Modern luxe bridal wear & contemporary styling meet the romance of a European destination wedding
Nestled in a secluded corner of the Cornish countryside, where grassy open spaces and fruit orchards meet wild flowers and rambling roses clambering up aged stone walls, Nancarrow Farm is rich in charm, atmosphere and natural beauty throughout the seasons. With its green-oak framed event barn, pretty courtyard and restored rustic hay barn, it is a dream canvas for a wedding, as exemplified in this breathtakingly beautiful styled shoot.
Created for luxurious photography and filmmaking workshop LARK, coordinator, stylist and wedding planner Rebecca Marie of Rebecca Marie Weddings & Events drew on European destination weddings for inspiration. 'We wanted to demonstrate that you could create something other than rustic in gorgeous countryside and barn locations,' she explains.
The nods to luxe European wedding styling can be seen most strikingly in the softly draped ceilings and long tables in the courtyard. Against the warm tones and timeworn texture of the foliage-cloaked stone walls, the scene is reminiscent of an Italian wedding. This warmth continues with the table styling, the chairs and glassware echoing the reclaimed beams and wooden accents in the barn and surrounding buildings.
'We kept the colour palette neutral with pops of bright white against the wood, and the luxe top table set-up was inspired by contemporary design,' says Rebecca. Modern stationery and orchids ' currently a popular floral trend ' complete a scene which marries contemporary styling with captivating romance.
It is a look which demands something special when it comes the bride and groom's outfit choices. Muse by Berta's gowns fit the dazzling bill, their luxe layers embellished with exquisite, light-catching detail, while glamorous jewels and shoes make the perfect finishing touches. The groom, meanwhile, channels laidback European style in a neutral jacket for the ceremony, before donning a sharp dinner suit for a reception to remember in this Cornish idyll.