From Diana and Charles to Meghan and Harry, royal weddings draw eyes and interest from around the world. From the couture wedding dresses to the grand processionals, royal weddings have an air of elegance and extravagance that many brides want in their luxury wedding. While emulating all the details of a royal wedding may not be possible for you, here are a few ways you can bring a few of the luxuries of a royal wedding to your special day.
Pick a Timeless Dress
The dress that the royal-to-be wears when walking down the aisle is one of the most talked about moments in the entire royal spectacle. When choosing a dress that mirrors the likes of royalty, think timeless and classic. Instead of a sweetheart neckline, try a long-sleeve gown with delicate buttons running down the back. Or, for a full-on wow moment walking down the aisle, go for an extra full skirt or long train.
Create a Signature Cocktail Fit For Royalty
For a royalty-inspired cocktail, try creating a signature drink with gin, black tea or Johnnie Walker Scotch. Johnny Walker created several commemorative royal whiskeys for the crown including The Glenlivet 25-Year-Old Royal Wedding Reserve for Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding, and Macallan’s Coronation Collection for William and Kate’s nuptials.
Cruise To and From Your Luxury Wedding in a Classic Car
Follow in the footsteps of Harry and Megan and ride to and from your reception and ceremony locations in style by renting a classic old car. Harry and Megan chose a vintage Jaguar, but you could go more Americana and rent a classic Thunderbird or Mustang, or stick with the European automobiles such as a classic Mercedes Benz or Austin Healey.
Host Your Luxury Wedding at a Historic Venue
If you’re aiming for a truly royalty-inspired wedding, choose a venue that follows the theme. Old, historic mansions are perfect for creating an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. Older stone and brick with ivy vines give any wedding a stately feeling while still conveying cozy and intimate. If you choose to have your wedding abroad, you can also opt for an old castle to bring a historic ambiance to your nuptials as well.
Choose Classic Florals
One of the most defining elements of royal weddings throughout the decades has been the delicate arrangements and choices of flowers used to accent the ceremony and reception spaces. Classically romantic choices such as hydrangeas, peonies, azaleas, and freesias are an easy way to elevate your decor without busting your budget.
Opt For a Post-Wedding Brunch
Instead of having your friends gather before your wedding for the rehearsal dinner, follow the House of Windsor’s lead and throw an after-party brunch. Kate and William chose this instead of the traditional pre-wedding reception so that they could relax with their guests without worrying about the following day’s events. Order mimosas and brunch and relive the highlights of your big day and night with your closest friends and family before jetting off to your honeymoon.