What better way to celebrate the Royal Wedding than with a v posh, utterly scrumptious royal afternoon tea hey?
After the Royal Wedding was announced for Prince Harry and the very beautiful, effortless and oh-so perf Meghan Markle, I wasn’t sure how I was going to celebrate. I’d never thought about how to celebrate such an occasion to be honest. I was like do I watch it at home? Do I go out and find somewhere local? Do I go to a party? What do I do?
Then it dawned on me that everyone celebrates their own special way, and my way was (very appreciatively) with my cousin at the Radley Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea*.
The invite had me at the words ‘afternoon tea’, I have to admit.
A Royal Wedding is certainly the time for a v traditional afternoon tea, don’t ya think?
Afternoon tea and me go hand in hand (as do the bubbles, of course), so this was the perfect event for a very perfect occasion. I mean, how damn cute and perfect was the moment Harry lifted Meghan’s veil over her head? And how blimmin stunning was the dress? I could go off on a tangent about Meghan’s gown, the grand entrance of the bride, the first kiss and (don’t forget) the cheeky grins Harry kept pulling, but I’d probs be here all day long. So, ladies and gents, lets move on before I go off on a love story tangent and let me tell you about the day Radley put on to celebrate the occasion in none other than royal approved style.
A moment of panic crossed my mind when it came to what to wear. A royal wedding? A fancy day? What the heck does ‘one’ wear?
I decided on something simple yet a bit ‘out there’. It was quite the perfect choice to as the sun was shining but it wasn’t overly hot. This black and white striped co-ord* is a like nothing I’ve worn before. I do love a good co-ord set but I seem to not own enough. Saying that, I now want more in my life. They’re so effortless, easy to wear and so simple to dress up or dress down – depending on the event.
Last minute I decided to take some heels to change into before the event, classy I know. I went with some simple nude Perspex heels as the trousers have some length to them so there wasn’t much point wearing funky shoes. Classic shoes are my go to anyway. Also, I didn’t need to add any more fun to this outfit did I? The stripes speak for themselves really.
Then come the accessories. I actually based my entire outfit around my bag, which is the Summer Street Small Flapover Bag* from Radley London. This bag says it all for sophistication and summer, and was so fitting to the royal occasion with its pretty pink hue and floral design.
This bag is small yet very functional with 3 compartments, a main one inside, a slot for your phone right under the flap itself and also a spacious one at the back of the bag. It also comes with an adjustable strap that I have used a lot of surprisingly. I usually leave my bag at one length, mainly because I’m lazy, but changing its length has meant I can wear it long or short. Very multi-functional I tell you.
I think this bag was a great addition to making my outfit that bit more girly, which I thought was fitting.
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For earrings I went for something simple yet egdy, kind of reflecting my co-ord set. These are the Karl Lagerfeld Safety Pin Earrings*, aka. my new go to pair. They’re so simple and classic, yet quirky and fun and were so comfortable and lightweight I forgot I was blimmin wearing them.
After arriving to The Soho Hotel to a beautiful colourful and quirky entrance, I am such a sucker for good interior, and champagne, we were sat in their cinema room in preparation to watch the Royal Wedding on the big screen. At around 11am (yes I was drinking bubbles before midday don’t judge me) we were waiting with great anticipation ready for it to start. We sat watching the royal guests arrive with popcorn, photo booth fun and bubbles until the big event begun at 12pm on the dot – not a second before, not a second later.
Meghan’s entrance and her show stopping dress were so darn perfect that me and my cousin may have shed a tear (or few). We all sat in complete silence for pretty much the entire wedding and were sat gawping at the screen until a few stares were passed round during that 20-minute speech in the middle, if you know you know.
Honestly though, what a beautiful show.
The screening finished just after royal event did and we were taken into the downstairs restaurant for all sorts of royal fun and of course, afternoon tea. The cakes were an absolute dream can I just say. I ordered gluten and dairy free so I had no idea what to expect, but lemme just say… the dark chocolate slice with fresh raspberries on top tasted like I’d died and gone to heaven. Of course, the traditional sandwiches, scones and tea were served to, that felt like true royal style.
Thank you so much to Radley London and The Soho Hotel for having us and hosting such an appropriately beautiful day. I also thank you very much for that afternoon tea because yes, I’m still thinking about that dark chocolate slice… oh it was good. and the royally inspired range here.
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How did you celebrate the occasion?
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