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The Meghan and Harry Effect

With the royal wedding set for May 19, ‘Dream Makers’ at Eaves Hall can’t wait for details of Harry’s upcoming nuptials to US actress Meghan Markle to unfold.

While the biggest focus will no doubt be the dress, the hospitality group’s team of wedding planners and experts – job title ‘dream makers’ – will be tuned in to the themes, colours and finer details going into the couple’s big day.


Said Eaves Hall Dream Maker Paige, “We are so thrilled and excited for the royal wedding, it will be great to see a modern change to the royal family and certainly will appeal to the younger population (we hope to see a fabulous theme with lots of peonies and hope the corgis are invited!)

“Throughout 2017 we have seen a number of transatlantic innovations brought to our weddings at Eaves Hall, Mitton Hall, Falcon Manor, Shireburn Arms and Holmes Mill, in particular, the ascendance of the ‘rehearsal dinner’, an emerging trend which is growing in popularity.

“Pippa Middleton’s wedding this year saw aspirational brides taking inspiration and opting for lace and muted neutrals. We would not be surprised if Meghan’s style was less traditional and more contemporary, but whatever it is, we are primed and ready to offer our bridal couples their own take on the royal wedding to make their big day the very best of their lives.

“Our 2018 brides-to-be are also setting a few trends themselves. This year saw James’ Places’ first wedding featuring real live alpacas, a development on from ring-bearing owls which have played a part in some of our ceremonies in the last year or so.”

As far as bridal fashions go, the catwalks have provided firm indications that feminine, romantic dresses with minimal veils, sheer and sparkling fabrics will reign supreme. Some top designers have even introduced black features to their gowns, giving an ultra-modern, monochrome look for the contemporary bride. Meanwhile, the on-trend colour for 2018 and Pantone Colour of the Year has been unveiled as ultra-violet.

Capes are also making a comeback – the more striking the better, with feathers, sequins and sheer fabrics featuring prominently.

“Themed wedding fairs are already planned for 2018, but we may have to add an extra ‘royal’ one once Harry and Meghan are married!”

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