We’re one week away from 2015 and what a better way to ring in the new year than with the top 5 things we’re most excited about in 2015. Our #2 favorite trend for 2015 is…

Royalesque

Indian weddings are know for their glitz, glamour, and all around over the top extravagances. 2015 will be the year couples imitate real life royals (aka Will and Kate) with Royalesque themes. Some of the most popular locations for weddings in India are grand palaces, Salman Khan’s sister Arpita Khan wed in the GORGEOUS Falaknuma Palace. While extravagant palaces are difficult to come by stateside your wedding can feel all the more royal with the following:

Venues

Many turn of the century manors and estates have been converted into hotels and event spaces.  While it might not be a ‘true’ castles, these beautiful properties will surely make you feel like King and Queen for the day.

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Oheka Castle, New York

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The Skylands Manor, New Jersey

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The Ashford Estate, New Jersey

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Castle Hotel and Spa, New York

 

Décor

Jewel tones such as emerald, ruby red, sapphire blue, and amethyst have been traditionally associated with royalty. These rich colors can be paired with subtle shimmer elements to create a luxurious ambiance. Gold tipped dishes and crystal glasses will have your guests feel they’re dining with the queen.

Besides being the national bird of India, peacocks are symbols of royalty and power. Adding peacock feathers or motifs not only compliments jewel tones it also adds an exotic flair.

Madison Berndt & Chandan Mathur

Photography – Christian Oth Studio

Décor – Roy Braeger Design

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Photography – Jen Fujikawa Photography

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Photography – Moha Photography

Invitations

A truly royal affair needs an impressive invitation to introduce the extraordinary event. An invitation box is a surefire way to make your guests feel they are attending the wedding of the century.

Mother of Pearl Wedding Invitation

Florentia Collection Indian Wedding Invitation

Waverly Invitation Box Collection

Indian Wedding Invitation and Jewelry Box

Valentina Collection

Royal Blue Invitation

Waverly Folio Collection 

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