Of course we were up at the crack of dawn to catch it all!! We have been eagerly anticipating catching that first glimpse of Kate’s wedding gown, to see the florals she chose for her bouquet, and of course take sight of the amazing royal decor! Needless to say we were not disappointed. Every little detail was perfectly charming from Kate’s Grace Kelly inspired wedding gown to the couples’ decorated sports car getaway. This was the wedding of the year, maybe even the decade. And we’re sure that royal wedding inspired trends will follow. Here we share a few of our favorite picks for royal wedding trends.
Touches of Nature
What an absolutely perfect way to tie in Kate and William’s love for the outdoors by bringing a little bit of nature into the Abbey. Not an easy feat, but the look the trees achieved was truly spectacular. Maybe you don’t want to bring in huge trees, instead you can focus on small ways to incorporate aspects of things the two of you like to do. For example, if you two enjoy rock climbing together you can use pebbles in centerpieces. Twigs in floral arrangements and moss inside glass centerpieces are also simple ways to add touches of nature to your wedding.
More Signifcant Bouquets and Floral Choices
We love the idea of meaningful florals. We often get brides that want to incorporate the same type of flowers their mothers or grandmothers carried when they got married, or flowers that their finaces often brought them. Some of our brides have even chosen to carry charms of significance or tiny cameo pictures of loved ones integrated into their bouquets.
According to the royal press release, “The bouquet is a shield-shaped wired bouquet of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth. The bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly and draws on the traditions of flowers of significance for the Royal Family, the Middleton family and on the Language of Flowers.”
The bouquet is extremely small in comparison to Kate’s beautiful, sweeping gown but the tiny blooms echo the delicate lace on the bodice of the dress. We think it is wonderfully proportionate. And her decision to have a bouquet that held significance made it a royal wedding trends we expect to see plenty of in the future.
Neutral Bridal Party Dresses
We have always been fan of champagne, or other light colored gowns. Isn’t wearing white at someone else’s wedding a total fashion faux pas? Turns out, British traditions are different than American ones. An old superstition says that bridesmaids and groomsmen should dress similarly to the bride and groom to ward off evil spirits. And we think neutral colored bridesmaids dresses are the perfect compliment to any white or ivory bridal gown. We’re excited to see more Pippa Middleton inspired bridesmaids dresses make a stylish appearance at upcoming weddings.
Traditional Wedding Styles
From Kate’s timeless Grace Kelly inspired lace gown to the royal getaway carriage we’re expecting to see a lot more classic and traditional elements infused into weddings. But you don’t have to bust your budget to host a regal wedding. Wearing a vintage accessory, such as a veil or jewelry that your mother or grandmother wore at her wedding is an affordable way to incorporate a classic style into your wedding apparel. Other traditional wedding elements we expect to see are receiving lines, formal brunch receptions, and touches of vintage inspired lace.
Whether it’s flowers of significance or traditional wedding gowns, the royal wedding will undoubtedly influence the latest wedding trends and styles. Whether you want a perfectly regal wedding, or just want to incorporate one or two trends from the royal wedding into your day, you can feel like a princess on your big day.
Now who else is excited to see Britain’s most eligible bachelorette, Pippa Middleton, get engaged and start planning her own royal inspired wedding?