The Duke Wedding Collection Live – Plymouth

Are you the type of bride looking for inspiration, new trends and stylish accessories? The Duke Wedding Collection: Live at Plymouth’s award winning Duke of Cornwall Hotel is the wedding event for you.

We were honoured to be asked to capture the Duke’s first wedding event since it’s wedding relaunch this September. The Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth is a fairytale wedding venue and the event oozed with glamour and vintage splendour.

In between taking photos I spoke to lots of lovely brides, grooms and their families, about the stunning venue and their exciting wedding plans. Many brides took the opportunity to explore this gorgeous venue and enjoyed some top-notch wedding inspiration along the way. It was fantastic seeing so many talented, creative local wedding suppliers all under one roof.

There was also a brilliant prize is up for grabs, in the form of ‘a fabulous vintage experience’, which includes a photo shoot and Champagne ‘Tea at the Top’ with butler service.

With gorgeous wedding inspiration aplenty, a live fashion show and live entertainment amongst the day’s delights, make the event a must in your wedding planning calendar, details coming soon.

You can watch a lovely video from the day made by the fabulous Baxter and Ted  here.

For details of the amazing wedding suppliers from the day you can go to the bottom of the page.

List of suppliers from the event

Liberty Pearl Vintage Photo Booth

A Hollywood Glamour Vintage Wedding Shoot at The Duke of Cornwall Plymouth

We are delighted to be sharing the beautiful pictures from this Hollywood Glamour Vintage wedding shoot that took place at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth.

The pictures showcase the hotel’s facilities for weddings in all their splendour, and we love the Hollywood Glamour styling that works perfectly at this stunning hotel.

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.

We are really looking forward to showcasing the photos at the DUKE WEDDING COLLECTION: LIVE.

on Sunday 4th October 2015 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Images © Liberty Pearl Photography and Leon Theisinger of Kioo Marketing

Videography: Baxter and Ted

Shoot Co-ordinator: Jenny Wren Weddings & Event Planning

Venue: The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth, Devon

Styling: Inspire Hire

Champagne Saucers and Vintage Crockery: Meadow Sweet Vintage

Flowers: Jules Champion Flower Design

Hair and Make Up: Madame Tashy

Dresses: Bridal House of Cornwall and The Wedding Company

Suit: The Wedding Company

Accessories: Peppermint Bridal

Stationery: Hip Hip Hooray

Cake: Cut me off a Slice

Car: Mr Alfie’s Jaunts

Models: Sarah Jane Mackfall and Tommy J Stewart. Mia (flower girl), Harry and Rudy (pageboys)

Vintage festival styled wedding photo shoot with Blue Fizz Events at Clovelly Court North Devon

We were blessed with a stunning location and beautiful weather for this spring styled wedding shoot at Clovelly Court in North Devon.  It was the first time I had visited this venue and the first thing that jumped out at me was beautiful Victorian walled gardens (Clovelly Court Gardens), I absolutely LOVE wedding venues with gardens, they are a rich source of vibrant and beautiful scenery for a photo shoot or real life wedding photos. I particularly love the old walled around these gardens, they have so much texture!

The photo shoot was styled with a vintage and festival theme. This stunning styled wedding photo shoot organised by the Devon wedding planning company Blue Fizz Events. Featuring the Blue Fizz gorgeous marquees. Blue Fizz Events’ highly professional and efficient wedding planner team will create wonderful experiences for your marquee celebration – whatever the occasion, and across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. They specialise in planning weddings, christenings, anniversary parties and corporate events – and of course they offer marquee hire too.

It was the first time I had worked with the Blue Fizz team and all I can say is that I was very impressed by their professionalism, amazing organisation, and the abundance of creative ideas they had for the photo shoot. The models were also very experienced and were great to work with.

My favourite elements of the photo shoot:
I loved all the flowers in garden especially the bed of tulips.  The bouquet was brilliant, the colours suited the theme perfectly.
The vintage dresses supplied by the wonderful Days Of Grace, who supply heirloom gowns of a vintage style for brides. These one-off designs are made from antique lace and vintage textiles and are perfect for country weddings, barefoot on the beach or a beautiful summer picnic and they are all so so beautiful.
The headdresses were all so pretty, my favourite was the Liberty Halo headdress supplied byHey Jules. The Liberty Halo is perfect for the free spirited bride.

Here are some images from our styled Vintage Festival photo shoot at Clovelly Court, Clovelly Village.

I would like to give a huge thank you to the following Devon wedding suppliers:
Days Of Grace
Nirvana Hair & Beauty Barnstaple
Hey Jules
Kye Tew Jewellery
Vintage Button Bridal Designs
Offshore Blooms
Cherry Blossom Cakes & Cupcakes

VIP Flowers Plymouth Proposal Competition

We are so happy to be part of this amazing wedding competition with VIP Flowers in Plymouth! VIP Flowers Proposal Competition Plymouth Wedding

“Do you think you had Plymouth’s best VIP proposal?”

Recently engaged? Planning your wedding for 2016/17?
VIP Flowers have teamed up with some pretty awesome Plymouth businesses and are excited to offer the chance to win yourselves some amazing exclusive offers and discounts for your big day!

Tell us how he (or she!) proposed, whether it’s romantic, soppy, funny or even a bit strange! 3 finalists will be chosen then it is down to the public vote for the winner.

We have 18, yes 18, businesses ready to give the lucky couple some truly fabulous offers.

Check out VIP Flowers Facebook page and Twitter feed for all the info and the terms and conditions. Good luck to you all xx Shelley Whiting of VIP Flowers

Here is the competition you have all been waiting for! Enter the VIP Flowers proposal competition to be in with the chance of winning some amazing offers and discounts. Send your proposal story to along with your names and wedding date if already booked. Terms and conditions are listed on the notes page.

There are the 18 businesses (!!!!!) taking part in this pretty awesome competition….
VIP Flowers – FREE bridal bouquet with wedding package purchased
Drakes Jewellers – £250 towards your wedding rings or wedding jewellery
Amica Bridal Boutique – 25% off your wedding dress AND bridesmaid dresses
Occasions by Uno Boutique – 25% off Mother of the Bride & Groom outfit with a FREE fascinator (up to the value of £40) Liberty Pearl Photography – half price full day photography package
Centrepiece Cakes – FREE dessert table when you order a centrepiece wedding cake
Once Upon a Time Design – 25% off entire range of stationery
Sashes & Bows – £2 per chair cover hire with FREE matching table runners & swags
GHQ Salon & Barber Shop – £10 off beauty treatment or spray tan
Joys Mobile Hairdressing, Plymouth, Devon – FREE conditioning treatment with scalp massage & trim (pre wedding day) OR half price brides hair (on wedding day)
Good FourTune – half price acapella/barbershop performance to greet your wedding guests
The Swing Kings UK – FREE 60 mins live singing during the afternoon; this can be split into 2x30mins (This can take place before or during the meal)
Alittlebitofvintageplymouth – FREE hire of wedding post box when hiring vintage china
Bluebells and Nightingales – 10% off 20+ everlasting napkin favours with FREE top table personalisation
The Flower Cafe – book a minimum of 8 for a Hen Party afternoon tea & the Bride-to-be gets her afternoon tea for FREE Covered In Style-Chair Cover Hire,Candy Cart,Ice Cream Trike – half price sweet filled Ferris Wheel with free personalisation & decoration &/OR a third off traditional ice cream trike for up to 70 guests
Louannon cars – 10% off wedding car hire
White Lane Lets – half price 2 night stay in a romantic converted stone warehouse apartment

WOWZERS!!!! How about that folks! If that’s not worth sharing your proposal story I don’t know what is!

Please note all entries must be made via email to  & must include the couples names.