Harry & Meghan’s big day was not just gorgeous to look at but turned out to be a global celebration of love. There is no doubt that the Royal Wedding will be setting trends for brides to be for some time to come.
There were so many great moments but here are four things we’d like to share.
1. JUST BE YOU
Whether you liked it or not, Meghan Markle’s elegant, tailored and minimal bridal look was true to her everyday style as well as the occasion.
Never lose sight of your own style when choosing your dress. Whether you’re vintage, boho or love a bit of bling – your wedding dress should make you feel like a million dollars.
Don’t overlook the power of symbolism in making your look completely personal too. The trim of Meghan’s 3m wide x 5m long veil was embroidered with the flower of every country in the Commonwealth, along with Wintersweet, which grows in the grounds of Kensington Palace in front of Nottingham Cottage, and the California Poppy, the State flower from Meghan’s place of birth, California. It was a strong statement of the things that are important to her and Harry, and another very personal touch.
2. WHEN IT COMES TO FLOWERS – MORE IS MORE…
We really loved the floral arrangement and arches at the entrance and right throughout the church. You can only imagine the scent those stunning flowers gave off and despite being huge, the soft colour palette and natural, organic arrangements kept them from being ostentatious. Show stopping yet decorous – an extremely difficult balance to strike.
You can expect to see this dreamy, natural style of flower arranging at weddings for some time.
Meghan’s actual bouquet also matched her style – being elegantly simple with personal touches like flowers hand-picked by Prince Harry. Tradition dictate that the day after royal weddings the bouquet is laid on the grave of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey – a touching tribute to those who died in battle.
3. STATEMENT CAR OR OTHER TRANSPORT
Harry and Meghan looked like total movie stars when they emerged from their Windsor Castle lunch dressed to the nines and drove away in a vintage E-Type Jaguar. Meghan wore a slinky halter neck gown from Stella McCartney, along with a stunning aquamarine ring that belonged to Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.
You can make a statement with you wedding transport as well. The Waterfront has some wonderful suppliers we can put you in touch with everything from an elegant Rolls Royce to a racy Mustang or even a fun Kombi if that’s more your style.
With our spectacular location, bride also have the option of arriving or leaving by boat for some additional “wow” factor.
4. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE FAMILY DRAMAS
Not even future Princesses get to avoid family drama and poor Meghan probably went through the mill in the run up to her big day. Weddings can bring out the worst in people as well as the best, so just prepare yourself for it. Make sure you’re confiding your feelings in your other half and try not to let other people’s issues affect your happiness.
Most importantly, Meghan and Harry definitely had their day, their way. This was a wedding day that reflected the couple’s personalities, both as individuals and together. It’s a wedding we’ll remember forever – magical, inspiration and full of love, just like yours should be.
The team at the Waterfront are here to make that happen for you – even if you don’t have a royal budget! Give us a call on 1300 608 910 and make an appointment for an obligation free site inspection and show you all we have to offer.
Images: Getty Images, The Sun, The Telegraph