Two grooms hold hands and walk down a beach during their fifties seaside elopement

Fifties Seaside Elopement Styled Shoot.

Chapel St Leonards, Lincolnshire

"If you like your coffee hot, Let me be your coffee pot, You call the shots. I wanna be yours."

Who doesn’t love the British seaside? Good old Blighty: kiss me quick hats, donkies and all the fun of the fair. With the resurgence of the staycation, British weddings and indeed honeymoons (stunnymoons?) are very à la mode.

I paired up with Ceremonies by Leni Robson to organise this intimate fifties seaside elopement styled shoot, with just two grooms, two bridesmaids and an unruly dog. We kept the suppliers minimal and roped some friends in as models so that we could knock this shoot out with minimal fuss and have a day out with our buddies at the seaside.

Many people don’t realise that if you engage the services of a celebrant, you can have your ceremony absolutely anywhere. You still have to do the legal bit in a registry office, but that’s just paperwork. A celebrant will personalise your service and you can have any readings or songs you like, religious or not. Leni wrote an entire fifties themed script for this staged ceremony including hilarious real-life stories and a fitting reading of ‘I wanna be yours‘ by John Cooper Clarke.

The ceremony was followed by fish and chips straight out of the paper and ice creams on the pier. We spent some time on the beach to take some portraits and group shots before heading into the arcade with a bag full of 2ps and a determination to win at air hockey. Any fun activities you can add into your wedding day like this will make for great natural photos, meaning you get to have fun and not feel under pressure to pose, but also get some quirky candid photos for the album.

Creative Team

Deep as the deep Atlantic ocean
That’s how deep is my devotion