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Real Weddings - Sun, Sea and Romance for Fiona and Chris

July 2015


With their love of the sea and many magical memories on beaches around the world, the Atlantic Ocean was the perfect backdrop to Fiona and Chris’s beach themed wedding. 


The couple chose the sunflower, a symbol of long life and good luck whose vibrant colour perfectly matched the blues chosen to reflect the location.  Chris and his ushers opted for laid-back style in chinos and blue shirts; smart yet relaxed to suit the beach theme.


As the sun shone over the sea, guests arrived to the music of a bagpipe player and awaited Fiona’s arrival. The bridal party looked simply stunning; Fiona wore an intricately beaded halter neck lace dress and her bridesmaids had each selected sky blue dresses to complement the theme. Fiona and her bridesmaids held simple hand-tied bouquets featuring sunflowers and ivory lisianthus; Fiona was walked down the aisle by her father, resplendent in full Scottish dress. 


Following their beautiful service, Fiona, Chris and their guests were served drinks and canapés on the lawn where traditional lawn games were laid out. The weather was so beautiful that the couple decided to have speeches al fresco before retiring to the Sunset Rooms for their wedding breakfast. 


In the Sunset Rooms, sky blue chair sashes were adorned with large sunflowers and the tables were decorated with hessian runners and hand-sewn hessian cutlery holders. Each table was named for significant beaches in the couples’ life, from Turtle Beach in Western Australia to Essaouira in Morocco and, of course, Westward Ho!. With their love of the beach, a barbeque really was the only choice for the couple, who enjoyed a selection of beautifully prepared food freshly barbequed by our Executive Chef, Darren. 


The couple were driven to Westward Ho! beach, where talented photographer Marc Collins took exquisite images of the couple on the beach and in the grounds of Ocean Kave.


The abundance of thought and work involved in each tiny detail of the day made the wedding a truly personal fair, which represented the love of Fiona and Chris and those closest to them.


It was an honour for the team to be part of this monumental moment in their life and we hope that the sun continues to shine on them for many years. 


Photography courtesy of MK Collins photography