I don’t know about you, but I was all for Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s royal wedding a few years ago! Her beautiful gown, their love story, and of course the traditions, what’s not to adore? It truly felt like a real life fairytale, and your wedding should feel the exact same!

While we all don’t have the Queen’s budget or access to Westminster Abbey, royally-inspired weddings are still obtainable. With these 3 tips, you can have your own modern royal wedding!

Derek Halkett’s photos perfectly capture that mix of fairytale timelessness and contemporary style!

A Modern Twist on a Royal Themed Wedding with photos by Derek Halkett Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

 

A Regal Color Scheme

Purple reigns supreme when it comes to thinking of royalty and wealth, and it has been like that for centuries. Actually at one point, it was forbidden for anyone to wear the color except for royalty. However for a more modern approach, we love mixing in this rich hue of blue. It still gives the elegant, abundant vibe without the total cliché. Personally, I love it more! LB Floral created these gorgeous floral arrangements consisting of blue and purple delphiniums and fun sea holly to go along with the bride’s classic white and cream bouquet.

 

A Modern Twist on a Royal Themed Wedding with photos by Derek Halkett Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

 

Unique Venue

A unique venue is a total twist to a royal wedding! Instead of traditional venues, try something with an industrial or mod vibe! Jackson Terminal’s space mixes those elements perfectly with their exposed brick, wood aspects, and bare metal. It provides an excellent backdrop and complement to your elegant decor!

 

A Modern Twist on a Royal Themed Wedding with photos by Derek Halkett Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

 

Exquisite Wedding Attire

Dreamy wedding attire is a given when it comes to royal weddings. When the Duchess of Cambridge first debuted her wedding gown, the fashion world went into an absolute frenzy! Not only was it stunningly gorgeous, but you could tell it fit her personality and style. That’s a big must for finding your wedding gown!

You don’t have to go for a train the size of a football field or a princess skirt to have that same look! For a modern take, try a messy pony and an understated makeup look to match your flowing gown. To get your guy looking dapper, this blue suit and bowtie from Regal Tuxedo looks so handsome and will have him looking downright prince-like.

 

A Modern Twist on a Royal Themed Wedding with photos by Derek Halkett Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

 

What is your favorite part of a royal wedding?

 

Featured in the Winter/Spring 2017 Knoxville Pink Bride Magazine

 

Photographer: Derek Halkett Photography

Venue: Jackson Terminal

Floral + Gold Decor: LB Floral

Tuxedo: Regal Tuxedo

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