I love winter, and as much as I’ve been enjoying the recent sunshine, I’ll be honest, these stunning pictures have made me yearn for the cold, cosy months a little. Trenderway, surrounded by Cornish countryside with breathtaking views and wide-open spaces, provided the perfect setting for this rustic shoot. Inspired by the natural beauty of the location and led by shoot coordinator Hazel Parsons, a team of creatives combined to produce this edgy wedding styling look.

Inside the venue, deep red candles give an instant warmth to the rustic wood table, and the table flowers, coloured glasses and grey plates add further colour contrasts amongst the green foliage. Weaving down the centre of the table, the foliage looks stunning and makes a wonderful winter alternative to a fabric table runner. I also love the small easels the menu and table number sit on, which add another subtle, rustic touch.

Outside, a red chez lounge by the woodland provides a place for the bride and groom to relax and take in the views. Beautifully styled with candelabra, Ivy and Pampas grass, it’s also a perfect spot for couple shots.

If you’re planning a winter wedding I hope these fantastic ideas, captured by Toby Lowe Photography, give you lots of inspiration for your styling…

Bride and groom sitting on chez lounge in woodland at Trenderway

Natural Textures

“Trenderway has so many captivating and remote locations to choose from, giving us a wide tapestry to create the look and feel for this shoot. We wanted a look that pulled on the natural elements available at this venue such as the woodlands, deep green foliage, cool soft natural winter light, and stunning farm surroundings that reflect Trenderway’s eco-friendly ethos. We also wanted to add an edgy, stylised vibe, and used a couture wedding dress by Christine Trewinnard Couture and statement headpieces by The Lucky Sixpence to achieve this. Accents of hot colours featured throughout the styling, including the flowers, make-up, groom’s tie, vintage sofa, cake, and even in the stationery to add warmth and depth.

“The Mowhay barn has many natural textures, from its exposed stone walls to the large wooden beams overhead. It also has a warm and intimate feel whilst offering a good deal of space. We filled the wooden tables with foliage Helen from The Velvet Daisy foraged from Trenderway’s estate. The rich greenery gave a sense of bringing the outdoors in, and showed how you can create something visually stunning and rich in textures and colour for winter weddings.”

Winter wedding stationery with hand lettering

Winter wedding invitation with hand lettering

Winter wedding stationery with hand lettering

Long rustic wooden wedding table with winter styling

Wedding table number with hand lettering

Winter wedding place setting

Wedding menu with hand lettering on small easel

Wedding table with winter styling of foliage, flowers and candles

Grey plate with wedding name card

Long wedding table with winter styling

Wedding name place card with hand lettering

Winter wedding table flowers

Side view of long rustic wedding table

White wedding cake topped with fresh flowers

Fresh flowers on top of white wedding cake

Demure Lounge Setting

“Surrounded by nature, immersed in wildlife, and with cool blue skies, the red barn and private woodlands created the opportunity to take the indoors out. Using the woods as her backdrop, Tracy from Keeping It Vintage Hire designed something very special. She created a demure lounge setting with a deep red vintage sofa, Pampas grass, candelabra with tapered candles, Ivy and greenery. The bride with her oversized ice crown and smouldering eyes sat with her groom, donning a tweed suit and a slightly rugged hairstyle, gazing out over the countryside.

“This shoot is about creating something special for your day, challenging the winter wedding norms and showcasing that anything is possible with the right venue and suppliers.”

Bride and groom standing in front of red outbuilding at Trenderway

Bride and groom holding hands in front of red outbuilding at Trenderway

Groom hugging bride from behind

Bride leaning head back as he holds groom's hands

Bride looking over her shoulder as she holds bouquet

Bride holding large winter wedding bouquet

Bride and groom sitting on chez lounge in woodland at Trenderway

Bride and groom sitting on chez lounge in woodland at Trenderway

Close-up of winter wedding flowers

Bride and groom sitting on red chez lounge in woods

Bride feeding alpaca

Groom feeding alpaca

Bride and groom in field with alpacas

Creative Team

Photography: Toby Lowe Photography

Shoot Coordination: Hazel Parsons of Out of the Ordinary Weddings

Styling and Decor: Keeping It Vintage

Shoot Location: Trenderway, Cornwall

Flowers: The Velvet Daisy

Furniture: Virginias Vintage Hire

Cake: Edible Essence

Stationery: Love Tree Designs

Bridal Wear: Christine Trewinnard Couture

Groomswear: Amanda K Bridal

Jewellery and Wedding Rings: Stephanie Stevens Jewellery

Bridal Headwear and Accessories: The Lucky Sixpence

Mixologists: Tigermilk at The Duke

Grey Plates: Jenny Wren Weddings and Events

Hair: Red Hairdressing Liskeard

Make-Up: Hands and Tans Liskeard

Models: Bethany and Matthew