Modern Baroque Wedding at Queen’s House

The Story: The Queens House was the perfect setting for this contemporary wedding editorial inspired by the beauty and ambience of Baroque still-life paintings. Styled to invoke a curated set up for a painting, it’s like stepping into an artistic moment.

The Location:  The Royal Museums Greenwich offers a number of unique historical venues for special occasions. The Queens House was initially designed by Inigo Jones for Anne of Denmark, wife of James I. It is home to the famed Tulip Stairs, a spiral stairway that ascends up through the building, beneath a glass lantern, the first centrally unsupported spiral stair in Britain. From the 1670s the Queen’s House was used as a residence for royal servants and artists. More recently, it has housed some of the Museum’s finest artworks.

The Vibe: Layers of texture and light brought this design to life, much like with a painting. Rich colours and luxe details. The mood and colour palette was inspired by the Autumn-Winter season designed to highlight the beauty of a winter wedding. The seasonal colours of verdant greens, deep purples, dramatic oranges and reds were brought to life with pops of romantic pinks, blush and brass metallics.

The Details: The tablescape is a magical unity of classical and contemporary design. Lush velvets in grey and gold, matt silk in forest and rust washed linen. Wild, natural floral arrangements, textured linens, antique brass vessels and rustic ironstone crockery juxtaposed with shiny gold flatware, delicate vellum stationery, smooth graphite linens and chic smoky glassware. The floral design by Bloomologie brought the whole look together and using British seasonal flowers the overflowing urns are a work of art in themselves. For the bridal looks, Charlie Brear designed the perfect gold adorned dress – sexy and stylish – perfect for an evening winter wedding. And the Modern Baroque bride would not be caught without her must-have accessories; giant pearls, some shiny gold and a “more is more” attitude.

Tips & Highlights:

  • Play with dark and rich Autumnal colours in a light and airy venue space.
  • Blend contemporary and vintage styling for a Modern Baroque aesthetic.
  • Include luxe gold and pearl accessories as an alternative to the traditional headpiece.



Planner & Stylist: Anemone // Photographer: Gyan Gurung // Venue: Royal Museums Greenwich // Floral Designer: Bloomologie // Cake Maker: Cakena London // Hair and Makeup Artist: Alchemy Hair and Makeup // Furniture & Tableware Hire: Ya Hire // Stationery: Era Calligraphy // Bridal Dresses: Charlie Brear // Bridal Jewellery and Accessories: Peacock and Pearl // Model: Tanja Widing // Lighting: SLX // Linens: 88 Events