Today we’re sharing Clare & John’s intimate beach wedding. It was a beautiful, simple day, completely on the couple’s own terms. Keep reading for the details of this stunning seaside celebration!
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Clare & john's Seaside Micro Wedding
Here’s what Clare told us about her intimate beach wedding day:
“We wanted our wedding to be about us and what we wanted, so armed with just our 3 favourite people, we descended on North Devon.
We both really wanted a ceremony by the sea and Arches was perfect for this. It was emotional saying our vows looking out to sea with just our son and witnesses present. The view was stunning, the weather was perfect and even the tide came in for us to dance in. It was over too soon but was a truly magical day – looking back now it seems so surreal.
We ended our day watching the sun go down, sat on the harbour wall at Cheyne Beach, swigging champagne and eating our fish & chip supper.”
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Intimate Beach Wedding - The Details
Clare told us more about the details of her and John’s big day:
“We were always going to have our first dance in the surf regardless of the weather. Shorts and flips-flops are John’s preferred choice whatever the occasion. It just made sense to top this off with a Hawaiian shirt!
I’ve always liked the rockabilly look so a tea-length dress wasn’t just a practical choice. I’d bought a wedding dress the previous year, However, 2 weeks before the seamstress was due to come, I decided that I really hated it! In a mad panic I ended up picking up a dress from eBay. When it arrived, I wasn’t completely happy but seamstress Jennie Caesar completely transformed it into my dream dress.
I personalised the leather jacket myself. I love old-school tattoos and it was a lot of fun making the swallows decal for the back.
My shoes were ‘Brianna’ by Rainbow Club. I initially wanted white Dr Martens boots but went with something that was easy just to kick off to go for a paddle.”
Rockabilly Wedding Style
“My bridal hair was a different story. I’m really not a girly-girl and it took a long time to find what I wanted. During the pandemic, my hair had grown out to completely grey. On a whim I decided to go back to my favourite red-violet colour. I eventually decided on 1950’s pin curls which were sculpted to perfection. My make up was the creation of Rachel at Isabelle Grace Makeup. All I can say is WOW! What a transformation!
Sam Tolley from Flower Fairy Florist created the gorgeous bridal flowers and buttonholes. We had a mix of white and spray roses with greenery.
The rings were made to our specification by GH Moore & Sons to match the engagement rings they had previously made for us.”