Wedding Wednesdays: Royal Wedding Touches for 2015

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Happy 4th Wedding Anniversary, Will & Kate!

As the world anxiously awaits the arrival of Royal Baby #2 (Charlotte? Alice? Diana?), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary today.

Undeniably, Kate Middleton’s style is as classic as they come, and the tasteful details she chose for their 2011 nuptials will certainly stand the tests of time. However, I thought it might be fun to update a few of her details to fit with 2015/2016’s wedding trends!

1. The Dress

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Spring 2016’s Bridal Fashion Week was all about decorated décolletage, according to the Wall Street Journal. This year, opt for this whimsical Monique Lhuillier ‘Aviva,’ while still maintaining duchess-like demureness.

2. The Tiara

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Bridal fashion typically dictates that hair accessories be bejeweled, bedazzled, and blingy. This year, we saw a sleek, minimalist — but oh-so-chic– alternative: gold clips and barrettes. “A fresher approach, particularly with a more low-key dress, is the minimal but graphic gold barrette that can partly pull back loose wavy locks or secure an up-do like a sleek chignon,” says WSJ.

(L to R: From top: Brass Barrette, $425, Céline, 212-535-3703; Sylvain Le Hen 021 XS Barrette, $58, stevenalan.com; Medium Metallic Barrette, $12, jcrew.com; Mrs. President & Co. Eight Shaped Cut Out Barrette, $60, shopbop.com PHOTO: F. MARTIN RAMIN/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, STYLING BY ANNE CARDENAS) 

3. The Cake

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The Duke and Duchess opted for an opulent eight-tiered wedding cake adorned with 900 sugar-paste flowers. The cake is rumored to have taken more than five weeks to complete! You can get all the glamour of a royal wedding with a more modern flair by taking a cue from one of The Knot’s favorite wedding cake trends: metallic cakes, like this one by Creative Cakes & Candies. (Photos: AP, Kati Rosado)

4. The Bouquet

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Kate opted for a much more subtle bouquet than that of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. The Duchess chose a sweet arrangement of Lily of the Valley, Sweet William, Hyacinth, Myrtle, and Ivy. For 2015, Bridal Guide says that peonies, English roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus, and dahlias are top blooms. For a more modern bouquet that has a hint of tradition, opt for a decidedly princess-perfect bouquet of English roses and peonies, like this Georgia bride carried. (Photo: Mary Landreau) 

What are some of your favorite wedding trends for 2015?

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