Lesser known facts about Prince Charles and Megan Markle’s royal wedding
From the venue, to the food and décor, this wedding has been a subject of discussion for its sheer extravaganza with the total cost estimated to be around 50 million pounds.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent wedding was no less than a spectacle. From round-the-clock media coverage to dominant trends across social media channels, this wedding will go down as one of the most documented events in the history of British Royalty.
From the venue, to the food and décor, this wedding has been a subject of discussion for its
sheer extravaganza with the total cost estimated to be around 50 million pounds.
Here is a closer look at some of the elements that made this wedding extra special:
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got happily wedded on Saturday, May 19, in St. George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of central London. Windsor is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and an official residence of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Cake Maker
It's one of the most important parts of the wedding feast. Forget the canapes, the entrees and the mains - the wedding cake is the biggest culinary statement of the reception. And Meghan and Harry's unconventional organic lemon and elderflower cake was made by 29-year-old KiwiIzaak Adams.
Adams, who originally hails from Timaru, is head baker for Violet bakery in London's Hackney. Owned by Californian Claire Ptak, the bakery prides itself on the use of seasonal and organic ingredients in their cakes.
London-based florist Philippa Craddock had been chosen to create the floral displays for St George's Chapel and St George's Hall and locally sourced foliage will be used.
Alexi Lubomirski was the official wedding photographer for the wedding.
He took the photographs to mark the couple's engagement and says he was honoured to have the opportunity to capture the "next chapter of this wonderful love story". Lubomirski, who was born in the UK but lives in New York, is known for his fashion magazine images of Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts and Scarlett Johansson.
The dress code listed on the royal invitation requested a "morning suit or lounge suit" for men, and a "day dress with hat" for women.
That means shirts, suits and ties with the possibility of top hats and waistcoats for men.
Women were expected to wear knee-length dresses, with hat choices similar to those found at Royal Ascot.
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