Newborough Beach Elopement Inspiration
Earlier this year we teamed up with some of our favourite North Wales suppliers and headed to Newborough beach on Anglesey. Vicky and I (Fox & Bear 😜) love Newborough beach and have always considered that it would make an amazing (if crazy) elopement destination. Anglesey has some of the best beaches in North Wales. If you’re looking for rolling dunes, pine woods and stunning seascapes then Newborough is the place to be. Just a short walk along the beach and you end up at Llanddwyn Island, the home of St Dwynwen (Wales’ very own valentine saint). It’s such a stunning place and perfect for any hopeless romantics who love the beach.
In a moment of madness, we decided that we wanted to shoot our beach elopement in the middle of the Winter. The day arrived and… so did the Beast from the East… and the gale force winds 🤨. Despite the challenging conditions, the whole team were amazing and we all came together to produce some incredible results.
Newborough Beach Styling
Friend of Fox & Bear; Jade Leung did such an amazing job at styling and organising the shoot. Check out what she has to say about our inspiration and styling:
We are surrounded by beautiful landscapes here in North Wales and so were a little spoilt for choice!
Dewi, Vicky and I were all of the same mindset that the shoot should be carefree and natural and so we settled on Newborough Beach, Anglesey.
The beach has miles of sandy dunes and wild grass and we wanted to shoot right in the midst of it.
My inspiration for this styling came from the surrounding landscape. It is soft and airy and the fresh colour palette is inspired by the surroundings.
I chose a simple sweetheart table for two, styled with a loosely laid Kate Cullen cotton runner and napkins and delicate dried flowers from Rosehip and Wren. These are in a wild, textured style which were all foraged from the local area.
I wanted to showcase the free-spirited vibe of the beach by not using structured or heavy elements. Dewi managed to photograph that beautifully. The runner blowing gently in the wind is just perfect.
The table-scape was completed with stationery by Loveli Design and beautiful cookies by Hayley’s Piped Dreams, which featured watercolour icing and delicate gold foil.
Hayley also created a beautiful 3 tier cake in crisp white and grey marble, with ruffled icing inspired by the waves.
This fitted perfectly together with the dried flower bouquet, again by Rosehip and Wren, natural make-up and loosely tied hair by Alexandra Ellen Jones. Along with the grooms laid back attire, everything suited the wild look of the shoot, which encapsulates simplicity and adds to the scenery of the coastline rather than distract against it.
Photography: Fox & Bear Photography (us)
Stylist: Jade Leung
Cake – Hayley Hill – Hayleys Piped Dreams
Flowers – Rosehip and Wren
Jewellery – Sara Lois
Hair & Makeup – Alexandra Ellen Jones
Table Runner – Kate Cullen
Stationery – Loveli Design