowers to match the bouquet. This elegant silk dress is perfect for brides wanting something a little sexier for their big day.
“For the full skirted two piece, I went for a more bohemian, playful look using a gorgeous floral crown and anklet by Samantha of The Little Flower Shop. To accentuate the gold tones in the dress, I added a pair of bronze earrings from my own personal collection. The hair swept to the side adding to the relaxed feel of this look.
“For the beautiful Grecian style dress with lace-capped sleeves and diamanté detailing, I added diamanté stud earrings, bracelet and ring. I had brought along a large piece of tulle which we used as a statement veil, which with Lucy’s hair left down in beautiful loose curls looked stunning. This dress is a more traditional choice but still has plenty of ‘wow factor’!”