Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, we’ve been thinking A LOT about their wedding. We can’t stop ourselves from dreaming about what the royal wedding could look like and we’ve had lots of great royal wedding ideas to share with you. If you’re planning a beautiful wedding with more than a hint of glamour and grandeur, then you’re going to love these ideas too.
Venues for a royal wedding
As we know, Meghan and Harry will be saying their vows in the historic surroundings of Windsor Castle. Windsor really does have it all as a wedding venue – impressive interiors, plenty of on-site accommodation, more history than you could ever learn and even its own Great Park! It’s also easy to get too and blessed with stacks of stunning spots for photographs.
If you’re looking for your own venue then Berkshire has more to offer than Windsor Castle. Wasing Park is one of the jewels in our crown and just like Windsor Castle, it’s a very special place with a host of great features. Picturesque and elegant, it’s also set in the stunning Berkshire countryside and you can enjoy the Victorian Summerhouse, boutique accommodation for guests in the Stables Lodge Hotel plus the Castle Barn. This impressive building couldn’t be more perfect for your wedding breakfast and evening party.
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A little further afield, Davenport House and Morden Hall will bring a regal touch to your wedding day. Davenport House is a grand and stylish venue that’s wonderfully secluded if you want to stay away from the crowds. Morden Hall is peaceful and private with dreamy interiors that will welcome you and your guests in a truly elegant way.
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Beautiful royal wedding ideas
So, now the venue is taken care of, let’s look at the rest of the wedding and imagine what the royal couple might be planning…
Obviously, we can’t wait to see what Meghan might wear. Her sophisticated yet on trend engagement outfit suggests she’ll opt for something similar for her wedding. Perhaps a gorgeous gown with a high neck, full skirt and pockets or a slim line design to show off her curves. We wouldn’t be surprised to see less lace and more Mikado from Meghan.
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Meghan’s lucky Bridesmaids are sure to look beautiful too. Now we’d love the see them embrace the mismatched trend but perhaps the girls will wear multi-way dresses in matching colours so thy can still show a little individuality.
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Given how loved up the couple were in their engagement interview, we can imagine that this is going to be a rather romantic wedding and, in late spring, what could be prettier than a dream pink and green wedding theme with hints of opulent gold? Here are some ideas what would be perfect for a royal wedding:
A flower lined aisle makes for a beautiful ceremony.
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Chairs decorated with flowers would be fabulous for the wedding breakfast.
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Romantic candlelight, gorgeous tableware and pretty flowers are a must.
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We’d love to see Meghan carry an outsize bouquet with trailing ribbons.
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Floral table runners that cascade off the top table are such an eye-catching option.
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Will Meghan bring some US influences to her big day? A dessert table would be a great place to start!
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Tall centrepieces on gold stands would allow all the guests to talk to each other (and there’s sure to be LOTS of guests!)
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Royal wedding invitations tend to be very formal in design but perhaps Meghan and Harry might just soften things up a little with a gorgeous letterpress style.
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Meghan and Harry’s wedding will be taking place during peony season so perhaps they’ll go for a suspended floral installation?
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There are plenty of mantelpieces at Windsor Castle that would look amazing.
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And a stunning staircase is perfect for photos – we can’t wait to see them!
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So now you’ve got 19th May in your diary for the royal wedding, what other dates can’t you miss? We’ve got all the essential details for you here as we list the important dates in 2018.