It is the week we have all been waiting for, the Royal wedding is here!!! Who is as excited as I am? I can’t wait to see all the amazing details, from what Meghan’s gown looks like to what florals she has picked out. All I know for sure is this wedding is definitely going to be one for the books! So since we have a few more days to wait I thought it would be cool to share this awesome styled royal wedding inspiration that LLG Events has put together. This shoot is so beautiful I know it will tide you over until Prince Harry and Meghan say I do!
LLG Events shares with us…At LLG Events, we are always pushing ourselves to think creatively and outside the box. When 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 colours 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 focal in the oral design. Tantawan Bloom included fuschia orchids, white cherry blossoms, and a gold tree structure along with blush and ivory roses. We continued to incorporate rich colours, such as ultraviolet, Pantone’s colour of the year, and then added muted whites, bronze and gold.
Incorporating black as an accent colour was our modern approach to the design. We added this into 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.
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. 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 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!
After an enormous celebration, we wouldn’t be surprised if the couple ended up in Gozo. A small, discrete, romantic island off the coast of Malta-it is private, unknown and untouched by many tourists. Overall, our advice for the Royal couple is to choose the right team of vendors. A team that not only works hard, but are also the right fit amongst each other. When everyone is thinking as a collective, the possibilities are endless.
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Planner –LLG Events // @llgevents
Photographer – Brett Matthews Photography // @brettmatthewsph
Venue – New York Palace // @newyorkpalace
Floral Design – Tantawan Bloom // @tantawanbloom
Stationery – Ceci New York // @cecinewyork
Videography – Joseph Edwards Films // @josephedwardsfil
Cake – Ron Ben-Israel Cakes // @rbicakes
Hair – Styles on B // @stylesonb
Makeup – Stacie Ford Weddings // @staciefordweddings
Jewelry – Verstolo // @verstolo
Stylist – The Stylish Bride // @thestylishbride
Models – @lae_theiss // @davidefer
Bride’s Attire –Romona Keveza + Dennis Basso // @romonakeveza and @den
Groom’s Attire – Alton Lane Weddings // @altonlaneweddings
Tabletop & Dinnerware – Alchemy Fine Home // @alchemyfinehome
Rentals – Luxe Event Rentals // @luxeeventrentals
Lighting – Fusion Lighting Productions // Fusion Lighting Productions