Who says dark and moody can’t be romantic? This sumptuous look, inspired by the dramatic feel of Cornwall’s Penventon Park Hotel, is a masterclass in how to rock a gothic look on your big day. “The venue has a very luxurious, theatrical style to it with its Georgian façade and Italian-inspired interiors,” explains shoot co-ordinator Hazel Parsons. “We chose dark plums, deep reds, rich purples and gold to complement its style and colours.”
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“We chose dark plums, deep reds, rich purples and gold to complement the luxurious, theatrical style of the venue”