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A Royal Affair: How Breakers’ Brides Can Plan a Wedding Like The Royals

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex! On May 19, the royal couple officially tied the knot as millions tuned in and celebrated the momentous matrimony. The royal wedding was nothing short of spectacular—from a modern cake and two designer gowns worn by the bride, to stunning florals and a venue fit for a queen.

The Brits aren’t the only ones who know how to throw the celebration of the century. We’re taking a look at some of the stunning details from the royal wedding and how Breakers’ couples can incorporate similar elements into their big day.

The Sparkle
For her wedding day, Meghan was loaned the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau from the royal collection. The English tiara was made in 1932 and features diamonds set in platinum with a center detachable brooch, made with diamonds dating back to 1893.

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Your wedding ring doesn’t have to be your only bling! The royals are known for wearing tiaras on their wedding day. This may be one of the few times you can pull off a diamond-encrusted tiara and feel like a princess, so why not add a little extra sparkle?

A Royal Affair: Tiara

{Photo by Alain Martinez Photography}

The Dress & Train
The breathtaking gown was designed by Givenchy’s Artistic Director, Clare Waight Keller.  The gown epitomized a timeless minimal elegance with a classic boat neckline, three-quarter length sleeves and an A-line skirt. The train was just under three feet long, keeping with the tradition of modern royal brides selecting shorter train lengths. Princess Diana’s wedding gown famously featured a 25-foot train, while Kate Middleton opted for a six and a half foot train.

Breakers’ brides always look breathtaking as they float down the aisle! Although Meghan’s gown was custom designed, brides might not have to look far as Spring Bridal Fashion Week in New York debuted a series of royal-inspired gowns from designers this past April. For an instant regal feel, consider selecting a dress with a dramatic train paired with a long veil.

A Royal Affair: Trains

{Photo by Nancy Cohn Weddings}

The Veil
Meghan adorned a 16-foot cathedral length veil made from silk tulle for the ceremony at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The veil included hand-embroidered flowers from each of the 53 counties in the Commonwealth as well as Wintersweet, which grows in the gardens at Kensington Palace, and the California Poppy to represent her home state of California.

Click the arrows below to scroll and see the veil in all of its glory.

Veils are said to turn a beautiful woman in a white dress into a bride. They are also a must-have royal wedding accessory! With so many different lengths, styles and unique details, the hardest part is choosing which to pick for the big day. Luckily, we’ve put together a wedding veil style guide. to help brides select a veil to complete their look.

Wedding Veil 101: Bridal Veil Style Guide

{Photo by Sara Kauss Photography}

The Florals
Meghan and Harry selected London-based florist Philippa Craddock to design their wedding florals. Meghan carried a delicate bouquet of Lily of the Valley, Astrantia, Sweet Pea, Jasmine, Astilbe and Forget-Me-Nots, Princess Diana’s favorite flower. Additionally, the bouquet included a sprig of Myrtle, a royal tradition that dates back to 1840. Craddock also designed the lush displays at St George’s Chapel and St George’s Hall, which included branches of beech, birch, hornbeam, garden roses, peonies and foxgloves.

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Breakers’ couples can bring their vision to life with the help of The Design Studio at The Breakers, the full-service design team conveniently located at the resort. From breathtaking arches and stunning hanging florals to beautiful cascading bouquets and lush centerpieces, our team of talented and passionate professionals will make all your floral and design dreams come true.

Real Wedding: Christel & Brian at The Breakers Palm Beach

{Photo by Kat Braman Photography}

Cutie Pies 
The oh-so-adorable Prince George and Princess Charlotte almost stole the show as the page boy and flower girl for Meghan and Harry’s special day. The darling bridal party also included Jasper Dyer, Brian and John Mulroney, Zalie Warren, Rylan and Remi Litt, Florence van Cutsem and Ivy Mulroney.

Watching the littlest wedding guests walk down the aisle in tiny tuxes and cute dresses before the bride is a sweet moment any couple can easily plan to incorporate into their special day.

A Royal Affair: Cutie Pies

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Let Them Eat Cake
The beautiful wedding cake for the newlyweds was made by pastry chef Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery in London. The delicious dessert was a lemon sponge cake drizzled with elderflower syrup and covered in a Swiss meringue buttercream, decorated with 150 fresh flowers.


No celebration is complete without a fabulous wedding cake. All of our wedding packages include a beautifully designed wedding cake of your choice that will be created by our exceptionally talented team of pastry chefs. The best part? You get to design the inside, the outside and the in-between of your larger than life cake!

A Royal Affair: Cake

{Photo by Braedon Flynn Photography}

What were your favorite details of the royal wedding?

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