Delicate, Modern, Romantic, Coastal-inspired Wedding Editorial

14 January 2021
Handmade edible details on this beautiful marbled buttercream cake | Rebecca Carpenter Photography

Do you remember me telling you about this incredible collaboration that I got to be a part of in summer 2020? Well I’m thrilled to tell you that it got featured on Green Wedding Shoes. And then I received the wonderful news that my cake that I made for the editorial got picked as one of Green Wedding Shoes’ favourites for 2020! In their list of their top 20 – my cake was first!! After such a difficult year for weddings suppliers, this news just lifted me up and was an amazing way to start 2021. So of course, now that the editorial has been featured, I can share some of the gorgeous details with you. 

After months of being unable to work on weddings or create, the whole team were beyond happy to be able to come together and create some magic. Starting with a delicate, dreamy colour palette of pink hues, all of the suppliers brought their creations to life at the coastal setting of Beacon House on Whitstable Beach on a beautiful summer’s day in July. 

Romantic modern coastal wedding inspiration at The Beacon House | Whitstable UK | Rebecca Carpenter Photography

My creativity was craving a project like this where I could design a cake that gave the feeling of being under the sea. I loved being able to play with different textures and layer and incorporating edible elements into the buttercream. The cake was covered with a marbled buttercream made up of hues in peach, blush, deep pink, coral and ivory and had a rustic, organic texture to it. The edible rice paper tendrils were in shades of metallic pink, gold and pearl and were intermingled with pink sweet peas and this 3D element created a feeling of movement, like the cake was underwater. Valentina and I had bounced around ideas and we came up with this central acrylic tier filled with pebbles, seashells and flowers to give another dimension of water to the cake. Oftentimes, my cake designs are really personal as they all have a little piece of me in them. I simply adore being by the sea and I really miss swimming in the water right now, so I would say that this design is especially close to my inner mermaid’s heart!

But this whole editorial altogether is just filled with so many sublime details. From the bridal gowns and the pink groom’s suit & shoes, to the jewellery and accessories, the hand calligraphed seashells and the elegant and modern stationery. Rebecca has captured it all so beautifully, and I could get lost in Russell’s video time and time again.

Rebecca Carpenter Photography
Rebecca Carpenter Photography

Planning & Styling: Valentina at The Stars Inside
Photographer: Rebecca Carpenter Photography
Videographer: Russell Kent Nicholls
Venue: The Beacon House
Flowers: Palais London
Cake: Sugar Plum Bakes
Hair & MUA Guide: Storme Make up & Hair
Bridalwear: Shikoba Bride
Stationery: Pale Press London
Calligraphy: Caboodle Weddings
Furniture, Decor & Lighting: Field Affairs
Embroidered Ribbon + Veil: A Lovers Thread
Ribbon + Napkins + Runner: @cfleursdesign
Earrings: Pepper You
Accessories & Jewellery: Halo & Co
Crystal Headpiece: @howlingmoonuk
Rings: Niza Huang Jewellery
Classic Car: Mollys Wedding Cars
Models (& MUA): @indiarosefin @vallyvand