1920s bride and groom behind light up letters at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

1920s Art Deco Wedding Styling at The Duke

We’ve featured a number of fabulous wedding inspiration shoots at Duke of Cornwall Hotel but this art deco one is my favourite so far. The Duke is such a grand hotel, so the art deco concept works so well. These wedding styling ideas are wonderful inspiration for couples marrying at The Duke or any other hotel with such style and grandeur.

The creative team really made the most of every aspect of the hotel to showcase how the art deco look could work for you. The styling has has a modern, trendy edge, and a lot of the current trends in the wedding world have been cleverly incorporated. A big wedding trend is to have a cocktail bar for a cocktail hour (very 1920s!), and I love the globe drinks trolley, signed with a funky art deco type-style printed menu and a cool ‘trust me you can dance’ chalkboard sign. Of course, no 1920s drinks area would be complete without a gramophone!

1920s bride and groom behind light up letters at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

If you’re looking for bridal style with a nod to the 1920s then you’ll love the bride’s look. She wears a gorgeous, classic cut vintage style dress with a beautiful feather headband, which gives the look a touch of flapper style.

Everything about this art deco inspired wedding styling at The Duke really is fabulous, just like the era itself. Enjoy these wonderful pictures by UpArt Photography.

An Element of Art Deco

“The history behind the hotel has always fascinated me, and I love the fact it has seen many different styles and eras since opening in 1863. This shoot needed to be in keeping with age of the hotel and its history, so we decided to reflect the 1920s with an element of art deco.” – Agata, UpArt Photography

1920s art deco wedding styling

Drinks globe with Trust Me You Can Dance Sign

Drinks bottles in drinks globe

Drinks decanter and glasses

1920s art deco style cocktail menu

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An Art Deco Wedding Shoot on the Barracuda in London

An Art Deco Wedding Shoot on the Barracuda in London

An Art Deco Wedding Shoot on the Barracuda in London

This week, instead of our usual real wedding feature, we have gorgeous pictures from an art deco styled wedding shoot to share with you, which took place on the London Eye Barracuda on the River Thames. With a stylish and luxurious setting, exquisite styling, and featuring some of London’s most famous landmarks, the shoot was captured beautifully by Fiona Kelly Photography. Fiona told us how the shoot came together…

“Back in 2011 I worked with the team behind London Bride magazine on a bridal shoot on and around the London Eye. This was so successful for both the magazine and the team at the London Eye that we teamed up again in 2012 to take the idea one step further.

“This time the amazing location was the Barracuda boat, which is run by the London Eye group. It really is the most stunning venue, even when you don’t take into account the fact you can sail down the Thames as well. The interior of the boat has a feel of modern art deco about it, which was our starting point and the inspiration behind the looks that were put together.

“It was a real top team that was put together to create some really inspirational images, using feathers, beading, a soft palette of colours, beautiful Jenny Packham and Sassi Holford dresses for our bride, and perfectly tailored suits with 1920’s inspired accessories for our groom.

“We also got to see London from arguably the best place possible… cruising in the middle of the Thames!”

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