Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder November 19, 2013

elopement | Nigel + Dee

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“As a UK wedding photographer, dark churches are often the case. So when I had the chance to spend the day eloping with the loveliest couple to a secluded beach I was over the moon! It was a simple yet heart felt ceremony followed by an afternoon of exploring coves and running from the incoming tide! With the beautiful evening sunlight, time flew by and before we knew it we dancing the night away…” – Charlene Morton Photography


“Definitely the first dance! We were so lucky that Lusty Glaze had a charity event going on that evening with music by the Claze a local Cornish band (contactable at We were sitting curled up by the fire when the singer wandered past and Charlene happened to bag us a first dance! I will never forget dancing with my new husband to an acoustic version of the Foo’s ‘times like these’ in front of a lot of people we didn’t know! It was really special and felt incredibly romantic…


..Everything for us was all about simplicity so we didn’t DIY anything at all.. apart from my hair! I hadn’t even planned anything so we ended up finding a flower clip in a shop the morning of the wedding and put my hair up together in the hotel room, about a half an hour before we left for the ceremony!


..For blue I had a garter with a blue bow which Charlene captured in one of her pics when I’m taking off my stockings to paddle in the sea! My dress and shoes were new and the vintage shrug was old from the 70’s. As no one knew about our wedding I told my Mom I was going to a black tie work event and asked if she had any pearls to go with a black dress. She ended up lending me some pearl drop earrings and a necklace which she had received for her 21st birthday. I had never even seen them before but they suited my dress perfectly and I felt like she was with me the whole time…


..I originally booked a big country house wedding and cancelled it as it got more and more large and complicated! If you like planning and you want a big fairytale wedding go for it – but it just wasn’t for me. I have never been so glad I had the nerve to change plans and we ended up having the perfect wedding for us. Therefore I suppose my only advice is to think about what you really want and go for it. Other people’s opinions won’t matter afterwards but your memories will.” – Dee, the bride


photography: Charlene Morton Photography // venue: Lusty Gaze beach, UK // dress: Debenhams, Jenny Packham // suit: Hawkes Essentials

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