I realize you have a Royal army of protocol directors, historical curators, celebrity wedding planners and, oh, a finger-waving Monarch “advising” you what a Royal Wedding is and is not, but we have some notes to consider, too. Want to impress the Queen? Here’s how we’d do it.
A Royal Wedding Gown
You’ve chosen your gown, but if you’re having second thoughts or need a second one, how about this foxy number? Assuming bare shoulders are a Royal faux pas, this Sareh Nouri (available in SLC via Bitsy Bridal) breathes the perfect balance of sexy and sophistication with peak-a-boo-lace long sleeves. Plus, a pleated ballgown in an ivory hue makes this frock as iconic as Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton.
A Royal Wedding Bouquet
Sure, a white bouquet is all the rage for a Royal Wedding, but dearest Meghan, you’re Hollywood icon. I think you can ditch the stephanotis and Lily of the Valley this time around. May we suggest a pretty pastel bouquet made with springtime favorites? Our favorites include foxgloves, astilbe, ranunculus, peonies, Distant Drum shrub roses, cottage yarrow, blueberries, Sally Holmes heirloom roses, heucherella and spirea foliage.
A Royal Wedding Updo
Again, Meghan, you need to go for iconic with a twist. Literally, a twist. The classic chignon never gets old, but this one—with added loops and fresh blooms—flaunts a little more personality.
A Royal Wedding Signature Cocktail
A wedding isn’t a wedding without a Champagne toast. The Royal Wedding is sure to have sparkling wine pouring through the high-brow crowd. But a 2018 wedding isn’t a wedding without one—or even two or three—signature cocktails. Since springtime is all about new life and sunshine, we’re toasting the season with a refreshing lavender and cucumber vodka spritzer. Why not give it a try?
A Royal Wedding Groom’s Cake
The groom’s cake certainly plays in the shadows of the main attraction (we hear you’ve chosen a lemon elderflower pastry), but that doesn’t mean it goes unnoticed. The groom’s second-fiddle status welcomes carte-blanche creativity. Infuse Prince Harry’s dessert with British flare like executive chef Steve Ulibarri of Cuisine Unlimited did here. He transforms a Pimm’s cocktail into a liqueur-spiked vanilla cake layered with cucumber, strawberry and mint buttercream, frosted with orange buttercream and garnished with fresh cucumber, strawberry, orange and mint.
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