Wedding Shoot – Runton Beach -May ’17
One of the things I love about my job is being able to mix with other creative folk and put together our dreamscape of a wedding shoot scenario. In May we did that on a wind swept beach with sea tumbled stones and a seafoam theme.
We took our inspiration from the dunes and seaweed in our coastal region, the brine tumbled flints, mussels and barnacles, sea holly and seaweed, wind caught ribbons and mermaid tinted hair.
Styled on a local myth of a mermaid carving on a church pew end in Upper Sheringham, folklore says that a beautiful siren came up from the salty shores of the North Norfolk Coast and made her way to the local church hearing heavenly singing, once there she never left and is still seen there today – waiting for her man..You can see this carving to this day if you fancy a visit to the seaside.
Our friend and model, Charlotte (not actually a mermaid) wore her (actual real) wedding dress into the sea with her own mermaid coloured Converse, a seashell crown and flower crowns made by Sharon at Flower30, as well as being bedecked by beautiful blousy bouquets which trailed through the sea.
When I heard the brief for Neptunes daughter I immediately thought of not just the beach landscape itself but all the different colours and textures of the Norfolk seaside. With this in mind we set about collecting flowers in tones of blue, green, pink, peach with a touch of yellow and white. Delphiniums ,Protea ,Roses (sweet avalanche ), Eryngium, Ranunculus and Veronica with frons of pine found around the area.
With this style of wedding a shell headress was a must again taking inspiration from the colours of the shells. The first bouquet a trailing over the arm design which I imagined would be woven through the water as Neptune’s Daughter made her way to land..
The Alternative bouquet is much looser and has the feeling of light romance with dainty blooms of Aqual flowers and Ranunculus with foliages including Panicum fountain and Brunia ‘
Cakes caught our imagination in fresh zesty lemon curd and meringue flavours, deocrated with jade coloured icing and one with vanilla caviar buttercream, mussel shells and dehydrated seaweed, meringue kisses and buttercream barnacles with touches of gold washed lustre, pine skeletons from the beach and flora from Sharons beach kit of flowers.
Wedding Shoot Dream Team:
Big Phat Photoshttp://www.bigphatphotos.co.uk
Kirsty Barton-Grimley http://kirstiemakeup.com/
White dress – models own
Green dress – Willow & Pearl https://willowandpearl.co.uk/
Model – Charlotte Neale
Location – West Runton beach
Cake – yours truly.
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