We have almost come to the end of our publishing schedule for 2021, which means, we need to go out with a bang. And what could be better than a wedding editorial inspired by the hit Regency TV show Bridgerton?

Eight months in the making (thanks Melbourne lockdowns) photographer Sonya (of Tales Of Romance Atelier) and Mel (The Petalier) had a dream to create wedding inspiration that “reflected timeless old-world elegance and romance that was both modern and classic, from the details, stationery and wardrobe to the table decor and ceremony setting.”

“We were inspired by the popular Netflix series, Bridgerton which exudes the ‘crème de la crème’ of the aristocratic English Regency era whilst also weaving in modern-day elements like the costumes and music. Just add a 4 string quartet playing Ariana Grande and it will feel like you’ve been transported into the series itself” says Sonya.

The location? Undoubtedly the most apt in Melbourne for this shoot, was the beautiful, historic The George Ballroom. Says Sonya “We chose The George Ballroom because of the architecture of the room. The beautiful patina of the paint and window light gave us a stunning backdrop for both the ceremony as well as the reception.”

The scene was set, with an ice blue and lavender stationery suite designed by Azalea Calligraphy Design. Wax seals, floral prints and calligraphy hint at the old world romantic occasion to come.

The gilded setting transformed from ceremony to reception, complete with cake, blooms and all the trimmings. Our “newlyweds” from Brazen Models, dressing in a classic black tuxedo from Joe Black and two decadent Mariana Hardwick gowns. “One gown was more romantic and whimsical while the other was more modern, fresh and editorial” and accessories from The White Collection, The hair and makeup styled by Alex Harden Makeup,

After they dress for the day, they make their way to the ceremony,  golden arches from Willow Tree Events styled with flowers in hues of lavender, blush, white and blue, by The Petalier. The blooms coordinate with a  lush bouquet tied with blue silk ribbon (handpainted and silk, of course, from Songbird Silk).

After their vows, it was time to celebrate, along a King’s Table set with blue linens from Table Art, blush napkins from Table Threads and luxe pieces from The Small Things Co. and Event Merchant Co. The florals, which carried through from the ceremony and bouquet, bringing the romantic tones together, explains Sonya “We used beautiful silks, linens and crystal glassware to resemble what could have been used in the regency era and chose two gowns for the shoot.  We wanted our colour palette to match the colours of Bridgerton with the blues and purples shining through and pops of romantic blush.”

The finishing touch, a beautiful tiered wedding cake of pale pink by cake artist Pastel And Bloom somehow beautifully reflected the timelessness of old, with the detail of new.

With endless details to steal and plenty to adore from this editorial for your own big day, the only question is, can we come?