A Dreamy Elopement at Dune du Pilat

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A Beach Elopement

Who hasn’t dreamt of an elopement on a beach… Mark and Clémentine from Awardweddings and Katy Lunsford Photography came together to plan a dreamy elopement on the South West coast of France and it was filmed by los Caballeros Weddings (watch the video at the bottom of the article). Elopement has always been a dream for some couples and especially after the pandemic when travel has proven to be more difficult.

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The Concept

France offers so many gorgeous sceneries. From the romantic cities to the mountains and picturesque countryside, let alone stunning coastal places. We chose this dreamy place, not just because it’s gorgeous but also for the couple to feel like they are alone in the world. And we often see destination weddings in chateaux and we wanted to show something different and just as magical and unforgettable for the couple.

The day took place near the famous Dune du Pilas, on the coast near Bordeaux.

The Day

The day was punctuated with trips on this typical local boat taking Marine and Sammy (a real-life couple) to various sides of the shore where they could enjoy the trip, the scenery and of course time for the two of them.

The first stop was a romantic private ceremony where they said their vows to each other and enjoyed a little walk on the sand….

Later in the day, they enjoyed a delicious meal on the other shore, where the caterer had prepared a delicious seafood meal.

The styling

We chose a romantic and timeless styling that would complement the scenery with a main plate of sandy tones.

Marine wore a flowy intricate and elegant dress, as well as gorgeous accessories ornated with beautiful pearls and sparkles. Sammy wore a sandy-coloured suit for a relaxed and classic look.

The flowers replicated colours and grass from the beach with a classic bunch of roses.



Planning, styling & props: Awardweddings & Katy Lunsford Photography

Photography: Mark Ward, Awardweddings

Video: los Caballeros Weddings

Boat & catering: Pinasse la Pylataise

Flowers: Jenny Fairbanks flowers

Table: Oufabulous things

Table wear: Awardweddings and Oufabulous things

Hair & MU: Laura Cawte

Dress: My Wony Atelier

Shoes: Bella belle shoes

Jewellery: So helo bijoux

Ring box: JePromis

Models: Nastasia dzf & Sami Mcfly