Art Deco at The Duke

Friday 20th April, 2018|Category: News
Couple in Art Deco inspired wedding shoot

For decades the hotel has been a sensational venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. With its grand, elegant spaces, the Duke oozes style and sophistication, and delivers the sense of occasion that a wedding deserves.

With so many fashion trends we enjoy working with creative and talented suppliers to showcase the Duke in a variety of styles to inspire future couples. This time it was an Art Deco theme selected by Agata from UpArt photography who captured and coordinated the shoot. As an iconic venue in the heart of Britain’s Ocean City we couldn’t wait to see how Agata and her carefully selected team transformed the hotel. We are delighted to be able to share the images with you all, now that the shoot has been featured in the fantastic Devon Wed Magazine. Thank you to the team at Wed for the stunning four page feature. To see the shoot in the magazine, be sure to buy your copy of issue 35!

Having worked with Agata on a number of occasions in the past, including our Mini Wedding Collections, we knew the shoot was going to be an amazing showcase for the hotel. Agata’s dedication and drive has led to her becoming one of our recommended wedding suppliers Agata explains:

Art Deco styled bride with bouquet
1920s style bride and groom on Duke of Cornwall hotel staircase
1920s style bride and groom next to wedding cake
Bride and groom in 1920s styled wedding scene
Smiling bride in 20s style wedding dress

Agata worked with some of the finest wedding suppliers in the South West. Danielle from The Wedding Hub supplied the beautiful Rock the Frock wedding dress, along with the charming suit from The Vintage Suit Hire Company. Taking inspiration from Agata’s vision, Danielle explains:

Another essential element in a perfectly styled wedding day is the bridal bouquet and flowers. Louise Brumpton from The Secret Garden Flowers provided stunning flowers and foliage for the shoot. She explains:

The striking, unique wedding cake was created by the very talented Rachel from Cut Me Off A Slice. Rachel explains:

Adding to the art deco theme, the Prop Factory provided some stunning pieces including a gramophone and a globe drinks cabinet (which we love!) Carmen explains that the styling for the shoot was subtle and minimalistic, as the Hayward Room provides a fantastic backdrop, and old Hollywood vibes.

The Brides hair was delicately styled by the very creative April from Wags Hair and Beauty, resulting in a stunning finish. April explains:

Gem Ryder MUA added the glamourous makeup for the Bride, providing a contemporary take on the 1920’s. Gem explains:ry take on the 1920’s. Gem explains:

The choice of wedding stationery is yet another feature which defines the feel of a wedding day. In this shoot, stylish wedding place cards and menus added flair and personality which were provided by wedding stationers Knots and Kisses. Nikki explains:

Art Deco wedding invitations on wooden placemat
1920s style wedding stationery

This shoot really came together with our stunning models – Mark and Philippa Bowden. Thank you so much guys, we really enjoying working with you and hope you enjoyed the experience!

UpArt Photography perfectly captured the hotel, showing off the Duke in its full splendour. The shoot brought together a wonderfully talented range of suppliers, who styled the hotel’s Hayward Room with a beautiful finish. With sensational spaces and abundant historic character, it’s the ideal place for such a momentous occasion. Added to that, the hotel offers a brilliant range of wedding packages and has a reputation for excellent service. All in all, this makes the Duke a simply superb choice as a wedding day venue.

We have a proud history of playing a part in couples’ love stories. We’d love to help make your dream day come true too. For a private tour of the hotel with Toni, our dedicated Wedding Coordinator, please email weddings@thedukeofcornwall.co.uk or call direct on 01752 275861.

To find out more about the Duke of Cornwall Hotel’s wedding packages, click here.

We look forward to sharing Up Art Photography’s stunning images from the March Mini Wedding Collection in the coming weeks.

The suppliers featured in this wedding photo shoot are:

Venue: The Duke of Cornwall Hotel
Contact Toni Sharpe on 01752 275861 | thedukeofcornwall.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Photography: UpArt Photography
Contact Agata on 01752 330697 | upartphotography.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Florist: The Secret Garden Flowers
Contact Louise on 07772 422583 | thesecretgardenflowers.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter

Suits and Shoes: The Vintage Suit Hire @ The Wedding Hub
Contact Danielle on 07595 533287 | thewedhub.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Dress: Rock The Frock @ The Wedding Hub
Contact Danielle on 07595 533287 | rockthefrockbridal.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Cake: Cut Me Off A Slice
Contact Rachel on 07514 388221 | cutmeoffaslice.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Stationery: Knots and Kisses
Contact Nikki on 07976 625201 | knotsandkisses.co.uk Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Props: The Prop Factory
Contact Carmen on 01392 493660 | propfactory.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Hair Stylist: Wags Hair
Contact April on 07961 609147 | Facebook |

Make-up: Gem Ryder MUA
Call Gemma on 07979 496361 | gemryder.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Bride model: Philippa Bowden
Groom model: Mark Bowden