Holly & Billy

Eco-friendly beach elopement shoot

"I would not wish any companion in the world but you."

It’s nice to have a friend in the wedding industry. Leni from Cermeonies by Leni Robson and I have been seeing theatre together for longer than we’ve been involved in weddings. So when she suggested a Shakespeare related eco-friendly beach elopment wedding shoot, I was straight on board.

These images are inspired by Shakespere’s ‘The Tempest’ which is a story of two young lovers on a deserted island brought together by a terrific storm and a bit of magic. We cast real couple, Holly and Billy, in the roles of Miranda and Ferdinand and took to the beach in Chapel St Leonards for a perfect elopement style shoot.

Leni coordinated lots of great vendors to get involved and I came up with the styling. You can see my original inspiration for this shoot on my Pinterest board. Lots of what we acheived as a team was eco-friendly from locally grown, seasonal, dried flowers from Limewood Flowers to a reloved dress from Bridal Reloved Caistor.

As this shoot took place in the middle of a pandemic, Leni brought the nuptials up to date by introducing a beautiful hand washing ceremony. A bit more romantic than antibac gel!

Afterwards, as I was busy editing, Leni wrote a fantastic blog about what we’d been up to which was published in Unconventional Wedding, check it out here.

Creative Team

Celebrant and concept
Ceremonies by Leni Robson

Photography and styling
Doodah Photography

Stationery and table design
Doodah Designs

Flowers
Limewood Flowers

Wedding dress
Bridal Reloved Caistor

Table and chairs
Pretty Vintage Hire

Macrame
Knot again Jill

Venue
Seascape Cafe, Chapel St Leonards

Bride’s ring
CRZyBest

Glass bowl
Stevie Davies Glass

Jacket and waistcoat
Westlands

Honour, riches, marriage-blessing, long continuance and increasing hourly joys be still upon you! Juno sings her blessings upon you.