Modern meets Classic Vintage Luxury Wedding with travel and literature detail

Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous styled shoot where modernity meets Modern meets Classic Vintage Luxury Wedding with beautiful travel and literature detail.

Images were captured by Tracey Warbey Photography with concept and styling by belles & beaus and the collaboration of a fabulous creative team.

The shoot was inspired by the beautiful interior of Boscundle Manor, a boutique style hotel set in nearly 2 acres of its own private grounds.

The library in particular with its Stiffkey Blue Farrow & Ball walls & dark wooden floors gave the perfect setting for a beautifully romantic, candlelit, intimate wedding ceremony followed by a reception for eight guests.

The hotel holds a licence for couples to hold marriage ceremonies here, in the lounge room & in the grounds, catering for weddings from elopements up to 40 guests with exclusive hire.

The styling reflected a couples love of travel & literature, using vintage suitcases & books, replacing the traditional table number with a quote card from one of their favourite love stories, The Notebook; ‘ I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul and to me, this has always been enough’.

The Order of Service included a reading from the couples favourite book Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

An abundance of candles created just the right atmosphere for the ceremony, where a solo violinist provided seating music, entrance of the bride, signing of the register & the couples exit.

A classic colour palette of silver green grey, ivory, blush pink and a touch of the palest lilac blush set the tone.

Flowers can bring the most perfect details to a wedding capturing the mood and theme and showcasing the beautiful dress, accessories, hair, make up and table setups perfectly.

Every feature of the shoot hosted flowers and foliage giving a soft romantic feel of colour, texture, scent, movement, interest, light and contrast.

The colour choice of soft vintage pastel flowers from Brookside Flower Farm captured the very essence of this romantic and vintage luxury wedding shoot.

Roses are a symbol of true love and each colour has a special meaning, blush pink signifies Joy and happiness, lavender for enchantment love and adoration together with ivory for richness and perfection.

The combination full of scent texture and delicate colour included Roses, lilac Wax flower with its pretty delicate petals and citrusy aroma Snowberries in a delicate blush, Astrantia with its plum shades and star like flowers, silver Brunia berries, grasses and seeded eucalyptus.

The roses used were, Quicksand; Memory Lane, and White Chocolate.

The arch provides a dramatic entrance for the bride and contains a heavenly mixture of scented roses, gypsophilia and chrysanthemums. The flowers are complemented with ivy, eucalyptus, asparagus, fern and garden foliage.

The flowers are carried through to the fire-place, which sets the scene for an intimate romantic ceremony with vintage silver candlesticks and blush candles of varying heights adding warmth light and interest with their flickering reflection in the mirror.

The Church candles and hearth arrangement add depth to the final design and draw the eye down so you are surrounded by flowers and candles, creating a sense of magic and a fabulous backdrop to the wedding ceremony.

Stylish chair back designs complete the picture.

The tablescape sees a silk runner running down the middle of a 100 year old table.

White plates & crisp napkins were complimented by vintage heart shaped shortbread cookies offered as favours, place names in pastel green & delicate pink with pearl & diamante detailed embellishments and lace covered thank you notes.

Simple glassware gave a sophisticated look while elegant candelabra give an impression of grandeur, blush candles, roses and trailing foliage are under lit with church style candles to showcase the delicate handmade stationery and place settings.

Beautiful pastel tones & a sophisticated elegant design with a little sparkle was the order of the day with the stationery design.

The dress was the focal point & the collection comprised of the invitation, order of service, RSVP, place name & table name card.

The base card throughout was ivory pearlescent with accents of sage green & delicate pink which complimented the style & vintage luxury wedding theme perfectly.

Ivory lace trim picked up the lace overlay of the brides dress with the addition of beautiful Satab satin ribbon.

A beautiful pearl & diamante embellishment was the star of the show.

The bride wore a fitted Rosetta Nicolini ivory gown, adorned with gems over the bodice with a lace overlay and flowing train. A satin belt with two vintage, diamante flowers, finished the look.

The brides accessories were delicately handmade using freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and Swarovski diamantes.

The headdress is from Blushing Flamingos Nightingale collection which featured a delicate floral design with vines weaving across the hair from a side cluster of pearl flowers.

The earrings and bracelet were designed especially for the shoot featuring eye-catching handmade pearl flowers.

The large earrings are bold yet feminine.

The brides hair by Fuzion Hair was styled in a soft, elegant 1940’s look & was created using a verity of techniques to give it a modern touch.

This look complemented her dress beautifully & showed off her accessorise perfectly.

The brides make up by Emilies Professional Hair & Make Up was dramatic & glamourous to suit the classic, vintage look.

Using All Earth Minerals products, ethically sourced, vegan and cruelty free, a subtle vintage flick on the eye complemented the vintage luxury wedding theme.

The grooms suit was a House of Cavani suit called ‘Albert’ from Little Anne Maids in  a grey tweed pattern but without the weight of real tweed giving comfort & style.

To compliment he wears a tie by Liberty and steering wheel cufflinks echoed the grooms love of sports cars.

The cake by Jax Cakes n’Bakes again reflected the dress, focusing on the elegant sparkle element of the top.

The top tier held a variety of sprinkles to give a sparkly, beaded effect.

An off white palette for the bottom tier and heart shaped shortbread cookies gave the vintage effect.

Handmade sugar roses matching the fresh flowers and stationery finished the look.

The cookie favours were hand piped with a delicate design bring the whole theme together beautifully.

A modern twist was again given to the grooms love of cars with an open top wedding car was decorated with a garland of flowers, vintage Just married sign & the old tradition of vintage style trailing tin cans giving a nod to the couples sense of fun.

Take a look at the Behind the scenes wedding film by Mike Dutton….


Venue – Boscundle Manor

Photography – Tracey Warbey Photography

Dress / Planning & Co-ordination / Styling – belles & beaus

Suit –  Little Anne Maids

Shoes –  Rainbow Club

Stationery – Fairytale Wedding Stationery

Florals – Brookside Flower Farm

Jewellery – Blushing Flamingos

Cake & Cookies, –  Jax Cakes n’Bakes

Hair – Fuzion Hair

Make Up – Emilies Professional Hair & Make Up

Music – Classical Strings

Videography –  Mike Dutton

Models – Richard & Fiona


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