How to plan the most gorgeous Bridgerton inspired wedding

Welcome, dearest readers!

As a Bridgerton fan myself, it is so fitting that my very first blog post is inspired by the regal Netflix drama.

Do you dream of planning a Regency Bridgerton-inspired wedding? Then, you've come to the right place. So, get yourself a cup of your finest Earl Grey or glass of Champagne, get cosy and lose yourself in this guide on planning a Bridgerton-inspired wedding that will leave the ton and Lady Danbury in admiration!

First things first, location is key.

To create the Bridgerton-inspired wedding you have always dreamt about, you firstly need to find the most perfect location. Your venue needs to reflect the elegance and sophistication of a Georgian Mansion in Mayfair's Grosvenor Square. You could visit a stately home, a castle or a historic ballroom. You'll want your venue to have stunning gardens or courtyards too. Let's take a look at the absolutely stunning Twyning Park, as our setting.

Twyning Park is situated in the beautiful Cotswolds and is a grade II listed country house overlooking the beautiful river Avon. The oldest part of the house dates back to the mid 17th century. The house boasts a wealth of original features – oak panelling, sash windows, ornate stairways, beautiful fireplaces, ornate cornicing and an Adams fireplace in the drawing room... there are little treasures to be discovered in every room. It's the perfect venue for our Bridgerton-inspired wedding!

Colour scheme

Take your 'something blue' and incorporate it into your colour scheme. 'Wedgewood Blue' is the signature colour of the Bridgerton family and that of the Regency period. You can add other Pastel colours too such as pink, peach and lavender that reflet the hues of the beautiful English country garden.

Bridal Attire and Accessories

To truly capture the essence of a Bridgerton-inspired wedding, the bridal gown and accessories must reflect the romance and opulence of the Regency time period. Think square necklines, elegant lace and embroidery, draped sleeves, an empire waistlines or a fitted bodice. If you want a veil, go for a long cathedral style made of soft tulle with some embroidered detail. Choose elegant headpieces or head bands for that stunning regal bride look. Pearls or crystals in your necklaces, earrings and bracelets will also give that true regal statement look. Your shoes can also incorporate the elegance of the time period. We chose shoe designer Diane Hassel for her stunning hand made and embellished shoes, which gave a touch of sophistication for a Bridgerton-inspired look. For the groom, we're loving a modern and stylish blue tweed suit with a floral tie for that elegant touch.

Exquisite décor and florals

To really make your guests feel like they have been transported back to the Regency era, your décor and florals need to be an elegant nod to the era. They need to have charm and sophistication and here's how you can achieve just that...

We've already touched on colour palettes and incorporating soft hues of blue, peach, pink, lavender and green are key in recreating that regency look. Choose bridesmaid dresses that also compliant this colour palette as well as table linens, floral fabrics, stationary and flowers.

Flower arrangements need to be soft and elegant. Choose, peonies, hydrangeas, delphiniums and roses. For a beautiful whimsical look add some soft foliage. 'More is more' here too to create the Bridgerton-inspired garden party look. I'm thinking first kiss in the garden, truly romantic!

Candles create an instant romantic feel to any set up, so incorporate lots of candles in an array of colours and sizes. Have them placed down the aisle of your ceremony space and scattered on your tables for regal elegance. Just make sure your venue allows for candles before planning!

Bridgerton-inspired food and drinks

Would it even be a Regal affair without champagne and cocktails?! When your guests arrive opt for gin cocktails. Gin was once a 'poor mans drink', but now it can be used to make the finest of cocktails; fit for any Bridgerton! Nothing screams opulence more than champagne. Create a stunning champagne tower as part of your toast, or even just for the most amazing pictures!

Back in the Regency era, the wedding cake actually looked nothing like how we would image it to be. There was no tiered creations of delicate sponge, filled with something fruity or creamy and covered in delicious, soft, sweet icing. No delicate piping work, or sugar flowers of confectionary masterpiece. Instead, the cake resembled a fruitcake, soaked with huge amounts of alcohol: wine, brandy or rum. Pieces would be sent home with family and friends, delivered to neighbours and even sent over distances to those who could not be part of the celebrations... imagine how that would taste after weeks in transit!

With all that in mind, we're going with the vision of pure romantic beauty when creating a Bridgerton-inspired wedding cake. Your guests will be in awe of the masterpiece you set centre stage and it will resemble the true romance of the Regency era with sugar florals, soft hues and intricate piping.

Regency entertainment fit for Queen Charlotte herself

When thinking about your entertainment for your Bridgerton-inspired wedding you need to think classical! Hire a string quartet to play all your favourite modern hits, but with a classical twist. Hire a live performer to lead you and your guests in an evening of waltzes. Guests will also love playing traditional lawn games such a croquet or bowls, perfect for the Spring and Summer months.

A final note dear readers,

Everything seemed more romantic in the Regency era. The pursuit of a partner in the beautifully lit ballroom, full of singletons waltzing to the sound of strings. The brief encounter with the touches of hands and shy glances. These ideas will hopefully help you to create the idyllic Bridgerton-inspired wedding that you have always dreamt of and will ensure The Ton talk about your wedding season after season.

Supplier Spotlight

Photographer: @laurajenkinsonphotography

Venue: @twyning_park

Décor and venue flower displays: @theweddinghouse_droitwich

Champagne tower and cocktails: @Peggysues_worcester

Bridal bouquet and button hole: @mrsjpage @countrywildweddings 

Cake: @daniellescakespershore

Celebrant: @supernova_celebrant

Hair & Make-up: @hairandmakeupbyanastasiia

Dresses: @gatehousebrides

Suit: @regencygroomhirebishopscleeve

Stationary & welcome sign: @ellebeedesign

Furniture: @westcountrymarquees

Ladies Shoes: @dihassall

Models: @lilykainey @the_dembenskis