Today I am thrilled to share a beautiful Regency inspired wedding shoot channelling Bridgerton and pretty blue details.
Images were captured by MP Photography with planning by Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning, and the collaboration of a fabulous collaborative team.
Kimberly of Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning says of the shoot…
Is there anyone who has not yet seen the Bridgerton series on Netflix?
I absolutely love this television series, based on the romance novels by Julia Quinn, and Shonda Rhimes and her production team have created an amazing show based on the books.
As we delve into the second series streaming now, we celebrate the magic of the first season, with the storyline featuring the romance of debutante Daphne Bridgerton, and Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings.
It is an enchanting and gorgeous modern interpretation of the Regency Era in England, during the social Season.
I wanted to capture the essence of the aristocratic members of the Haute Ton, and the romance of Daphne and Simon.
We had the perfect setting at The Tudor House on the Portage Lakes, in New Franklin, Ohio.
Once a private residence, this venue is now used for social events and weddings, and it had the beautiful scenery and timeless interior design provided a memorable setting for our styled wedding photo shoot.
Incorporating a soft colour scheme of blues and greys, we worked with amazing vendors to create a tribute to this iconic romance.
I’ve been a fan of Regency Era Romances for many years, and so this provided the inspiration.
The glamour and elegance of the age provides the perfect setting for love stories among the members of polite society.
There were specific rules and events for those seeking to marry, and heaven help you if you were caught in a scandalous situation.
The Tudor House was the perfect setting for our styled wedding shoot.
We made use of several rooms like the formal dining room, breakfast room, the formal parlour that featured lots of beautiful woodwork and large windows and fireplace, and the lush grounds around the estate.
In the series, the Bridgerton family members are often dressed in a soft colour palette of blues, greys, lavenders and pinks.
I wanted carry that theme through our shoot in some of the wardrobe pieces.
As there was an ensemble cast for this styled shoot, we kept the wardrobe as authentic to the Regency Era as possible.
For Daphne’s wedding gown, she wore a vintage Empire waisted, white satin gown, with chiffon overlay skirt, and lace detail. Her look was accented by a soft blue paisley satin shawl with fringe.
Her hair was swept up, and accented by a lovely pearl and diamond tiara.
Her handsome Duke, Simon, wore a classic black suit, with white shirt, dark cravat tie, and silver waist coat.
His tie was accented by a gold pin with emerald stone, very similar to the one worn by the Duke of Hastings in the first season of the series.
For Daphne’s second look, her “going away” outfit, we put her in an Empire waisted, cream coloured gown with delicate blue floral embroidery and blue velvet ribbon trim.
Her pelisse was a lovely blue shade to match her gown. We added long gloves, and a matching reticule and parasol shade to complete her look.
As our Viscount Anthony Bridgerton, Elliott made a dashing impression.
He wore a striking ensemble of grey slacks, dark blue dress jacket and matching vest, white shirt and red cravat tie.
His love interest, opera singer Siena Rosso, played by Charli, looked ethereally lovely in a long blush pink.
Grecian style chiffon gown with matching shawl. Her dark curls were swept off of her face by a matching chiffon scarf.
Sarah, our lovely titan-haired aristocrat, glowed in an emerald green satin gown, with elegant black trim, and black pashmina shawl.
Her accessories included an emerald tiara and earrings.
Her gentleman, Gerry, was very dapper in black pants, white shirt, burgundy and silver vest with chain detail, and a silver cravat.
The lovely Cait, who may or may not have been impersonating Lady Whistledown during our styled shoot, was radiant in a gold satin gown, trimmed with ruby red ribbons and roses.
Her curly brunette locks were accented by a pearl trimmed band.
She also wore a matching yellow lace shawl, red slippers, and a beautiful cameo pendant on a red satin ribbon.
Sammy looked timelessly elegant in silver slipper satin gown trimmed with royal blue lace appliques and satin ribbon sash.
She wore a matching silver shawl, and a delicate silver tiara to complete her look.
Her gentleman, Cyrus, was looking every inch the nobleman in his outfit.
He wore grey pants, tall black leather riding boots, a white shirt, navy blue cravat tie, and dark red double-breasted coat.
All of the accessories such as gloves, jewelry, and tiaras, were from personal collections.
We had a very stylish group in attendance for the wedding of Daphne and Simon, the Duke and Duchess of Hastings, indeed!
We wanted to match the beautiful florals with our soft colour scheme, and the feel of being freshly gathered from the garden, and these were created by Dietz Floral Studio.
Daphne’s bridal bouquet was comprised of the same flowers as the table arrangements, with the addition of white lisianthus.
Definitely a romantic look for our Duchess of Hastings.
One of the most central pieces to the Bridgerton series is the printed gossip column, written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown. Of course, we had to include a copy of the scandal sheet in our styled shoot!
The invitation suite, personal vow books, and dinner party menu were all created by Michelle Mospens Studio.
Michelle had also hand-painted several designs of blue and white ginger jars on canvases, that fit so well with our table linens.
As Daphne’s character plays the pianoforte in the series, we added a small antique piano music box to our details.
The reticules were created by Laurie Wallick of Lorili Design, especially for this styled shoot.
We had two very distinct tables for our tribute to Bridgerton.
I also wanted to carry that theme through our shoot in the linens for the tablescapes, and some of the décor and detail items.
We set up the cake table in the morning room, or breakfast parlour, of the Tudor House.
There are several large windows, allowing lots of natural light and an amazing view of the lake just beyond the grounds of the estate.
This vintage garden table was covered with a silver grey linen, and two table runners, with a royal blue flocked velvet pattern, were crossed on top.
The stunning cake by Sarah’s Sugar Cookies was placed in the middle of the table, and surrounded by linen napkins in silver grey and royal blue.
The silver laser cut names of Daphne and Simon were added to the table, along with a pair of antique cut crystal toasting flutes.
Our formal dining table was dressed to impress for the guests of Simon and Daphne.
The table and chairs were draped in silver grey linens. A square overlay with a royal blue flocked velvet design was placed diagonally across the table.
The chairs were tied with matching royal blue flocked velvet sashes.
The place settings were very elegant, with silver grey napkins placed under the fine white china that was banded with a silver Greek Key design.
On top of each place setting, we placed a small silver container with a clear dome cover, with mints inside.
Custom laser cut place cards by Chrissy Lane Designs, with the name of each guest, were added in front of each mint container.
The glassware included the traditional coffee cup and saucer, a smoky wine glass, and a clear champagne flute with a royal blue band.
A pair of black metal scroll work candelabras flanked the centerpiece, illuminating the table with long creamy taper candles.
The floral centerpiece was lush and full in a large silver patterned bowl, with garden blooms such as white lilacs, garden roses, ranunculus and Queen Anne’s lace, blue thistle, delphinium and tweedia in shades of blue and white, to complete the grand design of the table.
This was all perfect setting for a sweet beginning to marriage for the Duke and Duchess of Hastings.
Photography – MP Photography Studio
Event Planning and Design – Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning
Stationery Suite & Artwork (Invitations / Vow books / Dinner party menu) – Mospens Studio
Florals – Dietz Floral Studio
Cake Artist – Sarah’s Sugar Cookies
Cookie Artist – Made by Martinez
Cake Topper & Place Card Names – Chrissy Lane Designs
Linens, Tableware, Decor, Wardrobe and Accessories – Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning
Wrist Gauntlets and Handbags – Lorili Design
Models – Fox Kaye as Daphne Bridgerton, Duchess of Hastings
Daniel McKinnon as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings
Charli St. Joan as Siena Rosso
Elliott Kreim as Viscount Anthony Bridgerton
Sarah Riddle / Gerry Vilk / Cait McNeal/ Sammy Kay Smith / Cyrus Moore III