Mark Niermerko: How to be a Trend Setter

Written by    Last updated: March 11, 2011

We all want to feel like a Princess on our wedding day. But how do you get that look when you can’t hire out an Abbey and your Grandmother doesn’t own a Palace?  Luxury London based wedding planner, Mark Niemierko, shares tips on how to add a touch of Royal class to your big day.

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The thing I’m most excited about the Royal Wedding happening is seeing a renaissance of classic British Weddings. Trendsetting this year is all about throwing the ultimate classic British Wedding.

The venue needs to ooze grandeur. I have a particular penchant for the Kensington Palace, and venues such as the Banqueting House. High dramatic ceilings and opulent surroundings just give a wedding instant character, with the right lighting and detail you can really impress.

For the wedding dress choose a classic British designer. I adore Bruce Oldfield’s Bridal collection, and for perfect feminine splendour go for a Phillipa Lepley Dress.

Have monogrammed invitations and menu cards to stamp class on your wedding from the offset.

The Wedding ceremony itself is where its time to revitalise the old traditions that have dissipated in recent years.  A church wedding is essential.

Receiving lines could make a comeback after the royal wedding. For classic elegance in the bouquet, think delicate colours and flowers.

For transport why not have a horse-drawn carriage, it will take double the amount of time to reach your reception, but what a perfect time to open a bottle of vintage champagne!

To keep in tradition with a church wedding why not try a morning reception with morning dress, and then have a break to an evening black tie event.

The tradition is in the ceremony, the reception is the part that is personal.

The reception is where you get to show off. However there is a line, keep everything simple and subtle, less is always more when it comes to Royals. Gold chairs and cream tableware, huge tall centrepieces with draping greenery and orchids.

Intricate details on the table is where your guests will notice your efforts and commend your taste. For a grand reception in salubrious surroundings, soft lighting and candles galore would compliment the high ceilings and gold furniture. Over do the gold, if it’s the right shade it will look timeless.

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