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The Wedding Present Company

Doing it like Bridgerton; A Bridgertini, Interiors Edit and Entertaining Tips

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.

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A Bridgertini: An Earl (Duke) Grey French 75

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.

HONEY SYRUP INGREDIENTS:

- 1.5 tbsp Runny Honey

- 1.5 tbsp Water

EARL GREY GIN INGREDIENTS:

- 100ml Gin

- 1 Earl Grey Teabag

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HONEY SYRUP METHOD:

- 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

EARL GREY GIN:

- 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

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COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS:

(serves 2)

- 60ml Earl Grey Gin

- 40ml Fresh Lemon Juice

- 30ml Honey Syrup

- Champagne to top up

- Ice

- Lemon Twist to garnish

COCKTAIL METHOD:

- 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

Champagne Saucer, Stars, Set of 6
The Vintage List
£75.00
Cocktail Shaker & Strainer, Madison
William Yeoward
£179.00
Cocktail mixing spoon, 28cm, KitchenCraft, stainless steel
Bar Craft
£6.00
Milk Pan, Tri-Ply, Copper, 14cm
ProWare
£50.00
Coasters, Flat Hammered, Copper, Set of 4
Just Slate
£20.00
Individual Ice Bucket, Atlantic Spiral, 122mm
John Jenkins
£25.00
Champagne Bath, Heritage, Leather Handled, Culinary Concepts
Culinary Concepts
£110.00

Throw A Drinks Party like a duchess

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. 

Kate Cowdrey
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Chloe Ely
Bar Trolley, Deco, Glass/Gold, 93cm
Luna Home
£261.00
Brass candelabra, 39 x 22.5 x 10cm, Nkuku, Mbata, antique brass
Nkuku
£40.00
Napkins, Champagne and Martini, Set of 4
Sibona
£34.00
Lantern, Sia, Medium, 58cm, Nkuku
Nkuku
£80.00
Belles Rives Tray, Bordeaux Red, Medium, 43cm x 31cm
The Lacquer Company
£275.00
Aperitif Server, 3 Cup, Silver Plated, 21cm
Ercuis
£270.00
Champagne Saucer- Corinne by William Yeoward, William Yeoward
William Yeoward
£32.00
Champagne Bowl, BarCraft, Hammered Stainless Steel, 37cm, KitchenCraft
Bar Craft
£55.00

A Formal Dinner Party with the Bridgertons

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. 

Rachel Smuin

Building a wedding list, is the perfect opportunity to add a beautiful set of formal china that you will have for a lifetime. Our go-to brands include Bernardaud, Gien, Wedgwood and Royal Copenhagen.

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.

Kit Kemp
Rachel Smuin
Wine Decanter- Wallis by William Yeoward
William Yeoward
£255.00
Covered Vegetable Dish, Cristal
Bernardaud
£405.00
Wine Goblet- Claire by William Yeoward
William Yeoward
£120.00
Herend- Apponyi Vert, Dinner Plate, 28cm
Herend
£122.15
5 Arm Candelabra, Extra Small, 38cm, Culinary Concepts
Culinary Concepts
£65.00
Dinner Plate, Mythical Creatures, 27cm
Wedgwood
£52.00
Bouquet Vase - Fern by William Yeoward
William Yeoward
£160.00
Napkin Ring, Palm Tree, Sterling Silver, 4.5cm
Patrick Mavros
£410.00

Afternoon Tea with the Queen

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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.

Cake Platter, Filet Vert, 31.7cm
Gien
£65.00
Cake/Pie Server- Silver Plate, Albi by
Christofle
£200.00
Teapot, Wild Strawberry, Small
Wedgwood
£127.00
Cake Dome- Wisteria by William Yeoward
William Yeoward
£118.00
Teacup & Saucer, Galerie Royale, Wallis Blue
Bernardaud
£115.00
Teapot, Blue Asiatic Pheasants, Small
Burleigh
£66.00
Plate, Blue Fluted Plain, 27cm
Royal Copenhagen
£95.00

Garden Party

Chloe Winstanley

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. 

Art and Story Studio
Garden Party Basket with Champagne Glasses
Willow & Wicker
£141.00
Champagne Bath, Hammered, Large
Culinary Concepts
£200.00
Rocking Deck Chair, Wimborne, Beech, Ivory Canvas
Garden Trading Company
£85.00
Pure New Wool Throw, Fishbone, Duck Egg, 150 x 183cm
Tweedmill
£65.50
Deckchair, Squash, With Deckchair Cover
The Stripes Company
£110.00
Picnic Hamper, Classic, 6 person
Willow & Wicker
£174.00
Footstool, Kasbah, Smoke, 51 x 51 x 33cm
Weaver Green
£189.00
Serving Board, Haja, Large, 45.5cm
Nkuku
£50.00

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. 


Yours truly, 

WPC