Prince William and fiancé Kate Middleton proved that they are determined to go against Royal tradition and declined to use their long time family wedding cake designers from Andrew Davidson’s bakery. The Andrew Davidson Bakery has baked big wedding cakes for the Royal family for nearly forty years, including all four of the Queen’s children, up until now.
On a side note, did you know that the Royal family doesn’t have to bother with wedding cake prices? Andrew Davidson’s students, who took six weeks to bake Charles and Diana’s wedding cake, did so for free. The five-tiered towering wedding cake was one of 23 cakes chosen from various wedding cake bakeries for their wedding, all of which were created free of charge.
The reason the couple declined to use the traditional bakery is due to the fact that Kate is taking a hands on approach to planning her wedding, and intends to put her own unique stamp on it instead of using Buckingham Palace courtiers. In fact, it’s been rumored that the couple has been using this approach in all aspects of their wedding, including the design of her wedding gown.
Regardless of which cake designer Prince William and Kate Middleton choose, I don’t doubt that it will be absolutely stunning and representative of their unique style and taste.
Although they are not officially engaged, rumors have been circling the media saying long-time partners Prince William and Kate Middleton are well on their way to having a traditional wedding in 2012. Given that William is indeed a Prince and has done a wonderful job of keeping an upstanding public image throughout his life, it’s a no brainer that they will probably have a traditional British royal wedding.
Because there are so many similarities between Prince William and his father, Prince Charles, it leads me to believe he could have a wedding that mirrors his father and mother, Princess Diana.
Royal Summer Wedding
Charles and Diana were married during the summer of 1981, so why wouldn’t William and Kate follow in their footsteps? A daytime summer wedding at St. Paul’s Cathedral with a royal reception under the sun and stars would be nothing less than dreamy.
I'm sure Kate will choose a traditional white, simple, yet gorgeous wedding gown with a classic train and veil. Prince William could dress in his Royal Air Force uniform, mirroring his father’s naval commander uniform. Given that a whopping 8 million viewers tuned in to watch Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981, Kate and William will want to look just as good, if not better for their viewers in 2012.
Whether they turn to traditional royal roots for help with their wedding planning or not, I’m sure William and Kate’s wedding will be absolutely beautiful.
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