All the Royal ‘I Do’ Details
“Oh, Violet Cakes Bakery — you get me every single time,” foodie Meghan once wrote on her blog of the creations of pastry chef Claire Ptak, whom she chose to make a lemon elderflower wedding cake. It’ll be iced with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers.
“The wedding will be a family event. You can expect the family to be involved,” Harry and Meghan’s rep has said of the wedding party, which will include Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3.
”I’m most stressed about wearing a small hat,” jokes Meghan’s pal Priyanka Chopra of attending the big day, adding that it’s been “really tough” figuring out what gift to get the happy couple.
The queen has invited about 600 people to lunch at St. George’s Hall at Windsor Castle immediately following the ceremony. On the menu? Local asparagus, chocolate truffles and bite-size crème brûlée.
The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the Chicago-based bishop of the Episcopal Church, will give the address at the wedding. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is officiating the vow exchange.
In the evening, Prince Charles will host 200 guests at Frogmore House, an official royal residence near Windsor Castle where Harry and Meghan took their engagement photos.
In a May 1 tweet, the Royal School of Needlework (makers of the lace for Kate Middleton’s gown) revealed that reps from Ralph & Russo had visited to check out their embroidery, leading to speculation that Meghan’s gown would be designed by the British label.