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The Sirens Song coastal wedding inspiration from Devon.

When the moodboard for Sirens Song landed in my inbox I stopped in my tracks. Coco & Kat had stepped into my brain!
To ardenive you some background as to who they are, earlier last year I photographed a beautiful wedding with Katrina Otter Weddings, she is such an incredible wedding planner, my goodness you’re in safe hands! Kat has now officially jointed forces with Emma from Coco Wedding Venues (be sure to check out her site if you’re venue hunting, it’s an invaluable tool). Together they are Coco & Kat and the master minds behind Sirens Song!
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Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, wedding stationery, invitation, wedding invitation, engagement ring, shell, veil, bouquet

Blue was an obvious choice for the coastal theme and to complement, we opted for a palette of lilac grey and rose quartz.

To highlight how couples can interpret a palette we decided to create two tablescapes – one muted and one bold – this light and dark thread followed us throughout the shoot.

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Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, Duchess & Butler, charger plate, wedding breakfast, tablescape

Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, tablescape, menu, stationery, wedding stationery, glassware

In the gardens, a blossom orchard provided a soft and romantic setting for our first alfresco scene. Delicate blush chargers from Duchess and Butler and antique silver cutlery from Helene Millot were framed by a simple silk tulle runner from Kate Cullen. Atop the runner sat an array of succulents, grasses, seashells and white pillar candles.

Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, Duchess & Butler, charger plate, wedding breakfast, tablescape, candles, shells

Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, Duchess & Butler, charger plate, wedding breakfast, tablescape, glassware, candles

The florist, Wild Spirit, created the main centerpiece around a large Tillandsia Xerographica air plant; a mix of succulents, smaller air plants, varieties of asparagus ferns as foliage and white ranunculus flowers and hellebores. Our cool blue coastal tones came through in the star shaped cluster flowers called amsonia. To complete the look, we had green sea glass place names for our bride and groom.

In order to stop everything from looking and feeling too ‘pretty’ our furnishings from Virgina’s Vintage Hire added a contrasting rawness. Stripped wooden chairs with unexpected pops of traditional seaside colours were a unique choice.

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To reflect this first muted palette our bride wore a delicate peachy-pink beaded halter neck top and full tulle skirt from Flossy and Willow. A bespoke veil in the softest pink, made by Britten, worked perfectly with a plaited halo and soft loose tendrils. The divine bouquet, one of three created by Claire and Tami, completed the look. Dicentra Alba (White Bleeding Hearts), Blush Foxgloves, Panicum grass, hellebores, grevillia foliage, eucalyptus nicholli foliage and foraged grasses were used to create this pageant bouquet.

Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, model, bride, veil, bouquet, wedding dress, bridal hair, bridal make up

Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, model, bride, veil, bouquet, wedding dress, bridal hair, bridal make up

Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, model, bride, veil, bouquet, wedding dress, bridal hair, bridal make up

The second tablescape shows that bold is most definitely beautiful – the deep Parisian blue hemstitch tablecloth and Cassis Rose napkins by The Linen Works and the elaborate driftwood candelabra centerpiece by Nordic House were on loan from the lovely folks at Prezola. To continue the drama, we added in golden cutlery, pearl chargers, oyster shell candles from The Oyster Candle Co. and chunky wooden benches.

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Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, succulents, cutlery, linen

Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, plates, greenery, menu, calligraphy, favour, wedding breakfast

In order to anchor both tablescapes Kate Burt Cakes created this inspired grey marble-washed 3-tier cake with accompanying taster cakes brushed with gold. Delicately placed on billowing silk chiffon we added a simple urn of fresh greenery to frame. The golden seaweed, pink pearls and sugar urchin details were divine and would be sure to wow your guests.

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Wow, the second bridal look was an incredible Anna Campbell gown from Perfect Day Bride. The gorgeous pearls and beading reflected the cobbles of Clovelly’s winding streets whilst the scalloped design added a Mermaid-esque vibe. Once again we added a coloured veil and this time Britten chose blue to work against the ivory dress. This blue can be mirrored in the silk ribbons adorning the bride’s incredible bouquet.

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Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, model, bride, veil, bouquet, wedding dress, bridal hair, bridal make up

A large Allium was once again the focus. Claire threaded other flowers and foliage throughout, such as bear grass, coral fern, tillandsia xerographica, white ranunculus and eucalyptus.

Texture was key for this look and the sea breeze added a mesmerizing movement to the fabrics and florals. The two images below are my favourite and totally encapsulates the theme, Siren Song.

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For the final look we wanted to channel something slinky and a little bit sexy; this metallic hued silk bridesmaid gown by Jenny Yoo at Coco and Kate stole the show. The cold-shoulder trend ticked the fashion box whilst the silvery fabric made our model look like she was emerging from the sea. We wanted to show two bridesmaid accessory options; first was this delicate crown by Feather and Coal with matching gemstones and feathery tulle detailing, followed by a traditional flower crown and bouquet.

Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, model, bride, veil, wedding dress, bridal hair, bridal make up, calligraphy

Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, model, bride, headpiece, tiara, wedding dress, bridal hair, bridal make up, bridesmaids dress, engagement ring

Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, seaside, cobbled street, village, Coco & Kat, model, bride, headpiece, tiara, wedding dress, bridal hair, bridal make up, bridesmaids dress, bouquet, floral crown, lantern, candle

For the crown Claire used a irenpray rose called ‘planchette’ and Nigella buds (love in the mist). Greenery was finally added with eucalyptus parvifolia foliage, thyme foliage, hellebores and grasses. The bouquet mirrored this beautifully with the addition of grevillia, amsonia, succulents, air plants and silver senicio foliage.

Capturing the day was our wildly talented duo – Lucy Davenport Photography and ROOST Film Co. Their combined softness and attention to detail is dreamy and we’re so pleased with how they interpreted our vision.

Sirens Song publications

I’m over the moon that this gorgeous shoot has had the airtime that it deserves. Click on the badges below to see the fab press!


Coco Wedding Venues, featured,

Siren Song, Wedding Flowers magazine, Wedding Flowers and Accessories,

Sirens Song, Clovelly, Vow magazine

Sirens Song, Clovelly, coastal wedding venue, Vow magazine

Sirens Song Suppliers:

Creative Director: Coco Wedding Venues
Shoot Manager: Katrina Otter Weddings
Creative Consultancy: Coco & Kat
Venue: Clovelly Village, North Devon
Videography: Roost Film Co.
Florist: Wild Spirit
Hair/MUA: The Hair & Makeup Atelier
First look Bridal Boutique: Flossy & Willow using Willowby by Watters
Second look Bridal Boutique: Perfect Day Bride using Anna Campbell
Third look Bridal Boutique: Coco & Kate using Jenny Yoo Collection
Jewellery: Sarah Brown Jewellery
Bridesmaid Headpiece: Feather & Coal
Bespoke Veils: Britten
Shoes: Emmy London
Stationery: Calligraphy for Weddings
Lifestyle pieces: Prezola
Cake Table: Kate Burt Cakes
Furniture: Virginia’s Vintage Hire
Cutlery: Helene Millot
Tableware: Duchess & Butler
Bespoke ribbons & runner: Kate Cullen
Oyster candles: Oyster Candle Co
Model: Sam @ SKIN London
Film Lab: Carmencita

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