Tableware Fit for a Royal Couple

Whether it’s street parties, house parties or gatherings, there is one thing that we can be certain of, Royal Weddings bring everyone together.

Saturday 19th May 2018 became a historical date. It was the day Prince Harry, who is 6th in line to the throne, married Suits actress Meghan Markle. It wasn’t just a day in history because it was a Royal Wedding, but it was the first of its kind – a true fairy tale story. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the wedding and we’re sure you did too.

We are yet to hear and read about the table decoration for the Wedding Breakfast and the evening reception, but judging by the wedding ceremony and the Duchess’ wedding dress; we are picturing a simple and elegant table setting with classic whites – possibly with the addition of summer greens. However, rumour has it that pizza was delivered for the evening party.

If the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were to handpick their wedding tableware from Portmeirion, we think they would select the Sophie Conran White or Serendipity Gold collection. Both tableware collections boast elegance and sophistication. Sometimes, it’s the simplest of designs that will make your table setting mesmerizing and add nothing but perfection to the day.

Aside from the gorgeous wedding outfits, the weather and overall ceremony, the Lunchtime reception menu looked absolutely delightful. The Queen held the Lunchtime reception at St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle for the 600 guests who attended the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s special day.

The menu included:


  • Scottish Langoustines Wrapped in Smoked Salmon with Citrus Crème Fraiche
  • Garden Pea Panna Cotta with Quail Eggs and Lemon Verbena
  • Croquette of Confit Windsor Lamb, Roasted Vegetable and Shallot Jam

Mains (bowl food as it was referred to on the menu)

  • Fricassee of Free-Range Chicken with Morel Mushrooms and Young Leeks
  • Pea and Mint Risotto with Pea Shoots, Truffle Oil, and Parmesan Crisps
  • Ten-Hour Slow Roasted Windsor Pork Belly with Apple Compote and Crackling

Sweet Canapes

  • Champagne and Pistachio Macaroons
  • Orange Crème Brulee Tartlets
  • Miniature Rhubarb Crumble Tartlets

Wouldn’t you agree that it all sounds scrumptious?

The wedding cake was designed by Claire Ptak, which included a light sponge and elderflower syrup that was made at the Queen’s residence in Sandringham. If that hasn’t got your mouth watering this certainly will; the filling for the cake was made from Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream and elegantly decorated with Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers. Everything about this wedding has an understated charm.

Every freshly handcrafted cake deserves a graceful cake stand to really show off it’s exquisiteness to the guests. Plus cake stands make perfect wedding gifts.

Now that wedding season has officialy begun, we’re sure many of you have weddings coming up and if you’re struggling on gifts to buy the happy couple, the team at Portmeirion have put together a Spode Wedding List article which might help you out.

Once we get a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess’ wedding tableware, we will be sure to update this blog, so we can help you recreate the fairy tale wedding for your special day.