Royal Engagement of Prince Harry and Megan Markle

The Royal Engagement of Prince Harry and Megan Markle 

During an interview, Prince Harry said: “It happened a few weeks ago, earlier this month, here at our cottage; just a standard typical night for us,” to which Meghan interjected: “Just a cosy night, it was – what we were doing just roasting chicken… and it just – just an amazing surprise, it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee.” Meghan continued that she said yes immediately to Harry’s romantic proposal, and Harry joked: “She didn’t even let me finish, she said can I say yes, can I say yes and then were was hugs and I had the ring in my finger and I was like can I – can I give you the ring?  She goes – oh yes the ring… So no it was – it was a really nice moment, it was just the two of us and I think managed to catch – catch her by surprise as well.”

 

After weeks of speculation, Prince Harry and Megan Markle have just announced their engagement on the 27th of November. Prince Harry designed Meghan’s wedding ring himself. He sourced a diamond from Botswana for the centre-piece, framing it with stones from Di’s collection. TheDiamondStore.co.uk estimated the ring would have cost the Royal £199,475.

The big to do list for the next #royalwedding

 

Set the Date

It was thought that a date would suitably set so as not to clash with the Duchess of Cambridge to give birth and to make sure all royals can attend and May 2018 has now been announced as the chosen month for the next Royal Wedding #royalwedding

The Venue

Assumptions were set on St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, which has now been confirmed, a grand venue but allows for a smaller royal wedding than those set at Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s cathedral, Kensington Palace confirmed the details via Twitter on the 28th of November.

The Guest List

With over 2,000 people attending the wedding of William and Kate, it may be more of a smaller affair for the newly engaged couple.

 

The Wedding Party

With the best man expected to be William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will most likely be a page boy and flower girl, Megan is thought to pick some of her closest friends to become bridesmaids.

The Dress

Dress designers world-wide will be hoping to get the call for this dress. For the wedding she appeared in for her role within Suits it was from designer Anne Barge, for her first wedding she wore a strapless, floor length white sleek dress with diamante detail.

With one of her close friends running a bridal store in Toronto, this will most likely be her first store to go to. The odds are already set at a 1-3 for an Erdern Moralioglu dress, 2-1 for a Sarah Burton designed dress who also designed Kate’s and 5-1 for a Vera Wang dress.

Invitations

With Megan being an expert in calligraphy, she is most likely going to be very highly involved with the creation of the invitations although we assume the normal gold embossed invites will be used.

Cake and Flowers

A traditional flower for Royal Brides is myrtle which will be expected to be within the bouquet and no doubt the cake will have a high attention to detail and traditionally keeping to two cakes.

Honeymoon

Although the couple will hope to keep the destination a secret, there are thoughts they may go to Africa a much loved destination by the couple where they also shared they’re first holiday.   With Megan also a lover of Paris, once writing in her own blog about the food, the accent – this may even possibly be a mini-moon before travelling elsewhere in the world.

Her Title

Much speculation was given over what Megan’s official royal title will be when the couple marry, it has been said that she will be referred to as “Her Royal highness Princess Henry of Wales” as well as another title depending on Harry’s nobility ranking at the time of marriage.

Joint Website

Officially a new joint website will be created after their wedding and they will need to decide whether to create their own foundation or rebrand the Royal Foundation to include Megan.

Some other traditions that will no doubt be included in the big day are that the groom will always be in military dress, such as Prince William wore in 2011. The Royal family will always sit on the right hand side of the church. They do not wear wedding rings which both William and Philip have both adhered to.

By Telegraph Newspaper

 

5 Top Tips for a Successful Wedding Day!

Five Top Tips for a Successful Wedding Day (from someone who’s been to a few!) – By Alan Snelling

Hey! It’s Alan here from Alan Snelling Photography, welcome to the Scotland’s Exclusive Wedding Event Blog!
One of the benefits of being a wedding photographer is I get to see lots of weddings, right from morning preparations through to the evening bash. I’ve  photographed many hundreds of weddings in my career, everything from small intimate affairs, to lavish 200-guest weddings and I thought I’d share with you some of my top tips for ensuring your wedding day is a successful one.

 

Top Tip #1 – Do what YOU want to do

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There’s never a shortage of people at a wedding willing to throw in their list of demands. Keeping everyone happy can be difficult, but my advice is this – it’s what YOU want for your wedding that counts. You can’t please all the people all the time, so don’t twist yourself in knots trying to! It’s your wedding – your rules!

 

Top Tip #2 – Spend the money where it counts
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A client once said to me “everything at a wedding costs a Grand”. Whilst that might be true (and in some cases more than a grand!), spend the budget where you need to. Prioritise your budget on the things that mean most to you –  who says you need to spend £800 on a cake if it’s not important to you?? Do you really need those luxury chair covers when the venue’s chairs on their own look nice enough?? Save money where you need to, don’t scrimp on the important items and you’ll have no regrets after the wedding.

 

Top Tip #3 – Timing is EVERYTHING!

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This is a biggie! Planning your wedding timings properly can have a huge effect on how the day feels for everyone involved. Specifically, the time between the end of your ceremony and the start of your evening meal is crucial. You’ll need to make sure there’s time for the photos you want, time for mingling with your guests and some spare time just in case things run late for some reason. Excluding any travel time, I’d recommend allowing at least 2 hours between the end of the ceremony and start of dinner, so there’s plenty of time for enjoying yourselves too! Which leads nicely on to my next tip…

 

Top Tip #4 – Don’t be late!
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I’ve heard this at just about every wedding I’ve been to: “It’s traditional for the bride to be late”. Whilst it might be ok to be a few minutes late, being seriously late for you own wedding can have a knock-on effect on the rest of the day. It can affect the photos, your evening meal, as well as all the other suppliers you’ve spent money on, and can make your wedding day feel very rushed & stressful. It pays to think about the wedding timings in more detail – specifically:
  • Plan timings carefully for the morning. Check how long it takes for hair & make-up. Know how long it takes to get into your dress and be sure to get ready early enough so you’ve time to spare before leaving for the ceremony.
  • Time the journey to the church/venue and have an alternative route in mind incase the traffic’s bad or roads are closed.
  • Plan-in some spare time just in case something unexpected happens- weddings can be unpredictable!

 

Top Tip #5 – Take some time out for the two of you
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You’ve probably heard people saying how quick their wedding day goes by, and there’s a reason for that – it absolutely FLIES in! Make sure you allow some time during the day to stand back and just take it all in.

About Alan

Alan is a full-time professional wedding photographer based in Central Scotland, specializing in high-quality wedding photography. For more details, visit www.alansnellingphotography.co.uk or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/aspweddings