As I’ve mentioned before, when I guessed what Meghan Markle’s dress would look like, I am pretty jazzed about this royal wedding situation. A few details have been released, which is making me even MORE excited, because it seems the royal couple are after a slightly more relaxed, English garden kind of look for their big day versus the big to-do that was the Kate and William celebration.
The florist for the wedding will be Philippa Craddock, whose work is amazing. I love the looser, organic feel of many of her arrangements.
And the chef responsible for the cake is Violet Bakery’s Claire Ptak. Her cakes are also more organic in design and decoration and certainly less carefully detailed than what one might expect from a “royal wedding” cake.
I picture it maybe looking like this? Or is this way too casual?
I will certainly be up watching at 7 a.m. EST on the day and thought it would be fun to pull together some ideas for a viewing party! Hey, how often does an American actress marry into the British royal family? Invite some pals over and revel in all the details!
I so enjoy reading your posts. I spoiled myself and purchased a pair of red/orange suede slip-ons from that fancy Italian shoemaker that you have shown, all due from inspiration from your post. and I LOVE that the navy fascinator was from Walmart online! I want to order it just to have it, just in case! I have purchased a couple fancy hats for other events and overpaid every time, thinking I will wear this again. Blamed it on the champagne! cheers~
sorry, I meant the cream colored fascinator, it is also available in navy online!
great blog i really like it
I want to do this SO BAD and I don’t have a single friend who cares enough to get up at 6:00am on a Saturday day to watch with me. But I will be ord ring that tiara and having tea/pajama party for one on the big day.
We can do it virtually! I will enjoy the pg party with from Ohio! Lorrie
If you are looking for more Royal Wedding entertainment – the weekly podcast “When Meghan Met Harry” – is both awesome and ridiculous. https://www.panoply.fm/podcasts/PPY8228198655
I love the idea of a viewing party! But, it’ll be 6am here in Wisconsin… ugh! Maybe a royal reception party? :)
Let’s have a virtual wedding party!!! Luv your proposals!! franki
The palace announced the style and ingredients of the cake here! http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/violet-claire-ptak-prince-harry-meghan-markle-wedding-cake
I’m so glad the wedding is on a Saturday morning so I can get up super early to watch!
I love this post! Just two weeks ago I temporarily moved to the UK from Philadelphia for two years for my husband’s job. We are living 15 minutes from Windsor, so we visited last weekend. I had to see where Harry and Meg were getting hitched :) St. George’s Chapel is beautiful! It just seems small for what I’m sure will be a large amount of guests. The guide said it could hold 300 people, but it certainly didn’t look that way. The castle itself is where the Queen spends her weekends. While we were there a fleet of black SUVs were in the courtyard picking up her and members of the family (we didn’t get a peek of the Queen, bummer!). It’s fun to be over here with all the excitement around Will and Kate’s baby and the wedding. Besides that I miss the states!
Thanks for sharing these casually formal arrangements! I just love them. Now I’m starting to get royal wedding fever too!
My daughter was in such a princess phase for Kate and Wills’ wedding–the sparkles in her eyes were absolutely magical. I fear that now she won’t want to watch Meghan and Harry’s.
Maybe I can rope her in with strawberries and cream….
absolutely brilliant idea to host an English tea wedding viewing party ! you’re right how often does an American marry into British royalty
On the day of the royal wedding (Diana and Charles) in 1981, I took the day off from work and got up early to watch the big event. I thought my live-in boyfriend considered me crazy, but later that day he said “Do you want to do this with me?” His awkward way of proposing. 36 years later, we are still married… And I will be watching the royal wedding this year as well.
love your story!
OMG that is so sweet and too funny
You are THE BEST! Just tweeted this to the major Kate watcher blogs. Love all the ideas!!
Did you see the Royal Wedding events at the Weekapaug Inn in RI?
My invitation has been out for weeks (I couldn’t wait) and I’m so excited to plan. Ordering these napkins now! The Plaza NY even has a royal tea menu that I’m borrowing heavily from. So fun!
I remember waking up very early on a Saturday morning in July 1981 to watch the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. It did not disappoint! I’m REALLY looking forward to this wedding though. This was a great post, thanks Erin!
Oops, memory isn’t great. Just googled the date and it was a Wednesday, not a Saturday. Must have taken the day off!
Fab!!! Just what I need!! Great finds xoxo
Since I’m on Pacific time, I’ll choose to record for later viewing. But I’ll get in the spirit of the event and wear my jammies and sip my tea from blue willow. Maybe one of your talented readers can link us to a DIY video on how to make a fascinator?
Future post on dream wedding dresses and tiny bridesmaids dresses? And what would one wear if you were actually invited? Imaginary options please!
We had a terrific party for Will and Kate’s wedding with champagne, strawberries and cream, and scones for breakfast. I am gutted, GUTTED, to be going to my college reunion on the day of this wedding. I really almost backed out but finally decided that real-life friends are more important than imaginary ones. Although, it’s probably worse for my friend whose daughter is graduating that day. No way to get out of that one!
I am in exactly the same situation. At first I said I wouldn’t go to my reunion because I was so disappointed to miss hosting a wedding viewing party as I did for Will and Kate. Actually, not sure that I am not going to regret this decision. I will, of course, come home and watch every minute of the recorded coverage but I know it won’t be the same. Why am I cursed this way? I had to take the bar exam the day that Charles and Di got married. Does feel better to know that I am not the only one choosing real-life friends and my own experiences so thanks for your comment.
Fortnums = the best tea. So amazing. At Williams-Sonoma now. I feel so posh!
Love, love, love this post!! Great idea about the viewing party…I’m ON IT