A Marriage of Ideas at The Duke
Getting married is one of life’s profound moments of union. But a successful wedding day involves another kind of union too – the collaboration of diverse wedding suppliers to make it all happen.
A recent styled wedding shoot at the hotel was an exquisite illustration of how this combination of creative talents can amount to something special. As an iconic and longstanding Plymouth wedding venue, The Duke was the setting for the shoot and played host to some of the region’s finest wedding suppliers.
The style brief for the shoot was dreamt up by Meg Hope from Devon-based Mimosa Photography. Meg explains:
“I felt traditional was the way forward for this shoot, but with an added touch of opulence, so I chose the colour theme of navy – maybe subconsciously with the city’s marine history in mind – which contrasts so beautifully with pink, and accented with gold for that luxurious feel.”
Taking their cue from this colour palette, a varied collection of other wedding specialists contributed to the day’s style. The bride’s headpiece is a beautiful bespoke item featuring original vintage leaves. Its creator Janie, from The Lucky Sixpence, describes the inspiration for the design:
“The Duke of Cornwall is a stylish and sophisticated venue so I worked delicate sprays of Swarovski rainbow crystals, pearls and diamantes on gold-plated wire to create a timeless but eye-catching piece.”
Another essential element in a perfectly styled wedding day is the bridal bouquet and flowers. Louise Brumpton from The Secret Garden Flowers stepped up to the mark with a beautifully considered arrangement – she explains:
“I created a bridal bouquet with stunning Combo and Kahala roses with lots of textured foliage, brunia, astrantia and pretty blue forget-me-nots to really set off the gold roses.”
The gloriously tall and strikingly original wedding cake was the work of Centrepiece Cakes. For Katheryn Talmage, the maker behind the cake, the venue was an important consideration in the design choice. She says:
“I felt that having touches of gold on the cake would really suit the Duke of Cornwall and its luxurious surroundings. I chose the striking white anenomies with deep blue centres as they create such a focal wow factor on the cake.”
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. Again, the detail was carefully thought through, with wedding stationers Anon Design explaining:
“The brush lettering paired with an elegant serif font, finished with sprigs of floral graphics in the soft blush tones is such a lovely combination.”
These elements and many more contributed to a stunning ‘fantasy’ wedding day – an event which allowed us to showcase some of the talented craftspeople we recommend to couples getting married here.
This display of creative work by Duke’s supplier partners also served to highlight another amazing asset – the stunning setting of the hotel itself. Perfectly captured by Mimosa’s stylish photography, the Duke is shown off in its full splendour. With sensational spaces and abundant historic character, it’s the ideal place for such a momentous occasion. Add to that the hotel’s brilliant range of wedding packages and reputation for excellent service, and the Duke is a simply superb choice as a wedding day venue.
If you’re in the process of planning your wedding, there’s a chance both to experience the Duke as a potential venue and to see the work of a selection of its trusted wedding suppliers for yourself. The Duke Mini Collection will take place on 5th October 2017 and is open to all brides and grooms to-be. Go along and be inspired.
To book your free place at the Duke Mini Collection, click here to visit the event page on eventbrite.
Click here to find out more about the Duke of Cornwall Hotel’s wedding packages or call 01752 275850.
The suppliers featured in this wedding photo shoot:
Venue: The Duke of Cornwall Hotel
Photography: Mimosa Photography
Videographer: Focused Memory Productions
Florist: The Secret Garden flowers
Chair covers and sashes: The Wedding Hub
Dress: Rock The Frock at The Wedding Hub
Necklace: Lavish Lockets at The Wedding Hub
Cake: Centrepiece Cake Co.
Stationery: Anon Design
Hairpiece: The Lucky Sixpence
Tablecloths: The Pretty Accessory
Hair stylist: No4 Hair
Make-up: Chloe Jane MUA
Bride model: Emily Ball
Groom Model: Stuart Mcintosh