It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the beach - every single coastal wedding we feature makes me swoon and I'm hoping (one day) to have my own nuptials by the sea. So when the lovely Suzanne Li sent us this stunning inspiration shoot, I was very excited to blog it. The light is just incredible, there's something about the point where land meets ocean at sunset that is impossible to beat. The colour palette of Rose Quartz and Serenity is a perfect choice for this shoot too, encapsulating the soft glow of the dying sun with the cool blues of sea. The whole thing is simply beautiful and just brimming with gorgeous inspiration for your Bride and Groom portraits.

The Colour Palette

Suzanne The Photographer: I knew I needed to create something romantic and pretty to inspire the brides out there, especially for all the dull days we usually see! I thought the a beach would be the perfect setting to tie the Pantone Colours for 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity, in to to create a beautiful elegant shoot. We decided on a beach in Ayrshire - Greenan Shore.

The Team

I love the romantic look that we were inspired by but also wanted to make it stand out by adding in deeper hues in certain objects like the candles, tablecloth and calligraphy. 

I managed to gather a wonderful group to collaborate with and some who I have used before such as Melissa from Make up at Home and Nicola for hair. This group of people totally exceeded my expectations and I LOVED how well we worked together! We all just understood each other very well in what kind of idea we wanted to go for. We also had the wonderful Cinemate on board whom I have worked with before at weddings. I knew they were super creative and the right fit for my vision, the short film turned out amazingly well! I discussed with each supplier individually about the style I had for this shoot and as soon as I described it, they knew exactly what they would do to make it complete!

The Beauty

Melissa - I went for soft pastel pinks with blue undertones in the highlights & lipstick to complement the theme. I wanted a soft glowing look as it was a beach wedding so an effortless beauty! I wanted to bring out the Marlies’s beautiful and natural features, which would also flow with her tousled blonde hair.

The Dress

Adeliah by Ange Etoiles was chosen for its soft blush tones to compliment Suzanne’s Pantone inspiration of Rose Quartz & Serenity. The super soft tulle has a lovely weight to it which created a romantic and flattering, figure-hugging drape, yet light enough to catch and float in the wind as our bride ran hand in hand along the beach. Traditional buttons and a conservative 3/4 sleeve perfectly balanced out the contemporary and dramatic illusion lace V front.

The Cake

The cake was painted with watercoloured metallics in gold and serenity blue, inspired by the reflective golden tones of the sunset on the sea. The haphazard brushstrokes added to the dreamy, laid-back style, whilst the sugar florals in white with a touch of spring green kept the cake looking natural and worked with the outdoor setting.

The Calligraphy

The deep blue calligraphy ink was chosen to contrast with the ombre pink and blue effect stationery and the coolness of the Scottish sea. The fluid and organic strokes echo the movement of the ocean which also ties in with the romantic soft look for the overall inspiration.

The Flowers

The flowers were rustic and romantic to compliment the beautiful coastal location. Pink peonies and rosita vendela roses were teamed with blue nigella, astilbe and eucalyptus foliage to tie together the Rose Quartz & Serenity pantone theme!
Fern Godfrey

Written by Fern Godfrey

Videography: CineMate | Dress: Unbridaled Boutique | Stationery: Emilie Rose | Calligraphy: Laura E Patrick | Cakes: Rosewood Cakes | Florist: Abby Webb Flowers | Hair: Nicola de la Mare | Make Up: Make Up At Home | Suit: Slaters
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