You don't have to be a princess to attain a wedding fit for royalty – with some inspiration from the monarchy, you can design your own majestic event. Décor that brings the outside in tops the list of Windsor-worthy elements, while details such as regal invitations, gorgeous his-and-hers cakes, and favors that communicate the grandest of manners add imperial style to your beautiful day.
It is all in the details! Having both a bride's cake and groom's cake ensures there's something for everyone with two different themes and varying flavors. Reinvent some elements of traditional décor by placing books about your theme throughout your venue.
Clockwise from top left: Cake with rhinestone topper by The Cake Mamas; Invitation by Sugar River Stationers; Books by Candace Simpson-Giles and John Bridges; Orange Blossom Luxury Candle by Jo Malone; Décor image by Robert T. Williams; Mini cakes by The Cake Mamas
Be a savvy bride like Kate Middleton and learn to do your own wedding makeup. Go for a soft, dewy, timeless look instead of going overboard. You can wear all the makeup you want in the future, but your wedding photos are forever and should reflect clean, classic beauty. Sleeves are the new strapless! A wedding dress with a peek-a-boo sleeve gives you a classy look without being too covered. If your wedding dress has lace, stick to a tulle veil with lace accents. Small and simple earrings look best with a jeweled headpiece.
From L-R (top to bottom): Ring by XIV Karats, Ltd.; Earrings by XIV Karats, Ltd.; "Cylinder" clutch by Judith Leiber; "Ruffle" cuff by Neil Lane; "Ava" shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti; "Gardénia Passion" Eau de Parfum by Annick Goutal; Gown and lace-edged veil by Legends Romona Keveza; "The Kate" tiara by Maria Elena Headpieces; Mascara and lip liner by Colours by Jane Iredale; "Lip2cheek" blush by rms beauty; "Blossom Lady" lipstick by Ilia; Cashmere bathrobe by Magaschoni
Stylish Maid of Honor
The secret to wearing a fitted white dress is nude lingerie that's virtually invisible. Celebrities swear by "Commando" undergarments (herlook.com) for a look that's seamless beneath the tightest, whitest gowns.
From L-R (top to bottom): Earrings by Alan Friedman; Cocktail ring by Neil Lane; "White Knight" bracelet by Must Haves by Anya Sarre; Ivory gown by Tadashi Shoji; "Party Time" clutch in gold by Swarovski; "Inner Peace" Energy Mist, Flower Elixir, and Balancing Serum by Lotus Wei
While grooms should have a formal look for a royal-worthy wedding, they should also feel free to relax in style on the honeymoon.
From L-R (top to bottom): "Montana" cuff links by Swarovski; "Clous de Paris" Calatrava watch by Patek Philippe; "Polo Blue" cologne by Ralph Lauren; Golden Fleece® three-button notch tuxedo by Brooks Brothers; "Classic" fedora by Hat Attack | Buji Baja; "Charles" aviator sunglasses by Tom Ford; DV logo shoe by Domenico Vacca; Handkerchiefs by Otis Batterbee; Short-sleeved linen shirt by Gap
The theme of your honeymoon should be stress-free style. Pack costume jewelry and vintage-looking sunglasses, and you'll be the best dressed on the beach.
From L-R (top to bottom): "Miami" sunglasses by Edward Beiner; "Luxor" bandeau bikini by Melissa Odabash; "Cannes" Epi Leather hat box and vanity by Louis Vuitton, with scarf by Hermès; Tunic by Alka Vora; "Ultra Braid" XL brim hat by San Diego Hat Company; "Headlight Hoops" earrings by Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry; Sandal by Mystique; Cuff by Troy Designs
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