Meet me where the sky touches the sea. Today we are diving into a coastal boho elopement inspiration that will give you ALL those “under the sea” vibes – and no seafoam green in view. In fact, the team behind the day decided to forego all the obvious blues and greens for dreamy tonal pink details! And it works. It works SO GOOD, you guys. Valentina at The Stars Inside was behind the design and gave us the inspiration for the day:
The aim of this editorial was to inspire creative, non-traditional, innovative couples that are looking to have an elopement by the sea. Everything from the sugar wisps on the cake to the translucent vellum of the stationery tells the story of the contradictions of the sea: the immense power of waves crashing on a cliffside, bubbling over the graceful, quiet wonderland just below the surface. After months of paralysis of the wedding industry, we wanted this imagery to be about joy — about a couple who chooses to fill their elopement day with meaningful luxuries, and plenty of time for adventure too! This team absolutely adored coming together to create again, in a safe and considerate way; we want couples to know we are here to bring to life the celebration that is most true to them, and that an intimate day like this can be all the more magical.
Up ahead: rad bridal style, a classic car, florals to die for, and more — all documented by Rebecca Carpenter Photography!
Meet Me By the Sea
The invitations by Palepress London mimic the movement of the sea — how beautiful!
An elopement by the sea begs for a quick dip!
Ooooh, that dress! You had us at pink sequins and billowy sleeves.
Yes — to all of this! Especially that two-piece fringe dress…and that car…and that pink suit jacekt.
Such lovely detail on the ribbons!
Bride + Groom Style
What a unique way to add a personal touch — embroidery! A Lover’s Thread embroidered “meet me where the sky touches the sea” on the bride’s veil.
We love a groom in pink (you can find his pink suit here) but those floral shoes are BEYOND.
The bride wore a selection of modern bohemian dresses from Shikoba Bride and doesn’t this one almost look as if it were covered in seashells?
Tonal Pink Decor
Now, let’s talk about this decor! The day was held at The Beacon House, a New England-esque seaside venue an hour and a half from London. For the palette, the team played with a tonal explosion of pink, framed by crisp black lines – colorful yet still refined and contemporary.
Imagine barnacles looking so chic! Palais Flowers designed the dreamiest floral-scapes from the bouquet to the backdrop.
Honestly, with that Howling Moon crystal headpiece, we are totally getting chic Little Mermaid vibes!
Boho Coastal Elopement Reception
The table for the reception was set with tactile materials like tulle, pearls, and rope for a dreamy effect.
Such a pretty setup!
For the cake, Sugar Plum Bakes created a swoon-worthy peachy pink design.
Nothing like roasted marshmallows on the beach to end the day!
And finally, sunset on the most perfect coastal boho elopement inspiration! Followed by this must-see video by Russell Kent Nicholls — the bride’s final pink look of the day is perfection!
photography: Rebecca Carpenter Photography // venue name: The Beacon House, Whitstable, UK // event design: The Stars Inside // planning: The Stars Inside // florals: Palais Flowers // wedding dress: Shikoba Bride // hairpiece: Howling Moon (crystal headpiece) // bride's ring: Niza Huang // hair stylist: Storme Make-up and Hair // makeup artist: Storme Make-up and Hair // groom attire: Asos // videography: Russell Kent Nicholls // paper goods: Palepress London // cake: Sugar Plum Bakes // furniture rentals: Field Affairs // linen rentals: Cfleurs Design // models: India and Vally // lettering on shells: Whole Caboodle Design // embroidered ribbon + veil: A Lover's Thread // classic car: Molly’s Classic Wedding Cars // headpieces + accessories : Halo & Co // jewelry: Pepper You