With a dreamy soft colour palette and an opulent backdrop, this romantic regal wedding is giving us all the feels. Set at the iconic Royal Crescent Hotel Bath which featured in the hit series Bridgerton it definitely has the wow factor when it comes to wedding venue magic! It’s full of beautiful details and is perfect if you’re looking for a luxury vibe on your wedding day. The team behind it shares their inspiration and gives their wedding planning tips too…
“The Royal Crescent is an iconic location in Bath, having featured in the global sensation that is Bridgerton, as well as many other period dramas. At the centre of the crescent sits The Royal Crescent Hotel – an exceptional example of Regency architecture, with grand, formal interiors. The idea behind this shoot was to create a wedding concept that complemented, yet contrasted the formal, linear quality of the Regency interior with a chic, contemporary and softer scheme, fit for a modern wedding.”
“The styling for this shoot was based on tradition – but we gave it a distinctly contemporary twist. We wanted the look to complement and work with the interiors, yet offer a fresh, youthful and more relaxed aesthetic. From the stunning gown to the tumbling floral arrangements and generous sharing platters – we aimed to combine the sense of luxury, opulence and romanticism of the Regency period, with contemporary designs, materials and modern ways of celebrating. This approach would work well for any couple thinking of getting married in a historic venue. It’s an opportunity to put your own modern spin on a historic venue, which is personal and authentic.”
“The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is a world-famous 5* venue in the heart of Bath. It offers individual spaces for smaller, intimate weddings as well as large marquee celebrations. Whether you want to celebrate under the epic chandeliers and Regency grandeur of the hotel interiors or outdoors in the beautiful, flower-scented walled Wedding Garden, it exudes a feeling of luxury and celebration. With an acre of hidden gardens and a luxury spa, it’s a relaxing haven right at the centre of the World Heritage City of Bath.”
“The styling for this shoot was based around a contemporary palette of nude, peachy tones, set against fresh white linens and a pop of dark greenery. We brought a sense of romance and opulence to the table styling through draped chiffon fabrics, flowing silk ribbons and accents of gold metallics. Great styling is all about layering and contrasting textures as a way to excite and delight the senses. So we chose to combine textured fabrics with sparkling glass accessories, beautiful handmade stationery and luxurious coloured candles as well as mouth-watering sharing platters, interspersed amongst the décor in a relaxed way, perfect for sharing.”
“It’s important to understand what style of photography you like and what you’d like to see in your wedding photos. Do you want a candid, reportage feel, something light and bright with a fine art finish or perhaps something quirky with fun staged shots? Looking through various portfolios is essential, to get a feel for a photographer’s work. You’ll often find that a few photographers really stand out and that you have a preference for a certain look and feel.”
“Be brave and look outside your comfort zone. I know so many brides (including myself!) who thought they wanted a particular style of dress only to try on a few ‘wild cards’ and fall in love with the exact opposite. The staff in an experienced bridal boutique are experts at this and can help you explore looks and accessories which you may not have considered yourself. Another good tip is to not choose your dress before you’ve decided on your key factors – such as your wedding date, venue and key suppliers. One dress might work perfectly for a summery boho barn ceremony – but it may not work if you’re getting married in a formal stately home in December.”
Hair and Makeup
“Your hairstylist and make-up artist will be in close proximity to you for several hours on your big day. You may well spend more time with them than anyone else that morning! It is important to get a feel for their personality and choose someone who will make you feel comfortable and at ease.”
“Flowers are key elements in most weddings. They change to look and atmosphere instantly. Whether you want simple bouquets and buttonholes or elaborate floral displays and arches from a floral designer, do your research, check reviews and seek out the style that speaks to you. A good tip is to ask for supplier recommendations. If you’ve chosen a photographer or stylist whose work you love and whose vision you trust– ask them for recommendations. Chances are they will have worked with florists with similar aesthetic values.”
“A beautiful cake can be an absolute work of art and is a fabulous opportunity to make a statement. Consider tying your cake in with your other styling elements from the day– perhaps with the same trailing silk ribbon as your bouquet, or with fresh or sugar flowers echoing the wider floral scheme. But don’t forget the practicalities too! Consider guest numbers and portions when looking at sizing and of course – think carefully about the flavour! You can’t please everyone, so don’t choose flavours with your guests in mind. It’s your day, so choose something you both love!”
“Ask for samples! Options for wedding stationery have boomed in recent years – with fabulous options available for all budgets. Whether working DIY from a template or commissioning a bespoke stationery suite, it’s important to get physical samples and have a good feel. Is the texture right? Does it have enough weight? How does it make you feel when you open it? Do the colours work with your chosen palette? Do the fonts evoke your style and theme? Things look so different on screens, so physical samples are really helpful when making these decisions.”
Photographer Jennifer Jane Photography @jenniferjanephotography
Venue Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa @royalcrescent_hotel / Dress Madi Lane Bridal @madilanebridal and Lace & Grace Bridal Boutique @laceandgracebridalboutique / Jewellery Sarah Vuong Bridal Jewellery @svbridaljewellery / Styling/Stylist Ambience Venue Styling Bath @ambiencebathandbristol / Florist Goldfinch Floral Studio @goldfinch_floralstudio / Hair and Makeup Leanna Biggs Make-up and Hair @lbmakeupandhair / Cake Posh & Cake @poshandcake / Sharing Platters & Afternoon Tea Three Little Figs @threelittlefigsuk / Stationery The Whole Caboodle @caboodleweddings / Silk ribbons The Silk Studio UK @thesilkstudio.uk / Model – Thirowshi Srieyaram @xthirowshie.srix / Prestige Event Equipment Hire @prestigehirebristol
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