Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are to be married on May 19, 2018 at Windsor Castle. The couple has been incredibly thoughtful about blending English tradition with American elements into the wedding planning. Take, for example, their lovely invitation.
According to the Kensington Palace Twitter account, "Using American ink on English card, the invitations are printed in gold and black, then burnished to bring out the shine, and gilded around the edge."
In the before picture, you can see "Lottie Small, who recently completed her apprenticeship," working on the invitations. She printed all of them, "in a process known as die stamping, on a machine from the 1930s that she affectionately nicknamed Maude." (Love it!)
The caption for the after photo reads, "The invitations follow many years of Royal tradition and have been made by @BarnardWestwood. They feature the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales printed in gold ink."
See the first link below for a beautiful before & after of a cake made by the couple's newly-announced wedding baker, Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes in East London.
See links 2-5 below to the official Kensignton Palace website and to the tweets cited above.