Are you just as excited as we are for the big day of the royal couple? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are on their way to tying the knot in May, and little by little, details about the royal wedding are making its way to the public! From the invitations down to the wedding cake, come and take a look at what you can expect from the royal wedding for now.
1. Invitations are out for the royal wedding in May
The wedding is set to take place on May 19, 2018–a month after the expected due date of the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge’s third baby! The royal invites have been sent out to approximately 600 guests, who we’re pretty sure will be more than excited to attend the celebration. The invitations were made by Barnard & Westwood, a London-based company of fine printers and bookbinders, which has been making royal invites for Her Majesty the Queen since 1985. Combining American ink with English card, the invitation looks divine as it’s decked out in black and gold!
2. The royal couple will tie the knot in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle
Unlike the Duke and Duchess who got married in Westminster Abbey, Prince Harry and Meghan are tying the knot in Windsor Castle. As the royal couple wishes to celebrate their special day with the public, around 2,640 people are invited to watch the bride and groom’s arrival and carriage procession–members of the public, persons from charities and organizations, students from two local schools, Windsor Castle community members and members of The Royal Households and Crown Estate. Oh, how we wish we could be there to cheer the couple on!
3. There will be two receptions which means double the fun
Their afternoon reception will be hosted by the Queen at St. George’s Hall. A more intimate reception (only 200 guests are invited!) will follow in the evening at the Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales. We can’t wait to see how both receptions will turn out to look like!
4. Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes will be making the wedding cake
Naturally, we can’t wait to see what their wedding cake will look like! We’re curious about how the flavors, the shape, and the colours will turn out. The royal couple has announced that they are opting for lemon elderflower covered in buttercream and flowers. Looking at Claire Ptak’s previous work for weddings, she seems like the perfect fit for the couple’s taste for cakes!
5. Floral Designer Philippa Craddock will take charge of the church flowers for the wedding