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 t
o 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.
to create drama and atmosphere.
Coloured table linen
can make a huge impact on your wedding design.
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 www.penventon.co.uk
or call 01209 203000 to speak to one of their team.
Venue: Penventon Park Hotel www.penventon.co.uk
Shoot coordinator: Hazel Parsons www.hazelparsons.com
Jenny Wren Weddings & Events www.jennywrenweddingsandevents.co.uk
Photography: Enchanted Brides Photography www.enchantedbrides.photography
Styling: Inspire Hire www.inspire-hire.co.uk
Lighting & smoke: Love Weddings Cornwall www.loveweddingscornwall.co.uk
Wedding cake: Hannah’s Cakes www.facebook.com/Hannahs-Cornish-Cakes-1590998257841549/
Flowers: Philip Corps Flowers www.phillipcorps.com
Silver Wedding Dress: Christine Trewinnard www.christinetrewinnard.co.uk
Black Wedding Dress & Floral Crown: The Bridal House of Cornwall www.thebridalhouseofcornwall.co.uk
Groom's Suits: Dark Angel Studio www.thedarkangel.co.uk
Hair: Elliegant Hair www.facebook.com/ellieganthair
Make-up: Lizzie Couch Makeup https://www.facebook.com/LizzyCouchMakeupArtist/
Stationery: Making Brides Smile Stationery www.makingbridessmile.co.uk
Models: Zoe Tresise www.facebook.com/ZTModelling/?fref=ts
George Champion www.facebook.com/george.champion.90