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Any respectable member of the ton has watched Bridgerton. It's what we were all crying out for as we entered Lockdown 3 and it certainly didn't disappoint. The music, the fashion, the decadence, the jewels, the houses, the interiors, the parties, the food, the drink, the STEPLADDER. It ticked all the boxes.
Join us as we create our very own Bridgertini cocktail and curate our edit of Bridgerton inspired luxury homeware and interiors, all available for your wedding list. Take your future luxury wedding and entertainment plans to the next level with the finest glassware, china, soft furnishings and linens, some may say even fit for a Queen.
When dreaming up this Bridgerton inspired cocktail, we knew it had to be Champagne and tea based! This delicious cocktail recipe takes a little bit of early prep, but it's worth it. You'll need to make a simple Honey Syrup and create an Earl Grey infused Gin. Don't be alarmed, both are super quick and simple to do and the below makes enough for 2 Bridgerton inspired cocktails.
- 1.5 tbsp Runny Honey
- 1.5 tbsp Water
- 100ml Gin
- 1 Earl Grey Teabag
- Combine the honey and water in a small saucepan
- Warm over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until the honey has melted into the water
- Remove from heat and set aside
- Submerge tea bag in the gin, cover and leave to seep for at least 1 hour
- Remove teabag and squeeze absorbed gin into the mixture
- 60ml Earl Grey Gin
- 40ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- 30ml Honey Syrup
- Champagne to top up
- Lemon Twist to garnish
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
- Add Earl Grey infused gin, Lemon Juice and Honey Syrup
- Shake for 20s and strain into a Champagne glass
- Top up with Champagne and garnish with a twist of lemon
Drinks parties, how we have missed you. Plan like a diamond of the first water with these simple tips and must have homewares for the ultimate drinks party, fit for a Duchess. They are also hugely relevant if you're also in the throes of planning your luxury wedding.
No drinks party is complete without Champagne, cocktails and canapés. For that real pièce de résistance why not create a tower of champagne coupes? Decadent and full of wow factor - it will be the talking point of the party.
Serve up your canapés on beautiful platters, with dainty side plates and luxurious linens. The more extravagent the canapé, the better, and where possible try and coordinate your platter to your canapé, whether that's in terms of colour, shape or pattern.
When it comes to putting together a Bridgerton inspired formal dining table – it's all about the attention to detail and providing every guest with everything they might desire for a decadent menu of the very best food and wine. You'll want to cater for every need, so including white wine, red wine, water glasses and dessert wine glasses on the table is an absolute must.
You'll want your very best formal china and the complete set, of course. Think bread plate, starter plate, soup bowl, dinner plate and dessert plate. There's to be no holding back here. It also goes without saying that formal cutlery (preferable sterling silver, or silver plated) for every course is polished and presented. The same rules apply when planning a luxury wedding - the aim is that your guests don't have to lift a finger.
Finishing touches on your formal table must include the crispest of linens and those all important details. Think sterling silver place name holders with hand calligraphy name cards, cut glass or sterling silver candle sticks, salt and pepper pinch pots and of course a beautiful floral display. These tiny but oh-so-important details apply to planning a luxury wedding tablescape, to give it that real wow factor.
For an afternoon tea fit for a Queen, leave the mugs in the kitchen. Only the very best formal tea set will do. Always make a pot of tea, serve milk in a jug and serve sugar in a bowl. You teacup simply must have a saucer. Serve any cakes or delicacies on your best platters and plates, and really go to town on those finishing touches; dress your table with your best table linen and a vase of flowers. Remember, more is more.
Afternoon tea was traditionally how high society celebrated their luxury wedding celebrations. Nowadays, more often than not the afternoon tea is replaced by a Champagne and Canapé reception.
When we imagine a Bridgerton garden party, it's all about bringing the luxuries of your home with you to your picnic spot. Opt for comfortable seating and rugs, remember sitting in a corset can't be easy, and don't scrimp on the glassware and tableware.
So, as the social season is almost upon us (hopefully), become an expert in the art of the swoon and enjoy mastering lavish interiors and celebrations.