Inspirational Wedding Ideas

How To Have Your Own Royal Wedding

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With a Royal wedding on the horizon, the ideas of what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding day might look like are everywhere! What will they wear? What will the colors be? How will their reception compare to William and Kate's? All of this is extremely exciting to dream about but one talented crew of enterprising wedding vendors decided to pull together their own faux royal wedding here in the States. 

Keep scrolling to see what they imagine Harry and Meghan might have planned for their big day! Oh and as always, do not miss a single one of the gorgeous detail thanks to our full gallery of images from Brett Matthews Photography.

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The Inspiration

From LLG Events, the team that dreamt up this gorgeous royal wedding inspiration:

We first thought about a Royal Wedding concept, we immediately wondered how we could make this different. So, we decided to throw a Royal Wedding photoshoot here in the United States. From our initial design meeting with Ceci New York and Tantawan Bloom, we started thinking of Royal colors and predictions of what could be the next trendsetting, timeless designs of 2018. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be defining bridal fashion and design trends for the next generation of couples. To begin our inspiration for the shoot, we looked back at the Royal Family bloodline, researching their attire, jewels, and traditions. We also began researching Meghan and noticed her love for peonies. We knew this had to be a major focus in the floral design. Tantawan Bloom included fuschia orchids, white cherry blossoms, and a gold tree structure along with blush and ivory roses. 

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The Design

We continued to incorporate rich colors, such as ultraviolet, Pantone’s color of the year, and then added muted whites, bronze, and gold. Incorporating black as an accent color was our modern approach to the design. We added this to the black lacquer boxes of custom cake tins, the outer envelopes of the invitations, the menus, and throughout the place cards. 

We kept the invitation classic, mimicking the style Prince William and Kate used for their wedding. 

The cake, designed by Ron Ben Israel, incorporated black and gold, which carried over from the florals and stationery to the place settings. 

The Venue

We wanted to leave some traditional elements in the shoot, which is why we chose Lotte New York Palace Hotel. We tried to find a setting that mimicked the interior opulence of Windsor Castle and the classic elegance that England is known for. 

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The Style

As we could not recreate Harry’s military uniform, we chose a classic custom-made morning suit provided by Alton Lane. For the bride, we went for an elegant lace dress designed by Romona Keveza. It covered the model’s shoulders and had a detachable train with a deep backline, which would complement Meghan’s signature hairstyle perfectly. 

For the reception dress, we went with Dennis Basso’s creation of soft pink and tons of sparkle. The dresses were sourced and prepared by The Stylish Bride, and we would recommend every bride to have their own personal stylist on the wedding day! 

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See more of this beautiful wedding inspiration with this film created by Joseph Edwards Films.

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Hair, Makeup & BeautyStacie Ford Weddings@staciefordweddings
Bridesmaid DressesAzazie@iheartazazie
Cakes & CateringRon Ben-Israel Cakes
Event Planning & DesignLLG Events
The Stylish Bride
Favors & GiftsAlchemy Fine Home
FlowersTantawan Bloom
Groom & His MenAlton Lane@altonlane
Lighting, Entertainment & Photo BoothFusion Productions
ModelDavide Ferrari
Lae Theiss

Paper Goods & CalligraphyCeci New York
PhotographersBrett Matthews Photography
RentalsLuxe Event Rentals
VenuesLotte New York Palace
Wedding DressesDennis Basso
Kleinfeld Bridal
Romano Keveza

Wedding FilmsJoseph Edwards Films