Celebrities

The Next Royal Wedding: What We Know So Far

Well, we just had to come out of hiding when we heard of a royal engagement, didn’t we!?

The Engagement

On Monday 27th of November, Clarence House announced on Twitter the news we had been expecting – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were engaged!  The proposal supposedly happened earlier in the month and the wedding is set to take place in May 2018.  They seem to have followed all protocol, with the announcement being the same as that of William and Kate seven years ago.

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How long have they been dating?

Glamorous actress Meghan, who played Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, was first rumoured to be dating Prince Harry in late October last year.  The romance was confirmed in November after reports that Harry feared for her safety (awww!).  Fast forward a year and here she is gearing up to become a real-life princess!  I may or may not be slightly jealous.

The Ring

Prince Harry, being the little cutie that he is, designed the engagement ring himself.  In a recent interview, he revealed that two stones from his mother’s jewellery collection are set around the main stone which he sourced from Botswana.

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The Venue

The wedding will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where Harry was Christened.  A statement from the royal palace said “Her Majesty The Queen has granted permission for the wedding to take place at the Chapel.”  “The Royal Family will pay for the wedding.”

The Cake

Traditionally, the top tier of British wedding cake is a fruit cake, because it lasts long enough to be served at the christening of the couple’s first child, but according to The Telegraph, Harry and Meghan want their wedding cake to be made of bananas!  The reason behind it is super cute – hours after their romance was confirmed last year, the Suits actress posted a picture of two ‘cuddling’ bananas on her Instagram with the caption “Sleep tight xx”.  This was the first public nod to their relationship and it seems they want to incorporate that into their big day.

The Families

The families on both sides seem delighted at the news, with Meghan’s parents saying  “We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry.  Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person.  To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents.  We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together”.  When asked how he felt about Harry’s engagement, Prince William said he hopes this will stop his little brother from raiding his fridge!  It is unclear whether the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was consulted on the choice of wedding date – depending on the exact date of the wedding and of her delivery, she will likely be one to two months postpartum!

Their Royal Titles

As it stands, Meghan is a U.S. citizen.  She will become a British citizen, taking five years to complete the process, and she will be baptised and confirmed in the Church of England prior to the wedding.  Traditionally, male members of the Royal family receive a title from the monarch on their wedding day, and many royal experts believe that the vacant title Duke of Sussex will be given to Harry.  Charles Kidd, editor of Debrett’s Peerage & Baronetage has said “They’re quite limited in the titles that are available. The Duke of Sussex is the front-runner without any doubt.”  As the marriages of the previous Duke of Sussex were considered unlawful, Meghan would be the first woman entitled to be called HRH The Duchess of Sussex.

The main question: Will we get a day off work?

Royal celebrations usually come with a public holiday for the Brits, but unfortunately it’s not going to happen this time (we can still have a little party though, right?).  Prime Minister, Theresa May, has stated that there will not be a bank holiday for this Royal Wedding.  It is believed that this is due to Harry’s low-ranking, as he is only 5th in line to the throne, soon to be 6th after the birth of William and Kate’s next child. The more low-key affair outside of Westminster Abbey also points to the day being a normal work day.

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Our dreams of meeting Prince Harry and becoming a Princess have been shattered, but I for one can’t wait to watch the happy couple on their big day… providing it’s televised like Will and Kate’s wedding!

 

Wedding Trends

Moët & Chandon Have Given Us The Six Pack We’ve Been Dreaming Of

Have you ever wished you could drink champagne straight from the bottle without being frowned upon? Yes? Me too.  Well wish no more, as Moët & Chandon have released the classiest six pack around. 

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Imagine handing these out to your bridesmaids while you’re all getting ready on the morning of your wedding, then realising that they also come with golden flute ‘sippers’.  How classy could you get?! 

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The set containing 6 x 187ml bottles isn’t available in the UK at the moment, but you can snap one up online for just under $100… some would say it’s expensive, but you can’t put a price on sipping champagne from the bottle with your girls! 

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Pretty Like Pippa: 10 Wedding Dresses Similar To Pippa Middleton’s

Pippa Middleton became a worldwide sensation back in 2011, in an Alexander McQueen bridesmaid dress, when her sister Kate married Prince William.  However, the tables turned this year when on the 20th of May 2017, Pippa married her sweetheart James Matthews at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, England.

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Pippa performing bridesmaid duties for her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge

Back in November, designer Giles Deacon was spotted visiting Pippa’s home armed with several dresses, leaving everyone wondering what gorgeous creation she would be wearing – would she follow in her sister’s footsteps with sleeves?  Would she go for a regal ball gown?

Well, since the big day the internet has been flooded with paparazzi shots of Pippa in her £40,000 Giles Deacon dress.  As we all know from Kate’s wedding in 2011, Pippa has a rather gorgeous figure so we knew she’d look stunning in anything, but the lace, high-necked gown designed exclusively for her really was beautiful.

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Pippa wearing Giles Deacon on her big day

Here at Dream Day Diary, we’ve scoured the internet to find several dresses with elements similar to those seen in Pippa’s – expect high necklines, capped sleeves and lots of lace…

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1. Berta Bridal
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2. White Palace Couture
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3. Kenneth Winston
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4. Amelia Sposa
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5. Utah Bride & Groom
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6. Calla Blanche
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7. Allure Bridals
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8. Gemy Maalouf
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9. Alfred Angelo

 

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10. Ivy & Aster

So if you don’t have a spare £40,000 to hire your own designer, you could always ‘settle’ for one of these!

Celebrities

Margot Robbie Winning At Weddings

Back in December, Australian beauty Margot Robbie married her British beau Tom Ackerly in a super secret ceremony in Byron Bay.  


Wearing her mother’s 30-year-old wedding dress, she was papped looking relaxed and happy chatting to her nephew before the nuptials.

Just 5 months later, the 26-year-old swapped roles to be bridesmaid for her model friend Julia Koenig.  This time, the Suicide Squad star wowed in a floral Zimmermann dress with lace trim. Margot and one other bridesmaid teamed their dresses with simple nude heels and flowers in their hair. 


Bride or bridesmaid, Margot definitely knows how to set a trend! 

Wedding Photography

Wet Weather Weddings: 25 Photos That Prove Rain Doesn’t Have To Ruin Your Big Day! 

The idea of rain on your wedding day brings out a fear like no other.

What about your dress? What about your shoes? What about the guests?!

It seems as though we are all programmed to believe that the sun must be out in order to have a great day and get the best photos, resulting in most brides spending the run-up to their wedding praying for fair weather.  This series of photos proves that there really isn’t anything to worry about – you can still rock a wedding dress in the rain and end up with some incredible photos of it!

Check out these couples who totally owned their rainy wedding day…

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Photo: Andres Zavadskis

 

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Photo: Elegant Union

 

 

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Photo: Del Sol Photography

 

 

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Photo: Sofia Plana

 

 

Photo: Liz Grogan

 

 

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Photo: Rylee Hitchner

 

 

Photo: Emily Steffen

 

 

Photo: Ryan Ray Photography

 

 

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Photo: Crystal Stokes

 

 

Photo: Crystal Stokes

 

Anyone else doing a rain dance? XO

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Aisle Style from ASOS

Online fashion superstore ASOS is the go-to website for finding the perfect outfit, and when it comes to weddings on a high-street budget, they’ve got you covered.  From stunning wedding dresses to cute and quirky accessories, you can get kitted out without breaking the bank.

We’ve scoured their website and picked out our favourite dresses for both the bride and bridal party, shoes, accessories and even guest outfits…

The Bride

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1: ASOS BRIDAL Cami Panelled Maxi Dress // 2: Lace Strapless Backless Bridal Body // 3: CHI CHI LONDON Lace Midi Dress // 4: ASOS BRIDAL Maxi Skirt and Lace Bralet // 5: ASOS WEDDING Jewel Net Hair Comb // 6: TRUE DECADENCE Pink Embellished Heeled Sandals // 7: ASOS BRIDAL Trumpet Hem Maxi Dress // 8: ASOS CURVE BRIDAL Cami Embellished Maxi Dress // 9: DUNE BRIDAL Embellished Satin Court Shoes // 10: ASOS Floral Bun Holder // 11: NEW LOOK Jewelled Flower Hair Comb // 12: ASOS BRIDAL Ruched Mesh Bandeau Maxi Dress // 13: ASOS BRIDAL Bride Robe // 14: TRUE DECADENCE Beaded Zip-Top Clutch // 15: ASOS BRIDAL Cami Maxi Dress //

 

 The Bridesmaids

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// 1: ASOS WEDDING Lace Applique Cape Maxi Dress // 2. ASOS BRIDAL Bridesmaid Robe // 3. ASOS Nude Metallic Heeled Sandals // 4. ASOS BRIDESMAIDS Lace Top and Midi Skirt // 5. TFNC Plus Size Wrap Front Maxi Dress // 6. JOHNNY LOVES ROSIE Bridesmaid Bracelet Gift Card // 7. CHI CHI LONDON Lace Midi Dress // 8. TFNC TALL One Shouldered Maxi Dress With Frill Detail // 9. ASOS WEDDING Drape Cowl Back Midi Dress // 10. AMELIA ROSE Sequin Purse Bag // 11. BOOHOO Bridesmaid Robe // 12. TED BAKER Rose Gold Embellished Court Shoes // 13. ASOS Rose Gold Flower Headband //

The Guests

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// 1. ASOS Palm Print Midi Dress // 2. COAST Plus Size Floral Skirt Midi Dress // 3. ASOS Crop Top Scuba Midi Dress // 4. ASOS TALL Strappy Floral Midi Dress // 5. ASOS Satin Midi Skirt // 6. ASOS Premium Lace Insert Mini Dress // 7. ASOS Bardot Ruffle Mini Dress // 8. ASOS Floral Twist Neck Pencil Dress // 9. ASOS CURVE Marble Print One Shoulder Dress // 10. ASOS Bardot Jumpsuit with Tie Sleeves // 11. ASOS Ruffle Top Bandeau Dress // 12. BODYFROCK Heavy Lace Midi Dress //

 

The Accessories

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// 1. PAPERCHASE Luggage Tag Set // 2. SASS & BELLE Wedding Money Box // 3. ASOS HEN Bride Squad Glitter Choker // 4. ASOS BRIDAL Slogan Ankle Socks // 5. ASOS HEN L Plate Bopper Headband // 6. PAPERCHASE Wedding Fairy Lights // 7. PAPERCHASE Wedding Guest Book // 8. ORELIA Just Married Sew-On Patches // 9. PAPERCHASE Wedding Advice Cards // 10. LONELY PLANET Honeymoon Handbook // 11. TALKING TABLES Wedding Photo Booth Props //

So, if you’re still missing a few bits for your wedding, use the links under our photos to shop some of these gorgeous items…

Happy shopping! XO

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Are We Being Fooled By This Incredible Wedding Dress?

Today I was surfing the web stalking wedding sites, as you do, when a post from Haute Couture Week on Facebook caught my eye.  They had posted possibly the biggest wedding dress I’ve ever seen! (Picture further down in the article)

I instantly looked at the comments to see what everyone had to say about the Michael Cinco gown, and was surprised to see that almost everybody thought the dress had been photoshopped.  I flicked back to the picture and realised that they have a fair point…

Image: Haute Couture Week via Michael Cinco

On first look it’s literally “omg I need that in my life look how perfect it is”… but is it too perfect? Many seem to think that one half of the dress has been mirrored to create this symmetrical masterpiece.  Supposedly, the dress was commissioned by a Qatari bride.  For her sake we really hope it’s not as heavy as it looks.

Edited or not, we can’t make our minds up, but either way it’s absolutely stunning.

Do you think the picture is genuine? Let us know in the comments! XO