The Chapel Facade
The wedding took place at the St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. What could possibly be a more romantic, fairytale place to get married than a 15th century castle? How about that castle adorned with thousands of white blooms and lush greenery? The facade transformation created by florist Philippa Craddock and her team was spectacular.
It was simply gorgeous. The chapel floral featured foliage from Windsor Great Park, including beech, birch and hornbeam branches, as well as white garden roses, peonies, helebores and foxgloves.
Meghan’s bouquet stayed in the same fresh green and white color palette. In keeping with British tradition, the bouquet was smaller in size than the bouquets we see here in the States. It featured astilbe, lily of the valley, forget-me-nots, myrtle and sweet peas. We loved that it incorporated the forget-me-nots as a nod to Prince Harry’s mother, Diana. They were her favorite flower. The textures in the bouquet were beautiful and no doubt it smelled wonderful as lily of the valley and sweetpeas are both very fragrant flowers.
The gown was designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. It was a clean lined, silk gown with an open bateau neckline, sculpted waist and slim three-quarter sleeves. It was a perfect dress for a modern bride. The bateau neckline was so flattering, highlighting her slender neck, collarbone and shoulders. The gown was refined, modern and classic, perfect for a stylish princess.
The gospel rendition of Stand By Me sung by the Kingdom Choir was a highlight of the ceremony. The choir revealed that they met with Harry and Meghan months before the wedding to discuss the details of the performance.
It will be interesting to see of the Royal Wedding influences wedding trends this coming year. And if it does, we won’t be disappointed.