Smiling bridesmaids with sunflowers - Picture by Toby Lowe Photography

Getting to Know – Toby Lowe Photography

Toby Lowe of Toby Lowe Photography

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Company Name: Toby Lowe Photography

Interview with: Toby Lowe


Location / Coverage: Based in Cornwall. Cover Cornwall, Devon, UK

How did Toby Lowe Photography start?

My background was originally in editorial and journalistic photography. Over a period I slowly drifted into weddings. I love taking my editorial experience and applying it to weddings. Toby Lowe Photography is now pretty much focussed on wedding photography.

Bride and groom holding hands in front of sea - Picture by Toby Lowe Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

I come from a photographic family so it has always been in my life. It is such a fantastic art form, that can be approached from so many different angles. Every day with a camera opens up so many new possibilities.

Smiling bridesmaids with sunflowers - Picture by Toby Lowe Photography

Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?

I can’t remember my first picture, but I always had a camera with me when I was a kid. Back then I used to take weird abstract pictures. I remember going on holiday and just taking pictures of random things like old bottles and road signs. When we got the prints back there wasn’t a single picture of a person. My mum just did not get it. To me though every picture had a story behind it.

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Bride twirling in The Hayward Room in The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

A 1950s Glamour Inspired Wedding Shoot

We recently stayed at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth, Devon, and experienced the splendour of this magnificent hotel for ourselves. We will share more about our experience with you soon. But today we have the amazing pictures of this 1950s glamour inspired wedding shoot, captured by the fabulous Toby Lowe Photography.

Bride twirling in The Hayward Room in The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

Toby’s pictures really showcase the features that The Duke or Cornwall Hotel has to offer. The grandeur and charm really shine through, and we just love the way the creative team have styled this shoot. The Duke’s newly refurbished Hayward Room really is the perfect backdrop for the styling.

Toby told us a bit about the inspiration behind the shoot…

“When I walked around The Duke of Cornwall Hotel the history and heritage of the building struck me. There’s a feeling of grandeur throughout the hotel, from the entrance and staircase to the beautiful period features of the rooms.”

Period Charm

“As a long-standing fan of 1950s cinema, I realised The Duke’s period charm would work perfectly as a backdrop for a vintage wedding shoot. It was a chance to recreate some of the style of those classic Audrey Hepburn films.

Wedding tables in The Hayward Room at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

Elegant wedding cake

Elegant wedding cake with brooch detail

Wedding cake spheres

Floral brooch detail on wedding cake

Wedding cupcakes

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Bride at the Eden Project

A Spanish Themed Wedding Shoot at the Eden Project

Bride at the Eden Project

If you have ever been to the Eden Project you’ll know what an amazing place it is, but did you know you can get married there? What an amazing venue for a wedding!

Today’s styled wedding shoot is set in the Mediterranean biome at the Eden project and has a Spanish theme. With gorgeous tones of orange and blue, an incredible wedding cake inspired by Antonio Gaudi, and pretty lace fan details, Jenny Wren and Hazel Parsons have styled a really beautiful wedding shoot for you to feast your eyes on…

“This Spanish themed wedding shoot was held in the iconic Eden Project, and was a lot of fun to style! The surroundings of the Mediterranean biome gave me lots of inspiration and I knew big bold colours would be key to this look. The bright bursts of colour from the exotic flowers and rich green of the plantation were a stunning backdrop.

“The chunky wooden tables were dressed with delicate lace cloths, which meant some of the natural wood was left exposed. I then introduced the colour palette of cobalt blue and fiery orange, with the beautiful blue wine glasses giving a pop of colour and working well as a contrast to the bright orange fan wedding favours.

Wooden wedding tables at the Eden Project

Blue and orange wedding table decor

Spanish themed wedding menu

Orange fan

Spanish wedding menu

“Bright blue napkins carried the colour theme through and created a base for the pretty little name place cards. These, along with the menu cards, had an intricate Spanish fan on the edge with an orange flower, which played on the Spanish wedding theme and really opened my eyes to how stationery can play a large part in styling.

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