Today we are featuring English coastal elopement inspiration that is both romantic & bold. Inspired but the stunning coastline of Beachy Head located in East Sussex which is lined with white chalk cliffs, this editorial was designed with embracing nature in mind. The bold textures of the natural elements paired with the delicate textures throughout each design element complimented each other beautifully as you’ll read about more below with words from the photographer. We know you’ll enjoy this elopement inspiration!
“The larger cake design was inspired by the sea and featured a light watercolour effect of soft greys and white on torn fondant. Large rice paper sails were placed along one side of the cake to give the illusion of ethereal waves set against the stunning backdrop. The smaller buttercream cake allowed a continuation of the natural styling from the beautiful beach elopement scene to flow onto the cake with a gentle soft pink watercolour palette and just a hint of delicate florals.” – Madara Kurtisa Photography
What was your design inspiration?
“I have a deep passion for the sea, watching it always gives me inspiration. Listening to the sea waves gives me peace and strength. I visited this coastline many years ago and simply fell in love with this amazing beach surrounded by white chalk cliffs. It was one of my desires to create something unique, romantic and delicate on the beach of Beachy Head. Inspired by the coastal blues of the sea, this inspiration features muted tones throughout the florals as well as delicate and minimal styling elements. Jesus Peiro designed a gown that is ethereal with the most delicate lace and soft texture. Soft and delicate veil with the long brim hat were paired together for a unique, yet stylish look. The florals were a joyful combination that highlighted the femininity, to soften the harsh elements of the cliff rock faces. This inspiration is meant to inspire couples to embrace the nature we have here in the East Sussex coast, and to be bold and thoughtful on how to compliment different elements.” – Madara Kurtisa Photography
Describe the tablescape elements.
“Continued with the ethereal English countryside vibe by reflecting the blue from the sea and bringing in blush pinks and using the white as a mid-tone. The flowing fabrics and ribbons were styled abundantly and helped to capture the sea breeze in the images. The stationery was selected for its romantic calligraphy and textured handmade paper. There were hand finished name places and wax seals for an extra special touch. The elopement table is styled simply but also luxuriously with classic antique glassware and cutlery paired with textured stoneware and textured ceramics that echoes shells and the ocean.” – Madara Kurtisa Photography
Describe your flowers.
“The florist inspired to use a variety of silvery foliage that was interesting in shape and colour and reminiscent of childhood beach memories. Wanting to create a romantic floral display, that complimented the sea and represented an alter where the couple could stand and make their vows. However, we wanted the flowers to almost grow through the pebbles, blending in with the natural elements of the beach. Stunning Verena Blue Hydrangea co-ordinated with the tide, nestled into the foliage. The dramatic thick stemmed Ornithogalum and sweet smelling Polianthes Tuberosa, created a gentle wall against the incoming tide, and the beautiful large headed Secret Garden roses brought a gorgeous blush elegance to the ethereal mood. Also created a circular arrangement of similar flowers into a vintage, crystal stemmed bowl to place onto the wedding breakfast ‘table’ and added an unusual foliage Koraal which provides a brittle texture and dramatic fern edging, again replicate of foliage seen on the Sussex coastline. The final touch were the gorgeous raw silk ribbons in shades of blush and blue, tied to the bouquet, to create a fluttering streamer as the couple walked along the cliff tops.” – Madara Kurtisa Photography
Tell us about your attire choices.
“Jesus Peiro designed a gown that is ethereal with the most delicate lace and soft texture. A soft and delicate veil with the long brim hat were paired together for a unique, yet stylish look.” – Madara Kurtisa Photography
Photography: Madara Kurtisa Photography | Floral: CocoRose Flowers | Stationery: Sweet Ophelia Designs | Videography: Hanh Made Films | Wedding Cake: Anna Lewis Luxury Cakes | Ribbon: Cfleursdesign | Hair: kate waller | Makeup: KATE WALLER | Jewelry: REBEKAH ANN | Styling: Wedding by Emma Louise | Concept: Madara Kurtisa Photography | Model: Ben & Kate | Linens: Cfleursdesign | Film Lab: Photovision | Wedding Dress: Jesus Peiro | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Veil: Blossom and Bluebird | Jewelry: Rebekah Ann | Groom’s Attire: Reiss | Headpiece: Maxmara | Submitted via: Matchology