Prince Harry and Meghan Markle; a royal wedding shoot in Yorkshire
02 Mar 2018
Offering an interpretation of how the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding will look, a host of Yorkshire suppliers showcase their trail-blazing talents
With the royal wedding just around the corner, venue stylist Leanne Megson from Set The Scene and photographer Charlotte Clemie couldn’t resist combining their artistic minds with a pool of talented Yorkshire suppliers to create the perfect Royal Spring Wedding. Searching for the ultimate location of natural light with a fairytale feel, the two wedding professionals fell head over heels for Saltmarshe Hall in East Yorkshire - providing the perfect setting for their royal love story.
Décor styling by Set The Scene (Leanne Megson)
Royal weddings are always styled so classically and timelessly, which is just the look I believe Megan and Harry will continue as a royal family tradition. With this in mind, we chose the majority of our colours as white and gold to remain in line with a fairytale wedding fit for a princess.
We used white satin tablecloths which provided a touch of shimmer and also a feel of ultimate luxury. To incorporate our chosen colour palette, we chose to display our gold beaded glass charger plates, which are a stunning decorative piece to add to a table setting. To complete the look and add a slight hint of glitz, we used gold beaded napkin rings around our napkins.
Our centerpieces consisted of our very own blossom trees, which are the new romantic wedding centerpiece favorite for this year. Since blossom trees are the symbolic flower of the spring and a time of renewal I think they would be perfect for the May royal wedding. Our falling blossom trees are of the highest quality, their cascading branches giving a magical feel. We dressed the trees with hanging glass baubles and real candlelight to set the mood of romance and love for our couple.
At the base of the trees we incorporated moss to bring the trees to life, along with gold mercury glass vases, filled with real flowers provided by our florist. Our ornate gold frames helped to display the table numbers. We also added matching gold mercury tealights to add the perfect ambiance.
To add the ultimate statement piece we chose to dress the room with one of our large canopy blossom trees, which is heart-stoppingly beautiful and continues our spring feel. They are the perfect touch whether hired alone or as a pair; they really are a simply divine way to dress an aisle or entrance to the wedding breakfast.
To complete our tables, we dressed the venue's chiavari chairs with our white ruffled chair covers, which added a beautiful elegance to the room. To finish the chairs, we added our diamante brooch with rhinestones which sparkled and glistened in the natural daylight as the sun shone through the large bay windows.
We displayed the couple's seating plan on a stunning ornate gold easel and matching mirror, which prvided a very royal design carved beautifully out of wood. Since there has been reports that the wedding breakfast may be an intimate affair, I chose to seat only the couple's close family and friends which Jo at Boutique 14 cleverly designed in our gold and white theme.
Get the look:
Venue: Saltmarshe Hall, Howden, East Yorkshire
Venue stylist and prop hire: Set The Scene (Leanne Megson Brown)
Photography: Charlotte Clemie Photography
The dress and accessories: Ava Rose Hamilton in Silsden
Groom's outfit: The Groom's Rooms, Horbury
Floristry: The Allotment Bride
Videographry: Vivienne Edge
Wedding cake: White Rose Cakes (Radha Rathor)
Make-up artist and hair stylist: Julia Jeckell
Models: Bride: Kirsty Hitchinson (Meghan) and Groom: Alex Rose (Harry)
Stationery: Boutique 14
Take a look at more images from the shoot in the gallery above and for more Yorkshire wedding inspiration, pick up the latest edition of Yorkshire Bride magazine.