After much speculation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement. Prince Harry kept the proposal traditional and intimate, getting down on one knee over a chicken dinner at their cottage. Taken by surprise, Meghan said “yes” before he even had a chance to present the the ring, which was custom-made using his mother Princess Diana’s diamonds, and a central stone from Botswana, a place of special meaning to the humanitarian couple.
We couldn’t be more excited! And we’re certainly not alone on this, but Prince Harry and Meghan come across as different in comparison to other famous royal pairings. Perhaps it’s because he is the younger, more rebellious prince who got caught doing the same stupid things we did in college. Maybe it’s because she’s an American actress we already know from a popular television show. They seem relatable and down to earth, more like a couple you’d see nestled in a booth at a pub than seated side-by-side on thrones.
Once we heard the news, we immediately started to imagine the wedding decor. The affair will be beautiful and grand, no doubt. But this notoriously private couple is already opting for a more modest wedding than Prince William and Kate Middleton’s celebrated Westminster Abbey ceremony (1,900 were invited) and Buckingham Palace reception. They will exchange vows at St. George’s Chapel (capacity of 800) located in the historic Windsor Castle. Meghan describes her style as “classic.” And together, they come across as relaxed and low-key, but open to putting a modern spin on tradition. One thing is for sure though, this is going to be a royal wedding like never before.
We thought it would be fun put together wedding florals and styling proposals suited for this bright young woman about to marry into the royal family.
Let’s start with the bride-to-be’s self-described style. From the ceremony to the reception, every decorative detail has been carefully considered to give an impression that is striking, yet timeless. Decor features subtle embellishments, luxurious linen, crystal chandeliers, and warm candlelight. Blooms showcase delicate color schemes, voluminous shape, and rich textures.
English Country Garden
When it comes to the reception, the couple has a list of castles and palaces to choose from. And how lovely would it be to see their post-wedding celebration take place at a royal venue set within a beautiful english country garden? The outdoor soirée will feature romantic florals (roses of courses!) in pink, peach, and purple hues, verdant greenery, shimmery crystal accents, casting a light and enchanted mood for guests to enjoy.
For the engagement photos, Meghan wore a stylish white trench coat from the Canadian label Line (the label’s website crashed after the photos were released and the coat as since sold out) over a Parosh green dress and Aquazzura lace-up pumps. This chic and sophisticated look translates seamlessly into a wedding style that is modern, yet romantic. Sleek lines and an all white palette are softened with decor elements such as lush, pillowy blooms, expressive use of greenery, and candle accents.
The countdown to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s special day in Spring 2018 is underway. While waiting is hard, it’s going to be a delight imagining every beautiful detail of British royalty’s next big wedding!