Royal Wedding Trends.
On 19 May the most anticipated, talked about wedding of the year 2018 took place. When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said their vows the whole world was watching. After months of speculation about what every element of the wedding would look like – the dress, the flowers, the guests, just to name a few – we all got to see it revealed on that day. It is only natural that many brides will want to follow in the footsteps of this prominent wedding. We have analysed all aspects of the day and put together a list of 6 trends we predict will emerge from the royal wedding:
1. The Gown.
We love Meghan for her bold choice here! Designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, the dress sports clean lines that makes a bold statement. Over the next year we will see more brides leaving the lace in favour of a more minimal, yet elegant look.
2. The Arch.
A floral arch designed by Philippa Craddock adorned the entrance of St George’s Chapel. It was breathtaking and bold. Freestyle and natural. We believe we will see this trend being picked up at weddings all over. Decorating the entrance of the church or ceremony area has so many benefits. It sets the tone for the day as this is the first thing arriving guests will see. Also the traditional confetti toss which takes place as the couple leaves the ceremony area will have a beautiful backdrop, making for some stunning photographs!
3. The Cake.
We loved this contemporary take on a tiered wedding cake designed by Claire Ptak. The cake tiers were presented on separate cake stands rather than as one unit.
4. The Dress Change.
After the ceremony Meghan changed out of her voluminous wedding gown in exchange for a elegant white number designed by Stella McCartney. This smashing high neck fishtail gown arguably looked better on the bride than the actual wedding dress! Eventhough we have seen this done many times before, we believe that this will again cement the changing of the dress trend for the foreseeable future. Brides will be slipping into something more comfortable or less formal to better enjoy the party.
5. Late Night Food.
This was an unexpected twist nobody expected to see at a royal wedding. Midnight burgers and cotton candy were reportedly served late night while the party was still going. This is a fantastic idea for your wedding, especially if you would like your guests to party late into the night. All that dancing burns a lot of calories and brings on the hunger!
Fireworks capped off the royal wedding, ending the evening on a high note. How realistic this is for your wedding would depend on your venue’s regulations and off course the infamous wedding budget, but what better idea than to end off your special day with a bang?