5 Star Wedding Directory Comments on the Royal Wedding

5 Star Wedding Directory Comments on the Royal Wedding 17th November 2010

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Mark Niemierko
Mark Niemierko

Mark Niemierko, premier wedding planner, has already given 5 Star Wedding Directory his thoughts on the sort of wedding he is expecting the Royal couple to go for; “ I’d love her to wear something fitting yet with a bit of a kick in the skirt… she has a fab figure and it needs to be shown off. For sure it’ll be elegant and timeless, yet with a modern fashion twist. She’s a fashion-savvy lady. I’d love to see her in a British Designers dress such as Bruce Oldfield, Jasper Conran or Jenny Packham.” 5 Star Wedding Directory asked some other top wedding retailers what they think Kate and William will choose for their Big Day. From the dress to the flowers, to follow are comments from the wedding industry’s best…

Ian Carmichael is the hairdresser to Queen Elizabeth II and the Resident Senior Stylist at Royston Blythe at The Dorchester. He comments: “Kate is such a natural beauty with her gorgeous wide smile and apple cheeks. Her hair is stunning – silky, smooth and thick, and I think they would be foolish to go over the top with the styling. She will probably be wearing a tiara so she should wear her hair down and with soft curls. Perhaps she could have the sides very loosely pinned back but I say with her effortless elegance, the more natural she wears her hair, the better.”

Jeremy Corner from Ivy Allen stationers commented: “We think William and Kate will have an elegant and classy style to their wedding. It may not be as lavish and ostentatious as one might expect because of the state of the economy. Their choice of wedding stationery will probably reflect this. Their wedding invites will still be beautiful and luxurious but in a refined and tasteful style. Because of their young ages and personalities, we expect they will choose a new stationery supplier that can provide this look and feel rather than using their traditional specialists. We are thrilled for them both and think that this is wonderful news for Britain and the UK wedding industry. We expect a wave of weddings will follow in the coming years as others are inspired to take the plunge and tie the knot themselves.”

Erika Unbehaun from Flutterfly Events specialist wedding planning and design said: “I see Kate wearing an understated ball gown silhouette with soft ruffles from the waist down. Her dress won’t have the fairytale princess poof but I bet there will be some volume to it with added texture to give her a romantic look. What flowers will they have?I’m seeing a nude colour palette for Wills and Kate. White, ivory, peach and gold. To go with this romantic palette they will choose orchids and hydrangeas as they do a lot of international travel together.” Keeping with one of latest trends of vintage weddings,

Rebecca Hoh-Hale from A Most Curious Party commented: “I think Kate will steer clear of any style comparisons to her groom’s mother, as of course, they are big shoes (and indeed dress) to fill. She will probably opt for quite a simple outline to her dress, slim line and sophisticated. Of course, she has a great body, fantastic, long athletic legs so maybe she will be daring and go with the current fun and style led trend for a shorter hemline, perhaps the 60s style that many brides are loving. She’ll be able to do exciting things with all that hair!Of course, I hope they have vintage elements to their wedding. But I won’t be expecting a call, I’m sure her grandmother-in-law to be has a cracking selection of vintage china.”

Ling Warlow from Design by Dragonfly had this to say: “This wedding will be hugely exciting for the wedding industry, media and general public alike. There will be a great deal of anticipation of whatKate will choose, dress, flowers, cake, STATIONERY etc…. However, I think that due to the negativity she and her family have already been exposed to, Kate will err on the side of caution and tradition and choose safe designs. In particular with respect to her stationery and invitation choices, I suspect that a very traditional, engraved invitation will be sent out and that whilst her stationery will undoubtedly be stylish, it is unlikely she will veer from the tried and tested path. Should she change her mind though Dragonfly Couture Stationery would be over the moon to design a suite of beautiful stationery, I’m seeing letterpress, printed in royal blue and white on a sky blue board, bringing in the beautiful sapphire from Diana’s engagement ring….oooh, I’m getting carried away!”

Vanessa Williams from the Wedding Productions said: “It has been announced that the couple is going to be very hands on and recognize the current economic situation. DRESS – I think that Kate will be like any other bride and when it comes to the cost of the dress will commission the dress she wants rather than the dress she thinks she should have. She always dresses very well for her figure and I can see her in a fitted dress with sleeves, bucking the trend for strapless and at the same time demure and practical if she marries in March. MOTHER OF THE “BRID” E – will be in icy blues, slate gray, something with natural tones and understated. Hopefully not a fascinator in sight but a tasteful hat to match. FLOWERS – will reflect the season, but I imagine white will predominate which is very popular at the moment. CAKE – the family firm is ‘Party Pieces’ so they have first-hand knowledge of the wedding industry, however, I imagine a traditional wedding cake with white frosting and simple decorations. SONG – they met at University ten years ago but are obviously a contemporary up to date couple with modern tastes. LOVE by Nat King Cole is classy and uplifting but then so is the Greatest Day – Take That a great floor filler after the initial smooch.

Diana Beamish from the Wedding Garden Company said: We think that the Royal Wedding will be fairly low key. It will demonstrate their awareness of the financial difficulties facing people and families at this time. It is important that the wedding shows this awareness. Prince William, like his father, cares for the environment and I hope that they will use living plants, trees and flowers as decoration. Kate Middleton is an unknown but I am sure she will follow her prince in these matters. As a couple, with so much, I hope they will use the Wedding Garden Company as a wedding list. It is a way for couples to receive gifts that will enhance their gardens and their love and commitment for the future.

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