poldark wedding shoot

Today I’m heading off to the Carbis Bay Hotel for the latest Cornwall Wed Meet Up event (where, dear readers, I will be speaking to a very large audience about business blogging, wish me luck!!)….

So it seemed only fitting that today’s post is in fact the photo shoot from the last Wed Meet Up!

Every CWMU is themed differently and I have to say this particular one was one of my favourites so far. The organisers Hazel Parsons and Jenny Wren tell us all about it…

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This theatrical feast styled shoot took place at the Penventon Park Hotel, a hidden gem in the heart of Cornwall’s mining capital of Redruth. Tucked away down a tranquil avenue of verdant trees and subtropical palms sits this impressive Georgian Mansion house.

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When designing the styling concept and brief for this shoot the team very much focused on the history of the impressive Georgian Mansion and the style of the newly refurbished hotel. We wanted to work with a photographer that would creatively capture this unique setting and the feel of the shoot within their images, Enchanted Brides Photography was the perfect fit.

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The interiors of the hotel reflect its glamorous history with a dramatic modern twist. There is a mix of classical Georgian style and elements of Venetian decor throughout the hotel. With this in mind our Stylist, styling Guru Elle from Inspire Hire set about planning an opulent feast for an inspirational shoot that would have made any of the previous residents of the Penventon feel at home.

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We wanted to reflect the luxurious style and colours of the hotel within our shoot, choosing a pallet of rich plums, deep reds, rich purples & gold. Elle headed up the design and concept working closely with internationally renowned Floral Designer Philip Corps and a team of highly skilled Cornish suppliers.

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The flowers were very much inspired by Poldark and it’s feast settings. The Georgians were excellent at showing off their wealth and impressing their guests in a highly sophisticated manner. Rich exotic fruits were incorporated to illustrate their travels and ability to source the unusual from far off lands. Today obviously it is easy for us to source the unusual and far more affordable. We used lots of foliage and fruit to create the final look which not only creates a sumptuous feel but is also budget friendly (a top tip for couples planning their own weddings)!

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With an increasing love for period dramas and their influence on our styles and fashions, this theme seemed very apt and on trend for the moment. The deep rich plum colours are very apt for the season. Using fruits and flowers decoratively together is something that is having a big revival.

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Not only is this look in keeping with the lovely hotel, its also very on trend for 2017 weddings, which will be heading away from the vintage and very much towards the luxe!

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With Poldark back on our TV screens this year,  it was fitting that Philip Corps, well known for his floral designs for the show, was available to deliver this element of the styling in our period property. Philips bouquet and table centre arrangements were big and bold, which really suited this style!

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Lighting was key to creating a atmospheric feeling for this look so we used lots of candlelight, uplighters and a smoke machine to add a theatrical feel.

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We used some of the Venetian masks that would ordinarily adorn the walls within the hotel to incorporate a sense of drama and add a theatrical feel to the shoot.

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When it came to the cake, the brief was to create something dramatic that would capture the feel of the venue, whilst incorporating a modern day twist. The cake designer Hannah from Hannah’s Cakes created a trio of cakes to make an impact, using a gorgeous deep winterberry palette with pops of red and gold. By using gold leaf within the design this added a luxe feel and really made the design stand out.

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For the stationery creative genius Molly from Making Brides Smile designed menus inspired by a black and gold palette. She used luxurious, pearlescent card with a marbled effect finish which was hand-selected and designed to complement the grand, Georgian mansion.

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Want to create this look for your wedding day?

Here are Elle’s 5 Top Styling Tips to create it:

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  • Work with your venue – pick up elements of style and colour from your venue and work with it for your wedding styling.
  • Use Fruit and Foliage to create impressive features that are budget friendly.
  • Use candlelight to create drama and atmosphere.
  • Coloured Table linen can make a huge impact on your wedding design.
  • Long tables create much more scope for impressive table styling, and also are more social than the traditional round wedding table!

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To find out more about having your wedding at the beautiful Penventon Park Hotel or to arrange a viewing head to www.penventon.co.uk or call 01209 203000 to speak to one of their team.

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Fabulous Suppliers

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Venue

Penventon Park Hotel

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Shoot coordinators

Hazel Parsons

Jenny Wren Weddings & Events

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Photography

Enchanted Brides Photography

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Styling

Inspire Hire

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Lighting & smoke

Love Weddings Cornwall

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Wedding cake

Hannah’s Cakes

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Flowers

Philip Corps Flowers

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Silver Wedding Dress

Christine Trewinnard

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Black Wedding Dress & Floral Crown

The Bridal House of Cornwall

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Grooms Suits

Dark Angel Studio

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Hair

Elliegant Hair

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Make up

Lizzie Couch Makeup

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Stationery

Making Brides Smile Stationery

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Models

Zoe Tresise Modelling

George Champion

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