Bunting, balloons and royal wedding bells are set to line the streets of the United Kingdom on Saturday 19th May 2018. With an electric atmosphere of patriotism coursing through the veins of the country, the occasion will see the long-awaited marriage of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle in the stunning setting of St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
Whilst just the very prospect of a wedding gets our blood pumping here at Quintessentially, we also love the fact that a royal party is an internationally acceptable excuse to throw a personal party. And so, here below you will find (by order of the Prince and his Bride…of course) the Quintessentially Events Team’s rundown on how to host a Quintessentially Royal Occasion.
10.30am Start the day in the right way with a brunch fit for a King (or Prince).
First things first, you need to feed your guests. We suggest a perfectly poached portion of Eggs Royale, planted on some buttery crumpets, accompanied by a cup of tea and quite possibly a glass of champagne…it’s a national event, that’s allowed, right?
11.20am The Screening.
If you want to celebrate the royal wedding in style, take your guests out into the bright outdoors of the sunny UK and host a garden party whilst watching the ceremony on a projector screen (or any wall in your garden). Set up a home projector and stream the footage onto any surface that you like! Just be mindful to choose an area in the shade or formulate your own canopy to shelter the screen from the sun. This is a great way to get your royal fix whilst also enjoying the rare British sunshine.
11.21am Sunshine? Pimm’s.
Need we say more? There is nothing quite like the sound of a cocktail being shaken up whilst basking in the sun’s rays, and our cocktail making friends at Holy Water are on hand to help out. They will create a bespoke Pimm’s cocktail which brings together elements of Britain and America in an icy cup of refreshing fusions. As you watch the guests enter the Chapel, followed by the Prince and the Duke of Cambridge, and then finally the Queen, invite your guests to sample the produce of your Pimm’s tricycle, which is beautifully stationed amidst your garden party and charmingly unavoidable.
11.59am Marvel at Ms Markle
1.30pm Dine like Royalty
Adorn your table with flags, bunting and Union Jack champagne bottles. Serve trifle in Fortnum’s teacups and cake-pop cavalry soldiers on sticks, offer jellies and biscuits and sponges galore. If you would like to replicate the happy couple’s wedding cake, opt for a lemon and elderflower sponge. To top off your tea-party, the Quintessentially Events Team recommend the perfectly piped limited-edition biscuits that Biscuiteers have created especially for the Big Day. A tin filled with deliciousness and history, these biscuits will serve all of your royal dunking needs.
Evening Time The Favours.
Every great wedding is parted with a lasting favour. A gift that Quintessentially deems rather appropriate and slightly tongue in cheek, is a miniature bottle of Ginger Gin, which has been commissioned by The Queen Charlotte pub in Windsor to mark the occasion. Fitting in perfectly with Ms Markle’s favourite cocktail choice of a Negroni, and a nod to Harry’s auburn hair, this is a wonderful way to send your guests home with a keepsake of their Royally fabulous day.
If you have a special occasion coming up and would like to talk to the Quintessentially Events Team, please email Jessica Seal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!