When Lizzie and Gareth initially reached out to us about their elopement wedding, it was clear that they had a precise vision of what they wanted – a day that was intimate, relaxed, and filled with personal meaning. Based in Leeds, the couple faced the challenging decision of not celebrating their union surrounded by family and friends. However, driven by their desire for a unique and truly special wedding experience, they set their sights on finding the perfect elopement venue.
The journey began with their arrival at The Paddocks, a charming cottage, on the eve of their wedding. Greeted by their dedicated wedding planner, Adrian, Lizzie and Gareth spent this precious time discussing their dreams and aspirations for the day ahead. Their final night as an unmarried couple was one of reflection and anticipation, setting the stage for the momentous day to come.
As the wedding day dawned, the sun played peek-a-boo with the clouds, creating a moody yet enchanting backdrop that would be captured forever in their fairy tale wedding album. The ceremony, officiated by the Devon Registrars, unfolded against this breath taking coastal vista – a scene that felt both timeless and ethereal.
Following their vows, Lizzie and Gareth savoured a champagne toast and delectable canapés on the lush lawn overlooking the expansive Atlantic Ocean. This serene moment allowed them to fully embrace the joy of their union and the beauty of the natural world that surrounded them.
Their celebration continued with a photoshoot on the picturesque beach, where the wind and rain couldn't dampen their spirits. These candid, windswept moments captured the authenticity of their love and showcased their willingness to go above and beyond for that perfect shot. And while Lizzie's dress might have needed some post-session TLC, the resulting photographs were undoubtedly worth every gust of wind and raindrop.
The day culminated in a candlelit wedding supper within the Ocean Kave – a romantic, intimate setting that provided the perfect ambiance for reflection and celebration. The Oyster Elopement wedding package at Ocean Kave is uniquely tailored to each couple, and for Lizzie and Gareth, this customisation allowed them to feel completely at ease as they shared their heartfelt vows on the cliff's edge.
Reflecting on their memorable day, Lizzie and Gareth offered some valuable advice for couples considering an Ocean Kave Elopement wedding:
"Our advice to any other couple planning an elopement wedding would be to just go for it and do whatever makes you both happy. Also, when choosing your photographer, we can't recommend Hollie Nicole Photography enough! She was absolutely brilliant with us and we are in love with our photographs. If you want the beach type of photographs you have got to be willing to just go with it. We were out in the wind and rain and my dress needs a serious dry clean and some fixing, but the photos were well worth it."
Lizzie and Gareth's Ocean Kave elopement was a testament to the power of following one's heart, embracing the elements, and cherishing the most authentic moments. Their journey reaffirms that a wedding is not solely about the grandeur, but about crafting an experience that resonates deeply with the couple's connection and love story.