Tales from the Sea

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Good morning wedding lovers!  Do you remember the movie ‘The Little Mermaid’? It was one of my absolute favourites growing up, and I’m sure I drove my mum mad with the constant humming of ‘Under the Sea’ and other Disney tunes!  Perhaps this was the start of my dream for a beach wedding, the sand between my toes and of course an exotic, handsome husband to share it with.  Well, as the years went by and I found my man, my dreams of the beach changed.  There’s still times I wistfully dream of a beach wedding and if I did it all again it might well be something like this, filled with forgotten treasures from the sea bed.

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The simplicity and rustic nature of this shoot from Carina + David provides the perfect inspiration for a relaxed beach bride.   A treasure chest, filled with much loved trinkets, driftwood, a message in a bottle becomes the perfect backdrop to an intimate exchange of vows.

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The bride needs nothing more than a simple white sheath dress, bare feet and an elegant sweep of makeup, hair simply blow-dried and left to catch the wind.

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So what say you beach brides? Discover more beach wedding ideas here


Photographer: {Carina + David} Photographers // Styling & Props: Swoon Styling // Bridal fashion & accessories // Dress: Unielle Couture // Hair & make up artist: Sylvie Verhassel // Location: Cadzand Beach 


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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