Set in the Caribbean paradise of Barbados, this shoot was beautifully planned and styled by Helaina Storey Wedding Design. The inspiration for this aesthetic was to break away from the typical beach wedding and to incorporate some more contemporary & bohemian elements while making the most of the spectacular natural scenery.
Starting with the bride, these beautiful gowns by Rish Bridal paired with the understated hair & makeup are perfectly suited to the boho vibe. We are in love with the use of seashells and organic materials in the headpieces and accessories by Verbena Madrid and Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery - a gentle nod to the surrounding natural landscape.
This shoot is packed full of thoughtful details and the floral arrangements are no exception. The wispy beach grasses are clever addition by Events & Décor by Giselle to compliment not only the location but also the neutral tones of the sand. The use of coral and peach in the flowers and confectionery by With Love by Ester James, is a super way of adding in some warmth & depth while still in keeping with the soft hues.
Aesthetically inspired by this Caribbean paradise, Lisa from Paper Knots created the most spectacular stationery for this shoot. Her design is contemporary, elegant and as always, it is beautifully tactile and unique - trade marks of the Paper Knots brand. The beach and wedding are represented in the palette of neutrals, blues and corals, while the atypical alignment of the lettering gives a playful yet watery feel. The use of hand-torn vellum and rough-edged ribbon further portray the natural rugged coastline. The final embellishment on this Caribbean suite is a hand stamped matte white wax seal. Lisa chose our wreath wax seal design, as the delicate organic detailing in this design is reminiscent of the romantic, natural landscape in Barbados, filled with coral and seashells.
Follow in the footprints of this beautiful Bajan Queen by embellishing your wedding stationery using our wreath wax seal. Stamp your wax seal impression in our matte white sealing wax or add a splash of the ocean's shimmer with our pearl white sealing wax.
Deeply engraved and uniquely personalised, a bespoke wax seal stamp can be used to enhance memories today and then be cherished and passed down through generations for years to come.
If you want to treat your eyes to more delightful images, you can browse more real wedding blog posts and soak up all the beauty. We've also rounded up our favourite romantic coastal wedding blog posts here.
SUPPLIERSStationery - Paper Knots | Planning, Styling & Creative Direction - Helaina Storey Wedding Design | Photography - Amber Dawn Photography | Floral Design - Events & Decor by Giselle | Desserts - With Love by Esther James | Makeup - Brittany Tuleja | Hair - Tenika Tang Hair Studio | Bridal Boutique – Blackburn Bridal | Gown Designer - Rish Bridal | Crowns & Earrings - Verbena Madrid | Rings, Necklaces + Earrings - Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery | Shoes - Freya Rose London | Ribbons & Linen - Silk & Willow | Model - Shanel Marie - Omega Model management