'Modern twist' in royal wedding to spark new trends: Kitchener wedding planner
Meghan Markle expected to go non-traditional on the big day
New wedding trends may be coming with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal nuptials this weekend – whether it's the colours used, flowers or the style of Meghan's dress, says a Kitchener wedding planner.
"Just like any celebrity wedding, it does have a huge impact on a lot of the trends when it comes to the dress, the cake, the flowers," said Ainsley Poirier-Craig, owner and lead planner of Fresh Look Design.
She said especially because the couple is looking for more of a "modern twist on the royal wedding," there'll be a larger impact on the upcoming wedding trends.
Viewers across the globe will be watching the bride's dress closely, but when it comes with a hefty royal price tag, it could be difficult to replicate for the average Ontario bride-to-be.
Poirier-Craig said people could do a bit of a "replica," and use "different materials, different design details or pieces of what Meghan would be wearing," such as copying the style or the train of the dress.
When Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, got married, her dress cost a reported $552,000.
Adopting the royal wedding in your own
While the dress may be difficult to replicate, other elements could be easier to incorporate if you have a wedding coming up this summer, Poirier-Craig said, especially because Markle and Prince Harry are looking to do certain things against tradition.
"[Meghan] is talking about using peonies as it's one of her favourite flowers," she said.
Instead of the traditional fruitcake, Markle may also be opting for butter cream. She she wants more children involved instead of having a row of bridesmaids by her side.
Currently, violet, spring green and pops of fuchsia are the popular colours for summer weddings, Poirier-Craig said. But that could change depending on what people see this weekend.
"I do think that now that the royal wedding is focused on gardens and sort of that look, I think you'll see a shift in the design as it comes to next year," she said.