With autumn just around the corner it’s the perfect time to feature this fabulous, opulent Poldark inspired wedding shoot. This theatrical feast style shoot took place at the stunning Penventon Park Hotel, a Georgian Mansion house in the heart of Cornwall’s mining capital of Redruth. What better place for a bit of Poldark wedding inspiration than Cornwall?

I adore the bold, rich colour palette. The deep reds, rich purple, plumb and gold, create a spectacular atmosphere against the setting of Penventon Park Hotel.

Bride and groom in Georgian outfits wearing Venetian masks

The styling oozes luxury and elegance, and has a wonderful Poldark-esque feel. The styling team created something spectacular with their choice of florals, dresses, stationery, tableware and cakes (oh the cakes!), and Enchanted Brides Photography captured everything beautifully…

Classical Georgian Style

“The team focused on the history and style of Penventon Park Hotel when designing the styling concept and brief for this shoot . The hotels interior reflects its glamorous history with a dramatic, modern twist. There is a mix of classical Georgian style and elements of Venetian decor throughout.

“With this in mind we set about planning an opulent feast for an inspirational shoot that would have made any of the previous residents of Penventon feel at home.”

Bride holding large bouquet

Bride holding large bouquet

Bride with updo hairstyle Back of bride's updo hairstyle

Back of bride's silver dress

Groom wearing Poldark clothing Groom adjusting cuff ruffles

Groom in Poldark clothing holding large bouquet

Wedding table with dark blue tablecloth

Fruit and foliage floral display

Flowers and foliage on wedding table Foliage and candle

Three foliage and fruit displays on wedding table

Luxurious Colours

“We chose a palette of rich plumbs, deep reds, rich purples and gold to reflect the luxurious style and colours of the hotel.

“The flowers were very much inspired by Poldark and its feast settings. The Georgians excelled in showing off their wealth and impressing their guests in a highly sophisticated manner. Rich exotic fruits illustrated their travels and ability to source the unusual from far off lands. Today it is easier and far more affordable to source the unusual, and foliage and fruit creates a sumptuous feel and is also budget friendly.

Foliage wedding table runner

Flower close-up Glasses on wedding table

Georgian style wedding place setting

Wedding menu written on mirror

Leather chairs at wedding table

White and gold wedding cakes

Red floral wedding cake topper

White and gold tiered wedding cake Red flower and berry wedding cake decoration

White and gold wedding cake with red flowers

“2017 has seen weddings heading away from vintage towards luxe. With an increasing love for period dramas and their influence on styles and fashions, this theme seemed very apt, and the deep rich plum colours perfect for the season.

“We’re also seeing a big revival in using fruits and flowers decoratively together. The bouquet and table centre arrangements were big and bold which really suited this style.”

Bride and groom in Poldark style clothing standing in front of a mirror

Bride in silver wedding dress standing in front of a mirror

Bride and groom sitting in chairs in Penventon Park Hotel

Bride and groom standing under light in Penventon Park Hotel

Bride and groom about to kiss

Sense of Drama

“Lighting was key to creating an atmospheric feeling, so we used lots of candlelight and uplighters. The Venetian masks that would ordinarily adorn the walls within the hotel added a sense of drama and theatrical feel to the shoot.

Georgian wedding table styling

Apple anf foliage wedding table display

Georgian style wedding table number Georgian style wedding place setting

Wedding place setting with sheet music scroll and menu

Venetian masks on wall at Penventon Park Hotel

Pictures on wall at Penventon Park Hotel

“The brief for the cake was to create something dramatic to capture the feel of the venue, whilst incorporating a modern day twist. The trio of cakes, with gorgeous deep winter berry palette and pops of red and gold, made a real impact. Gold leaf within the design added a luxe feel and made the design stand out.

“The menus, inspired by a black and gold palette, featured luxurious, pearlescent card with a marbled effect finish. This was hand-selected and designed to complement the grand, Georgian mansion.”

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake at Penventon Park Hotel

Bride leaning back on groom as they sit on couch

Bow on back of bride's silver wedding dress

Bride on spiral staircase at Penventon Park Hotel

Bride on ladder getting drinks from behind bar at Penventon Park Hotel

Tray of fruit

Tray on Georgian table

Bride with flower crown

Bride with flower crown leaning back on couch

Bride with flower crown Groom in Georgian clothing

Groom kissing bride's neck

Large bouquet on couch

Photography: Enchanted Brides Photography

Shoot Location: Penventon Park Hotel, Cornwall

Shoot Co-Ordinators: Hazel Parsons and Jenny Wren Weddings and Events

Styling: Inspire Hire

Lighting: Love Weddings Cornwall

Wedding Cake: Hannah’s Cakes

Flowers: Phillip Corps

Silver Wedding Dress: Christine Trewinnard

Black Wedding Dress and Floral Crown: The Bridal House of Cornwall

Suits: The Dark Angel

Hair: Elliegant Hair

Make-Up: Lizzie Couch Makeup

Stationery: Making Brides Smile Stationery

Models: Zoe Tresise and George Champion