A Modern Art Deco Burgh Island Wedding

Couple cosied together at mermaid pool for Burgh Island wedding

I’m delighted to share this fabulous Burgh Island wedding shoot, which celebrates 100 years of Art Deco. Remaining sympathetic to the movement but with a modern edge for the 2020’s.

View of Burgh Island Hotel from the top of the island

1920’s Art Deco With A 2020 Twist

The art deco mosaic glass ceiling at Burgh Island

The Burgh Island Hotel was the perfect location for this wedding shoot. A spectacular art deco hotel, built in the 1920s and sympathetically restored to its former art deco glamour. It stands proud on its own tidal island, surrounded by the glittering sea and golden sandy beaches.

The Cocktail shelf in the bar of Burgh Island
Invitation flatlay for Burgh Island Wedding

Stylish & Elegant Details

Art deco style shoes for Burgh Island Wedding

Carina Baverstock Couture supplied the most incredible dress that was modern and extravagant but still oozed the sophistication, luxury, and glamour of the art deco movement.

Bridal Dress and Bouquet at Burgh Island Wedding

The Bride’s make-up was natural, with a bit more drama for the eyes. The hair combined the finger-wave style of the era with a sophisticated updo. The Lucky Sixpence created a bespoke hairpiece using vintage pieces.

The Bride wearing earrings and hair piece

A Burgh Island Wedding With Ceremony Moon Arch

Bride and groom by half moon ceremony arch at Burgh Island Wedding
Bride and groom by half moon ceremony arch at Burgh Island Wedding

Brompton Buds created an amazing ceremony moon display using the soft colour palette and incorporating Lillies and pampas grass instead of the more familiar feathers. Keeping that soft and romantic feel.

Groom playing the piano as Bride sits on it at Burgh Island Wedding
Bride and Groom Dancing together at Burgh Island wedding
Table set for wedding breakfast with tall floral centrepiece

A Statement Centrepiece

Close up shot of tall centrepiece of wedding table, including, grasses, ferns, pampas roses and gladioli
Wedding Breakfast setting with gold rimmed glass plate, gold cutlery, mint napkins and Menu

The table setting consisted of a beautiful mint table cloth and matching napkins. Stylish gold-rimmed glass plates and wine glasses created a glamourous and luxurious feel. With gold cutlery to complement the effect..

Close up of gold rimmed wine glasses, gold rimmed plate and gold cutlery
Geometric named coaster on wedding table.

Stationery was a beautiful soft mint and gold colour with a geometric design to complement the theme. Geometric coasters that contained guest’s names completed the look.

Close up shot of Menu on plate.

Cocktail Hour With Cake

3 iced round-tier cake with 2 mint tiers and one white tier with gold leaf geometric pattern

Claire’s Sweet Temptations made a beautiful, simple but elegant 3-tier iced cake. With 2 mint coloured tiers and one white tier with a gold leaf geometric print design, for that nod to the art deco period.

Groom getting ready with cufflinks and buttonhole

Glamour & Romance By The Mermaid Pool

Bride and groom standing together on the jetty by the mermaid pool at Burgh Island Wedding
Bride and Groom snuggled up together by the mermaid pool at Burgh Island wedding

The mermaid pool with its decked jetty that leads into the ocean and its small shingle beach is the perfect setting for romantic Bride and Groom portraits.

Bride and groom in tender embrace at mermaid pool at Burgh Island wedding

Sunset On the Beach

Bride and groom walking together holding hands on the beach at Burgh island wedding

The beautiful golden sandy beach with the sparkling blue ocean is the perfect setting to end the day. Just don’t get caught out by the tide. There’s a reason why it’s known as the part-time island.

Bride and groom on the beach kissing as sunsets over the hotel at Burgh island wedding




Devon, England