A Royal Affair

princess wedding

With the Royal Wedding only a day away, I thought some gorgeous regal inspiration would be perfect for today. Stunning photos by the always lovely Elizabeth Messina and planned by Merryl Brown Events, I hope it helps you dream up A Royal Affair!

claire pettibone dress

Claire pettibone wedding dress

royal wedding fashion

royal affair plates

groom with crown

long wedding veil

claire pettibone wedding dress

claire pettibone wedding dress

white flowers bouquet

glamourous wedding ideas

gold wedding cake

gold wedding cake

long wedding veil

A bit behind the shoot from Merryl of Merryl Brown Events,

“I have always been very drawn to old world, understated elegance.  I have long collected antiques, vintage linens, silverware, glassware and porcelain. Jason of Small Masterpiece shares my love and his collection of Haviland Limoges porcelain, vintage American pressed glass, heirloom silver and gorgeous antique linen allows me to do large scale events and still achieve the look that I love to create when doing smaller events. These tabletops are elegant, regal and unique; most importantly, they are very memorable. They look as if someone’s family heirlooms were used; it is a very different look then other rental options. I wanted to show a look that was classic and traditional, but also fresh and lovely. I did not want anything to look trendy or contrived. It was, for me, a return to the old school, Emily Post way of doing things, with a modern twist!”

Thanks so much to everyone involved + hope this helps inspire those of you looking for a more regal look!

Photography: Elizabeth Messina //  Event Planner: Merryl Brown Events //  Invitations: Lazaro Press and Design //  Floral: Camilla Svensson Burns Couture Floral and Event Design //  Dress: Claire Pettibone //  Tuxedo: King Tux //  Hair: Dadiana Salon //  Makeup: Tomiko Taft //  Linens: Classic Party Rentals, Santa Barbara  //  Tableware: Small Masterpiece //  Cake: The Cakery //  Jewelry: private collection