Royal Fascination with Fascinators

Posted on May 16th, 2018 by Melissa Paul

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A Royal Fascination

Like the rest of the world, we have a royal fascination with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding this Saturday.

The wedding ceremony at St. George’s Chapel will be on-air here in Cabo San Lucas at 4:00 am in the morning. Which means we’ll have to watch the festivities on repeat! But have no fear, we’ll be watching every aspect of the celebration! We are truly interested in every detail, including seeing Meghan’s wedding gowns and whether Ralph & Russo will get the prestigious ceremony gown selection. How will the always-dapper Prince Harry look in his wedding waistcoat? What flowers will the bride carry in her bridal bouquet and what shape will it be? What color and style gowns will the bridesmaids be wearing? How will the church look all decked out in gorgeous floral arrangements from Philippa Craddock? Not to mention, will the ceremony really take place exactly as planned and right on the tight timeline set out?

We design weddings in Mexico, a long way away from England. But we’re inspired, as are our destination brides and grooms, with the trendsetting nuptials taking place around the world.

Our Fascination with Fascinators

Let’s be honest, we love that it’s a royal wedding and all the hoopla that comes with it. But at the end of the day, it’s the fashion that will set the trends. One trend we adore for its cultural specificity is the British art and tradition of wearing wedding hats and fascinators. Our outdoor weddings in Los Cabos don’t inspire many guests to wear stylish hats. And definitely not fascinators! Which is why we’re dying to see what Harry and Meghan’s wedding guests wear as hats and fascinators are practically required accessories for royal wedding attendance. We can thank the Duchess of Cambridge for really bringing back the fashion elegance Princess Diana had in her days, including wearing jaunty hats and fascinators. They can be so outrageous or super chic. Either way, we want to see what headwear the ladies choose to mark their personal style.

Headwear Trends to Watch

The Royals seem to love the millinery work of Philip Treacy and Rachel Trevor Morgan. Both hat designers’ summer collections feature lots of little perchers, bird-cage veils, and silk flowers. It will be interesting to see who wears what and which hats make a statement. Will feathers play a part in the designs as they did in earlier royal weddings? And, how many guests choose to follow the Queen’s favored big-brimmed hat preference.

Here are some fascinators and wedding hats, created by London milliner Lucinda Hostombe Shooter, that caught our imagination. Perhaps we’ll see some more Baja weddings donning Mexican-inspired fascinators and wedding hats for their Cabo weddings?

Never say never.

With the exception of the small hat worn by Ms. Meghan Markle in the first photo, all lovely hats and fascinators shown in this post were designed by Lucinda Hostombe Shooter.

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