How the Royal Wedding shook up British wedding traditions

With the wedding of the year taking place in May 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle mixed it up when it came to royal traditions, from empowering lone walks down the aisle to ditching the countless tiers of cake.

Banishing boring traditions and revolutionising the Royal Wedding, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ditched the dated conventions in favour of a much more modern celebration.

Taking their official titles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, here’s how the royal couple mixed things up for their marriage at Windsor Castle.

Walking down the aisle alone

Paying a solid solute to empowering the modern woman, Meghan decided to walk down the aisle alone and broke the tradition of being accompanied by her father.

The cake

Forget countless tiers of crafted cakes, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ditched the dated tradition and opted for three separate cakes with simply flowers to decorate, crafted by an American baker based in London.

The dress

Gone were layers of endless frills and lavish lace and instead, Meghan chose to wear a simple but stunning Bardot-style wedding dress. With bare shoulders and a relaxed chic chignon, the look was completed by a huge veil, which had depictions of the Commonwealth countries incorporated into the design.

The bouquet

Featuring a wonderful mix of white flowers including Forget-Me-Nots and sweet peas, Prince Harry chose the beautiful blooms that made up Meghan’s bouquet, and the couple opted for something small and understated to complement the dress.

There wasn’t a Maid of Honour

Deciding against having just one leading lady as her Maid of Honour, Meghan Markle decided to celebrate her wedding with the help of flower girls and page boys who were either family or children of close friends.

The kiss

Tying the knot at Windsor Castle, the royal couple sealed their marriage with a kiss on the steps outside the chapel and broke tradition from the royal kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

© SoGlosWeddings
Wednesday 23 May 2018

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