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Trends We Can Take Away From The Royal Wedding
Hello, gorgeous ones! I do hope you’re well as we finally reach hump day? Today’s feature is once again about the Royal Wedding, which I’m sure you will find us writing non-stop about for a very (!) long time. From the ceremony that broke tradition in more ways than one, to the subtle reminders of Princess Diana, the dress that took the worlds breath away and all of the other touches that just made their wedding so beautiful, inclusive and personal; there’s much that can be taken away and used in your own fusion or quintessentially British celebration.
And, if you’re seeking Spring-time inspiration is there really any need to look further afield that the Royal Wedding? With plenty of dreamy details in the flowers, cake and even the cocktails – we can’t think of anything better. So, with this in mind, take a read of our top trends below, loves…
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Ok, let’s start with the dress of dreams that Meghan wore. A gorgeous piece created by Clare Waight Keller who is the new artistic director of French fashion house, Givenchy.
Whilst the wedding of Kate and William saw many Brides-to-be aspiring to don pretty lace dresses with intricate detailing, Meghan is now setting a trend of clean, simplistic and elegant designs, far different from what we have seen over previous years.
This dress style is perfect for the less is more bride, the bride seeking a minimal look and the bride wanting to break tradition. Below, is an example from the exceptionally talented designer, Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bridal on how to re-create the Meghan Markle look for yourself.
Image: Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bridal
By combining plenty of elegant off-white hues, cream colours and white you will automatically be saying “I Do” to an oh-so dreamy colour scheme that’s royal wedding perfect. Pair them with larger than life floral choices such as Roses, Hydrangea and Peonies for an opulent look, just as Meghan chose for their very wedding.
Of course, this colour scheme wouldn’t be complete without plenty of elegant Greenery added to the mix, either. An uber-cool and rustic way to do this for your own day? Accessorise your wedding reception with natural herbs such as sage and thyme, add cucumber and lime to your drinks. An easy, yet affordable way to not only style your reception styling, but your catering too.
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With a rumoured extravagant drinks list of Champagne, wine and signature drinks in the form of Cocktails, we’re predicting that more brides and grooms will follow with their own signature drinks that take a nod do their own personalities and attributes.
The newlyweds last weekend apparently opted for a fusion mixture that showed their love for travel and of course included Ginger as a nod to Harry’s hair colour.
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The decision on the cake was revealed on the run up to the wedding and sounded truly divine. Well, would we expect anything less from the two? We predict both the design and flavour will be huge in the years to come.
Californian born, Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes London designed and baked the decadent and totally elegant cake for the pair in the flavour of Organic Lemon and Elder-flower, which was decorated in a beautiful light buttercream and decorated with flowers.
For your own take on the regal cake, why not opt for a naked cake, or simply just a design adorned in flowers?
Image: The Country Cake Cupboard
Barley There Makeup…
Whether you’re having your bridal make-up session, going to the beach, a wedding, or just feel like embracing the carefree summer vibe. Meghan showed us exactly how wedding makeup should be done, natural and true to yourself.
Why not skip the heavy foundation base entirely and stick to a tinted moisturiser or simply just cover up with concealer? By covering up darker shadows, spots, or blemishes with just concealer means you won’t have to worry about blotting away your makeup along with shine. Let them freckles show themselves and embrace your natural beauty.
Not comfortable going entirely nude? Swap full-coverage foundation for tinted moisturisers that evens out the skin tone and adds a hint of radiance. The best thing is that if you choose a good quality one is that you don’t feel heavy in the heat. For a sheer glow, look for an illuminating formula, such as the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. I tell you, it goes on like an absolute dream.
Image: Darin Collison Photography
Are you taking inspirations from the royal wedding for your own wedding day? Let us know in the comments section below lovelies! Oh, and remember for this weeks #weddinghour we’re talking all about the Royal Wedding trends and all of the pretty goings on. You can join us to chat all things pretty and delicious from 9pm tonight.
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