Beach Weddings Bournemouth in association with Coastal Creatives

The official launch of Beach Weddings Bournemouth took place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October 2011 and was a huge success, with members of the press and public flooding down to our site on Bournemouth Beach to get a closer look at exactly what Beach Weddings Bournemouth was all about.

It took all of Thursday and quite a few pairs of hands to get the marquee ready and one of the companies we have to thank for this is Coastal Creatives of Southbourne.

Rachael and Louise from Coastal Creatives worked tirelessly  alongside the Beach Weddings Bournemouth team to get the marquee ready for the official opening and the results spoke for themselves.

The marquee was set up in two sections: the front section was set up with theatre style seating to show how it would look for the ceremony and the back section had four round tables set up as if for a wedding breakfast. Coastal Creatives designed each table with a different theme to give guests an idea of the different ways that a Beach Wedding could be themed.

The first of the four themes was ‘Eco Chic’ and for this theme Coastal Creatives looked to a soft, neutral colour palette. They incorporated vintage fishing nets, rope, sea glass, sculptural pieces of driftwood, some fashioned into homemade favours. The table centre pieces were dressed with coastal grasses to add height and drama in the marquee. Complementing the grasses were the alpine plants such as sea pinks in biodegradable pots. They also had lobster pots and themed bunting all of which are available to hire from Coastal Creatives. This theme is perfect for couples who are passionate about the coast, nature and the environment.

'Eco Chic' by Coastal Creatives

'Eco Chic' by Coastal Creatives

'Eco Chic' by Coastal Creatives

The second theme was ‘Coastal Romantics’ which is for any couple wanting a more elegant feel to their Beach Wedding. It was a gorgeous display using a stylish colour palette of pinks, cream and white. Beautiful shells and starfish adorned this table, which also featured in the stunning glass and stone beach hurricanes and vintage shell vases. The handcrafted wedding favours and bridal bouquet also featured pretty shells and hearts. To add the this dreamy look there was a stunning candelabra, supplied by Arcade Flowers of Ringwood which was draped in matching flowers in soft pinks. Also on display were Coastal Creatives handmade ‘Happily Ever After’ wedding bunting, shell chandeliers, double deckchairs and driftwood ‘Just Married’ signs, all of which are available to hire from Coastal Creatives.

'Coastal Romantics' by Coastal Creatives

'Coastal Romantics' by Coastal Creatives

'Coastal Romantics' by Coastal Creatives

'Coastal Romantics' by Coastal Creatives

With the Sailing Olympics taking place in Dorset in 2012, this next theme is going to be hugely popular for seafaring couples marrying in 2012. Aptly named ‘Nautical Seafaring,’ this theme was styled using nautical striped fabric with rope accents, vintage anchors and shiny chrome props. The sculptural vintage anchor was the focal point of the table, and it was complemented by the naval hurricane lamps and captains ship bell. There were also giant glass vases filled with pretty hydrangeas supplied by Arcade Flowers, Ringwood.  Also on display as part of this theme were nautical deckchairs with sun canopies, stripy bunting and driftwood ‘Tied the Knot’ signs, all of which are available to hire from Coastal Creatives

'Nautical Seafaring' by Coastal Creatives

'Nautical Seafaring' by Coastal Creatives

'Nautical Seafaring' by Coastal Creatives

'Nautical Seafaring' by Coastal Creatives

Last but by no means least (and a personal favourite of mine!) was ‘The Great British Seaside’ themed table. This theme is perfect for fun-loving couples wanting a coulourful, retro themed wedding. Coastal Creatives used a striped colour palette of pinks, blues and yellows to create this fun, vibrant themed table. As centre pieces they used large glass sweetie shop vases and filled them with old favourites like flying saucers and marshmallows! Arrangements of brightly coloured flowers, provided by Arcade Flowers of Ringwood, were used to complement the table, and striped windmills and sweetie favours helped to finish of this brightly coloured theme perfect for a Beach Wedding on Bournemouth Beach…

'The Great British Seaside' by Coastal Creatives

'The Great British Seaside' by Coastal Creatives

'The Great British Seaside' by Coastal Creatives

'The Great British Seaside' by Coastal Creatives

For more information on having Coastal Creatives style your wedding, please get in touch with Rachael or Louise at Coastal Creatives in Southbourne on 01202 424545 or email them at info@coastalcreatives.co.uk.

You can also contact us here at Beach Weddings Bournemouth HQ on 01202 788271 or email us at bookings@beachweddingsbournemouth.co.uk for more information on your Beach Wedding.

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