We love the soft tones and romantic images inspired by the Bridgerton show in this editorial coming out of Greece today. Moving from an intimate garden feel to the wilds of the beach, this inspiration encompasses a vast array of destinations in a beautiful and cohesive way. Check it out for yourself!
from the photographer: “New year, new mood goes the adage so when our team got together to discuss how to spark bridal imagination for 2022, our mutual thought was to revisit the classics but create a wedding inspiration that would exude an eclectic charm to intuitively convey change. Then right on Christmas day, a new show landed on Netflix and our creative cells began to tingle. We’re talking of course about none other than Bridgerton, the period drama that made us swoon over everything we crave for the new season: gorgeous attire, social soirees and engagements, and of course tons of intimate moments.
As a wedding destination, Greece holds an undeniable allure for lovers of the sea and sun, who arrive to
indulge in its summer resorts and young arrivals. Nowhere does the sea feel more inviting than on the
powdered sands of Sithonia, in Halkidiki. Our idea was to bring the decadence and regal charm of the
show outdoors, and without going too extravagant to pour nods of our beloved series alfresco, making
the aesthetic palpable for all kinds of future brides.
Blue is the hue one instantly thinks of when dreaming to say I do in our destination country, and
Wedgwood Blue, synonymous with the English fine porcelain nods to the level of luxury and standing
held by the Bridgertons. Therefore it served as the first step to start creating our color bible. Creams,
powdery pinks, and wispy greens, gold, and silver going from brighter to duskier fused the marvelous
floral design Lampros Archimandritis created, using Bengal roses, lisianthus, the oh-so iconic wisteria,
hyacinths, dahlias, carnations, Roanoke-bells, clove pinks, and astrantia. We set a prim ceremony on the
beach with white seating and an incomplete arch facing the Toronean Gulf focusing rather on the
destination and the palette of milky hues in the skies.
Demure and aristocratic pastels aside, we employed classic chandeliers, caned furnishings, and sultry
boudoir stools from Mosxofilero that combed to add to the delicate era-reminiscent aesthetic, while we
went intentional with using muslin for the tabletops, as it was during the 19th century this specific
legendary cloth was introduced.
Manousenia design and Narcissus Fineart crafted romantic watercolor calligraphy suites, signage, and
guest gifts, from printed silk neckerchiefs to botanical offerings, English tea, caviar, and truffles on
delicate serving dishes and customized boxes, while Gioldasis Bakery and Mamalis catering brought on
the sweet and salty, with morning cakes, “regency tea” currants, figs, jams and cheese, and a tiered
cake topped with florals.
Inspired by Bridgerton’s natural, fresh-faced, and elegant makeup Mairi Tsavala gave our bride fresh,
dewy skin and naturally beautiful, minimalistic makeup with brows brushed upwards. As Regency women
knew how to pay attention to their lips, and constant smiling can chap a bride’s lips, the decision was not
to employ lipstick, rather a soft, tad shimmery lip-balm for a healthy bridal pout.
Drawing from the show’s elaborate headpieces and updos Anna Tsadima used bejeweled high-shine
hair accessories to complement the bridal dos. Many of the hair fashions of the regency period were
rooted in Ancient Greece, therefore the hairstyles were a no-brainer, a Bridgerton/Grecian soft plait look
and a half up half down curly style (remember that scene when Daphne drops her fan in front of the
Romantic and refined florals and nature-themed appliqués plus beaded and bejeweled motifs were our
choices for the bridal fashion. We picked the gorgeous Bluebell, Luna, and Shinny White heels from
designer Katerina Savrani paired with the Klio coiffe from her Paloma Collection. Bridal dress designer
Dimitra Antonea of Made Bride created a bodice gown, laced with frosty moonstones, pillow-soft aqua,
and frosty white tulle sleeves and floating skirt, just perfect for our belle of the ball.”
Photographer: Lefteris Kalampokas
Styling: Lola Sakka
Venue: Mango beach bar
Gown: Made bride by Antonea
Florals: Archimandritis Lampros
Catering: Mamalis Catering
Shoes: Katerina Savrani
Stationery: Manousenia Design
Calligraphy and Styling Goods: Narcissus Fine Art
Beauty: Mairi Tsavala
Hair: Anna Tsadima
Ring: George Bekios
Baker: Gioldasis Bakery
Videographer: Thomas Zikos
Film Lab: Malvarrosa film lab