With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding now only weeks away, we asked editors, planners and stylists to share their predictions for flowers and decor on the day. So, just what could Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding look like?
Grand banquets, elegant country style and peonies top the predictions of Sally Coffey, Editor of BRITAIN magazine
Wedding Ideas’ Editor-in-Chief Rachel Southwood predicts it will be all about the flowers…
Venue Stylist Leanne Megson, from Set The Scene Events, pictures a blossoming spring theme:
“Blossom trees are the symbolic flower of spring, so I think they would be perfect for the May royal wedding. Our trailing blossom trees feature cascading branches that create a magical feel, especially when dressed with hanging glass baubles. Candlelight offers the perfect accompaniment to enhance the romantic mood.”
Kristina Murphy, Luxury Wedding Event Planner at Sweetpea & Blossom, imagines a wild and botanical style:
“Royal wedding decor predictions have left us slightly torn. Meghan’s wild, carefree, Californian background and Prince Harry’s love of Africa and the outdoors made us think of one word – botanicals.
Following current trends and embracing a wildly romantic scheme of mixed foliages, this heavenly look is abundant and conjures a masculine silhouette. It boasts theatrical flair while being rich in detail and full of softness. A botanical theme makes any space the perfect setting in which to say “I do!”.
On the other hand, Meghan’s favourite flowers are said to be peonies, which would lead us to a clean, chic, modern, white wedding. Blousey peonies create softness and romance.
Royal perfumer, Penhaligon’s white Neroli candle (otherwise known as Lady Grey) would be the perfect scent to mingle with an abundance of blooms. The great British tradition of tea drinking would be bought into the proceedings in candle form, breaking away from the norm. Lady Grey tea is pretty, pale golden brown with distinctive citrus notes and highly scented orange blossom.
Hand-tied ribbon roses on place settings will create a regal yet romantic look, and the prettiest of bouquets. Meghan has always referenced her favourite wedding dress as being that of Carolyn Besettee-Kennedy, who wore a Narciso Rodriguez-designed, simple bias-cut silk dress that again would lend itself to an elegant, contemporary wedding with a nod to tradition.”