If you were an avid fan of the series, then you’re surely on the edge of your (cinema) seats for this—Downton Abbey, the film! Due out in theaters this September, what a fabulous inspiration this movie spinoff would be for a wedding this fall. Edwardian elements in everything from ornate invitations to a formal wedding cake, from ultra-romantic bridal attire to luxurious tablesettings. All these can come together in gorgeous early 20th century style at your dream Downton Abbey-inspired nuptials!
Romantic Wedding Inspiration from Downton Abbey
Step back in time to take details from genteel early 20th century England for your wedding. Here are key elements you can focus on to recreate that Downton Abbey ambiance!
Announce your wedding day with a fabulous gold and white invitation suite (1) with a classic design and font. Match this with an equally ornate cameo wedding cake (2) with multiple tiers and gold-embossed scrollwork.
In true Downton Abbey style, walk down the aisle in a gown as gorgeous as Claire Pettibone’s “Florence” (3), a vision in French lace and silk embroidery with delicate cap sleeves embellished with dangling crystals. A wedding ring (4) in intricate Edwardian style—possibly from a collection of estate jewelry—would be a perfect match; along with a roaring ‘20s hairstyle and floral headpiece (5) to complete the period look.
Then, at the reception, set the guest tables (6) with fine china, vintage silverware, and delicate crystal to evoke a scene from the uppercrust Crawley family mansion. And place a vintage-style pomander favor bag (7) on each guest’s plate—holding treats like English mints or tea cookies, or trinkets like a cameo brooch or a mini perfume bottle. As another option, fill petite limoges-style boxes with white Jordan almonds for a traditional wedding favor.
Such a romantic setting to celebrate this celebration of love. (Now, to wait for the film!)
1 – Gold and White Gated Wedding Invitation Suite – by Papillon Press, with Belluccia font by Debi Sementelli
2 – Gold Embossed Cameo Cake – by Liggy’s Cake Company
3 – Florence Gown – by Claire Pettibone
4 – The Ryland Ring – from Brilliant Earth
5 – Roaring ‘20s bridal hairstyling – from PBS.org
6 – Downton Abbey inspired tablesetting – from Everyday Living
7 – Vintage-style pomander favor bag – from the Bellenza SHOP
8 – Limoges-style favor boxes – from the Bellenza SHOP