Princess Beatrice, eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, and ninth in line to the throne, became engaged to boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in September 2019.
Beatrice and Mozzi, a British property developer of Italian descent, had planned to tie the knot in the Chapel Royal of St James’ Palace on the 29th of May 2020. However, due to the current pandemic, the nuptials have been postponed to a later date.
Taking a look at what had been planned for the big day can give us some idea of what to expect when the wedding is finally rescheduled. Moreover, it can also provide inspiration for any bride out there who wants to get married like a princess.
Following a small, private ceremony in the Chapel Royal, Beatrice and Edoardo had planned to celebrate their marriage with a reception in Buckingham Palace Gardens.
Theirs would have been the first wedding reception held in the Palace since William and Kate celebrated their nuptials at the venue back in 2011.
While they definitely wouldn’t have been guaranteed sunshine at the end of May, it’s easy to see why the couple would want to welcome their guests to an outdoor reception.
As @ConfettiWedding says, “One of the biggest draws of an outdoor wedding are the breath-taking locations. Not only do they offer stunning photo opportunities, but they will also do most of the talking for you.”
This means you won’t have to spend as much on decorations in order to create a stunning backdrop for your big day.
If you want to get married like a princess but don’t have a handy manor in the family, book a stunning country house venue and enjoy the perfect outdoor setting.
Before their nuptials were postponed, it had been reported that the happy couple had asked guests to donate to their favourite charities instead of giving them gifts. This altruistic approach is a great way to promote a cause that’s close to your heart and show your guests just how generous you are.
Many larger charities have wedding donation services, so get in touch with your favourite cause to find out more.
The guest list
From the outset, Beatrice and Edoardo had signalled that they wanted a smaller, less public wedding than other recently-married royals. While the guest list hadn’t been announced, it was likely to have been relatively small and selected.
Inviting just your nearest and dearest to your big day can help to make the event feel extra special. It also ensures you’ll be able to spend quality time with all of your friends and family on the day.
Taking inspiration from a royal wedding can be a great way to get interesting and innovative ideas for your nuptials.
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