The Royal Wedding, WA real wedding style! - Wedding Album

The Royal Wedding, WA real wedding style!

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On 19 May 2018 the world watched yet another spectacular Royal British affair – the wedding of Hollywood actress Meghan Markle and Prince Henry of Wales. With everything planned, down to the last detail, this Royal Wedding was definitely an event to behold.

THE VENUE

Amidst an array of stunning Royal venues, the couple were granted permission to use St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for their wedding ceremony. This elegant venue seats up to 800 guests and provided the perfect backdrop for the occasion. Their wedding reception was hosted that evening at Frogmore House.

THE DRESSES

Meghan arrived at the Chapel wearing a simple silk boatneck gown with an exquisite veil capturing flowers from all 53 countries of the British Commonwealth. It was designed by Clare Waight Kelle, the first female director of Givenchy, a brand adored by the bride. The now Dutchess of Sussex wanted her gown to highlight elegance and perfect tailoring, while still capturing her own personal style. Her dress was accentuated by the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau straight from the Queen’s own jewellery collection.

The reception dress, while just as elegant, was more relaxed and fun with stunning halter neckline and a mermaid flare. Designed by Stella McCartney. with shoes from Aquazzura, Meghan was a gorgeous sight flaunting effortless style and grace.

THE THEME

Florals, white elegance and touches of green took centre stage at the wedding, with a host of greenery covering the archway to the chapel, and more arrangements inside the venue, all of which were cultivated by experts and the Royal gardener to ensure they were pollinator-friendly.

THE CAKE

While the traditional Royal wedding cake is typically a tiered fruit cake with white icing, Meghan and Harry chose to break away from tradition with a spring-inspired lemon curd and elderflower buttercream, made by pastry Chef Claire Ptak, a friend of the bride’s, as well as six other bakers. Covered with Swiss meringue and 150 flowers, the three pieces each sat atop their own golden throne.

THE FOOD

600 guests attended the Queen’s luncheon and were treated to a lovely array of Scottish langoustine canapés wrapped in smoked salmon, with a croquette of confit Windsor lamb, as well as poached free range chicken. Meghan and Harry held an after-party which is said to have included cocktails, burgers, food trucks and many treats not traditionally suited to a Royal affair.

THE DETAILS

The Royal Wedding displayed several tributes to the late Princess Diana, Prince Harry’s mother. The bridal bouquet was hand-picked by Prince Harry, and carried forget-me-nots, his mother’s favourite, from the Kensington garden. Meghan’s engagement ring also has two diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection, adding a special touch to their already unique bond. During the ceremony, the hymn ‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer’ from Princess Diana’s funeral was sung in her memory.

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