We’ve featured a number of fabulous wedding inspiration shoots at Duke of Cornwall Hotel but this art deco one is my favourite so far. The Duke is such a grand hotel, so the art deco concept works so well. These wedding styling ideas are wonderful inspiration for couples marrying at The Duke or any other hotel with such style and grandeur.

The creative team really made the most of every aspect of the hotel to showcase how the art deco look could work for you. The styling has has a modern, trendy edge, and a lot of the current trends in the wedding world have been cleverly incorporated. A big wedding trend is to have a cocktail bar for a cocktail hour (very 1920s!), and I love the globe drinks trolley, signed with a funky art deco type-style printed menu and a cool ‘trust me you can dance’ chalkboard sign. Of course, no 1920s drinks area would be complete without a gramophone!

1920s bride and groom behind light up letters at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

If you’re looking for bridal style with a nod to the 1920s then you’ll love the bride’s look. She wears a gorgeous, classic cut vintage style dress with a beautiful feather headband, which gives the look a touch of flapper style.

Everything about this art deco inspired wedding styling at The Duke really is fabulous, just like the era itself. Enjoy these wonderful pictures by UpArt Photography.

An Element of Art Deco

“The history behind the hotel has always fascinated me, and I love the fact it has seen many different styles and eras since opening in 1863. This shoot needed to be in keeping with age of the hotel and its history, so we decided to reflect the 1920s with an element of art deco.” — Agata, UpArt Photography

1920s art deco wedding styling

Drinks globe with Trust Me You Can Dance Sign

Drinks bottles in drinks globe

Drinks decanter and glasses

1920s art deco style cocktail menu

All you need is love written on glass

Classic, Bold Look

“Having looked at all the different elements I took inspiration from the bold and distinctive style. Taking into account the colours used throughout the stationery and flowers I incorporated that into my cake design. We went for a classic, bold look, which didn’t include any flowers. It was something very different for us, but it all came together beautifully.” — Rachel, Cut Me Off a Slice

Wedding cake, gramophone and speakeasy sign

Art deco style wedding cake

Detail on art deco style wedding cake

1920’s Style

“For the make-up I concentrated on a simple eye with a wash of pale gold over the lid and a touch of Black Flicked eyeliner. I gave the skin a flawless pale finish with a cheek colour to complement, with the whole look finished off with a pop of colour on the lips. I used a dark cerise lipstick rather than a more traditional red to give the look a more updated feel. Together with the hair and accessories I think we achieved a really beautiful contemporary take on the 1920’s style, and a look which today’s brides can easily recreate.” — Gem Ryder MUA

1920s bride with feather headband

1920s bride's feather headband

Detail on back of bride's dress

Gatsby Style Bob

“Following the 1920s theme and beautiful thick, multi-tonal hair I had to work with, I chose to add a wave using my wand and then created a Gatsby style bob with a slightly modern twist.” — April, Wags Hair and Beauty

Back of bride's curled bob updo hairstyle

Groom sitting

Groom's cuff

1920s bride in The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

1920s bride standing by wedding cake

A Bit of Bling

“We chose a monochromatic look with accents of crystal, glass and a bit of bling, so I decided white anemones with their almost black centres would work perfectly.

“I designed a shower bouquet similar to those that 1920’s brides would have carried, with the trail made from beautiful white Singapore orchids and eucalyptus foliage. I threaded ivory pearls onto silver bullion wire and trailed it through the bouquet to add a bit of bling, and a natural placuna shell collar for shine and interest.

“To finish the look I added extra anemones to the crystalware on the tables.” — Louise Brumpton, The Secret Garden Flowers

1920s bride holding drink standing next to wedding cake

1920s groom standing next to drinks globe

1920s bride and groom

1920s bride and groom

1920s bride and groom with art deco style wedding cake

Bride behind illuminated letters

1920s bride and groom

Modern Feel

“An Art Deco theme can sometimes come across as a pastiche of another style, so it was fantastic to see a modern interpretation of this theme. I created a stationery suite with a deco style font but a distinctly modern feel with clean lines and just a simple fine grosgrain ribbon.” — Nikki, Knots and Kisses

Art deco style cocktail menu

Art deco style wedding stationery

Bridal bouquet of anemones and foliage

1920s bride standing in front of large window at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

1920s bride and groom on spiral staircase at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

1920s bride with feather headband on spiral staircase

1920s bride and groom outside The Duke of Cornwall Hotel at night

Photography: UpArt Photography

Shoot Location: The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth, Devon

Florist: The Secret Garden Flowers

Suits and Shoes: The Vintage Suit Hire @ The Wedding Hub

Dress: Rock the Frock Bridal @ The Wedding Hub

Cake: Cut Me Off a Slice

Stationery: Knots and Kisses

Props: The Prop Factory

Hair: Wags Hair and Beauty

Make-Up: Gem Ryder Makeup Artist

Models: Philippa and Mark Bowden