How to create a classically romantic wedding

Receptions // by QB

With this style you need to make like Meghan – and go for it! This year’s royal wedding proved formal can still be fun, so live the fairytale and embrace tradition over trends – with a modern tweak here and there, of course. This timeless style will translate almost anywhere but it plays perfectly in a sophisticated inner-city locale.

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The venue:

A church wedding followed by a sit-down dinner reception in historic building, exclusive club or high-end venue with a view.


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The details:

Start with a white or neutral base paired with a pastel or metallic accent: think blush pink, soft sage, Tiffany blue or muted gold. And black and white? It’s always right at a classic celebration. Opt for round or long tables adorned with pillar candles, and pile on plenty of garden roses and vintage crystal.


The wedding of Sarah + Billy

Invite a string quartet to provide the soundtrack and keep most formalities by the book (a sumptuous bridal table, after-dinner speeches and a romantic first dance are a must) while still leaving breathing room for your own personal touches. Consider a receiving line to greet and thank your loved ones, especially with a lengthy guest list. Cap off your unforgettable evening with a crowd-pleasing finale fit for royalty – a fireworks display!


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The honeymoon:

A tour of European favourites. First stop… Paris, of course.

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