Wedding Receptions in Cornwall and Devon

Industrial wedding inspiration with vibrant colours

Industrial wedding inspiration with vibrant colours

A riot of colour, texture and coolly charismatic touches create a captivating modern wedding in the industrial-chic climes of Ocean Studios


An extraordinary wedding venue located in Plymouth's historic Royal William Yard, Ocean Studios sets the scene for a coolly contemporary wedding. Rich in history and flooded with natural light, the Grade I listed naval building has retained much of its original character; the cast iron beams, brick walls, vaulted ceilings and wooden floors offer a brilliantly versatile space, perfect for couples keen to stamp their unique sense of style on their celebration.

This styled shoot brings together an eye-catching combination of raw, distressed textures and bold and bright colours, the rich palette offering the perfect contrast to the venue's industrial aesthetic. The exposed brick is enhanced with festoon lighting, vintage chairs bear a worn-like beauty, and wild and uninhibited florals burst with colour. Shades of magenta, turquoise and blue pop against abundant foliage and textures of wood, stone and metallics. The bare light bulbs shine down on tables dressed with bare linens and eucalyptus, while jars of pink and purple florals nestle alongside copper piping candlesticks. Adorned with dainty florals, the bold hues of the stationery, decorated with a blue wash of watercolour, and the cake, its rich texture echoing the aged walls of the building, are the perfect finishing touches.

Outside, there's an urban quality to the styling; the bride and groom oh-so cool against the striking wall mural. The many nooks and spaces of Ocean Studios bring opportunity aplenty for a creative approach to the images, using reflections, shadows and the natural brightness of such a light-filled venue to shine a spotlight on the bride, groom and their effortlessly stylish day.

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words Lucy Higgins


Shoot planning & styling Jenny Wren Weddings & Events
jennywrenweddingsandevents.co.uk
Venue Ocean Studios oceanweddings.org
Photography Ben Selway benselwayphotography.co.uk
Videography Baxter & Ted baxterandted.co.uk
Furniture Signature Blue signaturebluevintageevents.co.uk
Styling items Keeping It Vintage keepingitvintage.co.uk & Jenny Wren Weddings & Events jennywrenweddingsandevents.co.uk
Flowers Miranda Hackett mirandahackettflowers.co.uk
Cake Cut Me Off A Slice cutmeoffaslice.com
Stationery Dearly Beloved dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk
Tableware Total Event Hire totaleventhire.co.uk
Dresses Lucy Can't Dance lucycantdance.com & Sam Cox Bridalwear samcoxbridalwear.co.uk
Hair & make-up Simply Beautiful weddinghairplymouth.co.uk
Suit Moss Bros moss.co.uk
Models Gingersnap Models gingersnap.co.uk

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