Ever since the announcement of the expectancy of Prince William, there have been bets, odds, news, headlines, and fountains of fame. Can we tempt the Royals to go green?
With the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton being announced, and then the date being set on the 28th of April at Westminster Abbey – we wonder what else would they need to make their day perfect?
How about the dream dress? The beautiful decorations? And the honeymoon? Everything about their Royal wedding has to be unique – and why not even Green?
Westminster Abbey: History, an internationally recognised Tourist attraction, and the named Venue of the beautiful Bride and Groom to be. Founded in 920, Westminster Abbey has been the well known home to all Royal events such as; Weddings, Coronations and Funerals. Alongside the astonishing oldest-cultivated garden in the UK, College Gardens- it’s a fantastic reason to bring the stunning, scenic, floral design indoors, for delightful decorations.
When decorating the venue, why not have the venue tip -to-toe in divine scents and sights? With perhaps Kenyan Esperance pink/yellow roses, pink Lisianthus with lavender, Dracaeana Sandriana and China grass as small centre pieces behind the podium, which are also Fairtrade. Then have the benches decorated in White lilies, spanning the room elegantly but not stealing too much focus from the newlyweds. To follow on, they could then finally have bouquets of Eden Romantic spray roses, Lolita Lempicka roses and Lookalike roses hand-tied with lavender spaced accordingly around where the guests will arrive. All this at no cost to the environment, what better message could the couple possibly give out to the millions of viewers watching their wedding on the National Holiday.
The bride walking graciously down the aisle is set to be watched by a staggering audience world-wide and when you’re watched by millions you need the perfect dress. An elegant, pristine, classic white, sophisticated yet glamorous gown- fit for any up-and-coming queen. Who says this has to be so predictable with designers? Why not go for something that has been passed through the Royal family through generations? Or perhaps something brand new made with extra-ordinary eco-friendly taste? It could be something very much out of this world, without ever having to leave.
As well as first appearances, no one wants to be seen in terrible transport in arrival to the wedding, so what would those at the top of the table need to truly “arrive-in-style”? Not the cliché Limousine. Not the Cliché Bentley classic, that every eager Groom-to-be proposes. The answer: None other than the elegant, courageous chariot and crystal-clustered carriage, fit for any royal, at any financial cost, at no physical harm to the environment. No harm to the horses either, as they are well looked after in the money-department, I’m sure the animals will be luxuriously pampered amongst their stalls and hay-bales. What could be better?
Also, with their venue set as the Westminster Abbey, why not have their Honeymoon somewhere equally historic and not too far away? Why not stay in the UK and have a beautiful romantic getaway overlooking beautiful Mountain tops, hill and lakeside views, as well as experiencing the true taste of nature in one of the United Kingdom’s untouched and unique National Parks’: Snowdonia. And what do you know? It’s only up the country from Will’s Dad, Prince Charles! Magnificently marvellous for the bride-to-be and the next-in-line heir to the throne on their “Big Day”, no excess travelling through Plane journeys, no excess stress about visas’, and no excess damage to the O-Zone layer!
So there you have it, plans fit well for the heir to the throne and his young bride without dampening any Expensive taste they may have. It can be possible to do Fairtrade and Eco-friendly weddings without them looking “distasteful”- if anything; they really put a stamp of originality on anyone’s wedding. With beautiful natural scenes of nature, and ethically made items surrounding you, your partner, your families and your friends, it helps to give off a vibe like no-other, and really accentuates the beauty of a Wedding Ceremony. Let’s see the Royals go green.
Zara lives in Cornwall and volunteers at the magnificent Eden Project. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the Hello Eco Living team.