Styled Shoot: Summertime Swooning, Our Story Begins


Styled Shoot: Summertime Swooning, Our Story Begins

DATE 4 August 2020

‘British Summertime’ was an ethical shoot designed to capture the beautiful scenery we all know and appreciate so well from our captivating coastline.
Organised by Charlotte at Our Story Begins – our fabulously green guestlist wedding planner – she talks us through the shoot, from concept to creation and the superstar suppliers who made it possible.

The Concept

“I wanted to showcase all things sustainable, and demonstrate how being conscious doesn’t mean a compromise on elegance or beauty.
Shooting during lockdown posed some interesting challenges, but using a real couple as our models and adhering to social distancing, we could capture the magic of the day.”

Made with Love

“The stylist used a collection of pre-loved and homemade items in her styling for the tablescape, incorporating dreamy soft fabrics with gold tones and seaside classics such as seashells and sand.
Our cake was made on a reusable dummy and lathered in vegan icing and rice paper to create the mesmerising wave effect to match our setting.
The centrepiece florals and the bouquet captured the fun and summery colours of the shoot, offering a playful edge to the elegance of the tablescape.
The stationery designed for the shoot was made using handmade cotton rag paper and was again a bespoke creation for the shoot, allowing the designer to capture the long grasses and soft colours of our seaside setting.”

Flowing Fashion

“Handcrafted and designed specifically for the shoot, the designer created a gown which would mirror the movement of the waves and float gently in the coastal breeze.
Our suit is a bit of a hidden gem; an eco-suit from Moss Bros which is made using recycled plastic bottles and other ethically-sourced fabrics.
The models were transformed using vegan hair and make-up products and the make-up was professionally demonstrated and guided.”

Whimsical Words

Matched with our celebrant’s beautiful tale of two, the whole event was brought to life and onlookers were mesmerised by the her beautiful words and joining together of our couple – many even congratulated the couple on their marriage!
Capturing the event with an audience on the beach was certainly something fun and different but our photographers and videographer created wonderful elopement-esque imagery, giving the air of hidden paradise for our beautiful bride and groom.
To find out some more about Charlotte’s sensational sustainable planning services, check out her space on our Guest List
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Planner Our Story Begins 
Location –Fraisthorpe Beach
Photographer 1Charlotte Nelson Photography 
Photographer 2 - Louise Pollitt Photography 
Model 1Abigail Fenn 
Model 2 Steven Jones 
Cake – Elizabeth Balaban Cake Design 
FlowersWhere Bees Meet 
StylistSpectacular Scenes 
CelebrantPenelope Jayne 
StationeryKate Hall Design
DressQuinlan Couture Bridal 
SuitMoss Bros
HairAmy Fletcher 
Make-upCharlotte Hubbard 
Videographer - Jordan Sapey