Wedding Receptions in Cornwall and Devon

Victorian Style Wedding

Botanical Beauty

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 escot-devon.co.uk
Concept, props & styling The Prop Factory propfactory.co.uk
Photography Catherine Spiller catherinespiller.co.uk
Stationery Watercolour Woodshed watercolourwoodshed.co.uk
Cake Sweet Temptations clairessweettemptations.com
Hair Zan Potts instagram.com/zannypotts
Make-up & groom’s hair Collette Costa in association with Steven & Laurent stevenandlaurent.co.uk
Flowers Folly Lane Flowers follylaneflowers.co.uk
Dress & accessories Days of Grace daysofgracevintage.com
Models Jennifer & Paul Shoubridge, Gonzo the bearded dragon

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