Wedding Receptions in Cornwall and Devon

Victorian Style Wedding

Victorian inspired wedding style

Dark and delightfully vintage, moody hues and antique touches hark back to a Victorian era punctuated with plants

Photographed in the historic climes of Escot House, a palette of rich, dark hues and waxy greens enhance the sense of drama of this botanical styled shoot. From the delicate butterflies and intricate botanical illustrations to the antique furnishings, vintage birdcages and bookcases stuffed with weighty tomes - each and every detail speaks of a beautiful bygone era.

The outside weaves its way indoors, ivy tendrils adorning the table setting, alongside moss, cactus, succulents and peacock feathers. Worn woods and vintage leather add further texture to the scene, while medicine bottles filled with sloe gin and bourbon hot toddies make a nostalgic yet tantalising feature for the drinks reception.

Cascading curls add a whimsical edge to the bride's vintage gown, with its elaborate lace and Victoriana neckline, while a bearded dragon seems at home hidden among the vintage suitcases and elegant palms. Bright bursts of floral colour, in the bride's hair, her bouquet, and in antique glasses used as vases, lighten the mood.

Outside, the sumptuous aesthetic of the Victorian age meets the blossoming trees and sun-drenched pasture of the surrounding parkland, setting the scene for an outdoor ceremony immersed in the rich and timeless beauty of nature.

words Lucy Higgins

Venue Escot House
Concept, props & styling The Prop Factory
Photography Catherine Spiller
Stationery Watercolour Woodshed
Cake Sweet Temptations
Hair Zan Potts
Make-up & groom's hair Collette Costa in association with Steven & Laurent
Flowers Folly Lane Flowers
Dress & accessories Days of Grace
Models Jennifer & Paul Shoubridge, Gonzo the bearded dragon

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