This post was submitted by contributor Melissa Vandermeer.
Any good stylist knows that nothing initiates a landslide of trends than a royal marriage. I’m so in love with the mix of modern and traditional style from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal wedding, and pre-wedding celebrations. Want to know more? Let’s start off with some examples from the bridal shower.
The then, bride to be, had her bridal shower at the gorgeously rustic Soho Farmhousewith close (mostly British) friends (source: E! News). Soho Farmhouse is known for luxurious relaxation, gourmet food and equally delicious views. There’s over 100 acres of countryside at Soho; along with a movie theatre, horse stable, tennis courts and spa. Meghan may have also been their Brand Ambassador. Check out a few shots of the Soho experience below.
Moving on, it’s no surprise that The Duchess of Sussex would have a low-key. It’s rumored her bridal shower doubled as her bachelorette with friends, and as quoted in Bride’s magazine “there were no ‘she’s tying the knot, so buy her shots’ t-shirts happening” for her last’ fling before the ring’. I foresee low-key bachelorettes definitely becoming a trend from here on out, how fun hosting your own spa themed party at a location like St. Anne’s Spa outside of Toronto, On?
Anyone who watched the royal wedding this past Saturday was amazed by theincredible floral arch at St. George’s Chapel. It included roses, peonies (Duchess Meghan’s favourite), and ferns. For sure, greenery with lush white florals has been a huge trend in 2018 and will continue into 2019.
Although all the details of the reception party haven’t been released we do know that the newlyweds had both an afternoon and evening reception. The first reception was hosted by the Queen and held in St. George’s Hall.
Canapes were served to guests, as well as this gorgeous lemon and elderflower syrup sponge cake. Which apparently used over 200 lemons! (source: People Royals)
The second royal reception was held by Harry’s father, Prince Charles, at Frogmore House.
Although not possible for many newlyweds, but having two receptions certainly helps ensure a happy guest list (twice the food, and Grandma can skip the second reception to forgo listening to the top 40 hits she begrudges).
The couple changed for their second reception (see video) , and it’s rumoured they chose to have their first dance to “I wanna dance with somebody” by Whitney Houston, rather than a traditional slow song. They capped the night off with a fireworks display! There’s been speculation of beer pong and ‘naughty’ speeches that evening (to be determined if this is true), but the rest is best left to find out in the next couple of weeks. All the best to the new royal couple!