Inspired by the over-the-top glamour of Netflix's Bridgerton, this styled shoot in the heart of London embraced the more is more mentality–and we're all about it! From the mixed floral prints and cameo wax seals on the stationery suite to the harpist and towering gilded wedding cake, this shoot is opulent, to say the least. We also can't get enough of these bold fashion choices with the bride in a voluminous Millia London gown and the groom in a bold burgundy silk brocade tux jacket. If you are looking for a wedding design that screams fairytale, look no further...
The Bailey Events Company started with the color palette of burgundy and pink when designing this luxe styled shoot. These lovely floral arrangements by OMF Events play beautifully into that color scheme with the bride's bouquet consisting of only those shades, opting for pink dried florals in place of traditional greenery. It's no wonder that 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, the venue itself, became another source of inspiration. The beautiful architecture directly inspired the stunning cake design. John Nassari Photography took these dreamy photos that play with light and shadow and capture all of these gorgeous pastels. Keep scrolling to read more from Fife Adedokun of The Bailey Events Company about all of the vendors that went into making this dream a reality and make sure to check out the full gallery for even more inspo!
Inspired by the TV series Bridgeton, I wanted to create an editorial that was romantic and elegant. The Idea of the shoot was to bring some old-fashioned elegance to the heart of modern London. To bring my vision to life, I had to team up with some high-end vendors in the wedding industry. The beautiful day was perfectly captured by John Nassari Photography and Harvey of Meros Productions.
Selecting the color palette was easy, I fell in love with burgundy and blush, and I had a vision of the bride in two different gowns and a unique tux and black bow for the groom. I knew I had to reach out to Millia London for their cascading ruffles and muted tones of tulle. The bridal gown we used was provided by Mirror Mirror London. For the reception/second look, the bride wore a dress by Millia London paired with an updo, beautiful earrings by Lola Knight, and the bride wore stunning shoes by Diane Hassall. For the wedding look, the bride wore a couture dress by Pronovias called Velez paired with stunning hair accessories by Elizabeth of Saint Beth Official and the veil was "Pearl Drop" by Dolecka. Makeupology created a natural look for the bride as we didn’t want to overshadow the dresses with statement makeup. Our groom looked dapper in the custom-made suit by Prince Made Bespoke, the fabric of the suit was sourced in France and it was a perfect fit for the groom.
Floral designer OMF Events chose a lovely combination of roses, carnations, eucalyptus, and anthurium for the floral arch. We decided to incorporate beautiful chandeliers to give it a romantic feel and the couple would have their first dance to music played by the talented harpist. The reception table was set up in the Council room of 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, under some beautiful chandeliers, with burgundy, blush, and ivory tapered candles which gave the table setting a romantic feel. The floral arrangements provided a modern twist. We choose a white classic charger plate paired with modern pink glassware and blush napkins topped with velvet burgundy ribbons. Overall, we created a magnetic tablescape fit for a lady. Lynda Loves designed the stationery suite by using a color palette of claret, pale blush, and natural tones to complement the tablescape, florals, and dresses. The invitation was hot foiled in gold with a complementary floral band, cameo wax seals, and vellum wrap. Blush menus were used for the tablescape with deep red place settings calligraphed in gold ink.
The stunning cake was created by Nina of Erzulie Cakes. When creating a cake for a venue like 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, it’s impossible to ignore the beautiful structure and architecture of the rooms. The beautiful golden baroque designs on the walls inspired the golden accents on the cake, and the big glass windows inspired the clear tiers, giving height and elegance to the design. Delicate sugar flowers in burgundy and blush tied in other elements from the wedding like the dress and florals, creating a cohesive look and a romantic feel across the shoot.
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