Why we are still in love with the Royal Wedding – Five Years On

Five years ago we huddled around our televisions early eagerly awaiting the Royal Wedding. Worth it? You bet. From celeb spotting to Kate’s gorgeous long sleeved Alexander McQueen gown, to Pippa’s figure flaunting dress, to the newlyweds spontaneous double kiss on the balcony (!!) – it was, and still remains, the wedding of the century. Why? Because every single detail was fit for royalty!

As we celebrate Will and Kate’s half a decade wedding anniversary we can’t help but think just how perfect their marriage has been, especially now that they’ve welcomed two adorable children: Prince George and Princess Charlotte. So, today, bring out the bubbly and join us in a toast to Kate & Wills whilst we look over what was (and remains to be) a fantastic wedding fit for a princess and our tips on how to recreate it. Cheers!

The Ring

What is not to love! A 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire ring surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds and set in 18-karat white gold. Originally Princess Diana’s ring, the sapphire stunner is every bit as beautiful as Kate and the perfect choice for the Duchess.

If you dream of having something like Kate’s for your wedding, look for one with similar elements an oval shaped sapphire with a halo of diamonds

The Dress

The most iconic wedding dress of our lifetime! As soon as the world caught a first glimpse of Kate’s choice we loved it, the Sarah Burton for Alexander Mcqueen features long lace sleeves, an A line full skirt and an incredible train. To get the look has never been easier, designers quickly caught on and lace sleeves are still very much in 5 years on. Go for lace to recreate the princess look.

The Flowers

Kate chose an understated bouquet of lily of the valley, sweet William, myrtle, hyacinth, and ivy. To recreate the royal flowers ask for small bouquets of lily of the valley or if you are not having a Spring wedding your favourite white flower mixed with some greens will leave you with the same look.

The Bridesmaids

Pippa (almost ) stole the show in her figure hugging Alexander Mcqueen scoop neck dress with lace cap sleeves and covered buttons all down the back. Meanwhile the littlest flower girls wore all white with an off white sash. Celebrities such as Kim and Kanye and Ashlee Simpson recently had all white weddings. Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift and Emily Blunt have been seen donning white bridesmaids dresses for their pals nuptials.

5 years on, all white bridal parties are very much in. You are the main attraction and star of the show on your

wedding day but your bridesmaids want to look and feel their best too, let them choose dresses that flatter their figures and to get the Pippa look choose dresses with a scooped cowl back or neck. Stick to traditional flower girl dresses that allow your littlest bridesmaids to dance, twirl and be ‘princesses’ for the day too.

The Venue

Although you may not be able to get Westminster Abbey for your nuptials you can recreate the look by bringing the outdoors in! The royals lined the abbey with 20ft trees creating a stunning lush green forest aisle. Recreate this yourself by asking your florist and venue dresser for lots of greenery for or a subtle look just line the aisle with greenery and potted plants or go all out with trees all round. The choice is yours!

The Outfit Change

Kate donned another Alexander Mcqueen design with an a white angora bolero for their more intimate wedding reception of 300 guests. Her second dress was simple, modern and glam. A dress that never goes out of fashion, you can get the look easily with a simple A line or ballgown in silk matched with a beaded sash. We have lots of requests for styles like this and always have classic designs like this dress in stock. To make an appointment just call us on 07709544939. For an exact match add a cardigan or bolero jacket and wear your hair in tumbling loose curls.

The Cake

Covered with more than 900 sugar flowers, the royal wedding cake, baked by Fiona Cairns and her team, was nothing short of a masterpiece. With architectural details and delicate sugar work, the delicious dessert was naturally centre stage at the Buckingham Palace reception. To recreate the look ask for a traditional tiered cake covered in fondent and cover in sugar flowers.

So there you have it – 5 years on and it’s just as current a wedding as if it was yesterday. Proof pure elegance never goes out of fashion! Congrats Kate and Wills on 5 happy years, we look forward to reliving it all over again next year!

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