A Cornish Country House Styled Shoot at Burncoose with Wild and Free Photography
Let’s relax into a wedding style feature which is opulent, lush and sophisticated, shall we? Today’s blog is all about elegance, with timeless looks inspired by Price & Prejudice beautifully brought to life at Cornwall’s luxurious Burncoose House. Janna from Wild and Free Photography teamed up with stationer Caroline from Love Tree Designs and stylist Natalie Blake to bring a timeless elegance to this enchantingly beautiful wedding shoot.
Inspiration came from Jane Austen’s romantic novel, Pride and Prejudice, as well as using old world decor to give a truly authentic feel. The colour scheme was inspired by a combination of forest greenery which surrounds Burncoose House paired with gold which represents prosperity and grandeur. Burncoose House in Cornwall has us stepping back in time to the Georgian era with its classic architecture, grand staircase and ornate features throughout, which fitted perfectly with the vision.
Situated under the grand staircase was the most opulent cake by Christine Jensen from Peboryon, that shows off her detailed sugar work and styled by Natalie Blake with draped material and candle light.
To follow, a beautifully detailed wedding invitation suite designed by Caroline from Love Tree Designs. This entailed illustrations of the venue, antlers and green leaves and finished with gold foiling and embellishments, including velvet ribbon, gold wax seal and a green tassel. Caroline lovingly styled the flatlay with the flowers provided from Wedding Flowers in Cornwall and golden antlers.
The groom arrived a masculine Mr Darcy style – on a striking black horse, fitting into his surroundings with a stylish fitted tweed suit from Little Anne Maids.
The bride really was the star of the show with two different looks for the day. Sarah looked timeless with a feminine flair for the daytime look in the most delicate and intricately beaded ‘Dolly’ a beaded Jenny Packham wedding gown from The Bridal House of Cornwall, who also provided designer embellished shoes by Emmy London.
Her vintage styled makeup applied by Hannah Symons accentuated her lips a bold rouge. Kimberly Holland intricately styled Sarah’s hair into a plaited rose bud up-do which was breath taking. Perfection was completed when a very talented Anna Sawle from Wedding Flowers in Cornwall provided her with a fresh and romantic flower bouquet that was simply elegant with an abundance of greenery, sea holly, and delicate dreamy roses.
Natalie Blake styled the ceremony area to be a simple, down to earth feeling with the couple standing under a canopy of trees surrounded by a meadow of white flowers with drapery framing them. The exchange of rings added a beautiful rugged texture similar to the cliffs of Cornwall. Contemporary Cornish jeweller Justin Duance handmade these beautiful sandblasted gold wedding rings, engagement ring and necklace.
Photographer Janna from Wild and Free Photography wanted to capture the elegance, beauty and colour of the shoot as much within the grandeur of the house as within the beautiful nature that surrounds it. The gardens were looking their best with a magnificent display of camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias. The couple were fully immersed in nature within the mature woodlands that surround Burncoose House.
For the evening do, Sarah wore ‘Viveca’ by Lusan Mandongus. A v-neck bridal gown from The Bridal House of Cornwall which had a romantic swish to the layers of skirt. Sarah’s natural beauty shone through with soft and natural makeup from Hannah, whilst Kimberly styled her hair to suit in a half up, half down look with loose curls before adorning it with a beautiful pearl bridal hair accessory from The Lucky Sixpence.
The evening look was finished with a vintage mink fur wrap from Tootsie and Tiger. The dining room invited you in with a mirrored sign by Caroline from Love Tree Designs which lead to a simple yet sophisticated tablescape and decorated mantelpiece. The dining table was lined with candles, gold cutlery, gold charger plates paired with grey plates from Abbotts, and with gold rimmed wine glasses and simple yet elegant name place cards and menus. These were matched with a green velvet runner and foliage either side of a beautiful floral centrepiece by Anna from Wedding Flowers in Cornwall. Not forgetting the gold ornate candleholders filled with candles to bring the ambience.
Your full Cornwall wedding supplier list:
Photography- Janna from Wild and Free Photography – www.wildandfreephotography.co.uk
Venue- Burncoose House – www.burncoosehouse.co.uk
Stationery – Caroline from Love Tree Designs – www.lovetreedesigns.co.uk
Stylist – Natalie Blake Wedding design – www.nblakeweddingdesign.com
Cake – Christine from Peboryon – www.peboryon.com
Florist – Anna from Wedding Flowers in Cornwall – www.weddingflowersincornwall.co.uk
Groomswear – Little Anne Maids – www.littleanne-maids.co.uk
Bridal Gowns – The Bridal House of Cornwall – www.thebridalhouseofcornwall.co.uk
Dress: ‘Viveca’ by Lusan Mandongus – www.lusanmandongus.com
Dress: ‘Dolly’ by Jenny Packham – www.jennypackham.com
Makeup – Makeup by Hannah Symons – http://makeupbyhannahsymo.wixsite.com/makeupbyhannahsymons
Hair – Kimberly Holland Bridal Hair Design – www.khbridal.com
Wedding Rings and Jewellery – Justin Duance – www.justind.co.uk
Bridal Hair Accessories – Janie from The Lucky Sixpence – www.theluckysixpence.co.uk
Vintage Fur wrap – Tootsie & Tiger Vintage Boutique – Truro
Shoes by Emmy London Bridal – www.emmylondon.com
Plates – Abbotts Event Hire – www.abbottseventhire.co.uk
Models – Sarah Ashley and Tom Noonan