With the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle only a day away, I thought it was the perfect time to share my predictions with you! The whole world will be eagerly watching with excitement and anticipation as the coverage starts on BBC 1 from 9am UK time tomorrow morning and will also be shown on ITV1 and Sky news.
This really is a bit of fun and I suppose is more of what I’d like to see come to fruition!
Naturally, I have to start here. Everyone will be holding their breath as the bride steps out of her golden carriage to get the first glimpse of “the dress”.
Meghan’s style, I would say, would be classed as simple sophistication. She tends to wear clean lines, fitting to her figure with a touch of her personality thrown in. I feel any type of dress would suit the bride’s petite frame.
Two designers that I think may be in the running are Ralph & Russo and Stella McCartney. The dress itself I think will be simple with little lace detailing (if any). I think sleeves either cap or longer may make an appearance with a secondary dress for the evening reception showing more arm. I think there will be a short train. There will be a level of royal protocol and modesty within the design but Meghan does like to do things her own way – so who knows!
What I do know is her dress will influence designers internationally and will play a huge part in bridal trends for 2019 and will go into the history books for years to come.
Hair and Makeup
I strongly believe that Meghan’s hair will be styled up and she will wear a veil. I can’t imagine her wearing a tiara or heavy hair accessories but royal rules may apply here.
Makeup will be natural, enhancing her beauty. I can see a subtle smoky eye appearing with black eyeliner as this tends to be what she wears on official duties.
Bridal bouquet’s at royal weddings tend to be large cascading arrangements (like Princess Diana’s) or smaller teardrops (like the Duchess of Cambridge’s). I’d like to see Meghan with a hand tied bouquet with a whimsical feel. Lots of foliage with ivory peonies, roses and sweet peas.
With regards to on the day flowers at the venue etc, I think there will be a huge amount of foliage with British, in season florals in ivory. This is a classic look that many royal weddings have used.
Sadly Meghan’s father will not be attending the wedding so the question is – who will be giving her away? My thoughts are that she will either walk down on her own (this to me would be very lonely and extremely frightening) or walk in on the arm of her Mother Doria, whom she has a close bond with.
The ceremony will follow a very similar structure to other royal weddings but I would love to see some modern musical interludes.
The couple won’t have the opportunity to wave regally to the general public at Buckingham Palace and display their affection with the iconic “kiss”. Meghan and Prince Harry are very open in their body language with one another and will not be at all shy to give people what they want to see! I think post ceremony on the steps of St George’s Chapel, there may be an opportunity for this. Let’s wait and see!
We already know that the cake will take the form of a lemon and elderflower sponge (yum). I would love to see this as a tiered semi naked or naked cake with fresh flowers.
There will be two receptions one hosted by the Queen and the other by Prince Charles at Frogmore House. Rumours of a standing reception using bowl food has been discussed which I think very much sits in line with the couple’s relaxed personalities. I think this is wonderful news – it’s a really sociable way of dining and I love how Harry and Meghan like to do things their own way, rather than constantly following protocol.
I think their private event in the evening will certainly be filled with lots of live entertainment from big names in the music industry and the couple will ensure their guests have a party to remember!
I wish Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the most wonderful of days. They are truly a very special couple and I wish them a lifetime full of happiness.
Enjoy watching the day unfold tomorrow everyone!