Hilary and Ben were a past wedding client where I captured their wedding and I loved their connection and just all around free and fun vibes. I approached them to work with me on a simple elopement beach shoot where it was about the eco vibes and DIY step dinner set up.
Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Emma-Jane Photography and hear about all the details also planned and carried out by Emma-Jane Photography! You can see all the images in the full gallery.
You Don Not Need Fancy
Showing couples that things do not have to be intense or fancy and can have all the personal elements you want. And also a nod to the hope that the UK is looking to take us into the modern times to allow weddings in applies like beaches, parks and homes where currently we are not allowed to conduct legal ceremonies. I wanted to work with a real couple, with perfect connection and who better than a past couple of mine!
I picked Studland Beach for its lovely sand dunes and fine sand. Having a secluded spot to be able o do the dinner set up and then as the sun was going down, take a dip in the sea!
The dress was designed by Bowen Dryden, a company aware of the current climate and conscious of the environmental impact of fashion manufacturing. Bowen Dryden curated a collection that not only considers the creation of a garment but also sustainability and the impact that untimely disposal of clothing has on the planet making way for ‘not so fast fashion’.
Their gowns are made from organic cotton fabrics from ethically grown crops without pesticides and every part of the garment biodegradable. Conscientiously designing these sustainable garments so that they can easily be worn again. Even the buttons are ingeniously manufactured in cotton, the garment label is embroidered and the swing tags are recycled seedling paper tied with hessian.
Set up For Two
The bouquet was all natural grown grasses and wheat. With the table scape being a simple setup of cheese clothes and linens with boho stationery by Design by Emily.
The ceremony set up was a simple hope design and the cake was simply make with edible flowers. All the items were sourced from local suppliers or growers.