Wedding Receptions in Cornwall and Devon

Wedding at Burncoose House

Pride & Prejudice inspired wedding

The Georgian setting of Burncoose House makes an idyllic backdrop for a timelessly romantic wedding...


...where opulent details and gold accents meet ‘Pride and Prejudice’ inspired elegance

Tucked away in a secluded corner of Cornwall amidst 30 acres of breathtaking woodland gardens filled with camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and hydrangeas, Burncoose House evokes the romance of the Georgian era. Its classic architecture, from the lofty ceilings and light-filled windows to the grand staircase, made it the perfect setting for this elegant styled shoot.

“Inspiration has come from Jane Austen’s romantic novel, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, as well as using old world décor to give a truly authentic feel,” explains Janna Wraight from Wild and Free Photography.


Inspired by the lush forest greenery surrounding the venue, a striking green carries throughout the shoot, while gold accents evoke a sense of prosperity and grandeur. The cake captures this mood beautifully, its detailed sugar work and sumptuous colours reflecting the opulence of Jane Austen’s era. The stationery suite echoes the rich hues and careful attention to detail: adorned with beautiful illustrations of Burncoose House, antlers and green leaves, the pieces are finished with gold foiling and luxurious embellishments, including velvet ribbon, a gold wax seal and a green tassel.

Bringing the outside in, the dining room is dressed with foliage, draped green velvet and delicate blooms for a simple yet sophisticated aesthetic, the ornate gold candleholders, charger plates, cutlery and gold rimmed glasses glinting in the candlelight.

The bride, meanwhile, blends vintage-inspired make-up and an intricately plaited updo with an exquisite embellished gown for her daytime look. Her second look is soft and romantic, her loose curls adorned with a pearl hair piece to echo the whimsical style of her dress. Arriving in true Mr Darcy style on a striking black horse, the groom wears a fitted tweed suit, a classic yet fashion-forward look that reflects the country house setting.

“The gardens were looking their best with a magnificent display of camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias,” says Janna. “The couple were fully immersed in nature within the mature woodlands that surround Burncoose House.”

Photography Wild and Free Photography wildandfreephotography.co.uk
Venue Burncoose House burncoosehouse.co.uk
Styling Natalie Blake Wedding Design nblakeweddingdesign.com
Stationery Love Tree Designs lovetreedesigns.co.uk
Cake Peboryon peboryon.com
Flowers Wedding Flowers in Cornwall weddingflowersincornwall.co.uk
Groom’s outfit Little Anne-Maids littleanne-maids.co.uk
Dresses Lusan Mandongus & Jenny Packham at The Bridal House of Cornwall thebridalhouseofcornwall.co.uk
Make-up Makeup by Hannah Symons makeupbyhannahsymo.wixsite.com/makeupbyhannahsymons
Hair Kimberly Holland Bridal Hair Design khbridal.com
Wedding rings & jewellery Justin Duance justind.co.uk
Hair accessories The Lucky Sixpence theluckysixpence.co.uk
Vintage fur wrap Tootsie & Tiger Vintage Boutique
Shoes Emmy London emmylondon.com
Plates Abbotts Event Hire abbottseventhire.co.uk
Models Sarah Ashley instagram.com/miss_s.a
Tom Noonan instagram.com/mrtomnoonan
Freya the horse

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