Their Day Was a Treasure Trove of Seaside Delights

A beachside wedding with a setting sun on the horizon is the perfect idea for a romantic summer celebration. We loved the light colour palette of this mermaid-themed elopement and the delicate, thoughtful touches the talented creatives added to their day! We asked Anna-Jill, of Kiss from Fleur, to tell us about the details that made this such a special day.

The Inspiration

When we found this magical spot at Sundown Beach in Cologne (next to Escher Lake), we instantly pictured a seaside elopement in the sunset. With a wooden teepee, covered in silk runners, we set up our sea-and-sand inspired tablescape under white capiz shell lights. We used oceanic alternatives to florals for the table setting, like coral centerpieces, complimented by lightweight, dull linens. Using draped table runners and a mix of iridescent shells and minerals to celebrate the ocean spirit. We also included mother of pearl antique cutlery with silver, muted accents. 

The Cake

A marble cake was iced in colours of the sea, with sugar crystals to glisten magically in the sunset. It’s a new look for a tiered wedding cake at a beach reception. Our watercolour, hand painted miniature cake matched the grey of the salty sea and the rosé of the sunset, it was styled using a name topper made of mother of pearl and capiz shells.

The Stationery

We asked our calligrapher to ink the guest names on capiz shells, for an incredible keepsake from the celebration. An alternative to paper menus, ours were screen printed on silk to add a more delicate look to the tablescape. 

The Beauty

Our bride, dressed in a gown of scalloped-knitted lace, with a rhinestone embellished trim and a trail like a mermaid’s fin. She was crowned with a headpiece that reminded us of the lost jewellery that Arielle had hidden in her secret treasure cavern in The Little Mermaid.