December 15, 2023
Greetings, dear readers, and let it be known that love is once again in the air! In this season of matrimony, where the whispers of romance dance through the air like the waltz at a Bridgerton ball, it is only fitting that one considers planning a wedding that rivals the grandeur of London’s high society. Allow me, Lady Whistledown, to guide you through the intricacies of planning a Bridgerton-inspired wedding that will leave the ton in awe.
First and foremost, one must carefully select the venue. Seek out locations that transport you back to the Regency era—a grand estate or a lush garden, reminiscent of the esteemed gardens of Grosvenor Square. The enchanting surroundings should be a canvas for romance, much like the gardens where Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings shared their clandestine moments.
In true Bridgerton fashion, choose a color palette that mirrors the opulence of a royal soirée. Regal blues, lush greens, and delicate creams should dominate, reflecting the hues of the Duke’s tailored coats and the gowns of the ton’s ladies. Incorporate these colors into every aspect of the celebration, from the floral arrangements to the bridesmaids’ dresses.
Ah, the pièce de résistance—the wedding attire! For the bride, consider a gown with empire waistlines, delicate lace, and perhaps a touch of tasteful embroidery. As for the groom, a tailored tailcoat with a high collar and impeccable cravat will undoubtedly evoke the dashing presence of a Bridgerton suitor. Encourage guests to dress in their Regency best, making it a celebration where everyone looks as if they’ve stepped out of the pages of a Jane Austen novel.
Flowers, my dear readers, are an absolute necessity. Opt for lavish bouquets of roses, peonies, and hydrangeas—the blooms that graced the Bridgerton ballrooms. Allow cascading arrangements to adorn the ceremony and reception spaces, creating an ambiance of romance fit for the ton.
When it comes to the wedding feast, take inspiration from the lavish banquets of the Bridgerton household. Think delicate finger sandwiches, petits fours, and, of course, a towering wedding cake adorned with intricate details. Let the dining experience be a feast for the senses, much like the tantalizing allure of Lady Whistledown’s scandalous words.
No Bridgerton-inspired affair would be complete without entertainment that rivals the finest balls of the ton. Consider a string quartet or a live band playing classical melodies to enchant your guests. A lively dance floor, reminiscent of the Bridgerton balls, should be a focal point for merriment and revelry.
As the final note of this missive, dear readers, remember that a Bridgerton-inspired wedding is an ode to the enduring romance of Regency England. Let love be the guiding force, and may your celebration be a spectacle that has the ton talking for seasons to come. Until next time, when love and matrimony once again grace our society.
A massive shout out to all the incredible vendors who contributed to this editorial:
Photography: CoCo Jones Weddings
Stylist and Concept: CoCo Jones Weddings
Venue: Ardington House
Florist: Foxgloves and Roses
Models: Philippa and Georgia
Hair: Brush Beauty Co.
Hair accessories: Hope and Nova Bridal
MUA: Jennifer Fogerty – Hair & Makeup Artist on behalf of Brush Beauty Co.
Dresses: White Rose Bridal Rooms
Stationery: Lucca Studios
Tablescape: The Luxe Collection
Jewellery: Victoria Nevermore
Cake: The Cake Lady of Oxfordshire
Sofa, Chairs & Cake Table: Cotswold Vintage Party Hire
Chair Hire: Chipping Norton Event Hire