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Top Tips for a Royal Wedding at Davenport House

Inspiration - 26.07.18

Top Tips for a Royal Wedding at Davenport House

It’s safe to say that the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was one of the most beautiful days we’ve seen for a long while! The flowers, the style on show…that dress! It really did have it all. Now this breathtaking wedding is understandably providing plenty of inspiration and, if you’re thinking of adopting a royal wedding theme, there’s no better place for it than Davenport House.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat on the steps of Windsor Castle after the royal wedding

Did you know that Davenport House is actually based on the magnificent original design of Buckingham Palace? It shows too, with an impressive exterior, remarkable Great Hall and elegant Saloon, you’ll feel like royalty when you celebrate here.

Visit Davenport House to find out why it's the one for your wedding celebration

The Dress

Meghan’s dress was simply breathtaking. Elegant, chic and timeless, this Givenchy gown was the perfect style for this amazing day.

Harry and Meghan walk hand in hand down the steps of St. George’s Chapel during the royal wedding
Meghan Markle’s exquisite tiara and veil combination matched her royal wedding dress perfectly

If you’re looking to replicate that updated classic look, think three-quarter sleeves and a bateau neckline, and pair it with a scene-stealing veil for the full effect. If you’re looking for something a little more contemporary, two-piece dresses, backless and off-the-shoulder dresses are all trending and will give you that same wow factor.

The Flowers

Flowers played a huge part in the décor for Harry and Meghan’s wedding, and are a wonderful way to decorate your Davenport House wedding. The floral displays featured white roses, foxgloves and peonies while forget-me-nots were also used as they were Princess Diana’s favourite. For an extra sentimental touch, Meghan’s bouquet flowers were picked by hand by Harry from their private garden in Kensington Palace. The beauty and romantic nature of roses will always be a great addition to a wedding at Davenport House, as will touches of greenery and rich, vibrant shades that will give a bold look to your day. If you opt for a hands-on approach, you could always try making some of your wedding flowers yourself. Paper or fabrics flowers will really make your day stand out.

The Cake

Harry and Meghan broke from tradition when they opted for an alternative to a spectacular multi-tiered wedding cake. The instead chose a lemon and elderflower-flavoured sponge, which was created by expert bake Claire Ptak from Violet Bakery  in London. The outcome was different but no less stunning, and according to the designer, the couple had a great time sampling all the different cake flavours! You can combine contemporary style with show-stopping design by choosing floral decorations to go on your cake. It’s up to you whether they are real or sugar though!

Making a Grand Entrance

Meghan Markle’s entrance to the church was one of the most incredible parts of the day, especially with that dramatic veil and her adorable page boys looking after it! You could recreate this moment perfectly at Davenport House as you as you ascend the steps and enter the Great Hall through the front doors, ready to say your vows.

Setting the Theme

There are a number of other ways you could incorporate a royal wedding theme into your big day, which will be sure to delight your guests. Remember those much talked about gifts bags for those lucky attendees? You could treat your loved ones to something similar as an upgrade to the traditional wedding favours.

Get that feeling of royalty by adorning your chairs with these fun decorations. You could even have them especially for you and your partner, to leave you feeling extra special!

Go down the formal route with your invites; there’s no better way to replicate that royal wedding feel. An elegant script font or even lavish calligraphy will give a sense of sophistication and grandeur.

If you’re looking to plan a feast worthy of the royal family, take a look at A Delightful Tasting Event at Davenport House and see some of the mouth-watering dishes you could enjoy on your wedding day.

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