‘Sea of Love’ – Heavenly Beach Wedding Inspiration from Melanie Gabrielle Photography
A beach wedding may not be your idea of heaven, especially in Winter, but I suspect you will be dreaming of a celebration by the sea after seeing this beyond beautiful inspiration shoot from Melanie Gabrielle! In an exquisite palette of blues and neutrals and chock-full of lush blooms, modern-vintage styling, as well as the sort of lovely light you only ever get where the sky meets the sea; it is beach wedding with a delightful whimsical twist…..
From Helen & Melissa of Ever After Floral Design… “The inspiration for this lovely photo shoot was born out of the idea of a winter wedding on the beautiful beaches of South Florida. Beach weddings are common in Florida, but we wanted to use the beach solely as a backdrop, showing that a beach wedding doesn’t have to be “beachy”.
Since winter is traditionally associated with Christmas and the Holidays, it was our main goal to create a winter wedding décor that excluded the usual reds, greens, and pine. We achieved this with a palette of grays and muted blues. We also incorporated some whimsical details that are not usually seen at a beach wedding, including antlers, bunnies, mismatched china, and vintage silverware. Mercury glass centerpieces filled with delicate peonies and brunias were created for an elegant and timeless look, while contrasting textures added a whimsical element.
Since the mood we wanted to create for this winter wedding on the beach was warm, cozy, whimsical, and inviting, we designed and styled a picturesque fireplace setting with pieces from Love in Vintage, which added to the ambiance. And we filled a wooden chest with throws, socks, and scarves for the guest to keep warm and get cozy with.
Sugar Fancies created a unique array of sweet confectioneries, which included a whimsical two-tiered cake, chocolate mousse, heart shaped s’mores, tarts, and white chocolate bark. An adult hot chocolate bar was setup for guests to enjoy a spiced hot chocolate drink as they selected ingredients to roast delicious s’mores by the fireplace. We used a gray farmhouse table as the main reception table, and accented mismatched chairs and armchairs at the end; the whimsical printed plates from anthropologie and the stationery from Rock Paper Sisters, LLC tied the whole look and feel together.”
A huge thankyou to Helen & Melissa of Ever After Floral Design for their vision of a Winter beach wedding like no other, and to every member of the creative team listed below, who played a part in bringing their vision to life. A special thankyou must go to the lovely Melanie Gabrielle for not only capturing every single detail so beautifully, but also for allowing me to share it with you here. You can see more of the shoot here on her website melaniegabrielle.com alongside other examples of her wonderful work; and you can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Before you go, if you loved this, you will definitely want to take a peek at this beach wedding inspiration in the prettiest shades of blue and frosted sea glass and this vintage blue and linen hued beauty. Or for more romantic wedding inspiration how about this timeless inspiration shoot featuring the most lovely peonies, or this beautiful Woodland elopement, or this elegant Autumn affair? Oh and I hope you didn’t miss yesterday’s incredible Elopement inspiration shot in Venice – it will definitely have you swooning!
Photography ~ Melanie Gabrielle
Creative Direction, Design and Styling ~ Ever After Event and Floral Design and Love in Vintage
Floral Design ~ Ever After Event and Floral Design
Rentals ~ Love in Vintage
Wedding Cake & Desserts ~ Sugar Fancies
Wedding Stationery ~ Rock Paper Sisters, LLC
Ribbon ~ Frou Frou Chic
Bridal Hair & Makeup ~ Starlit Designs
Film Processing & Ccanning ~ Richard Photo Lab
Venue ~ red reef park in boca raton, florida