A Magical Mini Wedding Collection

Friday 1st February, 2019|Category: News
Wedding dressing at Duke of Cornwall Hotel Ballroom

On Thursday 18th October 2018, we hosted our fourth ‘Duke Mini Wedding Collection’. Our increasingly popular Mini Collections are aimed to help engaged couples on their journey to finding their dream wedding venue. We dressed the hotel for a wedding, allowing couples the chance to gather wedding inspiration whilst seeing how the Duke could look for their big day. It also provides the perfect opportunity to meet our experienced team and some of the fantastic suppliers who we work with on a regular basis.

To make the most of our styled spaces, we hosted a photo shoot prior to the evening event, which featured the suppliers invited to exhibit at the Mini Collection. This resulted in some stunning images captured by Jay Stone Photography, which we are delighted to share with you.

Our stunning Hayward Room was set for a ceremony, styled by My Special Day. The lavish purple and silver chairs, coupled with dusky purple flowers perfectly complimented the décor of the space. Our Ballroom was set for a wedding breakfast, styled with deep blue chair sashes with a hint of sparkle (because who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle?!), stunning glass candelabras, a twinkling backdrop and festoon lighting.

The shoot took place across both rooms, plus in the public areas of the hotel, illustrating the diversity of the venue for wedding images, even if the weather is terrible outside!

We caught up with Jay to discover his inspiration for the shoot and how he found working with the hotel.

Our beautiful cake for the day was created by Rachel from Cut me off a Slice, which was presented in a stunning bird cage provided by The Prop Factory. Here is what Rachel had to say with regards to her muse.

Gem Ryder was our wonderful make-up artist, creating the looks for our two beautiful model’s, Laura and Connie. Gem described her inspiration as the following:

Gem worked closely on the day with April, owner of April Wagner Hair, who created stunning intricate hairstyles for our models. Although these ladies run separate businesses, they work wonderfully together and are a great choice for those looking for bridal party hair and make up.

Janie from The Lucky Sixpence designed a stunning selection of jewellery, which not only complimented our models overall looks, but coordinated seamlessly with the shoot.

Images 1-4: Jay Stone Photography, 5-6 The Lucky Sixpence

Lewis from LB Magic UK entertained couples, performing up close magic during the Mini Collection.

Image 1 – Jay Stone Photography, image 2 – The Duke Team

Thank you also to all other suppliers who made this shoot possible:
Dearly Beloved
My Special Day
Kimberley Rose Bridal Boutique
Imattination
The Prop Factory

Entertainment from:
Elaine Keith Hill from the Carlton Big Band
Lee Barry pianist

We would like to thank all of the lovely couples and suppliers who came attended our October 2018 event, and made it such a successful evening. We look forward to welcoming many of you back in the near future!

If you are engaged and still looking for your dream venue, we are now taking bookings for our up-coming Mini Wedding Collection on Thursday 7th March 2019, between 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Click here to book your place, or contact our wedding co-ordinator, Toni by calling 01752 275861.

All images included in this blog post were taken by Jay stone Photography, unless stated otherwise.