This lovely little blog has been written by Carrie from Simply Love Vintage, one of our recommended suppliers for Beach Weddings Bournemouth. Simply Love Vintage provide vintage crockery and styling and will come and set up everything for you! Carrie was down on the beach with us on 10th August styling a very small and intimate wedding for just 20 people for the lovely Debbi and Carl. This is her take on the day! Thank you Carrie for sharing this with us! Hopefully it will be the first of many! A big thank you must also go to Christian Lawson who has very kindly let us use his photos. Enjoy!
Our pre-loved vintage crockery and styling adds the finishing touches to weddings and any special occasion, in any venue, whether it be contemporary hotels, village hall, clients’ own homes and gardens or even a beach wedding setting.
We could not wait for the day to arrive for us to be involved with the styling and finishing touches for our first Beach Wedding ceremony and beach BBQ on Bournemouth beach this past weekend.
Our clients, Debi and Carl live and work in Manchester but there was no doubt in their minds that they wanted a beach wedding without spending an absolute fortune by travelling abroad.
Debi also has many happy memories of spending precious times as a child growing up and holidaying with her late grand-parents in Poole and Bournemouth, and again this was another ‘tick in the box’ to have a beach wedding on Bournemouth’s golden sands.
Debi wished us to incorporate some very personal touches into her wedding and these were concentrated with her flowers and the crockery. Debi’s late grand-mother had Anemones in her 1930’s bouquet and Debi requested that we also include these in her bouquet, her bridesmaids, and her table decor.
The vintage crockery also was another nod to happy times spent with grand-parents and fitted the wedding theme perfectly. We had so many lovely comments from our bride & groom, her mum and dad, together with close family and friends on how ‘beautiful’ it all looked and how it was these pretty details that revived such happy memories for Debi of past years with her late grandparents with everyone experiencing the joy and emotion of such a beautiful wedding day on the beach.
Firstly, we must also add that it was fabulous to work alongside Matt of Fish Face (the resident caterer) – and my mouth was watering most of the time with the many delicious aromas drifting out of the catering tent, together with the fabulous team at Beach Weddings Bournemouth (Melanie and Nicolle) whose professionalism is second to none.
Secondly, Christian Lawson the wedding photographer who has captured some wonderful images of the day of our couple Debi and Carl. It was our pleasure guys to work alongside you and hopefully it will be the start of many more vintage style beach weddings!
Lastly, we wish Debi and Carl many happy years together, a huge congratulations from us and a big thank you for including us in your special day.
Simply Love Vintage x