Boho beach bride shoot in Broadstairs, Kent

Living in Kent, make-up artist Becky Downton immediately thought of the famous Botany Bay as a fitting location for a styled shoot. It served as a perfect backdrop for the mood she and the team set out to create. Photographer Masha Unwerth tells us more about the day and the team's inspiration...

Boho beach shoot in Broadstairs, Kent: Image 1

"Back in early January I was asked by make-up artist, Becky Downton to photograph a boho inspired beach wedding shoot with Nadia Webber (hair stylist), Liz Hammocks (florist) and Alison Harper (BB Bridal and Alterations)."

Boho beach shoot in Broadstairs, Kent: Image 1

"Botany Bay was a perfect backdrop for the mood that thrives by the coast during winter and undoubtedly leaves you with an array of beautiful emotions and ultimately a very grand reward. With this in mind, a group of talented women gathered together to exercise the creative juices and achieve something rather great. As a photographer I'm always keen to create new inspiring images, I love the coastal tone and sea vibes, and despite the day being cold, the team pushed through successfully."

Boho beach shoot in Broadstairs, Kent: Image 2

Make-up artist Becky told us: "My inspiration behind the make-up on Leona was to keep the overall look pretty dark and sultry for this bohemian chic inspired look. I opted for a cool toned matte smoky eye look whilst keeping the lips natural by using a soft grape sheer lipstick. The main focus for me was to be kept on the eyes for the edgy, editorial bridal look."

Boho beach shoot in Broadstairs, Kent: Image 2

Nadia Webber, the team's hair stylist, created ripple-effect waves to reflect the mood of the beach and location as well as keeping natural-look.

Boho beach shoot in Broadstairs, Kent: Image 3

Masha continues, "Leona, the model bride, wore an asymmetrically draped bodice ball gown from the Blu by Mori Lee collection lent by BB Bridal, and styled it with a faux leather jacket. Aidan, the model groom wore black jeans, a white shirt and black jacket for a formal yet modern look with a touch of casual. This real couple were the perfect fit for the shoot – they radiate such happiness and love for each other."

Boho beach shoot in Broadstairs, Kent: Image 3

"The gorgeous bouquet included Anastasia bloom, French ruscus, eucalyptus, alstroemeria, kochia, and chamelaucium. Protea were also brought in for texture and bohemian chic. All were designed by Liz Hammocks in a style evoking a timeless boho feel. I couldn't be more grateful to have pulled off my very first beach boho inspired wedding shoot, and to share the photo gallery with you all!"


Bride's accessories

Bridal Adornments

Bride's dress

BB Bridal & Alterations


Hair stylist

Nadia Webber Artist

Make-up artist


Leona Eissens and Aidan Harris


Masha Unwerth
Share on Facebook

Wedding Wine Guide Q&A with Sarah Knowles part three!

Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine...


Women propose new wedding trend

Until recently engagement rings were seen as exclusively a female item of jewellery but the team at Ingle & Rhode...


Looking to tie the knot outside? Make sure it's legal!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we welcome any changes in the law that allow people to...


Wedding Wine Guide Q&A with Sarah Knowles part two!

Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine...

Our on-line advertisers

When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites. These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention Your Kent Wedding when making any enquiries.

Plan your big day with Your Kent Wedding magazine!

Unlike a national magazine, Your Kent Wedding is packed with regional features, venues in your area, inspirational real weddings and regular features on bridal fashion, beauty trends, photography, cars, stationery, flowers, cakes, music, entertainment, catering, hair & beauty, etc.

So when you decide to look for local suppliers, wedding retailers and service providers for your special day, our magazines can really help you plan your wedding.

We also have regular exciting wedding competitions and free giveaways, expert question & answer pages and lots more. Quite simply, all the information you will ever need to get married in your area.

We have 19 wedding titles covering counties and regions throughout most of England and Wales. Your Kent Wedding is available to download for free as a high quality eMagazine. Regional wedding magazines covering other areas are available here.