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After jetting from chic city to city for fashion and bridal weeks around the globe, we couldn't help but get seriously inspired by the far away fabulousness of our decadent destinations. And what better place to incorporate that city-chic inspiration than into your own wedding day?
There's almost no city quite as royal as London, England — it's the country that hosted the Royal Wedding, after all! If you fancy tea and crumpets and are still following the Duchess of Cambridge's every fashion move, this one's for you. No need to figure out how to rent out Buckingham Palace as your wedding venue: With this classic color palette consisting of London's regal jewel tones, you've got yourself a wedding fit for royalty.
"Her royal highness requests your presence..." Invite your guests to your own royal wedding with classic cardstock invitations that tote stunning scrawling calligraphy in a royal blue hue. Dress your ladies-in-waiting in British burgundy colored gowns and complement the luxe look with a pair of statement earrings. Even Pippa Middleton would be jealous!
As for your own wedding-wear, go for some "Something Blue" wedding shoes. A classic pump, like these Badgley Mischka beauties, adorned with a serious helping of sparkly regal jewels always manage to take the crown when it comes to bridal style.
The best ride to the reception? A double-decker bus, obvs. Host your swanky "I do" soirée in an expansive, traditional venue — think high-ceilings, pillars, and marble floors — that totes a castle-esque vibe. And after feeding your guests a royal banquet, treat them to a slice of tiered wedding cake, as tall as the Tower of London, frosted with traditional white buttercream, and garnished with bushels of fruit. After a spot of tea (who needs coffee after that late night, right?), bid your guests Cheerio! and then you're off to the royal bedchambers where you'll dream of the honeymoon to come!
1. Custom wedding invitation, price upon request, Alexa Pulitzer; 2. Earrings, $48, Banana Republic; 3. Bridesmaid dress, price upon request, Hayley Paige Occasions; 4. Shoes, $215, Badgley Mischka; 5. "Arris" teapot, $175, Wedgwood; Wedding cake, $7 per slice, A Simple Cake
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