real elopement; amber & dan

real elopement; amber & dan


Last week, our elopement photographer, Clare Kinchin, wrote a blog post about our very own real elopement couple, Amber and Dan, which you can read here. This inspired me to tie-in with Clare’s post and give a 3-part breakdown of Amber and Dan’s real elopement wedding…


The outfits…

love a wedding dress (have you guessed that yet?) and I especially love a bespoke handmade one. Amber made her wedding dress (yes, really!) and this fantastic two-piece wonder was the result.

two piece wedding dress with lace bodice and grey chiffon skirt

bride mirror shot of wedding dress with lace bodice and grey skirt

bride dancing in two piece handmade wedding dress with lace bodice and grey skirt

And to accessorise, Amber had some super cute unicorn shoes and a sparkly silver starry headpiece…

real elopement wedding shoes; unicorn shoes

real elopement accessories; bride's silver sparkly headpiece

Gorgeous! And it wasn’t just Amber who was sporting the silver sparkles at this real elopement… Her daughter wore the daintiest little silver shoes and a sparkly headband to match. Plus super fabulous silver sparkly tights! (Are you starting to notice a theme here…?).

real elopement bride's daughter's silver shoes and headpiece

real elopement silver sparkly tights

And I loved her ivory dress with the super snug fluffy cardigan!

real elopement bride and groom's daughter in ivory dress and fluffy shrug

So cute!

Dan avoided the silver sparkles and opted for a navy blue suit with a navy waistcoat and orange tie, making for a lovely contrast against the girls’ outfits…

real elopement groom and daughter walking to ceremony


The flowers

It’s always a dream looking at the flowers Amanda Randell creates for our real elopement couples, and Amber and Dan’s was no exception!

real elopement wedding bouquet

real elopement bridal bouquet closeup of rose

real elopement bridal bouquet closeup of thistle

real elopement bouquet held by bride

I love how well it sits against her dress. The bouquet was then used as their wedding breakfast table centrepiece.

real elopement bridal bouquet as table centrepiece

real elopement wedding breakfast table

And not forgetting Dan and his matching buttonhole…

real elopement groom and buttonhole

real elopement buttonhole

Amanda also provided the cake flowers for their elopement wedding cake, but we’ll get to that in a moment…


The food

Harrie from Boo to a Goose is our super talented elopement chef and she crafts everything from the canapés to the wedding breakfast to the miniature wedding cake for our real elopement weddings. How good do these nibbles look?!

real elopement canapés

real elopement canapés closeup

Amber and Dan opted for a naked wedding cake and made it unique and personal with the addition of gold bride and groom dinosaurs!

real elopement miniature naked wedding cake

And of course those stunning flowers from Amanda I mentioned earlier.

real elopement wedding cake closeup

I can’t decide if Amber and Dan’d daughter is after the cake or the dinosaurs? Tough choice if you ask me!

real elopement cake table



So, as you can see and all round beautiful wedding. There are more photos on Clare’s blog post, and also on our real elopement page.

Photography: Clare Kinchin

Flowers: Amanda Randell

Food: Boo to a Goose


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