Ever since I’ve known Charlotte she’s always had a huge passion for the beach, so I think it was pretty safe to say when her man popped the question here life, from there on, would be planning the ultimate beach wedding! I asked Charlotte ‘why Lusty Glaze?’… We chose this stunning venue for its awesome location as we wanted a beach side venue with access directly onto the beach. Having a relaxed vibe to the day was so important, we didn’t want a formal wedding, we wanted our guests to truly relax. Lusty Glaze feels very secluded and exclusive, tucked within a little cove off the coast of Newquay. It felt like you where on your own private beach for the day. It ticked all the boxes for us, although it was quite some distance for everyone to travel to Cornwall, everyone embraced our vision and made a weekend out of it, soaking up some Cornish sun!
Charlotte’s a huge fan of soft greys and dusky blues. These shades where styled throughout the wedding from the bridesmaid dresses, to the gin bottles they chose, along with soft grey tablecloths acting as an accent against the pale blue sea view and sky. They didn’t want to take away from the venue’s stunning location so chose these soft colours, keeping things clean and fresh.
The flowers…’ I dreamed of white flowers and eucalyptus, with flowing silk ribbons from the bouquets and a floral arch’. My inspiration came from my lifelong passion of coastal weddings and dream photos I found. I wanted to keep things super simple and floaty, letting the natural flow of the flowers and foliage do the talking… I knew you got my vision so I left it up to you to create what you felt would be fitting, everyone loved it!.
For Charlotte’s ceremony there was seagrass matting on decked floor boards, simple white washed chairs with eucalyptus bundles tied with soft grey rough cut ribbon… this lead the way to her bespoke wooden arch wrapped in soft white floaty fabric and natural flowing florals… Her reception was inspired by her’s and Curley’s love of gin… There are such a variety of gin bottles in soft pastels colours, it was a crime not incorporate them into the table styling… Simple fresh flowers in nudes, soft lilacs, greys and whites, with sprigs of eucalyptus here and there filed each one, candle light styling finished the look. The bouquets where super floaty with lots of textured trailing eucalyptus. Soft blousy roses and seaside blooms nestled within.
The dress I chose was so far from the one I had in mind. As we were getting married on the beach I thought I wanted a really boho-beachy vibe dress, but when I was trying them on they really didn’t look right. I thought I would want to stay away from a lace dress, in my mind it had a more traditional feel, but when I saw the dress and tried it on with the soft layers of tulle over the top of the lace I felt like it was right. Looking at the photographs I am so happy with the dress I chose, I was barefoot all day, scooped up my dress when I needed to and it fitted with the relaxed vibe I had in mind.
The bridesmaids dresses… I wanted them in mis-match subtle colours. I wanted them to feel comfortable in what they were wearing too. We chose different shades of greys, dusky blues and lilacs. The flowers where all the same, tieing us all together.
The day couldn’t have gone better… we had sunshine even though it was forecast for rain, I had my dream photos captured barefoot in the sand, everyone of our friends and family traveled to be with us and we dance the night away into the early hours… Perfection!
Images by – Debs Alexander photography
Table styling by – Linen & Lace