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How to be a beach bride – a gorgeous styled shoot with Charlotte Bryer-Ash

Hey there beach brides! Today’s feature is for you – from our own fair shores I have a fabulous seaside styled shoot to share. There are ideas here for every girl who’d love a beach wedding – and all from local wedding suppliers too!

Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (25)

Wedding photographer Charlotte Bryer-Ash told me what inspired her to create this shoot, which she planned together with Rachel from Exquisitely You. It’s all about clean, minimal styling with a relaxed seaside feel. I adore the backdrop – a simple timber frame with soft fabric is just perfect for the beach setting.

Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (15)

Being a beach bride means embracing nature. Combine rustic elements for a minimal and relaxed wedding style. Soft colours and textures reflect the romance of the sea. Clair Lythgoe uses a lush peach dahlia as a centrepiece for a stunning bridal bouquet edged with cascading green amaranthus. Opt for wooden cake stands and table decor as the team did on today’s shoot, and be creative with your cake if you’re having one. Twists of raffia complement roses and hydrangeas for a gorgeous design with colours and textures.

Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (2)

Charlotte told me she and Rachel from Exquisitely You (wedding planner/stylist) got together to come up with some ideas for a shoot. Charlotte was keen to collaborate with local Dorset wedding suppliers, using the amazing beach from her home town as the backdrop to their end-of-summer shoot. “My main vision for the shoot was to have clean, simple styling, with a slight boho feel but not to be overtaken with a beach theme. With pastel colours, a gorgeous flower crown, a new grey/blue suit (provided by Well Groomed), and a beautiful but affordable Monsoon wedding dress I loved photographing this shoot!”

Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (31)

The suppliers list:

Photographer: Charlotte Bryer-Ash
Event planner/stylist: Rachel Johnson from Exquisitely You
Make up Artist: Nancy Mayne
Hair: Toni Mckeown
Florist: Clair Lythgoe Wedding and Event Florist
Cake: Elmsleigh Cakes
Crockery and tableware: Swingletree Vintage China Hire
Chair Hoods: Linen and Lace
Suit Hire: Well Groomed
Models: Real couple Will and Mel

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Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (11)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (12)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (13)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (14)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (16)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (17)
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Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (20)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (21)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (22)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (23)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (24)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (26)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (27)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (28)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (29)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (30)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (32)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (33)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (34)
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Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (36)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (37)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (38)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (39)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (40)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (41)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (42)
Beach bride styling on the Dorset coast with Charlotte Bryer-Ash (43)

 

As a girl who lives by the beach, what better place to get married than on those beautiful sands, with blue skies and waves behind, grassy dunes above and rustic styling for everything from candelabras (spot the teacup candles!) to cakes?! – this is a shoot which grabs my own heart and I hope you really love it too!
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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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