Predictions for Princess Eugenie’s wedding

Predictions for Princess Eugenie’s wedding

By Lisa Forde, founder of Tree of Hearts & Dotty about Paper

When Meghan Markle tied the knot with Prince Harry, it was so magical we almost weren’t jealous that she took away our last chance of hanging with the royal family.

Now, we’ve got another royal wedding on the cards.

Princess Eugenie is making things official with Jack Brooksbank, the brand ambassador for Casamigos (founded by George Clooney).

So what can we expect from the stylish princess and her beau?

Lisa Forde, the founder of wedding stationery company, Tree of Hearts, shares her predictions with us.

“Despite Eugenie’s eccentric style, for which she’s well-known, the wedding theme for the ceremony is bound to be traditional,” she said.

“A classic royal theme is timeless and elegant, perfect for a princess. There will be a carriage procession, similar to the one at Meghan and Harry’s gorgeous day, followed by a traditional wedding breakfast at St George’s Hall. This will be held by the Queen and Eugenie’s father, the Duke of York.

“However, there have also been rumours of a creative afternoon party with dodgems and funfair rides.”

Guests: from supermodels and British singers to Nelson Mandela’s grandsons

As with any royal wedding, the celebrity guest list is bound to be huge. Rumoured invitees include Naomi Campbell, Ellie Goulding, and Kate Moss.

Many potential guests are close friends with the celebrity couple, including Nelson Mandela’s grandsons Ndaba and Kweku Mandela, model Cara Delevingne, and X-Factor judges Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field, whose five-year old daughter Theodora ‘Teddy’ Williams is set to be a flower girl.

There have also been rumours that Ellie Goulding and Robbie Williams will perform on the big day.

Classic royal wedding guests like David and Victoria Beckham, Elton John, and Rowan Atkinson are also expected to be there. George and Amal Clooney are likely to appear, as Jack is a brand ambassador for Casamigos Tequila, founded by George.

As for head bridesmaid and the best man, it is presumed that both Eugenie and Jack will choose their siblings, Princess Beatrice and Thomas Brooksbank – however, Eugenie may follow in Meghan’s footsteps and not choose a maid of honour at all.

Harry & Meghan vs. Eugenie and Jack

Princess Eugenie’s wedding has sparked controversy in the past few months. as it has been rumoured to be bigger than Harry and Meghan’s celebration.

This is somewhat true; the pair have invited a staggering 850 guests, 250 more than Harry and Meghan and 50 more than the venue can actually hold. However, this October wedding will cost around £2million – a fraction of Harry and Meghan’s extravagant affair, which cashed in at £45million.

On the other hand, Eugenie’s wedding is held over the course of two days, so the celebrations will be lasting twice as long.

The two royal couples are having their weddings at the same venue, the luxurious St George’s Chapel in Windsor.  

Another huge topic this year has been the tiara that Eugenie will wear. It is tradition for royal brides to choose a tiara from their family’s collection, with Meghan choosing Queen Mary’s Bandeau tiara. It is almost guaranteed Eugenie will wear the York diamond tiara, a custom-made tiara given to her mother Sarah Ferguson from the Queen and Prince Philip, made by the luxury jewellers Garrard.

With Meghan opting for a very modest dress in May, some have presumed that Eugenie will follow this style. However, Eugenie is much more interested in different fashion styles, and I reckon she will wear something much more out there.

Wedding stationery: minimalistic and monogrammed with Mandela quote.

As the founder of a wedding stationery business, I have been dying to find out about the royal couple’s stationery. Having loved Harry and Meghan’s invitation design, I was delighted to see that Eugenie and Jack’s invites also features a monogram.

Their invitations are minimalistic yet beautiful, with a fancy touch from the gold leaf style.

The invites feature a quote from the late Nelson Mandela, the late South African president, reading, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.