An opulent theatrical feast inspired styled shoot with Poldark influences

Today I am thrilled to share this stunning opulent theatrical feast inspired styled shoot with Poldark influences.

Images were captured by Enchanted Brides Photography, co-ordination by Hazel Parsons and Jenny Wren, styling by Inspire Hire and the collaboration of a talented team.

Hazel tells us a little about the shoot and its inspiration…


“This theatrical feast inspired styled shoot took place at the Penventon Park Hotel, a hidden gem in the heart of Cornwall’s mining capital of Redruth.”

“Tucked away down a tranquil avenue of verdant trees and subtropical palms sits this impressive Georgian Mansion house.”

“When designing the styling concept and brief for this shoot the team very much focused on the history of the impressive Georgian Mansion and the style of the newly refurbished hotel.”

“We wanted to work with a photographer that would creatively capture this unique setting and the feel of the shoot within their images, Enchanted Brides Photography was the perfect fit.”

“The interiors of the hotel reflect its glamorous history with a dramatic modern twist.”

“There is a mix of classical Georgian style and elements of Venetian decor throughout the hotel.”

“With this in mind our Stylist, styling Guru Elle from Inspire Hire set about planning an opulent feast for an inspirational shoot that would have made any of the previous residents of the Penventon feel at home.”

“We wanted to reflect the luxurious style and colours of the hotel within our shoot, choosing a pallet of rich Plums, deep reds, rich purples & gold.”

“Elle headed up the design and concept working closely with internationally renowned Floral Designer Philip Corps and a team of highly skilled Cornish suppliers.”

“The flowers were very much inspired by Poldark and it’s feast settings.”

“The Georgians were excellent at showing off their wealth and impressing their guests in a highly sophisticated manner.”

“Rich exotic fruits were incorporated to illustrate their travels and ability to source the unusual from far off lands.”

“Today obviously it is easy for us to source the unusual and far more affordable.”

“We used lots of foliage and fruit to create the final look which not only creates a sumptuous feel but is also budget friendly (a top tip for couples planning their own weddings)!”

“With an increasing love for period dramas and their influence on our styles and fashions, this theme seemed very apt and on trend for the moment.”

“The deep rich plum colours are very apt for the season.”

“Using fruits and flowers decoratively together is something that is having a big revival.”

“Not only is this look in keeping with the lovely hotel, its also very on trend for 2017 weddings, which will be heading away from the vintage and very much towards the Luxe!”

“With Poldark back on our TV screens this year,  it was fitting that Philip Corps, well known for his floral designs for the show, was available to deliver this element of the styling in our period property.”

“Philips bouquet and table centre arrangements were big and bold, which really suited this style!”

“Lighting was key to creating a atmospheric feeling for this look so we used lots of candlelight, uplighters and a smoke machine to add a theatrical feel.”

“We used some of the Venetian masks that would ordinarily adorn the walls within the hotel to incorporate a sense of drama and add a theatrical feel to the shoot.”

“When it came to the cake, the brief was to create something dramatic that would capture the feel of the venue, whilst incorporating a modern day twist.”

“The cake designer Hannah from Hannah’s Cakes created a trio of cakes to make an impact, using a gorgeous deep winterberry palette with pops of red and gold.”

“By using gold leaf within the design this added a luxe feel and really made the design stand out.”

“For the stationery creative genius Molly from Making Brides Smile designed menus inspired by a black and gold palette.”

“She used luxurious, pearlescent card with a marbled effect finish which was hand-selected and designed to complement the grand, Georgian mansion.”


Want to create this look for your wedding day?

Here are Elle’s 5 Top Styling Tips to create it:

*Work with your venue – pick up elements of style and colour from your venue and work with it for your wedding styling.

*Use Fruit and Foliage to create impressive features that are budget friendly.

*Use candlelight to create drama and atmosphere.

*Coloured Table linen can make a huge impact on your wedding design.

*Long tables create much more scope for impressive table styling, and also are more social than the traditional round wedding table!


To find out more about having your wedding at the beautiful Penventon Park Hotel or to arrange a viewing head to or call 01209 203000 to speak to one of their team.


Thank you so much to the team for sharing this incredible theatrical feast inspired styled shoot. I adore the bold rich tones which convey such warmth and atmosphere.

From the incredible setting to the most gorgeous of florals and cakes, to the most eyecatching crockery & glassware, to pretty stationery, to stunning gowns, to beautiful beauty looks every part of the team has blended to create the most seamless and spectacular of themes.


Shoot Credits

Venue: Penventon Park Hotel

Shoot co-ordinators: Hazel Parsons and Jenny Wren Weddings & Events

Photography: Enchanted Brides Photography

Styling: Inspire Hire

Lighting & smoke: Love Weddings Cornwall

Wedding cake: Hannah’s Cakes

Flowers: Philip Corps Flowers

Silver Wedding Dress: Christine Trewinnard

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

Grooms Suits: Dark Angel Studio

Hair: Elliegant Hair

Make up: Lizzie Couch Makeup

Stationery: Making Brides Smile Stationery

Models: Zoe Tresise – Zoe Tresise Modelling & George Champion


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