Styling a Bridgerton-Inspired Wedding
By Kate Palmer-Irani, ACD Contributor
Venue Flore House
Who has watched Bridgerton and not been mesmerized by the beautiful color palettes, florals, costumes, and settings?
On our Bridgerton wedding–inspired shoot, we wanted to re-create the feeling of opulent florals and beautiful cakes in a modern yet timeless setting. We chose Flore House in Northampton, England, for its grandeur, beautiful-paneled rooms, the use of white, classic duck egg blue, and the stunning dark walnut floors, which totally felt Bridgerton. We wanted to create a natural feeling of opulence with big flowers that didn’t feel like they were taking over but framing the beautiful table setting and complementing the trio of cakes.
The wedding cakes were all pure white with slightly different finishes of torn wafer paper, layers of ruffles, and a subtle pink and gray stone effect on the large main cake. The large cake also had delicate twigs to match the twisted willow in the main floral displays and all the wedding cakes were finished with real flowers.
Props & Table Setting
All the props were designed to accentuate the setting but have an understated feel to them. We used white for everything, as it complemented the wall and ceiling paneling and felt bright and dreamy. The trio cake stand was more than 4.5 feet tall, so the cakes could be seen from anywhere in the room, and the table flyover was used to support the overhang of florals, so it felt like you would be sitting within nature. White and gold was used for the table setting, and the torn name place cards matched the torn wafer cake effect.
Gypsophila is just perfect for this look. It’s an old floral that has recently become very popular again. It creates lots of volume but is very dainty and understated. We teamed this up with lots of soft earthy-toned roses that really did bring the outside in. Some stunning big blousy roses and carnations in shades of pinks, peaches, and nude tones were just so feminine. Using just a couple of other statement flowers, including a few anthuriums and antirrhinums, added the finished “wow” factor. We wanted the flowers to have a light and airy cloud feel to still seem transparent but have lots of volume. Hardly any greenery was used in the designs, as we didn’t want that heavy-foliage look. It would detract from the lightness we wanted to achieve. Instead, we used some contorted and twisted willow in all the designs to extenuate that earthy feel.