The royal wedding was the wedding of the year.
We all swooned over Harry and Meghan’s sweet love for each other and happily dreamt of a fairytale wedding during an English summer with a sparkly crown atop our heads. Although not the average person has the same budget as these two newlyweds, and 21 million to be exact, or is engaged to a prince in the most famous family in the world, these trends that caught our eye from the royal wedding can easily be incorporated in anyone’s big day that are sure to make you feel like a new duchess.
” Meghan shocked everyone with her elegant, embellishment free Givenchy gown when she first appeared on the steps of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.”
Her sleek bateau neckline was a sure contrast to the high-necked lace gown that we all expect from a royal bride. Meghan’s veil though was very traditional with powerful ties to her new citizenship and title. The veil was a dramatic 16.5 feet long and its edges were embroidered with the 53 distinctive flora of every Commonwealth nation, all held high by former Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara. The makeup was a simple, everyday look that highlighted her freckles and bold eyes. Meghan’s choices on her dress, veil, accessories, and makeup all personify the idea of leaving some things simple, but choosing a few pieces to powerfully stand out from the rest. Oh, and, did I mention, she slipped into a sexy Stella McCartney dress for their second reception?! Further proving the fact that a dress change is always a good idea!
“As tradition goes, the royal wedding bouquet should be small, white, green, and consist of dainty garden flowers.”
Not only did Meghan’s bouquet match this perfectly, but Prince Harry handpicked the flowers that were in her bouquet the day before in their home’s gardens at Kensington Palace. Another sweet detail: Princess Diana was commemorated by the many forget-me-nots that were in the bouquet, her favorite flower.
“Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake was incredibly in tune with the modern twist on tradition theme that played throughout the entire day.”
Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake was incredibly in tune with the modern twist on tradition theme that played throughout the entire day.
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Printable Wedding Planners
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