The last Royal Wedding furore featuring Royals being wed was the episode in which Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were hitched. And there is no doubt in our minds that many couples out there would have pinched a few ideas from the ceremony to use in their own weddings.
Which got us to thinking here at Crystal Marquee Hire – what have other royal weddings been like over the years and would they too make similarly good sources of inspiration for your forthcoming nuptials?
Wedding Cake Inspiration
Can’t decide on which wedding cake is your favourite? Then all you need to do is take a leaf out of the Queen and her wedding to Prince Philip – they apparently had an astounding 11 cakes at their reception… no need to make any decisions whatsoever! The main cake attraction on the table was baked by McVitie and Price, and was known as the 10,000 Mile Cake because it was baked using ingredients taken from all over the commonwealth, including sugar from Australia.
Wedding Guests Breakfast
For Prince Charles and Diana’s wedding, the couple didn’t even hang around for the wedding breakfast, instead sailing off on their honeymoon around the Mediterranean on board the Britannia yacht. But reports flooded in that they had plumped for traditional British breakfast food for their guests, including kedgeree, baked beans, eggs and so on.
This is an idea that we really like, and think would go down a treat for your own wedding ceremony. It would be very easy to satisfy all dietary requirements and very simple to glam up a bit to make it fit for a wedding.
In yet another lavish affair, Zara Phillips (Princess Anne’s daughter) took the plunge with rugby player Mike Tindall back in 2011, with guests presented with venison, lobster, chocolate fondant with summer strawberries, Laurent Perrier champagne and a vodka fountain!
And who wouldn’t want a vodka fountain, we ask? As the crowning glory at your wedding, you could certainly do a lot worse… and you know your guests will thank you for its inclusion. These are simply blocks of pure ice that have been carved into whatever shape you like, with a channel drilled through the ice from the top to an exit point on the side.
Vodka is then poured into the top hole and guests can either be polite and use a shot glass or be a bit more uncouth and place their mouth near the exit point, ready and waiting for their drink. Vodka is traditionally used for this but if it’s not your tipple of choice, you can use whatever alcoholic drink you want.
When it comes to culinary delights on the day of the wedding, you must make sure you hit the bullseye for it to go down in people’s memories as a lavish wedding day. We hope the above helps and gives you even better ideas, either way enjoy your day!
Owner and founder of Crystal Marquee Hire.