A Hollywood Glamour bridal shoot in Plymouth

10 May 2016

This Hollywood Glamour 1930s shoot taken at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth showcases the opulence and elegance of the era.

From the venue to the styling and everything inbetween, the Hollywood Glamour shoot showcases the beauty of the Duke of Cornwall hotel as a wedding venue and photographer's dream.

We caught up with Elle Winsor-Grime of venue styling company, Inspire Hire to tell us more

What was the inspiration behind the shoot?

The Duke of Cornwall is a venue bursting with history and elegance, so when we were planning this inspirational shoot the elegance of the 1930s seemed to capture the spirit of the hotel.

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How did the styling reflect the concept of the shoot?

I wanted our styling to reflect the old school glamour and refinement of the beautiful, historic hotel. The luxurious ballroom echoes with the ghosts of elegant parties in times gone by; as I first stood on the beautiful parquet dance floor and looked around the room I wanted to recreate the ambience of such an event.

To create the perfect setting for an elegant dinner we used a palette of very on-trend rich Pantone colours – Toasted Almond and Lucite Green – along with touches of gold and antique rose, that work well within the context of this glamorous era.

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What details did you incorporate to reflect the theme?

Table linen is often overlooked when planning decor for a wedding. Using the Toasted Almond tablecloths and beautiful coloured napkins, we added texture and opulence to our design, along with the champagne saucers and gold rimmed china. Using wonderful fern and orchid centrepieces, our talented florist brought the glamour of 1930s floral design right up to date. She also created two fabulous bouquets, again using the shapes that echo those that brides would have carried in the '30s era.

Our fabulous and stylish stationery featured the key colours along with beautiful typography, and what wedding celebration would be complete without some uber-opulent desserts, which we showed off on an antique table decorated with vintage cut glass vases filled with flowers.

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How did you tie up the look of the bride and groom?

Our beautiful bride and dashing groom look as if they have stepped back in timelessly glamorous attire that would have blended in perfectly on the Duke’s ballroom in the 1930s. Tommy wore a smart, tailored dinner jacket, and looked just the part to complement his lovely bride’s elongated silhouette and embellished dresses.

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Get the look:

Venue: The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, www.thedukeofcornwall.co.uk
Shoot coordinator: Jenny Wren Weddings and Events, www.jennywrenweddingsandevents.co.uk
Photography: Liberty Pearl Photography, www.libertypearlphotography.com
Videography: Baxter and Ted, www.baxterandted.com
Styling: Inspire Hire, www.inspire-hire.co.uk
Champagne saucers and vintage crockery: Meadow Sweet Vintage, http://meadowsweetvintage.co.uk
Flowers: Jules Champion Flower Design, www.juleschampionfloraldesign.co.uk
Hair & Make-Up: Madame Tashy, www.facebook.com/MadameTashysBeautyBoutique
Dresses: Bridal House Cornwall, www.thebridalhouseofcornwall.co.uk
Dress and Suit: The Wedding Company, www.the-wedding-company.co.uk
Accessories: Peppermint Bridal, www.peppermintbridal.co.uk
Stationery: Hip Hip Hooray, www.hiphiphooray.com
Cake: Cut Me Off A Slice, www.cutmeoffaslice.com
Car: Mr Alfies Jaunts
Model: Sarah Mackfall
Model: Tommy J Stewart

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