Coastal Woodland Elopement Styling in Blue and Grey

Styled by Danielle of The Wedding Hub, these coastal woodland elopement styling ideas were created as part of a photography workshop held by Amber of Liberty Pearl.

With the backdrop of the beautifully wild Devonshire coastline and the rustic New Barton Barns venue, these styling ideas in soft hues of blue and grey are perfect for an elopement or intimate UK wedding.

Mixing coastal and woodland charm, natural elements with touches of luxury give a wonderful tranquil vibe. The tablescape looks so pretty with rustic place settings and handmade silk linen. Taper candles and wild floral arrangements surround rustic napkins, dried flowers and fine art wedding stationery. Hanging above the table, a fabulous floral installation adds to the wild and rustic nature of the shoot.

Bride resting head on groom by the coast

The bridal styling is both relaxed and charming. Ghost London wedding dresses teamed with a grey leather jacket and a cosy grey chunky-knit shawl give two different looks, but both perfect for the setting.

Enjoy these beautiful pictures by Liberty Pearl that are sure to inspire your own elopement or intimate wedding…

Coastal and Woodland Ideas

“We based the styling for this shoot on a combination of coastal and woodland ideas. It was wonderful to work with Amber’s ideas and bring the concept together with a creative team of suppliers.

“New Barton Barns is a coastal wedding venue in Devon nestled amongst beautiful farmland and woodlands. The softness of the foliage found near the coastline and the billowing cloud forms inspired the tablescape. For such a private moment it felt right to use gentle, fine and billowing shapes to create closeness and delicate softness. Overall I wanted to create a tablescape with a natural, simple feel, as well as adding luxurious touches. Deep, rich colours added contrast and textures to the shades of blue, grey and silver used throughout.

View of the sea from Devon coastline

New Barton Barns in Devon

Watercolour wedding stationery with bridal items

Wedding ring

Groom's accessories and vows

Pocket watch

Small wedding table under hanging installation

Wild foliage hanging installation

Small wedding table with blue linen and grey styling

Grey plates on wedding table

Pot of wild foliage

Rope and plant on top of blue linen on floor

Wedding place setting with grey napkin and silver rimmed plate

Wild plant on wedding table

Light grey/blue linen hanging off end of wedding table

Blueberries on wedding table

Wedding menu written on rustic paper

Wild wedding table flowers

Wedding table styled with rustic blue and grey details and wild flowers and foliage

Simple wedding cake next to wildflowers in rustic pot

Rustic wedding cake with blue/grey design and lavender decoration

Rustic blue/grey bowl of wild flowers

Vase of wildflowers

Wildflowers

“Handmade paper and a touch of gold foil gave the stationery a fine art feel. Inspired by the sea, watercolour created a lovely texture and depth to the design, with old school calligraphy adding a whimsical and romantic feel.

“The idea of creating a real intimacy to the elopement inspired the floral design. The use of a very warm, evocative set of rooms and the wild openness created something textured, very feminine and soft. Using local, seasonal flora and avoiding the use of plastic where possible is key to my work, so this was a brilliant opportunity to show you can create something stunning and poetic, yet still ethical.”

Elopement stationery on top of grey linen

Rustic bride and groom tags

Elopement stationery with blue lettering

Pots of wildflowers at front of wedding ceremony room

Small pots of wildflowers on top of moss

Wildflowers

Rustic bridal bouquet with pink and peach ribbon

Bride walking down aisle for elopement at New Barton Barns

Bride walking down aisle

Elopement ceremony at New Barton Barns

Bride with updo hairstyle

Elopement ceremony

Bride and groom kiss after elopement ceremony

Bride and groom leaving elopement ceremony

Wild Bridal Style

“We wanted every item to reflect the beautiful setting, and the coastal inspired rings and cufflinks were perfect for this shoot.

“Our beautiful dresses were as wild as we could find, and we loved how the beautiful layers blew freely in the strong coastal winds. They were both light but with a hint of colour for the non traditional bride. Our strong, wild hair and make-up choices reflected the vast open landscape, stormy coastlines and untamed cliff top winds.”

Bride and groom walking on hill by sea

Bride and groom on rock by sea

Bride and groom standing on rock by Devon coastline

Bride holding out dress as she stands on rock with groom

Bride in grey leather jacket walking with groom

Bride in grey leather jacket resting head on groom

Bride's wild bouquet and bottom of her grey dress

Groom giving bride piggyback

Bride and groom holding hands as they walk across farmland to wedding venue

Bride and groom sitting at wedding table under hanging installation

Bride and groom kissing at wedding table

White wedding cake with light blue marble design

White leaves around wedding cake

Light blue marble design on white wedding cake

Bride putting on grey shoes

Bride holding bouquet as she stands against wall

Bride's necklace

Bride showing draped back of her wedding dress

Bride's earrings

Bride's wild, rustic bouquet

Bride wrapped in shawl

Bride walking across field

Bride standing looking out at coastline

Bride standing by Devon coastline

Bride holding out dress as it blows in the wind

Bride looking out to sea

Bride holding bouquet

Bride holding bouquet and shawl

Bride with braid in messy hair

Bride holding grey shawl

Bride standing by Devon coastline

Creative Team

Photography and Videography: Liberty Pearl Photo and Film Collective

Styling: The Wedding Hub

Shoot Location: New Barton Barns, Devon

Wedding Dresses: Ghost London Bridal from The Wedding Company Plympton

Groomswear: The Vintage Suit Hire Co at The Wedding Hub

Jewellery: Victoria Sewart Plymouth

Hair: Gem Ryder

Make-Up: Chloe Jane John

Stationery: Faithful Designs

Cake: Edible Essence

Flowers: Inky and Grace and The Moorland Flower Company

Table Linen: Kate Cullen

Silk Ribbons: Lancaster and Cornish

Wedding Celebrant: Cornish Celebrants

Models: Sarah Ashely Whitby, Katrina and Martin

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