Showing posts with label Beach. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beach. Show all posts

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Real Wedding: Carrie & Adrian

Seaside weddings are always amongst the most memorable. Beaches that make people feel like they're on holiday, and that carnival spirit will make your guests want to party! Carrie and Adrian's Kent wedding was a day of two halves, with their marriage ceremony at Mount Ephraim Gardens, and the reception hosted at the East Quay Restaurant in Whitstable. Traditional seaside fare was the order of the day, and the rustic restaurant adds real character to their big day. I'm loving Carrie's choice of pink detailing, starting with her stunning pink shoes, and carried on through the hot pink gerbera and stationery. The classic convertable Beetle is a great touch, and while I'm hoping the Camper Van wasn't for their honeymoon, it certainly makes a fantastic wedding prop. Do you think they handed out rock as favours? Huge thanks to David Fenwick for his gorgeous photographs, and don't miss the message from the bride below the pics!

Message from the Bride: Adi and I have always loved the sea, and having grown up in Whitstable myself we hoped to incorporate some kind of beach theme into our wedding. I stumbled across the East Quay Restaurant whilst looking online for wedding venues and although I hadn't thought of a restaurant for a wedding venue, it just seemed right for us. We didn't want a formal wedding, we wanted a fun day where friends and family could relax and enjoy the beach and we felt the East Quay was the perfect venue for this. For our ceremony we felt certain we wanted to get married outside. We wanted the outdoors to be a real feature of our wedding and Mount Ephraim Gardens was a beautiful, tranquil and very romantic setting.

As pink is my favourite colour I had to have it featured in my wedding somehow. I was so lucky to find a florist (Jane at Graham Greener) who seemed to know exactly what would suit me, and our wedding. I love Gerbera's and find them such a sunny and happy flower - they also fitted so well with the beach theme. Jane had Gerbera's in a vivid fuschia, and with the men's chocolate suits and the bridesmaids chocolate dresses, they looked amazing.

Our wedding day, although cloudy in the morning, turned out to be a lovely sunny day. After the ceremony Adi and I travelled back to the restaurant in a convertible vintage VW Beetle with the top down - it was great fun! Guests enjoyed oysters back at the restaurant followed by traditional Fish and Chips, finished off with a chocolate fudge cake. We hired a ceilidh band for the early evening to liven everyone up after their meal and then enjoyed a disco for the later part of the evening. We finished our perfect day by releasing sky lanterns off the beach which our guests had written messages on earlier in the day. It was a lovely end to an amazing day by the sea. Carrie x

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Monday, 1 March 2010

Real Wedding: Glory & Avery

A simply peachy wedding for you today, sent all the way from Hong Kong! Glory and Avery got married on New Year's Day in a flurry of chiffon and luxury. Top of the stealworthy ideas has to be the lovely shiny Bentley - you'd definitely get to the church on time if you were travelling in that type of style! The page boys are just the cutist with their shiny shoes, and I adore Glory's gloves - soooo elegant. Also loving the bridesmaids' pearl necklaces; each one is different, do you think they might have been presents from the happy couple? Many thanks to Punam Bean for her gorgeous photos.

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Friday, 15 January 2010

Real Wedding: Pooja & Harsh

Palm trees, the scent of crushed rose petals underfoot and a sea breeze to cool the air. Could this be the perfect destination wedding? Pooja and Harsh celebrated their big day in the Dominican Republic in a flurry of stunning saris and sequins. Only an Indian wedding could combine bright pinks, reds and oranges, and carry it off in style. Both Pooja and Harsh's outfits are exquisite, and I love the traditional margiold garlands. Fans a brilliant idea for favours if you're celebrating in the heat - they come in every colour, so you can match them to your theme. Huge thanks to Karen Wise for her gorgeous photographs.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

BBD Theme: Beach Big Day

Feeling inspired to add a touch of beach to your big day? Well check out these items below.

Product Credits (from top left) - Wedding Sign: The Back Porch Shoppe, Relax Stones: SJ Engraving, Deck-Chair Place Markers: Beau-Coup, Starfish Place Markers: RSVPCT, Pear-shaped Diamond Ring: Kates Zabone, Thank You Parasol: I Do Originals, Muslin Bags: Nuvonova, Personalised Fans: Beau-Coup, Coral Save the Date: Simple Te Design, Seashore Wreath: Beach Grass Cottage, Starfish Hair Pins: Kalyn Designs

Product Credits (from top left) - Shell Bouquet: Romantic Flowers, Travel Journal & Shell & Starfish Tiara: Not on the High Street, Coral Stationery: Buddy and Bean, Palm Tree Cake Topper: Wedding Collectibles, Candle Holder: Beau-Coup, Map Confetti: DDE Forest, Starfish necklace: Hampton Jewels
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