A colourful, Bridgerton-inspired wedding shoot in Yorkshire
28 Mar 2022
This brightly decorated wedding shoot was inspired by the hugely popular television and book series, Bridgerton
Shoot organiser and business development manager of Dine Group, Rebecca Barker, tells us more about this vibrant wedding shoot in Yorkshire.
What was the inspiration behind the shoot?
The inspiration behind this shoot titled ‘The Social Season’ is the launch of the second season of the ever-popular Netflix series Bridgerton. When researching the shoot, we noticed the classic styles that one would expect from a Bridgerton shoot had been done. Because of this, we wanted to create something that was unique and showcased a fun and modern side.
Lavish parties were often held with entertainment to wow guests and we took inspiration from this with bright colours and the odd poodle or two. Indian influences are also present in the series and this did come through with the use of the pink elephant, pom poms and bright colours.
Tell us a little bit about the venue and why it was chosen
Rise Hall is the Dine Group's flagship venue and a natural choice for the shoot. The iconic columns, which adorn the front of the building, were very symbolic of the Bridgerton style. The venue's morning room, which is licensed to hold ceremonies, features heavily in the shoot. It is flooded with natural light and provided the perfect backdrop.
What did you choose for the flower arrangements?
The flowers used for the shoot were faux flowers provided by EPH Creative. Each design was custom made by hand and EPH Creative’s head of styling, Paul, really took the concept of the shoot to another level. With height, feathers, and a colour scheme to swoon over, he included as many florals as he could to bring a real impact. EPH Creative also provided all the props, including the pink elephant, poodles, the large frame and the carnival horse.
The fresh bridal bouquet and buttonhole was provided by Meadows and Mulberry. Karon wanted to create a classic look which used soft blooms with a modern twist. By including orchids and relaxed florals, this worked perfectly. Picking up the tones of the florals throughout the styling brought the look together really well.
What kind of look did you want to achieve with the make-up, hair and outfits for the bride and groom?
The dresses were provided by Elizabeth Lucas Bridal, and they were Vera Wang. The one with sleeves is ‘Coraline’ and the other, ‘Lilane’. We wanted a dress that showed a modern style but would also work well in a historic setting. We started with a classic satin dress with long sleeves before moving on to a ruffled dress for an added element of fun. We added a head piece to tie in with Bridgerton.
The groom’s suits were provided by Fallen Hero. We worked with Rebecca to bring in the heavy tones of colour and rich velvets.
Jordan was styled in two separate looks. The first was a midnight blue double breasted blazer with diamond embossed velvet fabric, which drew on the look of the Duke to stand out with a bold statement. The second style was a paisley laser cut blazer teamed with an oversized bow tie and brooch to give off a premium feel. These are a must-have for this season, as well as a double-breasted suit jacket.
Bridal Hair by James Wilson styled the hair, and we wanted to keep the hair nice and relaxed, allowing the softness to come through. A natural style for brides is on trend, with brides opting for a look that lets their hair flow. Sonia Schofield did the make-up and also followed a natural look with tones of pink. Keeping the make-up natural was a nice reflection of the inspiration, and it is also popular this season for the modern day bride.
What was the thinking behind the décor for the shoot? How did you tie it all together?
When planning the décor for the shoot, inspiration was taken from all elements of the Bridgerton series by looking at colours used throughout, parties they had and even cultures that were showcased. On further research, we wanted to stay clear of the traditional blue, as there seems to be a tendency to swing towards this colour palette. EPH Creative is known for its amazing set ups and we wanted no different. We also included some modern touches with the poodles, showing couples that a classic and traditional style doesn’t have to be boring.
The Indian influence was also something we wanted to explore. Using the pink elephant and bright coloured pom poms alongside the classic and pretty cake showed a clash of colours and styles that were pleasing to the eye. Bringing feathers and touches of mixed colours and soft tones completed the look.
What kind of accessories were used to create these looks and why?
The bride wore an amazing head piece called ‘Vera’, which has been custom-made for the Vera Wang dresses used in the shoot.
Get the look:
Venue and concept: Rise Hall
Photographer: Anna Beth Wedding Photography
Dresses: Elizabeth Lucas
Hair: Bridal Hair by James Wilson
Make-up: Sonia Schofield
Suits: Fallen Hero
Cake: Amanda Earl Cake Design
Bouquet and boutonniere: Meadows and Mulberry
Design, installations and props: EPH Creative
Place settings: Event Hire UK
Videographer: Lucy Sayers Photography and Film
Models: The Lawrence Grahams (Jordan and Kezia)