Elopement wedding by the sea, bride and groom laughing together in Lyme Regis harbour

An elopement wedding by the sea: Frances & Paul in Lyme Regis

An elopement wedding by the sea has to be one of the best ways to get married. Relaxed and intimate, with the waves crashing on the beach. It would certainly be high up on my bucket list, if I was ever going to get married again. NB this would obviously have to be to my existing husband.. I don’t know if he’s reading this..!

Frances and Paul got married in beautiful Lyme Regis, with just two friends as witnesses. It was a huge pleasure to be part of such a wonderfully relaxed and joyous celebration. They got ready at their holiday caravans in Charmouth (with lovely Hayley de Beers doing hair & make up). Then the intimate elopement wedding ceremony took place at the Lyme Regis Guildhall, which is probably one of the loveliest registry offices I know. It was such a relaxed celebration, with Frances and Paul both completely beaming with joy the whole way through. I really love the image of the two of them at the start of their ceremony, because of the utter delight on both of their faces!

Afterwards, we walked along the famous Cobb for some photographs. As well as lots of lovely relaxed portraits of Paul and Frances, we also sure that Frances’ beautiful Harriet Wilde shoes got a shot of their own! Then everyone sat down to eat and celebrate at Tom’s Lyme Regis, a lovely seafood restaurant overlooking the beach. The weather was just beautiful, and everyone had the most glorious day. I loved getting back to photographing weddings again after such a quiet year. It was a particular treat to have an elopement wedding, and wonderful to be by the sea. Such a great start to this year’s weddings.. I can’t wait for all the rest of 2021’s celebrations!

Waves on the sand and sea sparkling behind at Lyme Regis beach
Sea swimmers at Lyme Regis beach
Bride to be having hair blow dried in a caravan by the sea
Bride and friend smiling in a caravan with wedding dress hanging behind them
Silk flowers, wedding dress and blue velvet shoes for bride's wedding day
Groom and best man drinking tea in a caravan before elopement wedding
Groom laughing in a caravan
Impressive clouds over the sea at Lyme Regis
Sea swimmers in the water at Lyme Regis beach
Groom opening a beach hut with passerby talking and smiling
Groom and best man smiling by a yellow beach hut
Groom and best man sitting on the beach by the sea before wedding ceremony
Close up images of bride having make up done
Smiling bride opening a jewellery box
Smiling bride getting ready for elopement wedding
Bride with flowers in a car driving to wedding ceremony
Bride and friend laughing together in taxi through plastic screen
Exterior shot of the Guildhall at Lyme Regis
Groom laughing with wedding guests inside Lyme Regis Guildhall
Bride walking in to Lyme Regis Guildhall for elopement wedding ceremony
Smiling groom watching bride enter wedding ceremony
Smiling bride walking into wedding ceremony
Elopement wedding by the sea, bride and groom smiling at each other during wedding ceremony
Elopement wedding ceremony at Lyme Regis Guildhall
Bride and groom outside Lyme Regis Guildhall after elopement wedding by the sea
Elopement wedding by the sea, bride and groom walking along the seafront
Groom watching bride twirling in her wedding dress by the harbour at Lyme Regis
Elopement wedding bride and groom cuddling by the sea
Bride and groom walking along the Cobb by the sea in Lyme Regis
Bride and groom by the sea in Lyme Regis after their elopement wedding
Bride and groom laughing together walking along the Lyme Regis Cobb
Elopement wedding by the sea, bride and groom laughing with boats in the harbour behind them
A bride and groom walking along the sea front at their wedding elopement
Bride's feet with beautiful velvet blue shoes on a pebble beach
A bride and groom laughing together in front of a yellow beach hut
Bride and groom seated outside a restaurant with the beach behind them
A menu with a congratulations note at the bottom
Bride and groom clinking champagne glasses with the sea behind them
Wedding guests sitting outside Tom's Lyme Regis
Two seagulls by a fossil lamppost, one flying through the air

Find out more about elopement weddings

If you are having an elopement wedding (by the sea or anywhere else!), then please do get in touch! It is such a huge pleasure to photograph intimate celebrations like this, so I’d love to hear all about your plans. You can read more here about elopements and your photography options.

Other weddings on my blog:

Immy & Leo’s wedding at Hauser & Wirth in Somerset

Debs & Chris’s micro wedding in Clevedon

Charmaine & Rob’s outdoor wedding at River Cottage

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