Wedding Receptions in Cornwall and Devon

Opulent romance, theatrical feasting & a Poldark twist

Opulent romance, theatrical feasting and a Poldark twist

Decadent details, bold florals and sumptuous colours meet romantic fashions for modern bygone at its beautiful best

What do you get when you combine one of Cornwall's most opulent and historic wedding venues with a spectacular contemporary take on opulence - and throw in some head-turning bridal wear to boot? This beautiful and ideas-filled shoot that sets the romance - not to mention, swoon factor - to an all-time high.

Shoot organiser Hazel Parsons explains the inspiration behind the gorgeous gallery...

"This theatrical feast styled shoot took place at the Penventon Park Hotel, a hidden gem in the heart of Cornwall’s mining capital of Redruth. Tucked away down a tranquil avenue of verdant trees and subtropical palms sits this impressive Georgian Mansion house.

When designing the styling concept and brief for this shoot the team very much focused on the history of the impressive Georgian Mansion and the style of the newly refurbished hotel. The interiors of the hotel reflect its glamorous history with a dramatic modern twist. There is a mix of classical Georgian style and elements of Venetian decor throughout the hotel. With this in mind our stylist, Elle from Inspire Hire set about planning an opulent feast for an inspirational shoot that would have made any of the previous residents of the Penventon feel at home.

Elle headed up the design and concept working closely with internationally renowned Floral Designer Philip Corps and a team of highly skilled Cornish suppliers. The flowers were very much inspired by Poldark and it's feast settings, using lots of foliage and fruit to create the final look which not only creates a sumptuous feel but is also budget friendly (a top tip for couples planning their own wedding)!

With an increasing love for period dramas and their influence on our styles and fashions, this theme seemed very apt and on trend for the moment, plus the deep rich plum colours are very apt for the season.

Lighting was key to creating a atmospheric feeling so we used lots of candlelight, up-lighters and a smoke machine to add a theatrical feel; while some of the Venetian masks that would ordinarily adorn the walls within the hotel incorporated a sense of drama and added a theatrical feel.

Hannah from Hannah’s Cakes created a trio of cakes to make an impact, using a gorgeous deep winter berry palette with pops of red and gold; and stationer Molly from Making Brides Smile designed menus inspired by a black and gold palette, using luxurious, pearlescent card with a marbled effect finish which was hand-selected and designed to complement the grand, Georgian mansion."

Want to create this look for your wedding day?

Here are Elle’s 5 top styling tips:
Work with your venue to pick up elements of style and colour and work with it for your wedding styling.
Use fruit and foliage to create impressive features that are budget-friendly.
Use candlelight to create drama and atmosphere.
Coloured table linen can make a huge impact on your wedding design.
Long tables create much more scope for impressive table styling, and also are more social than the traditional round wedding table!

We're thrilled to share the warmth, drama and spectacular beauty of these images - may they inspire a stunning and oh-so romantic wedding scene for your own wedding day!

To find out more about having your wedding at the beautiful Penventon Park Hotel or to arrange a viewing head to or call 01209 203000 to speak to one of their team.

Venue: Penventon Park Hotel
Shoot coordinator: Hazel Parsons
Jenny Wren Weddings & Events
Photography: Enchanted Brides Photography
Styling: Inspire Hire
Lighting & smoke: Love Weddings Cornwall
Wedding cake: Hannah’s Cakes
Flowers: Philip Corps Flowers
Silver Wedding Dress: Christine Trewinnard
Black Wedding Dress & Floral Crown: The Bridal House of Cornwall
Groom's Suits: Dark Angel Studio
Hair: Elliegant Hair
Make-up: Lizzie Couch Makeup
Stationery: Making Brides Smile Stationery
Models: Zoe Tresise
George Champion