Wedding Reception Styling in Cornwall and Devon

Wedding styling: relaxed Californian

Wedding styling: relaxed Californian

Wedding styling: relaxed California

Blush pinks and coral blooms bring a twist of bright Malibu sunshine to the expanse of a Cornish art gallery

"West Cornwall is not just known for its landscape. It has an artistic soul and creative edge, and has long been home to writers and artists drawn by its colour and light," says Louise of Gorse & Thorn, who styled this gorgeous shoot at Penzance's Exchange Gallery. An expanse of white, bright walls create a perfect blank canvas to fill the space with the shades of a "Cornish Malibu" inspired wedding. "Gallery spaces are the ultimate playground for those who want to let their imagination run free," she says.

The florals take centre stage, shades of flushed pink, bright coral, earthy browns and luxe gold capture the warm and relaxed mood of a Californian beach ceremony. A bamboo ceremony tent makes a striking focal point, while shells, wicker and coral detailing provides an artful modern twist on beach styling.

Lounging on a beautifully boho peacock chair adorned with pink petals, the bridal look marries a relaxed Californian mood with a pretty aesthetic; soft curls tumble over a light and delicately embellished gown, while the flawless make-up combines dramatic smoky eyes with a soft blush sweep on the cheeks and lips.

California may be a long way from our western shores but its relaxed and sunny vibe pervades throughout this dreamily romantic wedding scene, the modern art and striking location adding a creative, contemporary and coolly Cornish edge.


words Lucy Higgins

Photography Joey Lamb Photography
Venue Exchange Gallery
Flowers & styling Gorse & Thorn
Dress Wendy Makin from The Bridal Studio Helston
Groom's outfit Little Anne-Maids
Hair Simone Knyita Bridal Hair
Make-up Carly Angove
Chairs The Prop Factory
Models Meg & Tom

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