You too can ‘sparkle’ like Meghan Markle
May is fast approaching which means only one thing… the much anticipated wedding between the beautiful Meghan Markle and her ‘Prince’ Harry.
May 19 at Windsor Castle promises to be a beautiful marriage of Hollywood glamour and English Fairytale romance. It will no doubt be an all-time show stopper with millions watching on the edge of their seats from all around the globe.
Potential brides will be captivated.
But while Meghan glides down the aisle with her ‘princess’ custom design (probably costing a King’s ransom), brides back home can be assured that there are countless ways to make you both feel just like ‘royalty’ on your wedding day.
So, relax & enjoy our ‘How to feel like the ultimate Princess’ guide:
The finer things help to create the fairy-tale
If you really want to feel like a Princess for a day, build some drama into that dress with dramatic sleeves or beautiful fabrics dotted with amazing hand made flowers. Maybe add a dreamy long veil dotted with sequins, or have both of your initials woven into it. It would make an incredible keepsake.
For grooms wanting to look better than every ‘Tom, Dick and (Prince) Harry, why not go for the ultimate in style with a tuxedo, a tailored 3-piece suit, or maybe a custom-made waistcoat or embroidered pocket chief with your initials?
Even if you play it safe with your attire, why not go ‘royally’ over the top with some incredible accessories?
After all, it’s the little things that can pack a punch.
Have you considered lashing out on a pair of dream heels with custom message on the soles? Maybe adorn yourself with beautiful handmade earrings, a bespoke hair accessory or even a simple boho flower headpiece.
Whatever your choice, only you know what really makes you feel “amazing” so make sure you dress the part. It’s your day after all.
A unique splash of fragrance
And what about the gorgeous ‘princess like touches that you can’t see, but will remember for the rest of your life’ — custom made cologne.
Everything about Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles was iconic — including her favourite fragrance,’ Quelques Fleurs by Houbigant Paris’ which she proudly wore on their big day.
Rumour has it, she spilled some on her dress before the ceremony therefore spent the very long walk down the aisle of Westminster abbey trying to hide the tiny, wonderfully-smelling stain.
Whatever your choice of cologne, ensure you love it (and your partner LOVES it).
It’s not something that everyone thinks of, but certainly something you both will remember.
Every royal bride carries a floral bouquet containing one sprig of Myrtle. The evergreen woody shrub with its pretty little delicate flowers is commonly thought of as the flower of love and marriage. No wonder it holds such a significant meaning in weddings, even for those who are set to marry a Prince.
While Myrtle may not be your thing, or it might not be really available, find your ‘forever flower’ and carry it through in your bouquet and centrepieces. Why not try something different by adding an amazing highlight colour or texture?
Try cascading flowers to the ground, or dramatic green chandeliers that float above your guests’ heads. Why not give your florist your ideas and see what sensational perfumed styling they can create just for you?
Seal the invite with style
The first peek of your wedding day for your guests, is your wedding invitation which should capture the magic of the day. Consider something special with gold embossing, enchanting scrolls, or even a romantic font for a magical royal feel.
Why not add the phrase “Love, laughter, and happily ever after,” to your napkins, signage, or wedding favours for a dose of marriage magic?
Arrive in style at somewhere special
Begin your special day with something incredible. Okay, you mightn’t want a right royal fanfare, but why can’t you arrive in style like a true princess in a beautiful open carriage or maybe riding a unicorn?
And what type of venue will host the celebration as you the new couple? Always consider the background, the location, the concept.
Do you want an intimate event at a private location? A large scale formal church wedding? A relaxed country party? Or an unexpected venue that will wow your guests? Creating a ‘concept’ for your wedding will provide you with focus for all of your “researching and hunting” inspiration. Start with this and the rest will flow.
It’s your day and your way, make it special.
Talk to experts
Once your wedding theme is in place, start building a folder with ideas, photos, and notes. Use any medium that works for you. It may be a vintage style binder to collect and hold your thoughts, a secret Pinterest board, or even an Instagram account. Creating this scrapbook will help you envision your dream wedding and bring it to life. It should be made up of both information and inspiration.
For many brides, they have the vision and the ideas, but just not the know-how. Let the experience of wedding industry professionals like wedding planners, wedding stylists, hair & make-up specialists, caterers, floral designers, venue coordinators, wedding gown designers and photographers help you to be a princess for a day.
Often brides feel that they need to manage everything themselves so that their wedding is as personal as possible. This is where it’s really important to be kind to yourself and treat yourself like the princess, by drawing upon the vast experience of others.
Gather a small group of wedding professionals and allow them to customise your wedding exactly the way you want it. From the very beginning, find a fabulous wedding co-ordinator/planner.
What’s important is that you focus on your special day together and leave it to those with experience, to help make the ‘magic’ happen.
Remember, that special moments are created not just with money, but with thought, planning and above all else — your true love for each other!
Let the fairy-tale begin!