The Royal Wedding of 2018
The whole world was looking forward to watch the Royal Fairytale Wedding of Duke & Duchess of Sussex. What an awesome wedding it was to witness!!! Let's look at the details of the much awaited Royal Wedding of 2018!
The Dress, The Veil & Jewelry
The wedding dress has been designed by the acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller. Ms. Waight Keller last year became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy.The dress epitomises a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy and showcasing the expert craftsmanship of its world-renowned Parisian couture atelier founded in 1952.
Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition as it was the bride's wish to have all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Significant time was spent researching the flora of each Commonwealth country and much care was taken by Ms. Waight Keller to ensure that every flower is unique.
The veil is held in place by Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara, lent to Ms. Markle by The Queen. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the centre brooch dating from 1893.The bandeau, which is made of diamonds and platinum, is formed as a flexible band of eleven sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds. The centre is set with a detachable brooch of ten brilliant diamonds.
Very simple yet sophisticated look. Flowers adorn the walls of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The flowers used were white peonies and white garden roses, which are the same flowers that were planted at the palace’s White Garden on the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death. The Bouquet also had flowers that were handpicked by Prince Harry, which included Diana's favorites, Forget Me Nots. What a way to honor the groom's late mother.
Prince Harry handpicked several flowers from their private garden at Kensington Palace to add to the bespoke bridal bouquet designed by florist Philippa Craddock.
The spring blooms include Forget-Me-Nots which were Diana, Princess of Wales’ favourite flower. The couple specifically chose them to be included in Ms. Markle’s bouquet to honour the memory of the late Princess on this special day.
The Bride's bouquet is a petite design, pulled together in a gentle, ethereal, relaxed style with delicate blooms also including scented sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine and astrantia, and sprigs of myrtle, all bound with a naturally dyed, raw silk ribbon.
The Duchess of Sussex has sent the bouquet she carried during her wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, to Westminster Abbey to rest on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. This is a tradition which was begun by HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at her marriage to King George VI in memory of her brother Fergus who was killed in 1915 at the Battle of Loos during the First World War. The bouquet was designed by florist Philippa Craddock and comprises sweet pea forget-me-not, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine, astrantia and myrtle.
The cake was designed and baked by Claire Ptak, who works at the kitchen of Buckingham Palace. Working in the Kitchen at Buckingham Palace, Claire and her team have started to create the three cakes ready for the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. The cake is a lemon sponge, with an elderflower syrup, featuring Amalfi lemon curd and covered with a Swiss Meringue elderflower buttercream. The finishing touches will applied on Saturday morning at Windsor Castle.
The invitations follow many years of Royal tradition and have been made by Barnard and Westwood. They feature the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales printed in gold ink.
The Duke and the Duchess have chosen Cleave and Company to make their Wedding rings. The Duchess' ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by Her Majesty The Queen.
Prince Harry's ring was a Platinum Band with a textured finish. Both rings were crafted in the Cleave workshop.
The rings were carried to St George's Chapel on the day of the Wedding by The Duke of Cambridge, in his capacity as Best Man.