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Unless you have been living under a rock over the past six months you will be familiar with the hype and excitement caused by the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement in November last year and very soon afterwards confirmed their wedding would be held in May 2018. Granted the newly engaged couple would have had an entire staff of people to look after their wedding plans- we have put together a few pointers on how you could recreate some parts of their day and have your own Irish Royal twist in the Royal County of Meath.

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The Photographer: Alex Lubomirski was the official photographer on the day and he also took the amazing engagement shots for the couple. He explained in an interview how the candid shots are the ones that come out the best- always ask your photographer for a few candid shots on the day. The formal photos were taken in Frogmore Hall of all of the family on the day. An inside shot is always a lovely wedding picture as the weather is never guaranteed in our lovely country. Even on a sunny day its nice to have a shot where people aren’t squinting in the sun. The Newgrange Hotel in Navan have a host of suites and backdrops available in the Hotel for these type of shots.

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The Dress: In true Royal style Meghan Markle had two dresses for her big day. This is definitely a trend that will start in Irish weddings also. It was also one of the most highly anticipated part of the day. Her dress was designed by British designer- Waight Keller and her evening dress was designed by Stella McCartney. In less than 24 hours though both dresses had been recreated by Irish designer Shauna Fay and Sharon from Elody Bride in Newry. So you can pick up a replica of the dresses already at a fraction of the cost!

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The Cake: The royal wedding cake was made by Claire Ptak and featured elderflower syrup (very trendy right now), Amalfi lemon curd and swiss meringue buttercream. To recreate this masterpiece you would only need to enlist the services of our highly recommended cake specialist- Bernadette Connelly.  At the Newgrange Hotel, our all inclusive wedding packages include a cake from this award winning baker.

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The Menu: According to the official royal website, the lunchtime reception at St Georges hall provided a selection of savory canapés, bowl food and sweet canapés. You could definitely recreate these for your drinks reception if not your evening food at night. A list of all of the food can be found here.

So there you have it- a few tips to have your own Royal wedding in the Royal County of Meath. For a list of all of our wedding packages please call us in the Newgrange Hotel on 046 9074100 or email us on weddings@newgrangehotel.ie