Inside Princess Eugenie’s three separate wedding parties

Why have one party when you can have three!
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It was the second royal wedding of the year, but it no means was any less important or spectacular.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank wed in a lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle over the weekend, the same venue Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had married at earlier this year.

It was hard not to feel a part of their very special day, with telecasts airing the entire event, but it was when the cameras were turned off that the real party began and Princess Eugenie and Jack celebrated with not one but three seperate wedding parties. As you do!

Here, we take you inside each one.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in an official portrait by Alex Bramall.

The Lunch Reception

Straight after the ceremony, 850 guests attended a reception inside Windsor Castle’s St George’s hall.

The stand-up reception took place in the Waterloo Chamber, the Grand Reception Room and St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle.

They enjoyed finger food, Pol Roger Champagne and of course, the couple’s lavish wedding cake which was made by London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot. It was a red velvet and chocolate blend inspired by the rich colours of autumn.

Th royal wedding cake made by London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot.

While it is severely frowned upon by the royals to share photos of inside these personal and intimate affairs, that didn’t stop the A-List line-up from giving us a glimpse into the reception.

One guest shared an image of Eugenie and Jack in front of their five-tier red velvet and chocolate wedding cake, while designer Stella McCartney added a picture of Demi Moore “inside the castle”.

An Instagram story from one of the guests showed an intimate moment from inside the Grand Reception room.

Designer Stella McCartney shared this gorgeous picture of Demi Moore “inside the castle”.

Singer Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field, whose daughter Theodora was part of the bridal party, shared a sweet tribute on Instagram to the bride and groom as they made their way to the reception (having changed outfits for the occasion).

“Celebrating The Bride & Groom on an evening of love and a lifetime of happiness….To Eugenie and Jack 💕,” Ayda wrote.

Perhaps the sweetest and funniest moments from the reception came from Prince Andrew, who welcomed his now son-in-law into the family with a very public ribbing.

The Prince, of course, begun the day by walking his youngest daughter down the aisle.

“I haven’t been the father of a bride so I don’t know what to expect, but I’m looking forward to it,” he told a British TV outlet. “I’ll have to walk on the left of the carpet to make sure that she can get enough room. That’s a lesson I got from my wedding. My father-in-law walked down the middle so Sarah said ‘Get over to the other side.'”

According to reports, Prince Andrew told an anecdote at the reception about how Jack once mistook himself for the family dog.

The Duke of York revealed that he had once shouted at the family dog, also called Jack, to get off a chair, however, human Jack jumped up startled!

Later in the speech, the Duke then said: “I’m going to do something I’ve never done before” and turned and hugged his son-in-law.

According to the Daily Mail, the groom’s old headmaster Anthony Wallersteiner described it as “the high point for everyone.”

Jack also gave a very modern but short speech that was “filled with devotion to Eugenie”, the headmaster said.

“That was most of his speech,” he said. “The first thing he said was that his bride looked utterly stunning.”

“He talked about how she lights up his life and makes him feel complete. There was a real sense that he absolutely means it. It was so touching.”

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The Duke of York and Princess Eugenie walk up the stairs of Windsor Castle.

Once the first reception was over, the newly married couple then departed their afternoon reception in an Aston Martin DB10, designed and engineered in the UK and made for the James Bond film Spectre.

See the official Instagram video below.

Inside the evening reception

The evening reception, which was held in the Royal Lodge Windsor, was also a glamorous affair with Princess Eugenie wearing a stunning Zac Posen dress.

An official Instagram post by the Duke of York was captioned:

“Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are pictured at Royal Lodge, Windsor ahead of the private dinner, following their Wedding.

“Princess Eugenie’s evening dress was designed by Zac Posen, who was inspired by the beauty of Windsor and the surrounding countryside. The White Rose of York is subtly embroidered on both the shoulder and back which hold together the cape.

“Princess Eugenie is wearing diamond and emerald drop earrings which were a Wedding gift from the Groom. Princess Eugenie also wears a hair slide belonging to Her Majesty The Queen.”

The colour of the gown reflects that of a blush English rose, and inspiration was taken from the White Rose of York, which was subtlety embroidered on both the shoulder and back of the dress.

Mother-of-the-bride Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson looked divine in a olive green dress, as seen in a photo snapped by her long-time hairdresser Patrick Lernerberger below.

The Duchess of York’s hairdresser, Patrik Lernberger shared this gorgeous snap of the very proud mother of the bride.

Horse breeder Charlie Hanbury and his wife Yoanna shared a picture from inside the evening showing a stunning backdrop of autumn flowers. But perhaps the most impressive photo came from actress Cleo Von Adelsheim, which showed a whimsical collection of cascading fairy lights.

Horse breeder Charlie Hanbury and his wife Yoanna with a stunning backdrop of autumn flowers.

Inside the fairground themed third party

Why have one parry when you can have three, right?

For the third and final party of the royal wedding festivities, guests were treated to fairground theme in the grounds of the residence at Royal Lodge Windsor.

Guests, who once again broke the social media ban, let us inside the epic day of fun and frivolity including incredible outfits, a carousel and a gorgeous setting of ivy, florals and fair-themed games.

One guest, Tamara Beckwith, thanked Fergie for such an incredible event.

“I mean… #thankyou @sarahferguson15 for having no boundaries when it comes to letting your incredible imagination run riot… What a glorious tent for us all to share love in. Lucky girls having you as a muma.”

Tamara Beckwith posted a gorgeous shot of her son which gave us a glimpse inside the tent.

Ayda Field shared another gorgeous pic of her and Robbie, this time ready for the fairground theme.

Actress Cleo Van Adelsheim gave a better glimpse of the festivities on her Instagram story as did Irene Forte.

Actress Cleo Van Adelsheim shared a pic with the fair games in the background.

We have no doubt Eugenie and Jack are absolutely exhausted from such an action packed day. They deserve some peace and quiet now so they can begin their new lives as husband and wife.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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