Wedding Reception Styling in Cornwall and Devon

Looks we love

Looks we love

Styling trends for a modern wedding

The wedding stylists share there favourite looks for a modern wedding

STYLIST: Hazel Parsons
A highly experienced Cornwall-based wedding planner, wedding venue consultant and stylist, Hazel pairs her event management skills with her styling expertise via Out of the Ordinary Wedding & Events and Out of the Ordinary Event Hire. /

“Weddings are bringing back colour and we’re loving pops of pink this year! Think jewel tones paired with shades of pink, dusky orange and metallic gold – a warm and welcoming colour palette but in a sophisticated way,” says Hazel.

Wedding Styling Pops Of Pink Devon Cornwall WedStyling Out of the Ordinary Weddings & Events / Photography Toby Lowe

“We adore this romantic and versatile trend as it will look wonderful with as much or as little colour as you would like, making it the perfect palette for any venue or style. Boho, luxe, rustic or traditional, it can be adapted to suit your dream wedding and budget without compromising on style. It’s one of our favourites this year as it really doesn’t take much for it to look visually spectacular! We love styling this palette by adding pops of colour in different textures to create a soft summery look. Think tall candle holders, ruched table runners, silk napkins, luxe cutlery, charger plates and dried or fresh flowers that will fill the space and visually pop. For more of a winter solstice style, use touches of gold with accents of soft autumnal colours paired with lots of tea lights and candlesticks.”


Wedding Styling Monochrome Magic Devon CornwallStyling Out of the Ordinary Weddings & Events / Photography Toby Lowe

“A monochrome palette is one of our favourite trends for 2023. Having a very simple yet elegant colour scheme is the perfect way to showcase your chic contemporary style with luscious monochrome tones and natural hues,” says Hazel.

Wedding Styling Monochrome Magic Receptions Devon CornwallStyling Out of the Ordinary Weddings & Events / Photography Toby Lowe

“Create this simple, classic and effortlessly elegant design in more than two ways. Use touches of black, soft natural florals and complementing silky grey accents for a sophisticated yet classic and rustic tablescape. Make your style more luxurious with a monochromatic palette and add touches of silver; think sparkly crystal-cut glassware, silver cutlery and silver beaded charger plates against plenty of black décor to showcase the elegant shapes and clean design. Or, if you love this palette but also adore a colourful style, adding lots of colour, pink, peach or even red tones will make your monochrome palette pop!”

Wedding Styling Monohrome Magic Events Devon CornwallStyling Out of the Ordinary Weddings & Events / Photography Toby Lowe

STYLIST: Rebecca Marie
Wedding planner and stylist Rebecca Barallon of Rebecca Marie Weddings & Events creates incredibly stylish and unforgettable celebrations unique to each couple, full of passion, personality, style and soul.-


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“I am having lots of conversations with couples about what is happening above their heads! As people opt for more simple table florals, we are seeing an increase in bigger and more dramatic ceiling installations,” says Rebecca. “We are seeing a big lean towards creating more intimate and romantic spaces with draping and fabric installations. Quite often, that involves mixing mediums such as fabrics, florals and lighting to ultimately change the appearance of a particular space; this is a great tool if you have a barn-style venue but don’t want to go rustic with the décor.”

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Simplified Stationery Cornwall Devon Wedding StylingStationery Gray Starling Designs / Photography Kamila Nowak

“We are seeing more streamlined stationery choices for wedding days. This avoids waste but also creates less clutter on your beautifully styled tablescape! Think menus with guest names already added or a timeline for the day printed alongside the menu,” says Rebecca. “This adds to the ever-popular clean and simple aesthetic that we are seeing everywhere in 2023 and is relatively easy to achieve; in some cases, you may need to be more organised to ensure guests' names are printed on the correct menu choices!”

Simplified Stationery Wedding Styling Devon CornwallStationery Gray Starling Designs / Photography Kamila Nowak

STYLIST: Sophie Walker
Taking a vibrant and modern approach inspired by the passions and personalities of her clients, Sophie Walker of The Little Details by Sophie offers her wedding styling, planning and coordination services across Cornwall and beyond.

“I am absolutely obsessed with textures at the moment, whether that is by using fabrics, florals, your name cards or some interesting centrepieces,” says Sophie. “I just love a table set-up with different textures!”

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“I love the impact of lots of single stem florals. It creates such a simple and delicate, yet striking tablescape!” says Sophie. "Small, simple single stem vases work the best for this look. Make the flowers the accent and perhaps dot them throughout the table or cluster them to create a unique 'bouquet;."

Single Stem Florals Wedding Styling Devon CornwallStyling The Little Details By Sophie / Photography Olivia WR Fine Art Photography

STYLIST: Nikki Sherriff
Wedding stylist Nikki Sherriff from Knots & Kisses designs stunning, cohesive looks full of visual drama and personality, expertly styling your wedding to turn your vision into reality. -

“We’ve seen a lot of playing safe when it comes to weddings over the past few years, whether that's classic white and green foliage, or neutral boho with lots of pampas grass,” says Nikki. “It’s natural to feel like you don't want your wedding to ‘date’ so you don’t take any risks with colour. But the following trends in interiors and fashion – such as colour blocking, bold pastels and retro colours – are just as doable for weddings. However you style your wedding, it will always date to some extent, so why not have a bit of fun and reflect your personality a bit more!”

Bold Colour Palettes Wedding Styling Devon Cornwall

Bold Colour Palettes Wedding Styling Devon

“My key piece of advice when going for a bolder colour palette is layering,” continues Nikki. “Pick some base neutrals (anything from browns and caramels to black, white or even navy and dark green) and then add one, two or even three accent colours. This makes finding everything from bridesmaids’ dresses to ties and napkins so much easier as you haven't restricted yourself to one single colour. And then have fun! Clashing colours are perfect for this look, so pair lilacs with orange, or burgundy with pink and mustard yellow as I’ve done in this ‘70s disco look.”

Wedding Styling Bold Colour Palettes

Wedding Styling Devon Cornwall Bold Colour PalettesStyling Knots & Kisses / Photography Melanie Barnfield / Flowers Brompton Buds


So many weddings over the last few years have hung heavily on either lots of green foliage or the boho trend with arrangements of dried flowers.But I'm here to tell you flowers are back!

Beautiful Blooms Styling Trends Wedding Devon CornwallStyling Knots & Kisses / Photography Babs Boardwell / Flowers Brompton Buds

Beautiful big floral bouquets and installations can make a huge impact at your wedding and add splashes of your favourite colours.
When I bring on board a florist for my styling clients they are always super excited when I ask them to include some actual flowers!

Wedding Styling Trends Flowers Devon CornwallStyling Knots & Kisses / Photography Flo Brooks / Flowers Brompton Buds

My key piece of advice for this trend ... and something I try to do when I'm putting a styling plan together is to maximise the impact of your florals. It's easy to think that lots of flowers would be way out of your budget ... but by focusing on one or two large key installations rather than spreading the budget thinly over many areas, and thinking of ways of reusing your ceremony flowers later in the day, you can really make the most of those big florals.

Wedding Styling Trends Devon Cornwall FlowersStyling Knots & Kisses / Photography Verity Westcott / Flowers Brompton Buds