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Old 01-15-2018, 10:05 PM
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I think the entire Commonwealth knows what's what for the younger son. It's 'private' and that means friends and members of charities. No stuffy olds that neither of the Bridal Couple knows etc. If the odd ex or current politician or churchman show up, it's personal.

In some cases, the faces will be familiar, in others, not so much. But Harry's family is huge, Meghan's is not. Harry's friends are a select few, Meghan's on the other hand, may very well be a lot bigger.

I remember when Victoria and David Beckham finally at William and Catherine's wedding the commentators had been wittering about it since the first guests arrived and They found that for the most part, it was first in best seats. Theirs weren't because they were thinking celebrity not royalty. (oh hats! hope there aren't any fascinators that look like they've been bolted to the forehead like Victoria's did).

As for bridesmaids in white? Lady Sarah Chatto's is still my favourite private royal wedding party. All that white chiffon and flutterings of swans . . .

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Old 01-15-2018, 10:05 PM
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They explained it.....didn't stop the constant talk and articles about the snub to Tony Blair that he wasn't invited.

Not saying Trudeaus wont be invited. I'd like to see them. But its not simple.
Nothing is simple with the press and the BRF knows that better than anyone. Might as well get on with it.
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:13 PM
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I think the entire Commonwealth knows what's what for the younger son. It's 'private' and that means friends and members of charities. No stuffy olds that neither of the Bridal Couple knows etc. If the odd ex or current politician or churchman show up, it's personal.

In some cases, the faces will be familiar, in others, not so much. But Harry's family is huge, Meghan's is not. Harry's friends are a select few, Meghan's on the other hand, may very well be a lot bigger.

I remember when Victoria and David Beckham finally at William and Catherine's wedding the commentators had been wittering about it since the first guests arrived and They found that for the most part, it was first in best seats. Theirs weren't because they were thinking celebrity not royalty. (oh hats! hope there aren't any fascinators that look like they've been bolted to the forehead like Victoria's did).

As for bridesmaids in white? Lady Sarah Chatto's is still my favourite private royal wedding party. All that white chiffon and flutterings of swans . . .

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Yes the trend has existed in the UK for years. Its becoming more on trend for bridal parties to wear white in North America, because of some celebrity weddings and their influence. Still many people think it takes away from the bride. One thing to have little kids in white.

Honestly don't get the 'guests cant wear anything remotely white as it takes away from bride' but the bridal party wears white?? Either should be reserved for bride or not.

I liked Sarah's dresses, but not a fan of adult/teen bridesmaids in white.
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:06 PM
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I love the idea of using peonies etc...non-traditional types of flowers (wedding).


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What other type of non-traditional types of flowers might be used?
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:49 PM
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Pansys, Mums and Lilies come to mind.


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Old 01-16-2018, 02:57 PM
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How about a beautiful bouquet of wild flowers from Wild Flower Meadow at Highgrove? I think something like that would totally unique and totally British.

From what I read, daffodils are abundant in the spring in the meadow.

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Old 01-16-2018, 03:03 PM
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That could work too as long as the style/shape of the bouquet works with the dress etc.


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Old 01-16-2018, 03:15 PM
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I donít think there would be any confusion with it by the time wedding rolls around. The palace can easily say heís invited as a personal friend, and itís true. There is no reason why itíd be a problem in that regard seeing how this isnít a state wedding. You add that to the fact that the bride has deep connections to Canada prior to the relationship. They explained the PM situation at Cambridge wedding, they can explain this.
And seat him in the section with Meghan's friends...
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:01 PM
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And seat him in the section with Meghan's friends...
Well, they are already friends with Jessica and Ben Mulroney.
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Old 01-17-2018, 12:14 AM
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How about a beautiful bouquet of wild flowers from Wild Flower Meadow at Highgrove? I think something like that would totally unique and totally British.

From what I read, daffodils are abundant in the spring in the meadow.

https://www.highgrovegardens.com/abo...er-meadow-mix/
It would be a beautiful, and a nice nod to not just Charles, but Harry's childhood home.

While roses, lilies and carnations are the 'traditional flowers' wildflowers and others are growing in popularity for bouquets.

https://www.theknot.com/content/top-10-wedding-flowers
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Some really beautiful ways of doing wild flowers or less formal flowers and still looking beautiful.

High grove meadows have daffodils, gladiola, tulips, hyacinth and some lilies.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4OMet90s2x...0/DSC_0333.JPG

https://thenaturalweddingcompany.co....ng_flowers.jpg

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Old 01-17-2018, 02:47 PM
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Pansys, Mums and Lilies come to mind.


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Would mums not be considered an Autumn flower? Would they be available for a florist to use them in a May wedding?
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:59 PM
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Would mums not be considered an Autumn flower? Would they be available for a florist to use them in a May wedding?
While certainly more popular (likely color wise) as a fall wedding flower, mums are available all year around. Wouldn't categorize them as untraditional, lilies either, for weddings.

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Old 01-17-2018, 03:04 PM
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While certainly more popular (likely color wise) as a fall wedding flower, mums are available all year around. Wouldn't categorize them as untraditional, lilies either, for weddings.

https://www.theknot.com/content/symb...lower-meanings
Aren't they usually more rich in color? I still think we are going to see softer colors in the church. Now, the reception is obviously fair game. Although, given what we've seen from Meghan's IG on flowers, I'd say mums might not make the cut.

I'd bet my last dollar that peonies will play a large part in the arrangements.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:05 PM
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So a few tabloids, DM and the Daily something, have said in the past few days that Harry does not want Michael Fawcett to be his wedding reception arranger at Windsor.

During the same time frame, there was tabloid reporting straight from Verbier, a breathless account of an anonymous person seeing Harry's protection officers in a restaurant, which led to speculation of the Duke and DUCHESS of York gifting Harry with a stag do at their hillside chalet.

I have a feeling that all of this is a surprise to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:31 PM
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So a few tabloids, DM and the Daily something, have said in the past few days that Harry does not want Michael Fawcett to be his wedding reception arranger at Windsor.

During the same time frame, there was tabloid reporting straight from Verbier, a breathless account of an anonymous person seeing Harry's protection officers in a restaurant, which led to speculation of the Duke and DUCHESS of York gifting Harry with a stag do at their hillside chalet.

I have a feeling that all of this is a surprise to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
LMAO. I'm not sure why Michael Fawcett would be arranging the wedding reception as there are people whose job is supposed to be arranging events. And Michael Fawcett does have his day job.

As for Verbier, they said his RPO was there in 2016 and he was supposed to take Megahn. Didn't happen then either. What we did end up with is William in Verbier dad dancing. And I doubt the Duchess of York is invited to the wedding, so I'm not sure why it'd be from her and Andrew.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:59 PM
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Confused why anyone would suggest Fawcett would even be considered Fawcett is the FORMER valet of the Prince of wales, not that I would think Charles' valet would be planning a wedding. He is director for the company that runs the shops at High grove. There is staff at the palace, as well as likely a wedding planner, to over see such.

Of course just the fail trying to drum up drama where there is none. Bring up Fawcett and why he was 'let go' years ago

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As for Verbier, they said his RPO was there in 2016 and he was supposed to take Megahn. Didn't happen then either. What we did end up with is William in Verbier dad dancing. And I doubt the Duchess of York is invited to the wedding, so I'm not sure why it'd be from her and Andrew.
I assume because the house is owned by Sarah and Andrew. And Sarah tends to live there when not in London for events. So giving him the house to use, would technically be from both of them.

It's not totally out of the question. Verbier ski weekends are a popular stag weekend. It would give them more privacy then a hotel. Not saying will happen.

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Aren't they usually more rich in color? I still think we are going to see softer colors in the church. Now, the reception is obviously fair game. Although, given what we've seen from Meghan's IG on flowers, I'd say mums might not make the cut.
Yes, that is why mums are more popular for fall weddings. The richer colors fit the color scheme for fall weddings.

Didn't suggest they would be used. Simply answered a question if mums were available for a spring wedding or not. And they are.

While I hope they use color, not all white, I doubt anything very bold in color.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:04 PM
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Yes, that is why mums are more popular for fall weddings. The richer colors fit the color scheme for fall weddings.

Didn't suggest they would be used. Simply answered a question if mums were available for a spring wedding or not. And they are.

While I hope they use color, not all white, I doubt anything very bold in color.
I'm hoping for some color too. I know people mentioned the trees at the Cambridge wedding was odd, but I actually liked the fact that there was some color.
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I absolutely LOVED Pippa's flowers ...soft, romantic feel to them...gorgeous. If Meghan is going for that style of wedding I wouldn't mind to see that again!


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Old 01-18-2018, 11:37 AM
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During the same time frame, there was tabloid reporting straight from Verbier, a breathless account of an anonymous person seeing Harry's protection officers in a restaurant, which led to speculation of the Duke and DUCHESS of York gifting Harry with a stag do at their hillside chalet.
Wasn't there a whole fuss not too long ago about how the protection officers now rotate around instead of working consistently with specific members of the family (much to the disappointment of the BRF, who like establishing working relationships with their officers)? So even if a certain officer was in Verbier, we wouldn't really know who was being protected, would we?
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What do you think of the bridesmaids carrying baskets of flowers?
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