The royal family has always been a hot topic in the news. As of late, they’ve been quite a mainstay in the news cycle. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle especially have found themselves at the center of the buzz after an emotional interview with Oprah. However, one member of the royal family’s relevance persists without the influence of current events. Diana, the Princess of Wales was a force in pop culture during her reign as princess and remains well-loved years after her death. Princess Diana is a famed member of the British royal family and mother to Prince William and Harry.
Princess Diana is remembered for being a loving mother, a humanitarian and, above all else a bonafide-style icon. Diana is fondly regarded as one of the most untraditional members of the royal family. She was a true representative of the people and carried out her duties to the public in an affectionate way. Princess Diana dedicated her life to breaking down barriers between royals and commoners with her charity work. Before Diana, the family was more of an omniscient presence for the British public, rather than the more accessible monarchy they posit themselves to be now. She made being glamorous and powerful look attainable for the average person. The princess wanted people to know that at the end of the day, she was just a person.
As the peak of the wedding season rapidly approaches, here’s how to tap into the essence of Diana for a truly sensible, stylish, and memorable wedding.
The Wedding Dress
The sight of Princess Diana in her white ball gown of a wedding dress is something straight out of a storybook. With her puffy sleeves (which aren’t quite as in style as they were on that day in 1981), stunning jewels, intricate lace designs, proliferation of bows and colorful engagement rings, Diana’s style is one that carries through in the wedding industry today.
As you begin to plan your own wedding and find that dream dress, take a note out of Princess Diana’s book. Take some bridal fashion risks if they feel right to you. The style of the dress should always be up to the bride and the bride alone. After all, it’s her day to shine in the glow of the prosperous future while her partner waits at the altar. The princess never stifled herself by stepping into someone else’s expectations. Instead, she did what she wanted and kept the public on their toes, surprising them with scintillating accessories, a 25-foot cathedral train, and a dazzling tiara headpiece that remains timeless.
From a more technical standpoint, the princess utilized luxurious fabrics and elaborate embroidery that complimented the quintessential female figure, accentuating the curves of a woman in a modest but exciting way that elevates the pageantry we’re familiar with today in a more elegant and simple way. If you’re not into heels, rest assured that the princess wasn’t either and rocked some designer flats on her fairy tale day.
The Culinary Genius
Now, the food at Princess Diana’s wedding might be different from the menu offered at your wedding. She had expert chefs and an endless budget at her disposal. But, there are some inspiring takeaways from the wedding breakfast served in the typical English tradition that may apply to good ‘ole Texas culinary craft.
The wedding breakfast consisted of traditional strawberries and cream, brill in lobster sauce, stuffed chicken with lamb mousse, and a fruitcake with white icing, roses, lilies, and orchids. It’s a lot for breakfast, but the elegance of the food can be achieved at your own wedding. You can incorporate some timeless and accessible signature dishes into your wedding menu. You could serve refreshing strawberries and cream, as well as the savory stuffed chicken at your own wedding. Add some Texas spice and it’s perfect! These dishes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
The Hidden Message
Some parts of your wedding should remain special to you. Not everything is meant to be consumed by wedding guests and picked apart by social media, even if it is well-intentioned and celebratory. Princess Diana understood this, which is why the sole of her flats held the custom “C” and “D” painted inscriptions from shoemaker Clive Shilton. She included this for her own purposes, and this secret detail was just for her. It was a sweet romantic gesture that no one else saw, but was special for the princess. She held this one thing close to her soul while embarking on her new future, stepping into her new role with grace we can only envy.
Hidden Creek Event Menu
As you actualize your wedding fantasy, know that it has a home at Hidden Creek, where elegance in a classy venue and picturesque landscape remains. Whether you’re hoping to host an elaborate wedding worthy of a princess or a minimal laidback affair the Hidden Creek venue can meet your needs. Contact us to schedule a consultation and start planning your special day.