The story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is a real-life fairy-tale! Their wedding has been watched with anticipation by millions of people in the Commonwealth countries, the USA, Europe – everywhere where there is access to a TV set or Internet. It has become The Wedding of the Year. And it has been MAGICAL!
Meghan and Harry have veered away from tradition in a number of ways in their wedding planning (from having the wedding on Saturday and not during the weekdays to having several priests of Christian religions speak). Nevertheless, they respected the values and traditions of the royal family.
One of the most discussed topic was the bridal wedding dress and of course, there have been much of speculations to who is the designer, what type of dress the new Princess will choose, etc. In a 2016 interview with “Glamour”, before meeting Harry, Meghan spoke about her dream wedding gown:
Undoubtedly, stunning simplicity is the signature style of Meghan’s wedding day. The silk creamy dress itself, an understated yet feminine floor-length gown, featured a bateau neckline and a triple silk organza under skirt by newly Givenchy designer, Clare Waight Keller, prove her taste and being true to herself. Givenchy has always had “the kind of grace and dignity that’s often lacking nowadays when everything has to be embellished and decorated to stand out on Instagram,” said Harper’s Bazaar fashion director Avril Mair.
“Hubert De Givenchy was all about structure and simplicity: this amazing wedding gown honoured that spirit while being entirely and perfectly modern. It’s heaven!”
It is important to mark that the Queen approved of the design of Markle’s gown in the fittings. Prince Harry, as a custom-abiding man hasn’t seen the dress before the official ceremony. As he earlier said himself, that when it comes to groom previewing the bride’s dress prior to the wedding, “I prefer sticking to the traditions”.
Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, as we shall call her now, looked whimsical in her breathtakingly five-meter-long veil that featured the flower from every 53 Commonwealth country embroidered into the trim.
The bride completed her look with a filigree tiara that she loaned from the Royal Family, which originally belonged to Queen Mary. The diamond tiara was made in 1932 with the center brooch dating back to 1893. According to an official statement: “The bandeau, which is made of diamonds and platinum, is formed as a flexible band of eleven sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds. The center is set with a detachable brooch of ten brilliant diamonds.”
As for the evening reception at Frogmore House, Meghan chose a more relaxed gown by Stella McCartney. And we love every inch of it! Ditching the sleeves of her more formal first wedding gown for a halter neck dress that skimmed her body. And it’s just GORGEOUS!
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