duke of cornwall plymouth wedding inspiration

Weddings have been a part of The Duke’s story from the beginning, with couples returning year after year to celebrate forty, fifty and even sixty year wedding anniversaries at the place where they began their married life together.


But this isn’t a venue that’s just about the past, today The Duke of Cornwall can create weddings that are the perfect mix of old and new. This is an exciting time for the hotel as they re-launch as a wedding venue, and to truly celebrate the iconic building in all its glory they pulled together a talented team of suppliers to show couples how incredible and versatile the hotel can be.


This comes just as the hotel is preparing for their Mini Wedding Collection event next Thursday evening – a wonderful opportunity to view this beautiful and unique venue with selected suppliers also on hand to inspire your wedding.  Head along to the Duke of Cornwall on Thursday 15th March between 5.30 and 7.30pm.


Now back to their shoot – stylist Elle (Inspire Hire) says:


“The Duke of Cornwall is a venue bursting with history and elegance, so when we were planning this inspirational shoot the elegance of the 1930s seemed to capture the spirit of the hotel.

I wanted our styling to reflect the old school glamour and refinement of the beautiful, historic hotel. The luxurious ballroom echoes with the ghosts of elegant parties in times gone by; as I first stood on the beautiful parquet dance floor and looked around the room I wanted to recreate the ambience of such an event.

To create the perfect setting for an elegant dinner we used a pallet of very on-trend rich Pantone colours – Toasted Almond and Lucite Green – along with touches of gold and antique rose, that work well within the context of this glamorous era.

Table linen is often over looked when planning decor for a wedding. Using the Toasted Almond tablecloths and beautiful coloured napkins added texture and opulence to our design, along with the Champagne saucers and gold rimmed china. Using wonderful fern and orchid centrepieces our talented florist brought the glamour of 1930s floral design right up to date. She also created two fabulous bouquets, again using the shapes that echo those that brides would have carried in the 30s era.

Our fabulous and stylish stationery featured the key colours along with beautiful typography, and what wedding celebration would be complete without some uber-opulent desserts, which we showed off on an antique table decorated with vintage cut glass vases filled with flowers.

Our beautiful bride and dashing groom look as if they have stepped back in timelessly glamorous attire that would have blended in perfectly on the Duke’s ballroom in the 1930s. Tommy wore a smart, tailored Dinner Jacket, and looked just the part to complement his lovely bride’s elongated silhouette and embellished dresses.”

Images were taken by Liberty Pearl Photography, and as always, the full list of suppliers is at the bottom of the post…



Fabulous Suppliers

Shoot Coordinator
Jenny Wren Weddings and Events

Liberty Pearl

Baxter & Ted

Inspire Hire

Champagne Saucers & Vintage Crockery
Meadowsweet Vintage

Jules Champion Flower Design

Hair & Makeup
Madame Tashy

Bridal House of Cornwall

Dress and Suit
The Wedding Company

Peppermint Bridal

Hip Hip Hooray

Cut Me Off A Slice

Sarah Mackfall
Tommy J Stewart







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