We so love a British royal wedding and haven’t missed one since Diana and Charles walked down the very long aisle at Westminster in 1981. After Andrew’s, Anne’s and Edward’s, a new generation is upon us and we sat glued to the screen when William and Catherine took the plunge 7 years ago. And yes, we’ll be up early Saturday morning with our cups of tea and scones to see how Harry and Meghan make their special day… well, special.
Barnard & Westwood Invitation
The invitations printed in black and gold with American ink on British stock by Barnard & Westwood were just like the ones Will and Kate had and we’re still waiting for ours!
Elderlower, Lemon and Mascarpone Cake
Violet Cake‘s Claire Ptak is baking the lemon elderflower cake to capture the bright flavors of spring…
Philippa Craddock Rosetti Bouquet
while the flowers (branches of beech, birch and hornbeam, and white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves) will be picked from the gardens and parkland of the Crown Estate and Windsor Park and arranged by Philippa Craddock.
George and Charlotte
We know George and Charlotte will be adorable and might even steal the show, as they did at their Aunt Pippa’s wedding last year.
St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle
Bucking tradition, the couple will wed at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and will have their reception at St George’s Hall once they ride through town in a carriage. Rumor has it the bride will wear a Ralph & Russo dress and will change into something looser after the ceremony. We, of course, will attend in our pj’s… Let us know if you’re watching, too!
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Two little bees had a birthday this week and received this adorable card in the mail. Having never heard of Meri Meri, we had to do some sleuthing!
Gorgeous Gift Bags
Flower Power Cupcakes
An award-winning paper design company based in San Francisco and The Cotswolds, England, Meri Meri is a wonderful source of cards, invitations, party decorations, gift bags and journals.
Thank You Meri Meri
Who knew that when Meredithe (who’s childhood nickname was Meri Meri) sat at her kitchen table 25 years ago with paper, pens, and a big pot of glitter that her whimsical creations would end up on the shelves of Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus…
Pretty Princess Castle
And in a piece shot by ABC for the royal wedding (the Middleton’s party planning company is a client!)
Send Mom Some Love
Meri Meri knows how to make people happy happy when it comes to celebrations – we know our day was little bit brighter because of them. Hope your weekend is happy happy!
P.S. Remember, Mother’s Day is Sunday!
Photos via Meri Meri
Something Got Lost in the Mail!
Since we didn’t receive the above invitation in time (sigh!), we thought we might throw a party of our own to watch the royal wedding. Given the early hour (4 a.m. EST), the dress is pj’s and robes…
Rosy Roseate Robe
and a stylish fascinator!
Peony Party Piece
We’ll sip tea from English china…
Wedgewood Harlequin Teacups
and feast on delightful cakes (made by the Royal cake designer, no less!)
Fiona Cairns Cupcakes
And our guests won’t go home empty-handed since we’ll have beautiful botanical bowls to give as parting gifts!
Emma Clegg’s Large Flower Bowl
If you’re watching the royal affair while reading your blogs this morning, we tip our teacups to you…
Photos via The Lux Beat, John Robshaw, Gardens of Whimsy, the English Tea Store, Wedbits and decor8