I needed a whole week to decompress and analyze the royal wedding. There was a lot of good, not so much bad (maybe a little Bad-Ass though) and only one glaring ugly. So here it is my take on the most public of all weddings…
It was so hard to nail down just a few of my favorite things. I am sure we will see the Royal Wedding inspire trends and keep some current ones (i.e. long hair worn down) around just a little longer. So these are my top 3 things that I think will inspire couples and guests alike.
First, I loved the guest’s attire. Say what you will about the hats and fascinators, it was nice to see people dressed to the nines for the occasion. I often see wedding guests dressed inappropriately. How lovely to see everyone put on their best outfits to honor this special day. It shows respect for the couple, the hosts and for the partnership they are honoring.
Next, Kate’s simple and small bouquet was lovely and meaningful. Yes I think we will see the shape and style inspire trends but what stuck out to me most was the choosing of flowers based on meaning and tradition. That is something every couple on any budget can incorporate into their wedding. This isn’t about copying a trend but about further personalizing your wedding.
Finally, the lace of Kate’s dress was stunning. I have had more clients choosing lace as an accent on their wedding gowns recently and I think this beautiful classic material is going to see a new golden era. I know most people are predicting more demure wedding gowns, maybe but I think not. Lace itself appears very demure and paired with an edgy modern cut it is more applicable to today.
Simply put I feel bad for the couple, having your entire day on display with everyone commenting and tweeting. It was exciting to see but also a little unfair. These are two people coming together in love who want to celebrate with friends and family. Except, the world is putting a lot of pressure on them to live up to a royal standard. A fairy tale standard. Both seemed to handle the pressure beautifully and I think the evening reception was the perfect compromise between obligation and personal touches. Well done!
I really only have one issue, and no it wasn’t Princess Beatrice’s hat. If someone gives you an Aston Martin to coast around town in on your wedding day please please please do not allow anyone to tie ugly foil balloons to the back bumper.
So there you have it, my take on the royal wedding and the trends it may, or may not, inspire. What did you think of William and Kate’s big day?