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Romantic Beach Elopement Styled Shoot in Upstate New York

Let's be real, wedding plans are being changed left and right. But when "plan A" goes awry, we wanted to showcase how you can still have a beautiful "plan B" with this romantic beach elopement inspiration. This styled shoot is proving that small weddings and elopements are still beautiful and can be just as dreamy and magical. Kimberly Schuldt Photography is to thank for these images that are bound to inspire you!


Is there anything toes in the sand and a calm lake breeze can't cure?! The the beach brought such tranquility to this editorial. For the ceremony decor, we wanted to accompany nature's scenery with minimal, yet beautiful pieces that brought out the best of the space. Bistro chairs lined the makeshift aisle which led to two vases filled with the prettiest florals from our friends at Happy Little Things GMD. Could you imagine saying 'I do' in this spot?!

PLV Pieces: Wood and Metal Bistro Chairs

Table Decor

A beach elopement calls for the perfect romantic beach decor. This setting came together with our low farm table, boho wicker floor cushions, fringe pillows, fringe chargers, some gold flatware, and wooden candlesticks. Set up near the dunes of this pretty spot, we wanted it to utilize the softness of the sand and enjoy a laid-back feel, which is why we opted for the lower tables. And if you ask us, this tablescape is as swoon-worthy as it gets!

PLV Pieces: Low Farm Table * Boho Floor Cushions * Fringe Pillows * Fringe Chargers * Gold Flatware * Wooden Candlesticks * Wooden Bowls * Rattan Fans

Cake Table & Charcuterie Display

Think you can't have a cute cake display for a beach wedding?! Think again! For this design, we opted to show two different ways you can showcase your stunning cake and still have it look darling! We did a high-top stand alone dessert setting with our assorted stands, but also transformed a lower farm table into a dessert and charcuterie arrangement for guests to sit around and enjoy post-dinner. Which setting would you choose?!

PLV Pieces: Maxine Table * Assorted Cake Stands * Industrial Train Cart * Assorted Pillows and Floor Cushions * Cutting Boards & PLV Place Settings

Seating Area

Whether the guests at your intimate affair want to just sit and enjoy the views or eat a sweet treat in great company, this seating area is a true delight! We surrounded low round hairpin table with a plethora of cushions to keep with the overall aesthetic. Cozy and cute... what could be better?!

PLV Pieces: Low Round Floor Tables * Assorted Cushions & Floor Poufs

Lounge Area

With all the open space of the sweet beach atmosphere, there's totally room for a stunning lounge. I absolutely love the way this area came together. And even though we used these more "formal" pieces on the beach, keeping with the neutral color palette made it look cohesive with our vision.

PLV Pieces: Kylee Settee & Chairs * Low Round Floor Table * Wood & Metal End Tables

In addition to the details, our models were the absolute best! They looked stunning and really brought the vision to life. For their attire, we went with a laid-back look for the groom with dress pants, and a white dress shirt. For the bride, she started in a gorgeous gown with embroidered detailing before changing into an off-the-shoulder jumpsuit; both fitting for a beach soiree!

Can we take a moment to appreciate the golden hour sun? Be still our beating hearts, it sure is gorgeous! And what better way to capture the sweet dancing in the waves than with that lighting and a lovers glow?!

Ready to say I do to an intimate wedding?! Ask us about our mini wedding and elopement packages at!

Vendor Team:

Specialty Rentals & Styling: Pretty Little Vintage Co.

Cakes and Sweets: Flour and Water Bakery

Dress/Jumpsuit: Rent from Lael

Models: Marrissa & Chris

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